This year alone, almost 266,120 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States. Due to a lack of awareness (even in metro cities), the absence of a nationwide, population-based breast cancer screening programme and more than 60 per cent of breast cancers getting detected at an advanced stage, most cancer patients succumb to the disease within a year of getting diagnosed. Dangerous Boobies, her hilarious and honest memoir about breast cancer, body image, addiction, and mental health, chronicles Brodnick's diagnosis and the journey towards body positivity that unexpectedly followed.
The campaign will run on TV, radio, print and social media until the end of November this year. Meanwhile, Superwonderful Films is responsible for the "Be Cancer Alert: Breast Cancer Awareness" TV commercial.
Though there are anecdotal reports, most cancer doctors still aren't well informed about the plant medicine, including how to advise on appropriate dosages, the best form an individual should take and whether it might help in general. That being said, most women are unaware of the fact that they might have breast cancer, which ultimately delays and leads the cancer to spread further.
35 women signed up and the event runs through Tuesday.
It is important to note that not all care plans are alike, nor are all breast cancers alike.
She said the higher the stage, the less likely a patient is to survive. The analysis also showed that the majority of women who got breast cancer were between the ages of 40 and 60 years, hence most were in their post-menopausal period. Hence it is of utmost importance to understand your breast's health, and undergo routine checkups for a higher chance of successful treatment.
But still, breastcancer.org, acknowledges that cannabis can ease pain, nausea/vomiting, hot flashes, loss of appetite, anxiety and insomnia caused by breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Other clinical trials are looking at non-hormonal drugs for breast cancer reduction.
For example, without a screening, when lung cancer hits a 67 year old the five year survival rate is zero and odds are that person will succumb to the cancer by 70.
For example, the randomized National Lung Screening Trial, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, found that screening with low-dose spiral CT scans reduced lung cancer deaths by 15-to-20 percent, relative to chest X-rays in heavy smokers.
The World Health Organization (WHO) prescribes mammography screening or X-ray of breast as the only cancer screening method that has proven to be effective till date. Equal parts amusing and emotional, it's not just a survivor's memoir, it's also a story about love, family, and learning to grow up. You wear it on your head the day of chemo therapy and you actually wear it 4 hours once chemo is over for that day.