Breast cancer suvivor shares her fight against disease

Women above the age of 40 are advised to have a mammogram such that if there is any abnormality it is detected early. /Net

Women above the age of 40 are advised to have a mammogram such that if there is any abnormality it is detected early. /Net

"It wasn't until the pathology came back they said, 'Oh, it's cancer, '" Rhodes said.

To know or not to know is clearly your choice, but your decision often affects more people than you'll ever realize. In such instances, cancer may already have spread to other parts of their bodies, or metastasized, before they are even diagnosed, greatly reducing their likelihood of surviving the disease.

Alarming facts by the Indian Council of Medical Research stated that India might record over 17 lakh new cases of cancer by 2020, of which breast cancer alone accounts for around 27 per cent of cases among women. Now breast cancer in men is treated exactly the same way as it is in women.

If liquid oozes out of your nipple without putting any pressure on it, and you're not breastfeeding, it could be a sign of breast cancer.

If the world seems a little pinker lately, that is because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and everyone from national brands to your local coffee shop are using different products and promotions to inform the public about the disease that claims the life of one woman every 13 minutes. Golden Rock Cancer Awareness Foundation (GRCAF) was also represented with a booth.

For women who have a family history of breast cancer at a young age screening should begin 10 years younger than the age of the family member who was diagnosed.

"I am so thrilled to have joined Jessica Ramos, Jessica Lappin, and women activists in support of Senator Heidi Heitkamp and breast cancer research". As a result, increasing number of people are opting regular screening tests, which in turn is driving the global breast cancer screening market.

Some of the panellist were leading experts like Ex Inspector General Police V C Pawar; popular theatre artist and Vice President, Women's Cancer Initiative Devika Bhojwani, CEO of Ketto, Varun Sheth; Veteran Journalist and President of Mumbai Press Club Gurbir Singh and Padmashri award victor Dr Suresh Advani were a part of the panel discussion.

The screening facilitated by Cancer connect GH was on the theme "I Pledge Pink".

Guilty offenders were sentenced to donate toward breast cancer awareness. For every life we loose to breast cancer, we loose a mother, a daughter, a friend or a relative. Flat is the devastating account of the medical journey through two bouts of cancer that followed, which included failed treatments, botched surgeries, doctor errors, and more. Almost 88.4% of women who suffered from breast cancer had breastfed their children while only 11.6% of women who had breast cancer had not done the same.

Tell us about your support system while you were battling breast cancer?

There is a reason to cheer as well - almost 92% of women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer were alive since their last visit to a professional caregiver.

She said that the project was initially started under the ministry of Health in 2009 with an allocation of Rs. 421 million; however in post devolution, in CDWP meeting held in 2012, the PC-1 of the project was revised to Rs. 225 million and was handed over to the recently-dissolved CADD ministry.

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