Join the fight against breast cancer during the ‘I Pink I Can’ event in Lynchburg this weekend
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast cancer is a disease that affects one in every eight women, but organizers of a Lynchburg event are showing women it is not a fight they have to take on alone.
3 sisters, 3 breast cancer battles: Roanoke woman stresses importance of early detection
ROANOKE, Va. – This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a Roanoke woman is sharing her story about the critical importance of early detection. 10 News first introduced you to Denise Ellis in April right after her friends surprised her with a drive-by good luck parade before her breast cancer surgery. Ellis knows how different that journey could have been because she’s seen it firsthand. Both of her sisters also battled breast cancer. “We can find early breast cancers with a screening mammogram way before we can feel them.”Ellis is living proof of that.
Male breast cancer is relatively rare but experts want you to stay informed
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Male breast cancer is relatively rare, representing about one in every one hundred breast cancer diagnoses according to the Center for Disease Control. Men are not regularly screened for breast cancer meaning the cases are usually more advanced when they are caught. Dr. Lori Gentile treats patients at Novant Health in Charlotte, North Carolina and encourages men to watch for changes to their breast tissue, “In men, breast cancer usually presents of a small lump usually in or around the nipple, it can present with a retraction or inward pulling of the nipple or even skin changes around the nipple.”Family histories of breast cancer, certain genetic mutations, and age can all increase the risk of male breast cancer but about 80% develop spontaneously. Click here for more information.
Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation offering webinars to educate women
ROANOKE, Va. – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation (VBCF) wants to get the word out in southwest Virginia that resources are available. All month VBCF is hosting a virtual education series, answering questions from those with cancer. The executive director said often patients zone out when they receive a diagnosis. “When you hear the word ‘cancer,’ your mind doesn’t always then focus on all the details beyond that,” said Katy Sawyer, Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation executive director. “You sort of go to, ‘Oh my goodness, my loved ones, my family, my friends.’”Thursday’s education topic is eating for better health.
Join the battle against breast cancer with the Pink Promise Luncheon
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming to a close, but for the local chapter of Susan G. Komen, they try to bring awareness every month of the year. Here to talk about the chapter's upcoming pink promise luncheon are Janet Frantz, a breast cancer survivor, and Dawn Ferrone, from Fink's Jewelers. The Pink Promise Luncheon is Oct. 29 at Hotel Roanoke from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are still available for $100. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
Danville police using patrol vehicles to raise awareness about breast cancer
DANVILLE, Va. - The Danville Police Department is working with a local business to help raise awareness about breast cancer. Pink ribbon decals have been put on all the department's patrol vehicles. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and pink ribbons are the symbol of breast cancer awareness. A printing company in Danville designed a pink ribbon with the police department's logo in it and offered to put the decals on the car. "I think everybody knows somebody that's been affected with breast cancer and I think what better way for us to get that message out, to let the community know that we want to heighten that awareness," Danville Police Department Sgt.
Christiansburg woman helps breast cancer patients regain confidence
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and women who've had it know, breast cancer can really strip down confidence, but Jeneen Wilson is working to fight that in a variety of ways. She's the owner of Primped 365 a medical tattoo studio in Christiansburg. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
3 ways to prevent, detect breast cancer
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center via CNN(CNN) - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an international campaign aimed at increasing awareness of the second most common cancer in women, with the goal of someday stopping it. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 271,270 new cases of breast cancer in 2019, 99% of which will be diagnosed in women. They advise drinking little to no alcohol, citing sources that indicate that the risk of breast cancer increases with alcohol consumption. Factors such as older age, dense breasts, genetic mutations, previous treatment using radiation therapy, and a family history of breast cancer may increase your risk of getting breast cancer, according to the CDC. Skin swelling or redness, change in breast shape, nipple discharge (other than breast milk), pain in or on the breast, and skin flaking or dimpling can be other possible warning signs of breast cancer, according to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
Albuquerque patrol car painted pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Albuquerque PD(CNN) - As Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins on Oct. 1, the Albuquerque Police Department is showing its support by painting a new patrol car bright pink -- the official color of breast cancer awareness. "Our mission with the car is to create breast cancer awareness, and acknowledge the fight against all cancer," Albuquerque police said in a Facebook post. Police stations across the nation are embracing pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women in the United States, regardless of race or ethnicity. In the US, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
Mom uses breast pump during Ironman 70.3
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer, and a leading cause of death among women? Studies have suggested that breastfeeding reduces breast cancer risk. “I had brought my hand pump and I just decided to go for it. “It takes a little bit of work with the hand pump, and my legs were very tired.