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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.

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#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.

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Don't let #BreastCancer stop you!

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

#BeatNCDs
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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.com.tr/1615243 #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.

#BreastCancerAwarenessMonth
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.
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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

mbcn.org/what-is-metast…
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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
#ChokeCancer
@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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This Mother's Day, breast health advocates’ daughters share how their moms have inspired them.

#MothersDay #MothersDay2019 #BreastCancerAwareness #breastcancer #HealthCare #GEHealth

newsroom.gehealthcare.com/breast-cancer-…
When a mammogram missed Jacquelyn’s breast cancer due to her dense breast tissue, she learned about this technology

#BreastCancerAwareness #breastcancer #mammography #mammogram #technology #HealthCare #GEHealth

newsroom.gehealthcare.com/ultrasound-gav…
A 1,000-square-foot medical clinic in the Andes Mountains is transforming rural healthcare

In the mountains of #Peru, a husband and wife run a #Quechuan-speaking center where patients pay what they can and are never turned away due to a lack of resources

newsroom.gehealthcare.com/medical-clinic…
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In July 1969 the Apollo 11 astronauts conducting several tasks during extravehicular activity (EVA) operations on the surface of the moon. The EVA lasted approximately 2.5 hours with all scientific activities being completed satisfactorily. #OneGiantLeap

#Apollo11 landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

That's #OneSmallStep for [a] man, #OneGiantLeap for mankind.

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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
#brexit
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
#stopbrexit
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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#GE @generalelectric launches #Invenia #ABUS 2.0 in US.

US #breastcancer patients with dense tissue now have another option for detecting the presence of tumors in the form of #GEHealthcare’s Invenia Automated Breast #Ultrasound (ABUS) 2.0.

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This new 3D printer makes objects appear out of nowhere.
Scientists are killing superbugs with #viruses.

#bacteria #antibiotics

weforum.org/agenda/2019/02…
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Clinical trials design for #lobular #breastcancer patients are finally available! Let's look for a moment at the Pitt Neoadjuvant Endocrine therapy trial.
lobularbreastcancer.org/clinical-trial…
#bcsm 1/
In this trial, patients will be treated before surgery for 21 days with tamoxifen, anastrozole, or fulvestrant (all current drugs that target the estrogen receptor).

You might say, it's a short treatment without any new fancy drugs. What's important about this trial? 2/
The key thing about this trial is that it is DESIGNED and POWERED to answer a question specifically for #lobular. Similar trials have been done, both the short- and long-term settings, but trials all had few (if any) ILC, so no strong conclusions for #lobular could be made. 3/
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Tuesday was the prelim. Thursday is the main event.
Right now, I am resting between sprints.
Trying to breathe.
Inhale. Pray. Exhale.

The days and weeks ahead are going to be another life test.
(Pretty sure I learned this lesson already, but, okay, universe.)
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The outpouring of concern and love I have received on here has been so far beyond anything I could have imagined. I feel so supported and strengthened by all these messages--too many for me to respond to all of them, but deeply, deeply appreciated.

Thank you so VERY much.
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There are currently 17M Americans with #cancer.
41% of us will get some form of cancer in our lifetimes.
That's nearly half of us.
Everyone knows someone with cancer.
So we have to be vigilant and we have to take care of ourselves--lower that stress, first and foremost.
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"On substance and knowledge" Melania is "most impressive FLOTUS since Eleanor Roosevelt," says this editor, who seems to know nothing about any First Ladies--especially Jackie Kennedy, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton & Michelle Obama.

Let me unpack/deconstruct this.
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Hallow is chief political writer at Washington Times. He should know better.

While education doesn't necessarily equal erudition, lack of education generally means someone does not have the same lexicon as a person with advanced degrees.

Melania has no verifiable degrees.
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Melania allegedly speaks many languages. We have never heard this. We have heard her heavily accented English.

Conversely, Jackie Kennedy spoke several languages and conversed in them at state dinners.

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A year ago today, I started intensive chemotherapy for #breastcancer, 3 months ago I finished aggressive radiation treatment. It's hard to believe it's been a year. I was in treatment nearly twice as long as anticipated and it was an incredible struggle to keep up w/everything 1/
A struggle which I often feel like I failed at. Running a small business solo is a challenge on a regular day, it becomes an other beast entirely when you're going through cancer treatment. 2/
I currently have 5 full time & 2 part time employees at my bakery @dalypies. I've always prioritized making sure my staff gets paid, even in the leanest of times, even if it meant not paying myself (I'm sure many business owners what that is like) 3/
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She found a breast lump. What should happen next?
Individual’s journey to diagnosis.
Welcome to day 3 of our
#BeatingBreastCancer series.
#BreastCancerAwarenessMonth 💞1/
#thread
Grace was just washing up after exercise class; planning to meet her friends for the party later that night.

As she soaped herself, her mind was busy on other things. #BeatingBreastCancer 💞
#breastcancerawarenessmonth 2/
She rubbed under her right breast and under her armpit.
As she circled the breast again, she felt something. She paused, letting the water rinse off the soap.

And pressed her breast - yes, there it was again.
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#BeatingBreastCancer
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#BreastCancerAwarenessMonth
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Welcome to Day2 of our #BeatingBreastCancer series.
Today - What’s a #Mammogram?
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Simply, it’s an X-Ray of the breasts used to detect changes in the breast that may indicate cancer.
It’s used as a screening method in some countries... 1/#BreastCancerAwarenessMonth 💞
- that means - before a woman develops ANY signs of cancer, the X-Ray can find breast changes suggesting #BreastCancer.
In the UK, it’s given every 3 years after a woman is 50y till she is 70y.
#BreastCancerAwarnessMonth 💞
#BeatingBreastCancer
Nigeria has no formal program.
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There are some other women for whom a #Mammogram is useful for screening outside the age limits and regardless of age, all women are encouraged to continue performing regular self breast examination (BSE) 3/.
#BreastCancerAwarenessMonth 💞#BeatingBreastCancer
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I have been battling a new health crisis since my surgery was postponed June 15.

There is no way to adequately articulate--even as a writer--the breadth of hardship inflicted on sick Americans by the Trump presidency & Trump-led #GOP, like lame-duck @SpeakerRyan.
#healthcare
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The @CDCgov cites 133M as the number of chronically-ill Americans who have #cancer, like I do, or another illness that impedes their daily lives.

The majority of that 40% of the US population still have to work despite often disabling illness because we cannot afford not to.
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I've been writing about #healthcare in America since I was a cub reporter and put on a small story in the mid-80s that turned into a much bigger story: #AIDS.

When you're in your 20s writing about other 20somethings dying, it changes you.

Then I got #breastcancer at 26.
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