October is the month designated for three big national causes

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The Ontario Breast Cancer Screening Program provides high-quality breast screening throughout Ontario to two groups of women: most women ages 50 to 74 are screened every two years with mammography.

The good news is that death rates from breast cancer in the us have dropped 39 percent between 1989 and 2015, according to the report.

Less than a week ago, prolific actress Julia Louise-Dreyfus announced on Twitter that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

The American Cancer Society does its part in Collier and Lee counties to honor survivors with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks.

A world-renowned breast cancer surgeon and a nutritionist from Henry Ford Health System will lead aisle-by-aisle tours of Kroger in Dearborn as part of an October 10 community outreach effort to raise breast cancer awareness. One in 75 women has a chance of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.

"Houston Methodist West Hospital is committed to bringing awareness to our community on the importance of breast care", said Kim Collins, director of the Houston Methodist Breast Care Center at West.

Mathess said she was able to go through cancer journey through support from her family and church members and her faith in God.

Mary Alice Donofrio gave blood for the first time in memory of her mother who received several blood transfusions while being treated for breast cancer.

Dr Normand Pouliot a researcher based at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Centre, and 2016 recipient of an MDCF research grant, believes improvements in breast cancer treatment come from innovation, and without research funding innovation stops.

So would expanding health care coverage significantly reduce the breast cancer death disparity experienced by black women?

Mainstream treatments are often painful, expensive, time consuming, and cause side effects that can severely lower a patient's quality of life, but luckily, they are improving, albeit slowly.

Mammograms can show breast cancer when it's small and even before a lump can be felt.

Strom said Mayo did "wonderful work" for her friend, who lived long enough to see her child graduate from high school, then graduate from college and get married.

Throughout the month of October, Chloe Wines, featured at all Bar Louie locations, will be donating $2 for each bottle of Chloe Chardonnay sold that month, up to $40,000, to benefit the BCCA and its efforts to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening illness.

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