Munson Medical Center Hosts October Events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Francis Osborne
October 7, 2017

"We are excited to be able to partner with these businesses and give folks around the state an opportunity to support both the local community and breast cancer programs".

However, help came through Breast Care International (BCI), a breast cancer based NGO which supported her until she recovered.

"My children were also brainwashed by some relatives and were told not to get close to me else they will suffer from breast cancer", she recounted.

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Premier Health hospitals will host Brake for Breakfast events throughout October.

Breast cancer is a leading cause of death in women, and one out of eight women will be diagnosed with the disease.

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Approximately 64.4 Navajo women out of 100,000 are diagnosed with breast cancer. ABC 7's Roz Varon will be emceeing the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Soldier Field event on Saturday, Oct.21.

Wiafe-Addai has warned men against squeezing women's breasts.

"What it has gone to is more of a breast self awareness".

Dr. Sadia Abbasi, medical director at the health center, said disparities locally are still significant, even though the incidence and mortality rate of breast and cervical cancer in IN are decreasing. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the United Kingdom and every year around 11,500 people lose their lives to the disease.

Weight - Extra weight, not just obesity, boosts the risk of breast cancer. The study touts an incredible and noteworthy drop in deaths from breast cancer. I have not had breast cancer myself and that really does bring a human side to this that it's important to share. "All Kentucky women should talk to their healthcare provider about breast cancer to ensure they are getting the screenings they need for long-term health". To put it another way, 110 Americans will die today from metastatic breast cancer.

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