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LITCL Countdown Day #6 Fact: Some good news about breast cancer trends!

12 Oct

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DAY #6 FACT

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Good news about breast cancer trends!

In recent years, perhaps coinciding with the decline in prescriptive hormone replacement therapy after menopause, we have seen a gradual reduction in female breast cancer incidence rates among women aged 50 and older. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, in part to better due to screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options.

Source: NationalBreastCancer.org

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LITCL Countdown Day #7 Fact: Differences between screening and diagnostic mammograms

11 Oct

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DAY #7 FACT

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What’s the difference between a screening and diagnostic mammogram?

There are a number of important differences between a screening mammogram and a diagnostic mammogram. And you should definitely understand the differences before your exam and ensure your prescription reflects the appropriate test. The basic difference, however, is that the screening mammo is used generally to look for signs of cancer. A diagnostic mammo investigates possible problems.

Learn more at Cancer.org.

Source: Cancer.org

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LITCL Countdown Day #8 Fact: What is “Triple Negative” breast cancer and why is it so hard to treat?

10 Oct

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DAY #8 FACT

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It is now commonly understood that breast cancer is not one form of cancer, but many different “subtypes” of cancer.

These subtypes of breast cancer are generally diagnosed based upon the presence, or lack of, three “receptors” known to fuel most breast cancers: estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). The most successful treatments for breast cancer target these receptors.Unfortunately, none of these receptors are found in women with triple negative breast cancer. In other words, a triple negative breast cancer diagnosis means that the offending tumor is estrogen receptor-negative, progesterone receptor-negative and HER2-negative, thus giving rise to the name “triple negative breast cancer.”

Source: Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation

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LITCL Countdown Day #9 Fact: The 4-1-1 on Metastatic Breast Cancer

9 Oct

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DAY #9 FACT

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No one dies from breast cancer that remains in the breast. Metastasis occurs when cancerous cells travel to a vital organ and that is what threatens life. An estimated 155,000 Americans are currently living with metastatic breast cancer (also called Stage IV breast cancer). Metastatic breast cancer accounts for approximately 40,000 deaths annually in the U.S.

SourceMetastatic Breast Cancer Network

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LITCL Countdown Day #10 Fact: Incidence of Breast Cancer among Women of Color

8 Oct

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Our 10-Day countdown to the Breast Cancer Awareness Month benefit production of “Life in the Cancer Lane” held on Saturday, October 18th at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix, AZ starts … NOW!

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DAY #10 FACT

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Breast cancer incidence rates are higher in non-Hispanic white women than African American women for most age groups. However, African-American women have a higher incidence rate before age 40 and are more likely to die from breast cancer at every age. Get more information from the American Cancer Society.

SourceAmerican Cancer Society Breast Cancer Facts and Figures 2014

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