Real Men Wear Pink campaign comes to Charlottesville

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During a screening mammogram, dense breasts may mask an underlying cancer, making it more hard to detect; however, many cancers are detected on mammograms even if dense breast tissue is present.

"The majority of newly diagnosed breast cancers as well as majority of breast cancer associated deaths occur in developing countries, including Ghana", Dr Nsiah-Asare said.

Nick, who was joined by over 30 other members of the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff last week, is calling for his constituents to join him as well as thousands of others across the United Kingdom, to sign up and take part in wear it pink during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The effort is to educate the public on the dangers of delaying in seeking prompt treatment of the disease.

To end the event on Tuesday, all-pink refreshments and snacks were offered as well as a drawing was held and one breast cancer survivor was awarded a $100 Visa gift- card from the Scotland Memorial Foundation.

Being diagnosed with breast cancer can be a life-changing event, but it doesn't necessarily have to change your entire life.

Owner and mastectomy fitter Larissa (Lacey) Ashwell says after seeing her grandmother battle breast cancer twice and losing her aunt to stage 4 breast cancer she wanted to provide survivors with a place of their own.

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The risk for women with extremely dense breasts is about two times greater when compared with women who have density in the middle two categories.

"The modalities for preventing, and controlling breast cancer are well known". The sooner breast cancer is found, the sooner treatment can begin.

Regular mammograms are the best tests doctors have to find breast cancer early sometimes up to three years before it can be felt and patients do not need a doctor's prescription to schedule your appointment. Her daughter described her mother as a woman the lived life to the fullest. "After all, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so they can wear them all month, or anytime, for that matter".

Every woman and man needs to be informed about early detection and what your options are.

Childs said the event is not just focused around breast cancer as CRW has opened the dialogue to all types of cancer. We are hopeful this will raise awareness, education and encourage others to take up the fight against cancer.

"Breast MRI is the latest advancement in breast cancer diagnostics and is a valuable tool for our board certified radiologists", said Alison Boerner, manager of Radiology at St. Vincent Anderson.