October and GC's Lambert family encourage breast cancer awareness

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Abdul Wahab said the event is in commemoration of the Breast Cancer Awareness in the month of October.

Not long after that, Thompson had her sister shave her head. "I didn't think about breast cancer in younger women", she says.

Family history is one of a number of factors which can increase your chances of developing breast cancer. She said everything's going well for her - well enough that she spoke about her fight with breast cancer to a crowd of city officials and downtown merchants at the "Winning Wednesday Breast Cancer Awareness Day" on the steps of City Hall Wednesday evening. "We urge women to regularly do self-breast examination and immediately visit the nearest health center should she (sic) notice any cause for concern", said Duque.

"We are all dedicated to the same goal - to cure this disease and raise awareness for women about the importance of breast health", said Dr. Nila Alsheik, Co-Medical Director of the Caldwell Breast Center at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill. "I always tell people it was not a trick and not a treat", the Bixby resident said with a laugh.

"It was just going to be a plain taxi, but then I wanted to do something for the community, for the state, and so that's when we chose to make it a tribute vehicle to breast cancer", says Moulton.

A breast cancer survivor who is determined to make a difference for north MS women is organizing a charity walk this weekend in her hometown of Calhoun City to help patients get to doctor appointments and treatment centers.

"I didn't know it was hereditary, I didn't know much about it", she said.

Whether high risk or not, women should have a suspicious nature about breast cancer, McKinney advises.

After getting a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University, Blackwood obtained her medical degree from Medical University of SC, according to a Rutgers Cancer Institute press release. If you are at higher risk of breast cancer, there are different screening guidelines for you.

According to the American Cancer Society, the money raised goes towards research, patient services and providing education around screenings and reducing cancer risks.

The Breast Cancer Awareness movement needs to have more representation for those dealing with metastatic breast cancer, to show that even though there is no way to completely empathize in this situation, the community still cares and the women dealing with this disease deserve to be seen. She instantly felt a false sense of relief, but she actually did have cancer.