Breast Cancer remains a very serious and important medical problem in the world. Every year, over 170,000 women and over 2,000 men will be found with breast cancer. In the 1980s, we started to use mammograms in order to screen women for the possibility of having breast cancer. This has been a revolutionary step and [...]
Information on Breast Cancer
Inflammatory breast cancer is a very aggressive form of breast cancer that is very different from the other forms of breast cancer and one which is very important to know.
There are four key and most important things to remember and to have in mind when it comes to breast cancer. The first is to know if the woman with the breast cancer is still having menstrual periods or not. Breast cancer behaves differently in women who are as yet having regular periods compared with [...]
The history of the use of pink ribbons as a symbol for breast cancer dates back to the Komen Foundation’s Race for The Cure held in Washington, DC on June 16th, 1990. At that race, the Komen Foundation handed out pink visors and some participants wore pink ribbons during the event.
On October 16th – 17th of 2010, the “In it to end it” run to raise funds for the effort to fight against breast cancer will be held in New York City, New York. Pretty much since 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon from Washington state, ran around a track for a 24 [...]
In its early stages, unfortunately, breast cancer is usually painless. This characteristic makes regular screening tests such as mammograms and breast self-examinations even more important. On some occasions, however, women may develop signs and/or symptoms which may give us clues or indications to look for breast cancer.
The first National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was an event which lasted a week during the month of October of 1985. This initial event was sanctioned by a partnership of both public and private organizations including The American Academy of Family Physicians, CancerCare Inc. and the AstraZeneca Healthcare Foundation.