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Older women have the largest risk of developing breast cancer, which is why routine mammograms are generally conducted to those over 50.
It makes sense that the issue of breast cancer would be a big cause for fundraising for women's programs: Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. "A lot of people choose to go through genetic testing because there is a plan they can take afterward", she said.
It is also recommended that women regularly self-examine their breasts.
Every day in Australia, around 60 women are diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological cancer - these women are mothers, grandmas, daughters, sisters, and friends.
Breast MRI is an imaging technology that uses radio waves and strong magnets to make detailed cross-sectional pictures of the inside of the breast.
Bonnie's Bus is a mobile mammography unit that travels across West Virginia, offering breast cancer screening in a comfortable, convenient environment.
The unit was created on honor of Bonnie Wells Wilson, who battled breast cancer for nearly 20 years, and eventually fell victim to the disease in 1992. Breasts that are mostly made up of fat with less breast and connective tissue are considered low density.
Regrettably too many of them may not know they have the condition until it's too late, which is why early detection can be the difference between life and death.
"Even if you have had a recent mammogram, let's say two or three months ago, that was okay". Finding a bra without side seams is also helpful for women who've had a lymph node dissection, a surgical procedure in which the lymph nodes are removed, since there's often swelling and sensitivity at the surgery site.
This move to sharing breast density information with all women in BC follows the completion of an external review which looked at the reporting of breast density as part of the screening process.
Because of the support from Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events, the American Cancer Society is funding 159 breast cancer research grants nationwide, totaling $59 million. The program will also continue to assess and monitor the breast density screening system and new evidence around supplemental screening.
And while being free of a family history of breast cancer is reassuring, most women who develop breast cancer have no family history of the disease. No referral is required.
"The most important thing you can do to take care of your health is getting that mammogram", Wood said.