He said: Initiatives like this and the walk help us all in our fight to prevent, detect and treat cancer..
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Panera Bread will be raising awareness - and funds - by selling special pink ribbon-shaped bagels. "I've now hold annual wear it pink events and have become passionate about encouraging people to check themselves for breast cancer". Ribbons are available the chamber office.
She said Pinktober provided a strong and effective focal point to raise awareness on breast cancer. "If we can encourage one woman who wasn't getting their mammogram, it was worth it".
The American Cancer Society says women face a one-in-eight chance of getting breast cancer and more than 40,600 will be killed this year in the U.S.by the disease. The organization was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker who promised her sister Susan, before she passed away, that she would do everything she could to end breast cancer. The biggest goal of Turkish Cancer Society, which carries out more than 10%, is to download and terminate breast cancer-related deaths by zero.
In numerous countries worldwide, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Known breast cancer risk factors beyond our control are age, certain inherited genes, a family history of breast cancer, dense breast tissue, certain benign breast conditions and radiation from other cancer treatments.
After investigating 14 years of study data on over 1 million people, researchers found that women diagnosed with high cholesterol had lower odds of developing breast cancer compared with women without high cholesterol.
Mary Braithwaite is a mammographer at HDI who shared her survival story with the event participants Saturday evening.
The type and length of treatment depends on the type of breast cancer, according to Branton.
"We really do take a look at what the needs are in our community and what we can do to meet those needs", Strom said. "Its more than just a fun event for me. [Mammograms are a] different tool that can save your life".
Over the past 14 years, Surviving and Thriving, working together with Pink Alliance, has raised more than $675,000 for breast cancer awareness, health initiatives and aid for recovering breast cancer patients within the Brazos Valley. And, though they have seen significant increases in survival over the same span, black women still experienced death rates almost 40 percent higher than white women did in 2015, the most recent year for which national data is available.