Women between 50 and 74 who have not had a mammogram in the last two years should make an appointment. The risk of developing breast cancer increases with age and breast density plays a role, while genetics and possible genetic mutations can't be controlled - and neither can the age at which a female starts her menstrual cycle nor if she starts menopause after the age 55.
Did you know that Mammography has helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the U.S.by almost 40% since the 1990s?
Since 1989, the number of United Kingdom women who lose their lives to breast cancer each year has decreased from more than 15,000 to fewer than 11,500. All proceeds benefit breast cancer care at UPMC Chautauqua WCA.
"This projected rise in breast cancer deaths is deeply worrying, but it is not too late to stop it".
Eberts said breast cancer affects a significant amount of people.
Above, General Manager of Brown Thomas, Galway, Marilyn Gallagher with Chairperson of the National Breast Cancer Research Institute, Patricia McLoughlin at the launch of "Brown Thomas Goes PINK", which takes place on Wednesday, October 24th from 6:30 p.m.in aid of the National Breast Cancer Research Institute. Tickets are €20 each and available from Brown Tomas, Galway.
One in eight women in Ontario will get breast cancer in their lifetime, and regular breast screening can detect cancer early, when there are more treatment options and an improved chance of survival. Despite this, in 2016/17, screening uptake fell to its lowest level in a decade at just 71.1%. Diagnostic tests (such as biopsy) are given to people who are suspected of having breast cancer, either because of symptoms they may be experiencing or a screening test result.
In some areas, nearly all (99%) women will see a specialist within two weeks of being referred by their GP, while in others, close to one-third (29%) will have to wait longer than a fortnight. Fortunately, breast cancer mortality rates have been declining since 1989 due to the improvements in detection and treatment. In the future, Pejsa said she hopes they can have a whole week dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness.