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State, Local Police Raise Awareness Of Breast Cancer With 'Pink Patches'

06 October 2017

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in partnership with Cancer Care Ontario encourages women between the ages of 50 and 74 to talk to a health care provider about being screened for breast cancer as part of their regular health routine. As a result, cancers are diagnosed at later stages when it is more hard to treat and the chances for survival are less. In 2017, an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the US, along with 63,410 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.

The purposes of the Pink Patch Project are to raise awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds for cancer research, treatment, and education.

Theyassembled to form EMCOR's signature giant human Pink Hard Hat Ribbon - in a call to action for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and EMCOR's 9 Annual "Protect Yourself". The stamps may also be purchased by phone, 800-STAMP-24 (800-782-6724), or online here. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

The cause is dear to her heart, like so many others who get involved; while she was in college, Ms. Knaub lost her grandmother to breast cancer.

They are doing this by going out to stores to talk with women who are out and about.

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Dr. Lydia Schrader, breast surgeon and Comprehensive Breast Care medical director, and nurse practitioner Dara McKinley will talk about breast cancer's prevalence, risk factors and prevention, along with how to identify signs of the disease. That's 322,600 deaths avoided during those 26 years, thanks to advances in treatment and early detection by mammograms.

Sheriff Howard said, "Last year my wife and I unveiled a Breast Cancer Awareness vehicle". Chief Minister's wife Amruta Fadnavis, Dr Ajay Mehta, hospital's psycho oncology department head Dr Suchitra Mehta, breast cancer survivor Archana Das and Dr Hirapara Pushpendra from radiation oncology department participated in the discussion.

Kelly Rains said the fire department was very supportive during her battle. In India, 1.25 to 2 lakh new cancer patients are added every year, while about 2,000 women are detected with breast cancer every day.

In fact, the ACS was quick to note that even though the rate of breast cancer diagnosis was slightly lower in black women between 2010 and 2014, the death rate was 42 percent higher in African American women over the same time period.

State, Local Police Raise Awareness Of Breast Cancer With 'Pink Patches'