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Other Pink Week events include a Pink Shabbat on October 19 at the synagogue in which congregants are encouraged to wear pink for breast cancer awareness, a few events limited to Sisterhood members and the TBO Sisterhood's participation in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on October 27 in Fort Lauderdale. According to Kim Deti, Public Information Officer for the Wyoming Department of Health, early detection is incredibly significant.

".It's important for women to have a baseline with getting screened for a mammogram and any woman over age 40 should meet with their provider and discuss when to begin breast cancer screening and when they should have a mammogram". Last year, almost half a million dollars was raised collectively for cancer research organizations. She is also, involved in community outreach and breast health education. However, since the most positive outcomes come from catching the cancer early, all women above age 40 are encouraged to have an annual mammogram.

But about 20 percent of patients at the Shimberg Breast Center dont opt for it, usually because of the cost. As of January 2018, there are more than 3.1 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S. Breast cancer survival rates have significantly improved due to advances in treatment. I think the scariest part of any time you have abnormal imaging is the not knowing if it's cancer or not. Mammograms are commonly used to screen for breast cancer.

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The two main treatment options for breast cancer remain lumpectomy, which removes the lesion, and total mastectomy, which removes all the tissue on the affected side. The actual cause for breast cancer has not yet been discovered, and there is a need for ongoing research both to discover the cause and also to find a cure for the disease. She urged those in attendance to call on their local politicians to fight on their behalf in an effort to get the necessary treatment they deserve.

"Vitas House has been the beneficiary of the profits from this Payless ShoeSource initiative "Embrace the Cause" for the past 9 years and it has been an honor and privilege for us", said Dr. Jacqueline Sabga, Medical Doctor and Chairman of Vitas House Hospice.

Resources to help you play an active role in your treatment decisions can be found on the Beyond Pink: Sharing Our Metastatic Breast Cancer Story campaign website.

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