Black Sticks hockey player Gemma Flynn has joined the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation as an ambassador, determined to help get the message about breast awareness out to Kiwi women after her own grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer twice in three years.
As a physician, oncologist and husband whose wife lost a battle to breast cancer, I really urge all women to consider this disease very seriously.
From 2010 to 2014, there were approximately 41,000 deaths each year from breast cancer, the second-most deadly cancer for women after lung cancer, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said.
The largest difference by race was among women ages 60-69 years: breast cancer death rates dropped 2.0 percent per year among white women, compared with 1.0 percent per year among black women. Over the last 35 years, I have seen a lot of progress in dealing with breast cancer, and I feel tremendous efforts are being made for new interventions.
Breast cancer screening, including a breast exam and mammogram, if done regularly, can help find breast cancers earlier at a more treatable stage.
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CDC reminds women that they can reduce their risk of breast cancer by knowing if there's a family history of cancer, being physically active, eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight and getting recommended cancer screenings. You should report any of these changes to your doctor or health care provider.
Every two minutes, one case of breast cancer is diagnosed in the United States. The answer is no because the greatest risk factor for breast cancer is age - the older you get, the higher your risk. No woman wants that call.
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But, he said, based on his team's estimates, most of the credit should go to treatment advances.