The challenges related to screening for breast cancer include absence of standard screening guidelines, limited number of cancer screening centers, lack of trained healthcare workers, lack of awareness, social stigma, misconception and late detection of cancer.
BMT has committed to making a $5,000 donation to the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Since being declared cancer-free in December 2015, Thompson has maintained a busy schedule in her advocacy efforts.
Women in the Southern Trust area with a family history of breast cancer can now benefit from a lifestyle programme to help them reduce the risks of developing the disease. Regular breast cancer screening is important because it can find breast cancers when they are small, less likely to have spread and more likely to be treated successfully.
In addition to the contribution, BMT will offer informational brochures at all their banking locations.
Each October, friends and family members come together in support of breast cancer awareness.
The burden of breast cancer may be far more severe than estimated by the government, revealed a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) report released on Thursday.
The city dubbed the evening a "Winning Wednesday" with city hall surrounded by pink balloons and bold pink shirts to celebrate the lives of breast cancer heroes.
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She called her doctor who ordered a mammogram and ultra sound, which didn't show anything.
"Whatever your age it's so important to get to know your breasts and if you do spot anything unusual - be it a lump, redness or an inverted nipple - get it checked out by your GP".
According to a breast cancer awareness website, 1-in-8 US women, approximately 12.4 percent, will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetimes.
"Personally, I hope that I reach one person out of that 50,000 and they run out and tell others to get tested", she said. The American College of Radiology recommends that women age 40 and older get screened for breast cancer with mammography ever year.
Today, Trish wears a "I Beat Breast Cancer" button with pride, and she heavily values the month of October as well.
"I didn't think younger women got breast cancer", she said.
The next thing Greene-Leech emphasized is being surrounded by positive people.
CII, in association with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-National Institute of Cancer Prevention And Research (NICPR) and Novartis International AG, a Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company, has published a white paper titled Breast Cancer Landscape in India-explaining the intensity of breast cancer scenario in the country.