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Not a Typical Father's day story.

I saw a 25 year old lady in clinic a couple of weeks ago. The ultrasound/mammogram reports were inconclusive about the 4cm lump she had in her breast. I sent her for needle biopsy. She came with results of her needle biopsy today accompanied
by her father and mother. It was NOT going to be an easy discussion I knew it. The results showed a grade 3 cancer which had spread to underarm as well. Kept looking at the report as I kept thinking about warning questions to get them ready for the bad news.
How long did you have the lump for? Has it increased in size? Has anyone else had breast/ovarian cancer in the family? I realised the warning shots were a complete miss as I looked at their expressions, completely blank not anticipating the worst.
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WHO's mission is to
promote health,
keep the 🌍 safe,
serve the vulnerable.

By 2023 we aim for:

1B more people benefiting from #HealthForAll

1B more people better protected from health emergencies

1B more people living with better health & well-being.

To achieve 1B more people benefiting from #HealthForAll:
WHO welcomes:
- #UNGA 2019 political declaration on Universal Health Coverage
-@IPUparliament Resolution on UHC
WHO Results Report 2018-2019:

Although access to health services has expanded, the 🌍 is still far short of the 1B target & financial protection has weakened.
SO WHO has created a special programme on primary health care to provide more broad-based support to countries.
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We found unique breast immune cells in the duct walls – ductal macrophages. They remove dying cells, help remodelling + are key players in cancer.

How did we get from this first sighting to finding their identity and function? Follow this thread!
1/n Discovery of mammary ductal macrophagesTissue-resident ductal macrophages survey the mammary epithelium and facilitate tissue remodelling
The breast contains mammary ducts surrounded by fat, blood vessels, immune + other cells.

We use 3D imaging to investigate the complex relationships b/w these cells to better understand disease.
#microscopy #mammarygland
The ducts form a tree that branches through the breast and blooms and recedes in pregnancy and weaning. These are precancerous mouse ducts, alveoli in lactation and a summary of development in mice.
3/n Precancerous mammary ductsMicroscopic breast alveoli in lactation
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Take a look at the top check-ups for women and make an appointment to see your health care provider if you have something that has been bothering you. If you have any health concerns, it’s always best to discuss these with your healthcare provider first ➡️
1⃣ Elevated blood pressure ⬆️ the risk of heart attack, stroke & kidney disease. All adult women should know their blood pressure. At older ages, and for those with conditions like obesity that put them at increased risk for hypertension, annual screening is recommended.
2⃣ Women who are overweight or obese, are of ethnicity that is at higher risk, or have a family history of diabetes or history of gestational diabetes, need to have their blood glucose checked periodically and get medical advice.
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Thanks to all my colleagues for voting. This is an interesting question in breast oncology, and practice varies quite a bit (As you can see from the poll)
#medtwitter #breastcancer #OncoAlert #chemo #courtingcontroversy

There is interest in getting rid of anthracyclines from adjuvant chemotherapy of breast cancer, due to long-term concerns of heart failure and secondary leukemia. The ABC meta-analysis seemed to concur that taxane+anthracycline (TaxAC) beats 6TC by a small margin
An unplanned subgroup analysis revealed interaction with number of nodes in HR+ patients, with no benefit in HR+ N0 disease.
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It's #WorldCancerDay

DYK: In 2018, over 18 MILLION people around 🌏🌍🌎 had #cancer, and 10 MILLION people died from the disease.

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!
@WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @DrTedros @UN @UN_News_Centre On #WorldCancerDay, WHO outlines steps to save 7 million lives from #cancer over the next ten years

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!

Let's beat cancer!
@WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @DrTedros @UN @UN_News_Centre These are proven interventions to beat #cancer:

🚭controlling tobacco use

💉vaccinating against hepatitis B to prevent liver cancer

💉vaccinating against HPV to eliminate cervical cancer

🩺 screening & treatment

💊access to palliative care
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Live: Opening of the #EB146 with @DrTedros…
@DrTedros "Thank you for your moving tributes to our late friend & colleague, Dr Peter Salama. The expressions of sorrow over the past week & of admiration for everything Pete did & everything he was say it all. We miss Pete now & we will always miss him"-@DrTedros #EB146
@DrTedros @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO "2019 was a very rewarding year, and a very tough year, as we pushed hard to finalize the design phase of transformation, while fighting emergencies, launching new initiatives and striving towards the “triple billion” targets"-@DrTedros at #EB146 #HealthForAll
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Here's my latest* update to my vetted collection of Twitter Disability and Chronic Illness hashtags. Please share it!

Thank you :-) Graffiti background. Foreground in black letters on a  white background to the left reads “Twitter Disability and Chronic Illness Hashtags”<br />
This collection is current as of 01.30.20, previous Twitter update 09.11.19.

There's a PDF version coming up this weekend, to be posted to my Kofi profile. I'll add the link toward the end when it goes up, after the questions, where you can also sign up for email updates.
This version has added

- community suggestions,
- mental health hashtags,
- Medical crowdfunding hashtags,
- and a section for cancer-related hashtags.
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This could not be more wrong. Women campaigned for 25 years to break the taboos around #breastcancer, and ensure it got the funding it needed. We should all learn from this brilliant campaign, and discuss other "embarrassing" cancers as openly.
Embarrassment kills.
So let's kill embarrassment.
Prostate Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Uterine Cancer
Testicular Cancer
Big thanks to everyone naming their "embarrassing" cancers.
Let's start a hashtag for this:
People are literally dying of embarrassment.
Together, we can destroy the taboos that discourage us from seeking diagnoses and treatment.
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So glad to finally 😅 share our #breastcancer fine mapping paper published today in @NatureGenet…
Here come the main highlights 👇🏼
We evaluated in detail 150 known #breastcancer risk regions using genotyped 🧬 data from the #BCAC and #CIMBA
Many researchers 👩🏽‍💻🧑🏼‍🔬👩🏻‍🔬👨🏽‍🔬👨🏾‍💻participated in this study that involved more than 200k subjects!
We defined up to 205 independent risk signals with high confidence, and their most plausible candidate variants. Most variants are located at tissue specific #breastcancer regulatory regions and transcription factor binding sites
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WHO prequalifies first biosimilar medicine - trastuzumab - in a move that could make this expensive, life-saving breast cancer treatment more affordable and available to women globally

@WHOAFRO @pahowho @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe Trastuzumab was included in the WHO Essential Medicines List in 2015 as an essential treatment for about 20% of breast cancers.
It has shown high efficacy in curing early stage #breastcancer and in some cases more advanced forms of the disease
@WHOAFRO @pahowho @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe Like generic medicines, biosimilars can be much less expensive versions of innovator biotherapeutics while keeping the same effectiveness.
They are usually manufactured by other companies once the patent on the original product has expired
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Hospitals can go to hell. Cancer was defeated: Poor #BreastCancer Patient & Herbalist.

I felt an unearthly pain as knife cut through me, I heard myself scream, twisted & stretched, I saw a coffin & was told I died

Pls RT

cc @projectpinkblue @DrJoeAbah @Fmohnigeria
@projectpinkblue @DrJoeAbah @Fmohnigeria @segalink @AishaYesufu @MrFixNigeria @ChidiOdinkalu @HenshawKate @Realomosexy @aproko_doctor @DrZobo @BBCAfrica @PRESIDO_GLORIA This is a compelling story of a young Nigerian Mum who was unemployed and was diagnosed with #BreastCancer, she could not afford cancer treatment & connected to a Herbalist in Jos. Please & please, READ, Retweet and Share. Thousands of lives could be saved. #ChokeCancer
@projectpinkblue @DrJoeAbah @Fmohnigeria @segalink @AishaYesufu @MrFixNigeria @ChidiOdinkalu @HenshawKate @Realomosexy @aproko_doctor @DrZobo @BBCAfrica @PRESIDO_GLORIA MY OTHER STORY( herbalist experience)
November 2018 was not funny. I noticed a small lump was under my skin and it had grown in size. I was worried. After a scan, it was highly suspicious! A local reoccurrence!
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A 34 yr old single lady visited my clinic back in march 2018. She had recently got engaged back then and was planning to get married in the next few months. It was a breast lump that brought her to my clinic. It was clinically a breast cancer, and proven so by imaging and
core Biopsy. I still remember the disbelief on her face and in her eyes. How could it happen to her? She was in the midst of preparations for her big day that she had waited for so long and now this? "But its curable right? Whats the disease stage?" She asked. She then
came back With the results of her CT and bone scan. And it had spread to her lungs, liver and bones. "What stage is it" she asked again. I had finished reading the reports yet I was still looking at them, searching to pick my words carefully. "It has spread beyond
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#BreastCancer impacts 2.1 million women each year, and also causes the greatest number of #cancer-related deaths among women. In 2018, it is estimated that 627,000 women died from breast cancer.
#BreastCancer is increasing particularly in developing countries where the majority of cases are diagnosed in late stages.
Early detection of #cancer greatly increases the chances for successful treatment.
Don't let #BreastCancer stop you!

Take a few steps to reduce the risk of breast #cancer.

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I haven’t talked about my #breastcancer journey much on the twitters but since it’s #breastcancerawareness month, let’s do this.

Warning: Don’t follow me on the basis of this thread w/o checking the profile. I’m liberal AF & I mainly tweet about racism & sexism.
I was 1st diagnosed w #breastcancer in Jul 2014. Went thru dbl mastectomy, chemo, & reconstruction. Was rediagnosed w a local recurrence in Oct 2018.
The 1st dx was hard but not unexpected. My mom was dx 20yrs earlier w a more advanced #breastcancer. For 20 yrs I’d tell drs that and they’d look at me like I had an expiration date stamped on my forehead.
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New Promising #BreastCancer Cure Medicine by Scientists in #Turkey. Did you know: many solid new international #cancer medications are blocked in #USA per #Pharma #Chemotherapy lobby?- - - #Cumhuriyet #cumhuriyetgzt
A few months back I met a couple from #Utah #USA in #Turkey who come here (To Turkey) 4 times a year for #Chemo alternative therapy for the wife’s cancer. They said “even with the airline tickets & hotels it is far better , more effective & far cheaper than in #USA.
Isn’t the time to say “NO” & “Enough” When human lives, health & welfare ... are all sacrificed for Big #Pharma #Lobby & #Pharma profits? Just asking.
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Can bras cause breast cancer?

Unless people experience breast cancer or are close to someone who does, they might not be able to separate myth from fact when it comes to #breastcancer.

So let's talk about the myths, causes and symptoms.

MYTH 1: If I don’t have a family history of breast cancer, I won’t get it.

FACT: Most people diagnosed with breast cancer have no known family history.
Many people think of breast cancer as an inherited disease. But only about 5–10% of breast cancers are believed to be hereditary, meaning they’re caused by abnormal changes (or mutations) in certain genes passed from parent to child.
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Overnight I reached that tipping point of sickness that people with cancer and auto-immune diseases have to be concerned about. Now I am just praying that I won't have to go into hospital, again.
Hoping the NP will be able to circumvent that when she comes. 😭😷🤒
Please get your #FluShot, folks. Herd immunity protects everyone who can't get one.
And if you have had #cancer and chemotherapy and radiation--particularly if you had the latter for #breastcancer--talk to your doctor about getting a pneumonia vaccine in addition to the #FluShot.💉💉💉
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

I wish to update everyone on the role we play in early detection and treatment for women affected by this terrible disease.

#breastcancer #October #breastcancerawareness #Pune #dentist #cancerscreening
As part of my training at the University of Pennsylvania, we were taught the role of regular Oral Cancer Screening to be carried out at each visit.

The mandible is the most common site for metastasis aka secondary spread of Breast Cancer.
As such we contribute both towards primary diagnosis and ruling out recurrence. A simple panoramic xray is generally sufficient in most cases.

If a patient is to undergo Chemotherapy, it becomes very important to eliminate all potential sources of infection.
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@double_whammied Two important points about Cokie Roberts:

First, she was integral to the success of @NPR

Second, news reports do not articulate that Cokie Roberts died from metastatic breast cancer (aka Stage 4). You don't "die of complications from breast cancer") at stages 0-3. @MBCNbuzz…
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Nigerians women diagnosed with HER2+ #breastcancer to receive FREE CANCER DRUGS from ARETTA.
HerceptinSC costs N300k /course & N5.5m for 18courses will be given FREE to woman with EARLY HER2+ BREAST CANCER
Tnx to Prof @folopade
Pls RT @DrJoeAbah @segalink @Omojuwa
@folopade @DrJoeAbah @segalink @Omojuwa @HamzyCODE @seunonigbinde @ChidiOdinkalu @HenshawKate @Andrew007Uk @ProfOsinbajo @DrZobo @aproko_doctor @emeka_nwagboso @conumah Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women and the leading cause of cancer death in Nigeria, with an estimated 26,310 new cases and 11,564 deaths in 2018 said @IARCWHO #ChokeCancer
@folopade @DrJoeAbah @segalink @Omojuwa @HamzyCODE @seunonigbinde @ChidiOdinkalu @HenshawKate @Andrew007Uk @ProfOsinbajo @DrZobo @aproko_doctor @emeka_nwagboso @conumah #breastcancer incidence has been historically low in Nigeria, however, it is increasing now, in comparison to Western countries, more people are diagnosed of #bcancer in Europe & America, but #breastcancer deaths in those countries are lower when compared with Nigeria & in SSA
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Amy Treadway should be VERY ashamed of herself right now.
She used a #MetastaticBC womans' death to promote an organization that FAILED her and the thousands before her. 1/10 #bcsm
Fact: Wendy had a TREATABLE kind of TNBC.
Fact: She found it HERSELF the way many women like her do.
Fact: Wendy was NED before her recurrence to Stage 4
2/10 #bcsm
Amy ignores all of that. She instead focuses on the same crap everyone has heard for over 30yrs yet hasn't moved the needle in the right direction.
3/10 #bcsm
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🎀Another thread about #cancer and a #nodealbrexit🎀
I remember when I was recalled after my mammogram, and told I had #breastcancer
Your whole world stops
Right there.
Your plans, your future, your hopes, your dreams.
Stopped in a heartbeat.
And replaced by cold fear
You go away, and you try to remember what you were told, about the treatment, what will happen, what will happen after wards, and all you struggle to do is get through the next breath ... and the next... because #CANCER is such a BIG word that it is crushing you
And you look into your partner's face, and he (she) is white, and frightened. And you phone your son/daughter, and there is THAT SILENCE for a few seconds before they speak.
That is what #cancer does: it destroys your body, & your family.
None of you walk on the same ground as BC
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