This National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the local Susan G Komen chapter is taking a new approach to spreading awareness with its #Unacceptable campaign.
In the meantime, it is known that early detection of breast cancer allows for the discovery of breast abnormalities, sometimes before they develop into breast cancer and/or before it can spread to other parts of the body.
As a new business in the community, Larson says it feels great to be a part of such an incredible cause.
"We should use 3-D mammography on every woman", Jackson said. It is open Monday- Friday starting at 9 a.m. and Saturday starting at 8 a.m.
The designation of October as "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" in South Africa reflects a nationwide drive by public and private healthcare structures to raise awareness of this debilitating disease across all races and class structures. She says an annual checkup is a good place to start. With the touch of a button, the operator can also shorten scan time once breast tissue acquisition is complete. I was getting my annual gynecology checkup when the doctor said: "I don't like what I feel here; let's go upstairs and get you a mammogram right away!"
How can you protect yourself against Breast Cancer? Usually, breast cancer has no symptoms, but sometimes there might be discomfort, an inverted nipple, lumps or even a nipple discharge.
"It is so incredibly important we do all we can to help support women and encourage them to get vital checks so we can make sure early detection rates increase".
Research shows that the earlier it is detected, the better the outcome, so BCFNZ is reminding all women to be breast aware from age 20.
It is estimated that there are around 55,000 new breast cancer cases in the United Kingdom every year.
Visit the Foundation's www.anychanges.co.nz site for more information about signs of breast cancer and how to check your breasts.
Some women believe having dense breasts alone should qualify them for MRI screening.
"You can't find someone who hasn't had someone in their family or close friend, that hasn't been affected in some way with cancer", said SGT. Detz.