Annual luncheon keeps Breast Care Center equipped to detect cancer

Posted October 17, 2016

The most notable difference between the races in terms of decline in breast cancer deaths was found to be among women ages 60 to 69.

Women, make sure you have a yearly mammogram and periodically check for abnormalities in the breast.

Some 7,000 people gathered in Port-of-Spain, San Fernando and Tobago recently to take part in the Scotiabank Women Against Breast Cancer 5k, showing massive support for the cause, and helping to raise both awareness and funds.

It's estimated that there are almost 3 million breast cancer survivors in the United States thanks to regular screenings and early detection.

A statement from the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging says "smaller cancers result in better outcomes for women".

" The recommendations are changing a little bit, but its now recommended that we get a base line mammogram at age 40 and then depending on health history family, history you would get it either yearly or every other year".

Additionally, 61,000 new cases of carcinoma in situ, a noninvasive cancer that is the earliest form of breast cancer, will be diagnosed. The answer is no because the greatest risk factor for breast cancer is age - the older you get, the higher your risk. "Comparing a big group of women who've had mammograms with a big group who have not, and following them over years".

Dr. Monica Rocco is a board-certified general surgeon who has devoted her surgical practice to caring for patients with breast disease and providing diagnosis and care before, during and after surgery.

But, he said, based on his team's estimates, most of the credit should go to treatment advances.

The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation is asking Kiwis everywhere to support its Pink Ribbon Appeal tomorrow and Saturday.