Breast cancer awareness

September 26, 2008 4:21:06 AM PDT
With increased awareness, early detection, and continued research we will continue to make strides against breast cancer. Today, we can all help in the fight against breast cancer, by volunteering, raising money and educating ourselves and our friends and families. KTRK-TV is proud to join together with Star Furniture to raise awareness about Breast Cancer, and to encourage the people of our community to join together in the fight against Breast Cancer.

Together, we're determined to help make Breast Cancer a thing of the past!

AWARENESS SAVES LIVES More that 178,480 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer this year and about 40,460 women will die from the disease this year. However more women are surviving breast cancer than ever before. And with increased awareness, early detection, and continued research we will continue to make strides against breast cancer. PERFORMING A SELF-EXAM Beginning in their 20s, women should be told about the benefits and limitations of breast self-exam (BSE). Women should be aware of how their breasts normally look and feel and report any new breast change to a health professional as soon as they are found. Finding a breast change does not mean there is a cancer. How to examine MAMMOGRAMS Mammograms are most often used to look for cancer in women who have no symptoms. These are called screening mammograms. Those done in women who have lumps or other symptoms are called diagnostic mammograms. Q and A about mammograms ABOUT BREAST CANCERBreast cancer is a malignant (cancerous) tumor that starts from cells of the breast. The disease occurs mostly in women, but men can get breast cancer as well. The information here refers only to breast cancer in women, but separate information about breast cancer in men can be found here. More facts


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