The initiative comes as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide campaign observed annually in October involving thousands of organisations, seeking to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. That's when Melissa and her sister made a decision to get tested.
To mark this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF), in collaboration with the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), organised the fourth consecutive annual "Pink Walk" breast cancer awareness event at Aspire Park, sponsored by Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co.
"Her breast cancer risk was calculated to be as high as up to 84-percent, in her lifetime, compared to 10 to 12-percent", Dr, Rogers said. That heightens a person's risk of breast cancer dramatically.
Ellyn didn't know anyone in her family who had breast cancer until she underwent genetic testing.
According to a breast cancer awareness website, 1-in-8 US women, approximately 12.4 percent, will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetimes.
Homemade baked goods including creme sandwich cookie balls, blackberry cobbler and cherry pies were donated by parents and community members.
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Nearly 50% of breast cancer patients first visit the doctor when they are in stage 3 and 15-20% of patients visit when they are in stage 4, the researchers said. ICMR has recently drafted consensus guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
"Sometimes when it is hard I think so is chemo", she said.
Prestay said through the OSF casual day she raised $235; the PM school fundraiser raised $180; online donations raised around $438 so far; the bake sale and pop-can drive raised $1,095; the auction raised $2,645; and t-shirt sales raised $1170 so far because she is still selling them. "If we can detect cancers when they're smaller and at earlier stages, [women] can live very long, happy lives with their loved ones". In 2015 I went through and had a preventative double mastectomy with reconstruction in order to decrease my risk of having breast cancer.
"Personally, I hope that I reach one person out of that 50,000 and they run out and tell others to get tested", she said.
Davidson was nominated and named to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women. The effort is meant to bring awareness about early detection and acknowledging and supporting individuals and families affected by breast cancer. According MET UP, an advocacy organization, only 7% of all breast cancer research dollars goes towards researching metastatic disease.