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When is breast cancer awareness month?

When is breast cancer awareness month?

October: October is the Breast cancer awareness month. Just remember every woman should make every month a breast cancer awareness month for herself and her loved ones. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Breast cancer results when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. The growth occurs initially inside the ducts but eventually breaks outside into the breast tissue and ultimately spreads both to the lymph nodes in the armpit and via the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Because of the promoting affect of estrogen almost all breast cancer occurs in women and is a rarity in men. The unregulated growth is due to both inherited and acquired genetic defects. It is the most common malignancy in women but it often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more


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When was breast cancer awareness month started?

When was breast cancer awareness month started?

Breast Cancer Month: National breast cancer awareness month was established in 1985. The aim of the month is to encourage the use of mammograms to increase the rate of earlier detection. ...Read more

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What should I include in an article about breast cancer awareness month?

What should I include in an article about breast cancer awareness month?

Nipple areola sparin: New techniques in surgery can now perform mastectomy to avoid radiation and keep the nipple areola intact and reconstruct the breast with implants or tissue to create a very normal appearing breast which reduces the risks of recurrence. ...Read more

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Please suggest what ideas for breast cancer awareness month do you have?

Please suggest what ideas for breast cancer awareness month do you have?

Old-fashioned: When i was in med school, i was the only guy i knew who always discussed breast self-exam with women. I'd urge women starting in their teens to continue doing this and doing it right -- and not to get complacent because of all those mammogram manufacturers sponsoring pink ribbon campaigns. The physical exam still key to medicine & the fatal breast ca's i've seen could have been caught early. ...Read more

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Why does breast cancer awareness get an entire month of recognition?

Why does breast cancer awareness get an entire month of recognition?

Philosophical ?: There are many diseases that might deserve a month of recognition. Certainly breast cancer should, but maybe prostate cancer, heart disease and major depression should, would you be interested in lobbying for some of those or others. ...Read more

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What are some good breast cancer awareness songs?

What are some good breast cancer awareness songs?

Breast cancer : The singer/songwriter jewel wrote a song for breast reconstruction awareness this past year called "flower"! ...Read more

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Breast cancer awareness items where can I buy them?

Breast cancer awareness items where can I buy them?

Try these: Susan g. Komen society at: http://ww5.Komen.Org/ american cancer society at: http://www.Cancer.Org/. ...Read more

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What breast cancer awareness events are on television?

What breast cancer awareness events are on television?

It is hard to find a: Tv only occasionally has sessions about breast cancer. Internet has plenty of information especially on a website made for the patients..It is called cancer.Net. ...Read more

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How to help spread awareness during breast cancer week?

How to help spread awareness during breast cancer week?

Yes you can: By visiting woman groups , conducting breast examination clinics trough your local medical facilities , educating advantages of early diagnosis , teaching self examination techniques , encouraging to visit their doctor , and annual mammographies etc you can early diagnosis saves lives . Good luck in your mission. ...Read more

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Why does there happen to be so much awareness for breast cancer?

High cure rate: This is probably because the cure rate is so high that there are millions of breast cancer survivors and because early diagnosis is important to improve survival and decrease the severity of treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Breast carcinoma is a type of cancer where this uncontrolled growth of breast cells. Symptoms can include breast lumps, pain, and weight ...Read more