Breast cancer, most common, increasing among Iranian women

Diane Smith, primary breast cancer patient at wear it pink event

Beyond the pink ribbon, what does breast cancer awareness look like? Every year around 11,500 people in the country die from the disease, according to statistics from charity Breast Cancer Care.

Being overweight or obese after menopause: Older women who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of getting breast cancer than those at a normal weight.

Multiple factors such as genetic mutations, longer life expectancy, hormonal imbalances, intake of hormones through medicines, delayed or no breast feeding, menarche and menopause among the younger population has made Indian women vulnerable to breast cancer. People should be familiar with how their body normally feels so they are better able to notice a lump or any other changes during a routine self-breast examination. Organizations like Planned Parenthood Federation of America offer a variety of health services that are easily accessible and affordable.

If I had spoken about breast cancer awareness month this time past year, my thoughts would undoubtedly be fueled by pent-up anger and resentment towards the color pink because of how it acted as a band-aid for something so out of reach: a "cure".

A college of the University of London, the ICR is the UK's top-ranked academic institution for research quality, and provides postgraduate higher education of worldwide distinction.

"My contribution might be a drop in the ocean; I am happy to be that drop and bring a smile to someone", school teacher Rama Venkatesh said.

"I've seen what our team has put together this year, and I can confidently say that our Project Pink campaign is reaching a whole new level", he said. "And my dad was with me today, so that was really neat to have".

To reduce cancer risk now, university students should maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

She said she felt depressed many times, but she began to realize that her experience could help others.

She said apart from the free screening month, they went to media houses to talk about breast cancer in Accra and spread the message across starting from the beginning of October with a launch.

"Palbociclib has allowed me to lead a relatively normal life". It is important to understand that screening is for healthy women without any symptoms.

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