Good Shepherd teams with SHS to 'Tackle Breast Cancer'

  • Good Shepherd teams with SHS to 'Tackle Breast Cancer'

Good Shepherd teams with SHS to 'Tackle Breast Cancer'

The CSP provides life-saving mammograms to eligible women without health insurance, and can help them find a health care provider that they can see regularly.

Former MP Chennupati Vidya stressed on need to involve NGOs in the breast cancer awareness programmes.

Walk in appointments are available but you can also call and schedule an appointment.

When Emmy-award-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus was diagnosed with breast cancer recently, she announced that "One in eight women get breast cancer".

Scientists have discovered for the first time that bacterial composition of tissues in women with breast cancer differ from those of healthy people, a finding which could offer a new perspective in the battle against the deadly disease. While it is rare for men to be diagnosed with breast cancer, 2,470 will be diagnosed each year.

Breast cancer is not the leading health threat to women.

"Because of good mammography and good treatment, the breast cancer mortality rate has diminished by 35 percent", Stewart said.

Generally, according to the Cancer Institute, women have ductal carcinoma, a cancer that begins in the cells that line the breast ducts. Only about 5 to 10 percent of all breast cancers appear to develop directly from gene defects - such as those in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene. However not all who wish to return to work succeed, the side effects of breast cancer and treatment make returning to work harder, but these are far from the only issues.

The information was used alongside other factors to predict an "overall risk estimate" for each of the women.

Dr. Giahoumis-Spear: We follow the American College of Radiology guidelines that recommend annual screenings at the age of 40. This means the disparities might be more pronounced in the general population than in the study group, the authors note.

New technology detects early stages. Surgery, hair loss, radiation, chemotherapy and medication can all take its toll. "If more than one effective treatment exists, then patients should look for the treatment option that has the least impact on employment or whatever is most relevant to her".

Every woman is treated individually to give her the best possible chance at survival and with the best quality of life.