Recognize the signs of breast cancer

Ocean Davies Camryn Young and Diana Owens

Renee Aispuro, an RN with the Katz Cancer Resource Center, said last year's donation allowed the center to continue a yoga class for patients at Watsonville Yoga, and purchase wigs, hats and other items, among other services.

Since its inception, the Drive Pink initiative has raised more than $15 million for cancer research and treatment centers.

The clinic also features the latest technology for breast cancer treatment, the hospital said.

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, more than 250,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer annually, and more than 40,500 will die.

Moreover, a woman's risk of breast cancer doubles if she has a relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Proceeds from shirt sales are donated to Pink Pursuit a non-for-profit organization in Columbia that raises money to provide mammogram services to Missouri patients whether insured, under insured or uninsured.

Taking preventative medicines to lower your risk: According to MD Anderson, your physician can calculate your risk of having a breast cancer in the next five years by using a tool called Gail Model which assesses your medical condition through a series of questions about risk factors.

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Mustapha who is passionate about solving practical problems has created a hypothetical algorithm that makes it easier for women to quickly detect breast cancer. MBC is when the cancer has spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other parts of the body such as the brain or the bones.

Although the risk for breast cancer increases with age, the American College of Radiology recommends that women start annual screenings at age 40.

Unfortunately, MRI's are too expensive for routine screening so the study authors suggest talking to your doctor if you are a high-risk candidate.

The American College of Radiologys new guidelines also recommend all women have a breast cancer risk assessment by 30, especially if they are African-American or of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, due to their unusually high risk for the disease. Ultrasound may be used to determine whether a new breast lump is a solid mass or a fluid-filled cyst.

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