PTCL, being proud of its women, hosted such a workshop as well with a breast cancer survivor who also enlightened the audience about the implications of hiding such a disease because of fear.
In the majority of cases, the cancer is detected only when women either have a lump or discharge from the breast, doctors said.
One in eight American women may face the condition in their lifetime but screening and quick action can save lives. "It helps breast cancer survivors, with no medical aid or funds and who can not afford to undergo breast reconstructive surgery following diagnosis and mastectomy, single and or double, achieve balance and dignity". Genetics would allow doctors to identify certain cancer-causing genomes before the cancer develops, allowing preventative treatment and better outcomes.
As a member of the UMMC Cancer Institute's Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Team, McKinney has worked with a multitude of patients including many with rare or unusual breast cancers.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Indian women, both in terms of incidence as well as mortality.
She said while most of the family made sure to get mammograms, it still served as a wake-up call for them.
To get screened for breast cancer, you can make an appointment at the Goshen Retreat Women's Health Center, located at 1135 Professional Drive.
"Wear it pink is a great way to come together with friends and family to have fun whilst raising money for Breast Cancer Now's vital research".
"When I was diagnosed with cancer 11 years ago, I had no idea I had a mutation in my BRCA2 gene", Davidson, now 47, explains.
"I immediately thought I was going to die", Trish said, "and then I thought about my kids".
Statistics from the Mississippi Cancer Registry show just how rare instances of inflammatory breast cancer are.
The study, in the British Journal of Cancer, examined statin use and the development of contralateral breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Now is the UK's largest breast cancer research charity. That is why in the midst of fun runs, pink shirts and cries for awareness, people need to focus their attention on ways they can actually impact this community.
Trish had a routine test in 2014 that uncovered the cancer.
"I didn't know it was hereditary, I didn't know much about it", she said. BRCA2 mutation carriers are also at an increased risk of prostate cancer, melanoma and some other cancers, as well. According MET UP, an advocacy organization, only 7% of all breast cancer research dollars goes towards researching metastatic disease.