That's because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Marilyn says since treatment, the disease hasn't progressed, and she only experiences tiredness and fatigue.
Adding, the objective of screening is to be able to catch and detect the breast cancer early if it is to occur, so that it can be treated effectively and be able to be cured.
Dr Cathy Farnon, Associate Specialist with the Southern Trust's Breast Cancer Team says: "We know that one in eight women will develop a breast cancer in their lifetime and that a family history, particularly of breast and ovarian cancer can contribute to increased risk". Predictive breast cancer gene testing is done to identify the risk of developing the cancer in a person having a family history of this disease. Although breast cancer is much less common in men than in women, it's crucial that any man who notices a lump in the region of his breast remembers that they can get breast cancer too, and they should not ignore it. Indian breast cancer patients are younger with an average age of diagnosis of 46.2 years.
"I think it's important that women understand that it doesn't matter what age, what your nationality is, it affects us all", said Baker.
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Stage four breast cancer is when cancer that resides in the breasts migrates to other areas of the body. During preventative surgery to remove her ovaries, doctors discovered her mother had Stage 1 ovarian cancer. Considering the fact that this test is completed even before the early signs of the disease or disorder are yet to observed and thus enable determining person's risk of suffering disorder or disease.
Breast cancer survivors Linda Brassell (front left), Tracy Hannaford and Precious Thompson participate in the annual CARE Walk with Ole Miss students in the Grove. It turns out Melissa has the gene mutation while her sister does not. "He told me to take my breasts off, so take my breasts off", Sanders said. It was a video that would change her life.
"I think one of the challenging things about Breast Cancer Awareness Month is that there are pink ribbons everywhere and lots of discussion about mammograms and prevention, taking your health into your own hands", she said. Recent scans indicate that she remains cancer-free. "I thought, you know, I was super healthy, and this shouldn't happen to me".
"People have to know they do not have to be affected first by breast cancer before they take a step to get screened or visit the hospital".