Before the walk, participants can celebrate breast cancer survivors and remember those who lost their battle by signing a solidarity banner for $1.
"Sheriff (David) Lucas is big on (breast cancer awareness) and he wants to show support through us and the office", Zusack said. The American Cancer Society suggests women should be familiar with how their breasts normally look and feel and report any changes to a health care provider right away. She pointed out that an estimated one in 21 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among Jamaican women.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, it promotes awareness amongst the people about the disease and encourages them to get regularly checked. Then on August 7, 2016, she found out her breast cancer had metastasized or spread. The 5K run/walk typically takes place in October coinciding with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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However, participation numbers for this Sunday's run have decreased from about 450 past year to 252 as of Monday, said Jayna Stokes, provincial lead for P.E.I. with the Canadian Cancer Society.
Only six in 10 women act on the invitation for those aged between 50 and 70 to have a screening. While there isn't a definite cause that has been found to cause breast cancer, some of the common risk factors include: Older age, exposure to estrogen, family history, Klinefelter's syndrome, liver disease, obesity, testicle disease or surgery. Telling her story, Kyle said she initially shrugged off her emerging symptoms until they became too noticeable to ignore.
The analysis, published today in JAMA Oncology, suggests that just one year's testing could save 2,102 cases of breast and ovarian cancer and 633 lives in the United Kingdom alone. Lumps can appear in your breast, armpit or around your collarbone. "In many cases, women can't afford the cost of cancer screening or they don't have access through health insurance".