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Free Breast Cancer Awareness Posters
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
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
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
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
Several topics: Diagnosis: early diagnosis is key, especially in breast cancer--so mammograms and self exam. Epidemiology: who is most at risk and what is risk of getting it. Genetics: some women carry certain genes. Treatment: surgery, radiation, chemotherapy. Reconstruction: after extirpative surgery. New gene therapy treatments. Assign these topics to groups of students. Plenty of info on net. ...Read more
Femininity: Pink is traditionally a feminine color, but not exclusively, of course. Breast cancer is traditionally a disease of women, but not exclusively. Ergo, pink has been chosen to represent awareness. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
Common + women: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Additionally, there has been a huge push from several national organizations as well as women's groups to increase awareness and to increase mammography usage. ...Read more
Women: Komen was one of the 1st organizations to help draw attention to breast cancer and bring it out of the shadows. Organizations like komen and avon have funded a large portion of the research and community activities in the country. Women are vocal about issues near and dear to them. Other conditions can get publicity, it takes a person to champion the cause and others to follow. ...Read more
Breast Cancer: There are several differs ways to provide support and raise awareness for breast cancer. In central texas we have the cancer support community of central texas for psychosocial support. The way I try to raise awareness is let people know that roughly only a third of women who have mastectomies were informed about their options regarding breast reconstruction. There is legislation to help change. ...Read more
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
Yes; not sure!: Men with a mother, sister, or daughter with breast or ovarian cancer, male relatives with breast cancer, or with ashkenazi jewish heritage, have a high risk of carrying a brca mutation. Men with this mutation are at risk for breast and other cancers. Rarely, men without a brca mutation get breast cancer, usually in their later years. I think the ribbon is still pink! Sorry guys... ...Read more
Because (recycled): It is a common cancer, has an effective screening, can be treated successfully if detected early, and affects patients in a very visible way. There are many other political reasons as well. It may feel unfair to those suffering of other cancers so we need to be advocates for all patients with cancer regardless of the type. Sorry for the recycled answer but it's still true. ...Read more
Men get breast cancer at a rate of about 1% of the rate in women. Given that female breast cancer is, unfortunately, all too common, male breast cancer is unusual but not rate.
I am not aware of any "ribbon" campaign for male breast cancer; the one for "breast cancer" should be sufficient. ...Read more
Can you tell me some things that we can do in our communities to help promote breast cancer awareness?
The 'OBSESSION' as: You termed it — is that breast cancer can be screened for. It can also be treated (with variable results). Breast cancer kills men ; women. Most of us don't desire to die tragically early or tragically painfully — nor would we wish that on loved ones. What you called obsession can also be viewed as support, education ; empowerment. ...Read more
Please describe a good idea for a breast cancer awareness event/fundraiser in a small local town?
Breast Cancer: Breast reconstruction awareness day or bra day is october 17th. You could have people design bras that can be auctioned as part of a fundraiser as well as other items! ...Read more
Is there anyone offering to give free breast cancer exams as a regular program, anywhere in the u.S.?
I've HAD breast cancer, doing great 10 yrs free but I have pain on left side where the breast was removed (scare tissue) what can I take for the pain?
Congratulations: On your successful treament of breast cancer. Are you continuing your follow-ups with your doctors/surgeon? Are you continuing to do monthly self breast exams? You have been cancer free 10 years, lets keep it that way!! If you have not been seen by your doctor/surgeon since the pain began — GO TO THEM TO BE CHECKED!! Please!! If it is pain due to scar tissue, Aleve (naproxen) or Motrin should be adequate. ...Read more
Much more often....: Much more often than not. Thankfully, our tools for treating breast cancer have improved quite a bit over the past 20 years. Survival is not related to method of surgical rx (lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy); rather, it is dependent on the stage, type, and molecular features of the cancer. When caught very early, the chance for cure is better-than 90%. The best way to do that is yearly mammograms beginning at 40. ...Read more
When dealing with breast cancer when are you considered cancer free? After mastectomy? After last chemo tx? After reconstruction?
Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. 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
Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more