Wilshere backing Wear it Pink breast cancer awareness campaign

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"Breast cancer is not rare".

Dr. Lindsay Petersen, M.D., breast cancer surgeon at Henry Ford Cancer Institute, said breast cancer treatment continues to evolve with new and exciting personalized care for patients with different types of breast cancer.

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women of all races in South Africa.

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A rise in the standard of living and educational opportunities for women had resulted in late first pregnancy with limited lactation period indirectly leading to fluctuating hormone levels and high risk of breast cancer. Some of the key points of her presentation included a demonstration of breast self exams as well as sharing statistics on breast cancer in our community.

On Oct. 23, BCCR will host its annual "Lives Touched, Lives Celebrated" event which pays tribute to all the women and men who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and includes a candlelight walk, music and poetry. Probability of breast cancer increases with age. "Instead of cheese manufacturers like Kraft slapping a pink ribbon on products like Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Macaroni & Cheese, as they have done during previous Breast Cancer Awareness Months, they should be adding warning labels", PCRM president Neal Barnard, MD said. According to the American Cancer Society, campaign funds contribute to breakthrough research, providing free rides to breast cancer treatments, a live 24/7 support helpline, and more. In most developed countries, mammography is included in the breast screening program making it the most popular breast cancer screening test.

Five years may have passed since DeAngelo Williams lost his mother to breast cancer, but the former National Football League player is still committed to fighting against the disease.

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