Saturday, 20 October, 2018

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH: 'Screenings and self-checks are extremely important'

“Your Health is Precious Get Screened” Breast Cancer Screening Just May Save Your Life
Celia Hoffman | 10 October, 2018, 03:28

Although usually a distinct shade of powerful red, the bridge has spent each October - which is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month - since 2008 receiving its night-time makeover, which is made possible through the use of special pink gels placed over the lights that shine onto the structure once the sun goes down. "Breast cancer occurs nearly entirely in women, but men can get breast cancer, too".

The color pink represents the fight against breast cancer and symbolizes both defiance and hope.

"For me personally, the whole month of October allows us to spread as much knowledge about breast cancer to everyone I come into contact with", she said.

"Everyone knows somebody or they themselves are a cancer survivor", said cancer survivor Pattie Stempka.

Breastfeeding- In the case of mothers, breastfeeding is also known to help reduce the risk of breast cancer.

It is when the normal the cells in the tissue begin to grow out of control in an abrupt manner that you begin to contract breast cancer.

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"That they're like, 'oh, well, breast cancer has never been in my family". To find out more about the Women's Wellness Connection, and to see if you qualify for free breast and cervical cancer screenings, call Ashley Gonzalez at SJBPH at 970-335-2015 or visit https://sjbpublichealth.org/sexualhealthclinic/ for more information.

Bright Pink is a national nonprofit that focuses on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, Gonzales said.

"Overall, patients are experiencing better outcomes as a result of state-of-the-art treatment options and less extensive surgery", she added.

Thousands of people have been affected by cancer, whether it be breast, colon, pancreatic or so on.

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition suggests getting screened and recommends checking with your doctor about when to get screenings.

Mountain View Hospital is hosting four other events of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. She had gone through this surgery right before Christmas time but she still held Christmas Eve with our entire family at her house, showing her incredible strength.

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