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One in 180 women who got a mammography previous year was diagnosed with breast cancer, with about 11 diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer each day, statistics showed.

Hundreds of breast cancer survivors, their loved ones and supporters walked the boardwalk to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.

Kim Robertson, from Island Park, is fighting the disease and was at the event supported by more than 100 friends and relatives. "This is the first time I am donating hair, and I did it because I wanted to help cancer patients who deserve to have wigs".

Triple-negative breast cancer often affects young women, with many people diagnosed in their 40s or 50s.

"I think he is setting a great example that you're never too young and anything a young person can do is needed", Emily Bottie, senior manager for community development at the ACS said. "But about 4 or 5 years ago, sequencing technology changed dramatically, so now we're able to do these gene panels and check many genes at a time".

A new immunotherapy treatment for women who have an aggressive type of breast cancer has yielded positive results, according to a new study.

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The Knoxville Post Office, located at 1237 East Weisgarber Road, will host an event to promote breast cancer awareness and celebrate the success of the first semipostal stamp, the Breast Cancer Research Stamp. "We support each and every one of them on their journey".

It's a story of two patients, two cases of cancer, an innovative new treatment and a special one-of-a-kind connection between patients.

For more information about breast cancer and its causes, visit one of the recommended websites in the "related links" section on the side of this story.

As part of the screening programme, women between the age group of 35 years and 65 years were screened for signs and breast cancer. However, for most women the cancer cells quickly develop resistance to the chemo.

Stressing on increasing general knowledge about cancers, especially breast cancer Qanbari noted that weight loss, not smoking, consuming low-fat and low-calorie foods are ways for prevention of the cancers. However, it is vitally important to investigate by way of triple assessment that includes clinical breast examination by a specialist, bilateral mammogram and ultrasound guided core needle biopsy in order to obtain a definitive diagnosis.

Encouraging her staff and students for donating for the cause, KGS principal Asha Alexander called them "real heroes" and said: "They are fearless, selfless, stepped forward to donate their hair and we are proud of them".

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