Lewisville nurse, a breast cancer survivor, shares his story

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Currently, with a pre-malignant breast cancer diagnosis from a biopsy, there are three options: observation, chemoprevention or surgery, all of which require a patient to make decisions while operating from a place of fear and unknown outcomes. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, undergoing treatment and eventually living cancer free for 4.5 years, the unthinkable happened - her breast cancer had returned and metastasized (or spread), to her pancreas, liver and right lung.

Early detection is often the best chance people have to treating the disease, but not everyone is able to get diagnosed in time.

Strategic Mobility Group, LLC (SMG3) a Certified WBENC Women's Business Enterprise, has launched its first annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser with the goal of raising $2,500 by October 31st, 2018.

In India, over 1, 50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year -a staggering number that has overtaken cervical cancer to become the most common cancer affecting women.

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The health lobbyist said to address the rising cancer burden, countries in the SADC region will need to come up with National Cancer Prevention and Control Strategies supported by comprehensive cancer control policies and programmes. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

Earlier, Chairperson of Kwara NAWOJ, Mrs Ayobola Olupinla, said the high death rate attributed to breast cancer informed the reason for the seminar.

"Globally, breast cancer awareness campaigns have been very successful but post-mastectomy recovery has yet to gain awareness".

"I had a brilliant oncologist say to me, "Don, you have to understand: 20 years ago, before mammography, I'd see a patient with breast cancer, and five years later she was dead", Donald Berry, PhD, a professor of biostatistics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, said in a statement. She informed them about an important fact: the mortality rate for black women in Colorado is almost 30 percent higher than white women.

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Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer in females among Emiratis and expatriates in the UAE.

As someone with cancer in her family history, Washington said she was a staunch supporter of all efforts and initiatives that raise consciousness regarding the disease.

One in eight women will have a breast cancer diagnosis in her lifetime, but the effects of the disease touch everyone. It's not a straightforward memoir or a typical "cancer story", but Survival Lessons is an intimate and inspiring collection of suggestions for anyone who wants to find beauty even in the ugliest of times. Leading institutes that provide healthcare in India will benefit from the findings of the analysis and are encouraged to delve into the findings; doing so will dispel unfounded myths that are still attributed to being the leading causes of breast cancer. A painful and eye-opening memoir about womanhood, cancer, and the world of medicine, this book tells so much more than a cancer story.

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