"In recent times, India is witnessing a spurt in the cases of breast cancer in the age group of 30-50 years and the numbers are going to rise due to an increase in life expectancy, urbanisation and adoption of western lifestyles", said Dr Piyush Kumar Agrawal, senior consultant of the surgical oncology department, Paras Hospital.
"We're here to honor breast cancer survivors, celebrate those people who have won their battles and all that good stuff", said Alli Hermiller, Community Development Manager for the ACS.
Speaking about it Lucy said: "I lost my relationship, my home, my financial security and my business".
"I was in a panic", said Tatum, who lives near Altgeld Gardens on the Far South Side.
October can be a month of empowerment, reflection and fundraising for those who have been affected by breast cancer.
"Well I am so happy we are here with this mammography machine because over the years we have not had access to a mammogram machine in the public sector and this is now an opportunity for women in St. Lucia, young and old to use this machine for prevention and control of breast cancer". It's a small percentage but it's still possible, especially if your mother or any of your relatives have histories of breast cancer.
Residents have until the end of the month to drop bras off in person at the shop at The Dandelion Clock, Brooklands Avenue, Fullwood, Sheffield, S10 4GA or by post.
Dr. Lin says these moles could have turned into melanoma if it wouldn't have been for early detection and although they don't know the direct melanoma-breast cancer link, "It could be underlying genetic mutations".
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A 3-D mammogram exam is nearly identical to the traditional mammogram, and women will notice little difference in the procedure if they've had mammograms in the past.
Following the walk, the three organizations will host the "DREAM to Inspire and Tour for a Cure" brunch from 1 p.m.to 6 p.m.at Katch Brew and Grill - located at 31-19 Newtown Ave.in Astoria - to honor those who now are battling or have battled breast cancer. An average woman's risk of developing breast cancer is often quoted to be 1 in 8, which amounts to a risk of 12%.
"A second breast cancer diagnosis is quite common in women who are initially diagnosed with DCIS", says Linda Chan, M.D., radiation oncologist, Long Beach Medical Center.
"You either go into flight of fight mode", she said.
Uninsured women who need a mammogram can call the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force for help at 312-942-3368. "It's like saying, 'I'm notifying you that you're tall, '" says Diana Buist, a senior scientific investigator with the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium and director of research and strategic partnerships at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle.
Six months later, after the lump grew larger and got more painful, she had a biopsy.
One teenager held a sign that reads "Please save my mum", as a woman stands next to her with a hand on her shoulder.
"We're trying to stay one step ahead", she said.