'Pink Walk' organised to raise breast cancer awareness

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"Supporting awareness regarding women's health screening initiatives are important to us and we are pleased to recognize National Breast Cancer month with BMT's Think Pink", said Lindsay Saling, Group Vice President for the BMT Banking Division.

One in eight American women may face the condition in their lifetime but screening and quick action can save lives. She said everything's going well for her - well enough that she spoke about her fight with breast cancer to a crowd of city officials and downtown merchants at the "Winning Wednesday Breast Cancer Awareness Day" on the steps of City Hall Wednesday evening.

The government has been coming up with various programs for cancer prevention and treatment, but screening and case reporting continue to be low in India.

According to www.breastcancer.org, the various facets of breast cancer include Male Breast Cancer, Ductal Carcinoma In Situ, Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, Tubular Carcinoma, Medullary Carcinoma, Mucinous Carcinoma, Papillary Carcinoma, Cribriform Carcinoma, Invasive Lobular Carcinoma, Lobular Carcinoma In Situ, Molecular Subtypes, Paget's Disease of the Nipple, Phyllodes Tumors, Inflammatory and Metastatic.

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

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"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".

"It is very unfortunate that it still considered a taboo for girls in most parts of our society to talk about this cancer which affects every one of nine women in society". The age for breast cancer victims keeps dropping. "We need to step out of our bubble where you can not even say the words "breast" and "cancer" together aloud", says Farah Mahmood, coming out of a Pinktober workshop. "I ensure that my patients are provided with the necessary information about their diagnosis, their genetics and their treatment options so that together we can determine the most appropriate and successful treatment plan to fit their lifestyle and conquer their disease". The report recommended linking cancer registry to the breast cancer screening programme and increasing registry coverage through the development of a nationwide network of centres.

"I said 'done.' I don't need a second opinion". Earlier detection of breast cancer helps to completely cure the patient and save the affected breast. "Everybody needs to know there's things they can do". It was only discovered when the lump was removed and tested. "That helped me so much because all of my doctors were at least a 30-to-45-minute drive from my house".

Davidson is also board president of FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered.

Taking time to get yourself checked is a necessity in detecting the disease, according to Dr. Erica Bloomquist, an oncologist from Memorial Regional Hospital's Breast Cancer Center.