Police Department Goes Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Naval Hospital Pensacola is taking the opportunity to educate patients about the dangers of breast cancer and the importance of getting checked.

The incidence of breast cancer among South African women is increasing and it is one of the most common cancers among women in South Africa. According to Kim Deti, Public Information Officer for the Wyoming Department of Health, early detection is incredibly significant.

With a 25% increase in the number of breast cancer cases over ten years, the Irish Cancer Society is urging women to be aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease. Money raised will help fund lifesaving research and free services including Daffodil Centres and the Freephone Cancer Nurseline. She is also, involved in community outreach and breast health education.

"Annual mammograms can be eliminated for those at high risk", says Olopade, who says that the best way to detect breast cancer in this group is an MRI every six months.

While previously located in different buildings and locations, The Breast Center relocation now provides patients with more convenient breast care from SOMC radiologists, surgeons, oncologists and breast care specialists.

It is estimated that there are around 55,000 new breast cancer cases in the United Kingdom every year.

"Everybody's got some kind of connection to cancer in general, but cancer... is so impactful through all of our communities", said Sgt. Mark Rehberg. It is estimated that each year, 252,710 women in the U.S will be diagnosed with breast cancer and that more than 40,500 will die.

The two main treatment options for breast cancer remain lumpectomy, which removes the lesion, and total mastectomy, which removes all the tissue on the affected side.

But, why men, do they get cancer in their breasts? Women at high risk for breast cancer need to begin screening sooner, sometimes as early as 25, and may need to be screened a few times a year.

The risk of breast cancer increases with increasing age.

"We've had patches go to France, Germany and Canada", said SGT. Detz.

It is part of activities to commemorate October as "Breast Cancer Awareness" month.

".So the Wisconsin Well Women can come in and help women that are uninsured or underinsured if they meet program guidelines through age and income".