Published: Thu, October 24, 2019
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

Walkers Take to Gym to Raise Money for Breast Cancer

Walkers Take to Gym to Raise Money for Breast Cancer

While these products may not be specifically linked to breast cancer charities, they can be a conversation starter to get talking about breast checking and early detection, including the signs and symptoms of the disease, which are crucial for breast cancer treatment too.

"We want to spread awareness as much as we can, you never know who this information might reach and it could change their lives forever, we are all in this fight together", she said. "It's unbelievable that Bal noticed the difference in the image and, crucially, acted on it promptly".

Breast cancer detected between two routine screenings is called interval cancer, and it tends to be more advanced, more aggressive and to have a worse prognosis than cancers found during screenings. "While doing this I noticed a heat patch (red in color) coming from my left breast". "I made an appointment with the doctor and as it turns out I do have breast cancer, thankfully really early stages. It's wonderful that Bal noticed the difference in the image and crucially acted on it promptly", he said.

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"You need to screen your breasts and do self breast examinations, breast cancer is spreading at a very high rate and it doesn't matter if you don't have a family history of it, it's possible to get it without the family history", she said. However, breast-cancer related deaths have been on the decline over the past several years with advances in prevention, detection and treatment.

Gill may have had a lucky break thanks to a thermal imaging camera, but medical experts do not recommend using the devices for screening purposes. In a statement issued in February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that thermography should not be used in place of mammography to detect or diagnose breast cancer.

"Mighty Balloons also kindly donated a giant 6-foot breast cancer ribbon logo made of balloons". "If women are relying exclusively on thermography results, there is a potential risk that cancer could go undetected", the department wrote.

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