Beautiful Beneath, Cancer Support Network walk to kick cancer out

Randy Kelley
October 16, 2018

"This just brings so much pride especially when you consider the median salary of many of our Bronx survivors", she said, "These are people who have passion and who care".

One cancer survivor said she was inspired by the support.

"This experience when I was asked to come here past year, it was just, I mean the energy and the feeling of togetherness of women and the support and their stories, it really helped me", Greathouse said.

It was the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.

That wonderful gift of two extra years with my mother wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't for the medical help as well as the help of many friends, volunteers and charity organizations.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual global health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The new Radiology study, for example, found that of about 108,000 women age 50 to 69 who had been screened for breast cancer between 2007 and 2015, those with dense breasts were 1.37 times as likely to have breast cancer as those with non-dense breasts.

Anyone wishing to make a donation can pop into one of the six Fylde Coast branches. DREAM Inc. will award a special person battling breast cancer with a surprise donation at the end of the walk.

"These annual proceeds have provided us with the resources to help ME residents living with and at risk of breast cancer with direct financial assistance for their uncovered treatment, travel and other qualifying breast health or breast cancer related needs".

In women with a significant family history of breast cancer or special circumstances, mammography can also be followed by ultrasound in both screening and symptomatic examinations and breast MRI. So I asked her: 'You are all covered up and you inject these into my body?

What is Breast Cancer?

Dr. Lin says these moles could have turned into melanoma if it wouldn't have been for early detection and although they don't know the direct melanoma-breast cancer link, "It could be underlying genetic mutations".

Three months later, she learned she was pregnant, a big surprise since she hadn't frozen her eggs.

"If, as a politician, the last legacy that I leave in this House is help to drive through legislation to free up these drugs for our whanau and whanau whanui (extended family) then you know, I will have done something great in this House", she said.

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ's chief executive Evangelia Henderson described the lack of funding for drugs that extend the lives of advanced breast cancer patients as "heartless and cruel".

There are multiple ways that many can get involved in breast cancer awareness month. They are things that founder Molly Zaver wishes she had when undergoing treatment in 2011.

Her doctor was in disbelief, saying he couldn't believe that someone who ran marathons and was relatively young - she was diagnosed when she was 45 - could have breast cancer.

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