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Women still shying away from doing annual mammograms - Breast Friends president

05 October 2018

Joining the politicians at Westminster was Donna Fraser, four-time Olympian for Great Britain and Breast Cancer Now ambassador. Previously this information was available by request to the Breast Screening Program. Over the past few years the bank has donated the funds raised from the walk to Breast Friends in support of the continuing work with cancer. With every penny raised, fundraisers across the United Kingdom will be helping the charity achieve its aim that, if we all act now, by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live, and live well.

Although the "Dig Pink" game has generally been its biggest fundraiser, the volleyball program has found a habit of helping those in need in whatever way they possibly could. Breasts are made up of fat, breast tissue and connective tissue. MRI of the breast is an approved screening tool for patients who have a hereditary breast cancer syndrome.

"They estimate that over 4600 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in Ghana this year and that more than 1,800 women will lose their lives to this cancer".

Many businesses and agencies involved are honoring specific men and women affected by the disease. It's estimated around 40 per cent of women over age 40 have dense breasts.

He said breast cancer is the commonest cancer among women, a public health concern and must be given the needed attention.

Women can consult with their physicians, who can make recommendations based on personal risk factors such as family history.

Approximately 10 per cent of women are considered to have extremely dense breasts while about 80 per cent have density in the middle two categories.

Meanwhile, it's also been said that women who have never given birth or those who chose to have kids later in life have higher risks of getting the disease.

"There's no better feeling than knowing our restaurants, our people, and our products are making a difference in the lives of others", said Sam Covelli, owner/operator of Covelli Enterprises. Breast density is a finding that can only be seen on a mammogram. Since inception, The Pink Fund has paid $3 million to working breast cancer survivors in active treatment.

BC Cancer Breast Screening provides free screening mammograms for eligible BC women age 40 and up. In addition to launching the "Close to My Heart" collection, H&M is also giving in-store shoppers the chance to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar, with the retailer pledging to make up the difference, up to the amount of US$25,000.

Women still shying away from doing annual mammograms - Breast Friends president