Batavia City Fire Department support of breast cancer awareness a step further

Desiree Steele
October 16, 2018

"And of course asking me back this second year, you know I'm now a year and a half cancer-free and I'm doing much better, but you know the emotional scars are still there and just having this get together for women that are survivors, and that are still going through treatments is more than I could ever ask for".

After the local mum discovered she was a carrier of the BRCA mutant gene, which greatly increases the chance of getting breast cancer, she took the courageous and daunting decision to have a double mastectomy.

Surveyed patients say that people who have access to a dedicated specialist nurse are more likely to discuss their needs and concerns.

However, there will be more than 12,000 diagnoses of breast cancer in women under 40 this year, and more than 26,000 in women under 45, according to NCI.

You'd have to be a hermit to not know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - pink is everywhere.


The median age of a breast cancer diagnosis in USA women is 62, according to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the organizer behind Saturday's Komen Miami/Fort Lauderdale More Than Pink Walk at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.

Anyone wishing to make a donation can pop into one of the six Fylde Coast branches. My sister passed away from breast cancer, so this is a very meaningful cause to me.

Women like Amal are a shining example of humanity, who not only overcame this hard disease by showing utmost resolve but continue their fight against cancer by motivating others with their touching journeys.

"Well, I describe it as making sure the client is not there by herself", Cooper said.

Breast cancer can develop at any time, and the earliest, most effective way to detect the disease is with annual mammograms. So I asked her: 'You are all covered up and you inject these into my body?


The Breast Cancer Foundation had assisted the petition organisers by funding buses to take them to Wellington from Palmerston North and Hawke's Bay.

Breast cancer in younger women tends to be a more aggressive cancer, researchers say, because it's often diagnosed later, is farther along when found and insurance companies set minimum ages on mammograms, which can deter detection.

"I get to go on the field today, I'm excited about that, O'Shea said". It's a small percentage but it's still possible, especially if your mother or any of your relatives have histories of breast cancer.

Following the walk, the three organizations will host the "DREAM to Inspire and Tour for a Cure" brunch from 1 p.m.to 6 p.m.at Katch Brew and Grill - located at 31-19 Newtown Ave.in Astoria - to honor those who now are battling or have battled breast cancer.

Despite the prevalence of the condition, less than 40 per cent of eligible women in Singapore have participated in crucial screening mammogram. These lifestyle changes are easy, effective, and extremely simple which can aid in preventing breast cancer. So it's imperative to get the word out to them, she added.


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