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Since 2009, Bonnie's Bus has provided over 17,500 mammograms and detected at least 80 cases of breast cancer. The numbers are still 1 in 8 women will develop it over their lifetime.

You will also get a free t-shirt while supplies last.

Breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, aside from lung cancer. That risk doubles if there is a family history. "I just kept on going because as a survivor of now going on 24 years, it was good for some of the newbies to see someone that has survived". If it is found and treated early, most women can survive.

The statics, though, are low for women getting their mammograms, with only 65.3 percent of women over the age of 40 getting one in the past two years, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr Dedey called on the public, including medical and media personnel as well as survivors, advocates, to put their hands to the wheel to spread the message saying "early detection and effective treatment of breast cancer does save lives".

When I got my own genetic test results, I was shocked. Had I not been diligent in my exams every year I might not be here writing this today. The tumor was at an early stage; Gioia chose to have a lumpectomy and follow-up radiation treatment.

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Yes I live with the possibility of it returning but hope it does not.

Tanya is adamant about helping other young women to understand why it's so important to check our breasts and most importantly, KNOW HOW.

"Although the new IL state law was just signed into legislation on August 10, 2018, we were way ahead of the curve at Advocate Health Care and have been disclosing breast density to our patients since 2014, therefore empowering them to make more informed decisions about their breast health", says Dr. Alsheik. St. Lukes and Saint Alphonsus both have mobile units that will come to your town.

Meanwhile, it's also been said that women who have never given birth or those who chose to have kids later in life have higher risks of getting the disease. The program will also continue to assess and monitor the breast density screening system and new evidence around supplemental screening. "It's there, and you want to do something about it", said Dr. Shayne.

For a decade now The News and Farmer has taken at least one week in October each year to focus special attention on a disease that touches the lives of almost everyone we know, be it a beloved family member, coworker or friend.

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