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"Anyone with any questions or concerns can call Breast Cancer Care's expert nurses on 0808 800 6000".

Eric Dunlap has a family history of breast cancer.His mother is a two-time survivor.

"When you think about cancer, you think about what?" she asked her audience.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it's clear that awareness, particularly about hereditary cancers, is sorely needed.

Around 50,000 people watched Sonia Johnson's successful lumpectomy surgery at Methodist Charlton Medical Center, the hospital said.

In February, while visiting with her doctor, they suggested she have genetic testing done. But that's not what someone fighting cancer wants to hear, she said. That's when Melissa and her sister chose to get tested. Her sister cried, but Thompson didn't.

"I said 'done.' I don't need a second opinion".

"We hope that our contribution to the campaign can help make the day even bigger and better than a year ago and raise money to help us get closer to beating breast cancer altogether".

Mally met her husband, Shane, and got married at 32. "It was 11 years ago".

It's breast cancer awareness month and thousands are lacing up to make strides for a cure.

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Since being declared cancer-free in December 2015, Thompson has maintained a busy schedule in her advocacy efforts.

Siân Gwenllian said: "Breast cancer is still the most common form of cancer in the UK".

The session also included a talk on the importance of early detection through self-examination in order to overcome the disease at an early stage, where chances of survival are relatively high.

If not, no worries, now that you know do book an appointment with the doctors ASAP. ICMR has recently drafted consensus guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. The American College of Radiology recommends that women age 40 and older get screened for breast cancer with mammography ever year.

"The Ditto project is aimed at helping women from lower income groups, who can not afford to undergo reconstructive surgery, to be fitted with external breast prosthesis to regain their confidence and dignity after diagnosis and surgery".

The burden of breast cancer may be far more severe than estimated by the government, revealed a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) report released on Thursday. Sonia and her doctors are hoping that making it a public affair can raise awareness and encourage many to get a check up. "You can catch things so much earlier if you really have an understanding of what you're up against". Today, she's a survivor, a tireless advocate and a national adviser. Increasing prevalence of breast cancer is a major concern for governments that is encouraging them to conduct awareness programs to reduce the mortality rate of caused by the disease.

"It's a huge honor to be accepted on this committee that's so influential", Davidson says. They just know the risk is different.

"Breast cancer is now the most common cancer among Indian women, both in terms of incidence as well as mortality, with proportional prevalence in younger age-groups being higher than the global average". Being her own advocate, she went back a couple months later to have the lump removed. It was only discovered when the lump was removed and tested.

"There's literally no point in worrying, at all, and that's how I've been from the get go".

The Southern Trust has over 1,000 women using the family history service.

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