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The American Cancer Society's estimates about 266,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. That's more than the entire student populations of Radford and Virginia Tech combined.

"We should use 3-D mammography on every woman", Jackson said. "We need to be figuring out why some women are dying of this disease and some aren't and how we can change that", Elizabeth Hand, community engagement manager for the Virginia Blue Ridge chapter of Susan G. Komen, said.

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 risk of breast cancer increases with increasing age. "The earlier breast cancer is detected the better the results are", Harris said. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The Bureau will be partnering with some business houses on island and the Cancer Society to conduct employees how to examine their breasts.

Most women begin getting mammograms at 40 or 50, depending on which screening guidelines they and their health care providers choose. 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.

The Katz Cancer Resource Center provides free support for patients before, during and after treatment. In 2015, the number of prostate cancer deaths overtook the number of breast cancer deaths for the first time. Before a breast MRI, you receive an injection of dye. And that starts with a yearly screening. With the touch of a button, the operator can also shorten scan time once breast tissue acquisition is complete.

The American College of Radiologys new guidelines also recommend all women have a breast cancer risk assessment by 30, especially if they are African-American or of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, due to their unusually high risk for the disease.

Elements Salon Studios, located off of Pearl Chippewa Falls, hosted its grand opening celebration with a breast cancer awareness-related theme Thursday evening. The lead author, Dr Maryam Farvid, recommends cutting down on processed meat rather than eliminating it. Dr Gunter Kuhnle, associate professor in nutrition and health at the University of Reading, advises that the actual risk posed by processed meats was "very small" for the individual and more relevant on a population-wide level.

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