Medicine

For that much-needed awareness on breast cancer

For that much-needed awareness on breast cancer

Scientists have discovered for the first time that bacterial composition of tissues in women with breast cancer differ from those of healthy people, a finding which could offer a new perspective in the battle against the deadly disease. And still every year around 11,500 women die of breast cancer in the UK.

The tour is for everyone, whether you are in treatment, a survivor or looking for breast cancer prevention advice.

UBF and KIMS-Ushalakshmi Centre for Breast Diseases, which completed 10 years, has undertaken many unique initiatives to empower people about importance of early detection of breast cancer. A woman in the US has a 12.4 percent, or 1 in 8, lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Lester Barr, chairman of Prevent Breast Cancer, a Manchester-based charity which funded some of the research, said the next step was to help women with no family history of breast cancer who may still carry a genetic risk of the developing the disease.

Actress Tamannaah Bhatia on Sunday participated in a walk organised here for breast cancer awareness.

Contrary to the western world where breast cancer is common after the age of 50 years, the highest incidence of breast cancer in India is between the ages of 40 and 50 years, said Raghu Ram.

And while Caucasian women and African-American women are afflicted with breast cancer at roughly the same rate, the death rate for African-American women is substantially higher, about 42 percent more, according to the American Cancer Society.

"Our annual breast cancer awareness walk from Parliament building to Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, on October 14 and finally a community awareness event in Salima on October 21, are part of our activities this month".

"The new test will give women more options and help them to make a more informed decision", she said. Proceeds from the event back the center's patient resource program. This event incorporates inspirational stories from survivors and caregivers who see and take care of those with breast cancer every day. Some have celebrated their victory over breast cancer.

The Manchester researchers behind the test said it could reduce the number of women having surgery to remove their breasts, by narrowing down their risk. Encourage those you know to get screened and adopt a healthier lifestyle.