Dr Herron continued: "Breast cancer touches lots of lives and many of us have a family member or friend who has been diagnosed".
"We are determined to see this bill signed into law as soon as possible to show that New Jersey puts everyday people ahead of insurance companies". Pointing out that the vast majority (84.5 percent) of male breast cancer patients studied were "hormone-receptor positive", which translates to signify that their tumors grow when subjected to estrogen or progesterone, only a little more than half of those patients (57.9 percent) were prescribed drugs to halt or delay these hormones. The team has called for all women diagnosed with a breast cancer to be offered genetic testing.
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"Mammograms are important because they are a 90% accuracy rate and if they catch it early then it's a 98% survival rate", Kirkhart said.
In 2016, there were 11,563 deaths from breast cancer in the UK. A positive assessment should be followed by genetic counseling, which may result in a recommendation for genetic testing.
New technology is expanding screening options, especially for women with dense breast tissue who may be at greater risk for breast cancer. Testing for the BRCA and PALB2 gene mutations offers women the opportunity to reduce their risk of cancer, either by increased monitoring (screening) or preventative surgery such as a double mastectomy and surgery to remove the ovaries and tubes (oophorectomy). Anything outside the norm of someone's breast tissue should be checked. Christopher "Kip" Bateman, R-16th, Somerset County Freeholder Director Brian Levine, Deidre Blaus, vice president of the Steeplechase Cancer Care Center at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center/Somerset and Ron Kennedy from the Far Hills Race Meeting Association, which raises money for cancer research at the annual Far Hills Race Meeting, held this year October 19th in Far Hills. He added, "Breast cancer has been prevalent in my family". Exercise at least 150 minutes a week, limit or avoid alcohol, maintain a healthy weight and don't smoke. The Texans, a prevalent philanthropic entity of the Houston society, traveled to three Houston Methodist Hospitals where they visited cancer patients. Statistics provided by the Prevent Cancer Foundation, American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.