Helping patients navigate their way through a breast cancer diagnosis

Helping patients navigate their way through a breast cancer diagnosis

"Less awareness about the disease, delayed diagnosis, and treatment are few of the reasons for low survival rates of breast cancer in India". And while it is more common in women than in men, this is not a disease that is limited to one gender, race or socioeconomic background. Funds raised by the Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative are granted into various Wyoming breast cancer programs and are also used to fund a statewide voucher program through the Wyoming Cancer Resource Services.

At the Kirkland Cancer Center, Nori Pigue, a Breast Care Nurse Navigator, says there are sometimes misconceptions about age and family history.

Previous Breast Cancer Awareness Month concerts sponsored by the hospital include "The Greatness of Mahler", with Gustav Mahler's Fifth Symphony, and "Celebration and Reverence", featuring Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony and a solo by the concertmaster, Emma Rubinstein.

The Canadian Cancer Society is the largest national charitable funder of breast cancer research in Canada.

In the U.S., breast cancer effects 1-8 women.

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"Overall, patients are experiencing better outcomes as a result of state-of-the-art treatment options and less extensive surgery", she added. My aunt was diagnosed with cancer in the early 2000's when her four girls were very little. "To help catch a lesion between screenings, women should regularly self-examine both breasts every month, looking for lumps or a change in the size, shape, appearance or contour of their breasts". Various studies have claimed that smoking may cause breast cancer.

"Thanks to new technology and innovative early diagnosis strategies, the survival rate for breast cancer patients has increased to nearly 90 percent", Gov. Edwards said. "I can't be as close to them the entire time".

All women should be aware of what is normal for their breasts even if they get regular screening tests. She added it's okay to ask for help, prayers and support.

"Just keep fighting", she said.

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