Police, fire departments raising funds for cancer center

Olivia Burns 10 with Amber Rose Delamere 19

Olivia Burns 10 with Amber Rose Delamere 19

It is the most prevalent cancer among white and Asian women and the second most common cancer among black and coloured women.

The Watsonville Police Department is changing that perception.

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.

About 200 people in the Bay of Plenty area are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and around 45 die of breast cancer each year. This might seem a lot, but survival rates are improving and have doubled in the last 40 years. If an abnormality is detected on a screening mammogram, your doctor may recommend a diagnostic mammogram to further evaluate that abnormality.

It is part of activities to commemorate October as "Breast Cancer Awareness" month. Last year, almost half a million dollars was raised collectively for cancer research organizations. But I've seen the numbers for how often breast cancer can be linked to a faulty gene, and the number is between 5% and 15%. "This is a great honor to join the police department in this awareness program".

Tench-Norbal explained that breast cancer screening services are available and accessible in all the 33 health centers, one polyclinic and two district hospitals in the country.

If diagnosed with breast cancer, treatment depends on the state of the cancer. Tomosynthesis also reduces the incidence of "false positives", a factor that can save time and reduce worry for patients.

While previously located in different buildings and locations, The Breast Center relocation now provides patients with more convenient breast care from SOMC radiologists, surgeons, oncologists and breast care specialists.

Florida Hospital this week announced the opening of a new breast cancer care clinic that aims to make treatment less stressful for patients.

The now 56-year-old executive assistant and office manager was diagnosed in November 2013, after reporting a few months late for her annual mammogram. The pink vinyl wrap on the patrol vehicle was donated by San Jose-based California Wheels.

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