Students at GSU get breast cancer education

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Most breast-cancer-related tests fall into one or more of the following categories - Screening tests (such as yearly mammograms) are given routinely to people who are not suspected of having breast cancer with the goal to find breast cancer early, before any symptoms can develop and the cancer usually is easier to treat.

The best time to do a monthly self-breast exam is about 3 to 5 days after your period starts. Women between 50 and 74 who have not had a mammogram in the last two years should make an appointment.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the United Kingdom and is diagnosed in roughly 55,000 women and 350 men every year.

On the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) organised a seminar for its employees in partnership with the National Breast and Bowel Cancer Screening Programme "Screen for Life".

Thousands of people were walking to raise awareness for breast cancer in Dauphin County on Saturday.

Breast self-examination is also a good way to find the symptoms of breast cancer. Despite this, in 2016/17, screening uptake fell to its lowest level in a decade at just 71.1%. Women with insurance also may be eligible to receive services if they meet all of the eligibility requirements and their insurance has a deductible of $1,000 or more, does not cover screening or diagnostic services at 100 percent or provides hospitalization coverage only. Fortunately, breast cancer mortality rates have been declining since 1989 due to the improvements in detection and treatment. Candles will be lit in memory of those of our church family who have lost the battle to breast cancer: Shirley Bodine, Beverly Brady, Wanda Pennington, Myrtle Lucas, and Gladys Barnes. It is estimated that one in 28 women is likely to develop breast cancer during her lifetime.

"With incidence continuing to rise, and survival progress now stalling, we simply can not afford to let such clear chances to prevent thousands of deaths pass us by", said Baroness Morgan.

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