The Pretty in Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch

"There's no bell to ring".

October is marked as breast cancer awareness month. Additionally, a representative from St. Clair County Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program will be sharing local resource information for the public.

So which breast cancer symptoms should you always be wary of? People who have had breast cancer before are more likely to have it again, compared to those who have no history of the disease. Women should perform a breast self-exam every month following your menstrual cycle. And ultimately, the disease will kill them.

"Every year around 62,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United Kingdom so there's never been such an urgent need for our support".

The number of metastatic breast cancer patients increased by 17 percent from 2000 to 2010, the study said.

More services and research are needed for this growing population, the study said.

Over 70% do not assess people's emotional and physical needs at diagnosis and throughout their treatment, the figures show. On top of that the diagnosis stage as well as the rate of growth differs from a person to person.

Like most people, we have had friends and family battle cancer.

For each online vacation rental reservation made at www.crhmaui.com and www.crhkauai.com in October, Condominium Rentals Hawai'i will donate $10 toward breast cancer prevention.

"As medical science continues to advance, fellowship-trained breast surgeons are needed to care for very complex cases", said Dr. Brill.

While there is no fee to register and the whole community is welcome to participate, the American Cancer Society would love those who take part to help with the fundraising, said Moore.

Kabarungi says that the advantage of regular checkups is that one can easily notice the changes which can help in early detection.

"Get tested no matter how old you are", she says. "They think we are a lost cause".

Ms Al Qadhi called on the government to provide funding to ensure that everyone has access to the specialist support they need, when they need it.

Komen Race for the Cure is to bring breast cancer awareness, raise money for research, help people in the community and celebrate breast cancer survivors. "I always say to any woman diagnosed with breast cancer: "Look at me - this will be you, this time next year". Although she was not a member of CAC, she had heard about the week and CAC's table on the Quad. There, she was told she was too young for cancer.

It was in early March that she discovered unusual swelling. She went to the Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida for treatment.

"Treatments can have really awful side effects", Harpst said.

  • Joanne Flowers