Free Breast Cancer Screenings Available to Qualifying Tennesseans

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Winners will be contacted October 31.

"I knew I was going to make it, that I was going to get better", she said.

This was a splendid event to wrap up breast cancer awareness month. "We keep a very close eye on these patients", McKinney says. According MET UP, an advocacy organization, only 7% of all breast cancer research dollars goes towards researching metastatic disease. This means they can receive the medical benefit of a full mastectomy, while leaving the nipple and areola fully intact. On an average, total dose of radiation given to the breasts is about 0.4 mSv. In India, for every two women diagnosed with breast cancer, one is dying of it.

Since diagnosis, the team of physicians at CTCA attacked Elaine's cancer with IORT, chemotherapy and radiation. Prestay said people have also donated directly online through the Real Yoopers Wear Pink website. However, three weeks before Karsyn was born doctors found another lump in Taylor's breast-area.

Lynda Weatherby and Teri Pollastro are both living with metastatic breast cancer.

Supriya Kulkarni, a radiologist with University Health Network in Toronto shares important information about screening, prevention and treatment. "Pinktober' is all about bringing about awareness in a unique way so that you don't miss it". Regular mammograms are recommended.

Funds raised by Painted Pink are utilized in ways such as survivor kits for local cancer care centers, financial assistance for local breast cancer patients, baby showers for expecting mothers undergoing treatment' and also reserve funds for future needs such as family members.

"Precious amazed me with her strength and perseverance during her diagnosis, surgeries, treatment and recovery from breast cancer", said Judy Forester, interim director of the Small Business Development Center. Each year around 11,500 women and 80 men lose their lives to the disease. "It helps breast cancer survivors, with no medical aid or funds and who can not afford to undergo breast reconstructive surgery following diagnosis and mastectomy, single and or double, achieve balance and dignity". When it comes to her prognosis, things are looking up. 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.

"You can't let it stop you; you have to keep on being involved in life", she said.

Loving messages shared via photos from family and community and other activities at the Pink Hat Day will show support for all cancer patients.