Firefighters aim to raise awareness

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"This year Payless ShoeSource will support Pink Tea another new and meaningful effort that seeks to raise funds for the Cancer Society and we look forward to that" said Mohammed.

An estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 63,410 cases of in situ breast cancer will be diagnosed in US women in 2017.

Roughly 70 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no identifiable risk factors for the disease. "This will ensure early detection of breast cancer among women so as to save lives", she said through her personal assistant, Witness Dube in a message to mark the annual October Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.

An Amarillo organization is working to make sure women are getting the proper screenings for breast cancer.

While breast cancer is not unheard of for men, a more common breast problem is Gynecomastia.

Since its establishment in 1994, NBCF has awarded more than $140 million to around 470 Australian-based research projects to improve the health and wellbeing of those affected by breast cancer.

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Ryan's goal is to collect about 100,000 cans and bottles with the special bins that are pink with breast cancer symbols on them. And we're better at supporting survivors and their families and their friends.

That's why it is so important for women to get a mammogram and be screened for breast cancer.

No causal connection has been found between drinking caffeine and getting breast cancer; In fact, some research suggests that caffeine may actually lower your risk. A recent report by the American Cancer Society reveals that breast cancer death rates dropped approximately 40% between 1989 and 2015.

Dr Normand Pouliot a researcher based at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Centre, and 2016 recipient of an MDCF research grant, believes improvements in breast cancer treatment come from innovation, and without research funding innovation stops.

Matthew Martinez, a firefighter who works alongside Frediani, said breast cancer is always on his mind after his grandmother and some of her sisters passed away from cancer. "We tried to be there for support, and I told her that I was going to be more of a fighter with her".

Komen Tri-Cities is trying to gear up for October, as it is the month of breast cancer awareness. It has been estimated that about one in every eight women in the United States will get breast cancer at some point during her lifetime.