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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

ANNUAL POWDERPUFF GAMES

 

The 12th Annual Powderpuff 7 on 7 flag games benefitting Breast Cancer Research will be at Founders park field #3 this Sunday Oct 23th at 2:00 pm.  Soo if you want to get your game on and see if you got what it takes. Come and join the day of competition and fun. There is a $35 donation gets everyone a swag bag, door prize, and winning team get additional prizes. Uniform is any pink shirt...or you have an breast cancer awareness shirt you can wear that as well ..and black bottoms...shorts, pants, etc.

If you want to get your GAME ON be at the field at 2:00 pm so the games start at 2:15.

Ashanti McGrue

Powder Puff Director

Phone: 214-929-5091

What Is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the breast. Cancer starts when cells begin to grow out of control. (To learn more about how cancers start and spread, see What Is Cancer?)

Breast cancer cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. Breast cancer occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get breast cancer, too.

It’s important to understand that most breast lumps are benign and not cancer (malignant). Non-cancerous breast tumors are abnormal growths, but they do not spread outside of the breast. They are not life threatening, but some types of benign breast lumps can increase a woman's risk of getting breast cancer. Any breast lump or change needs to be checked by a health care professional to determine if it is benign or malignant (cancer) and if it might affect your future cancer risk. See Non-cancerous Breast Conditions to learn more.

Where breast cancer starts

Breast cancers can start from different parts of the breast.

  • Most breast cancers begin in the ducts that carry milk to the nipple (ductal cancers)
  • Some start in the glands that make breast milk (lobular cancers)
  • There are also other types of breast cancer that are less common like phyllodes tumor and angiosarcoma
  • A small number of cancers start in other tissues in the breast. These cancers are called sarcomas and lymphomas and are not really thought of as breast cancers.

Although many types of breast cancer can cause a lump in the breast, not all do. See Breast Cancer Signs and Symptoms to learn what you should watch for and report to a health care provider. Many breast cancers are also found on screening mammograms, which can detect cancers at an earlier stage, often before they can be felt, and before symptoms develop.

for more information see link below

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/about/what-is-breast-cancer.html

Many Women Find Their Own Breast Cancer. Here’s How To Check Yourself

 

Molly Longman

Fri, October 30, 2020, 2:11 PM CDT·7 mins read

Three years ago, Allie Brudner was taking a shower when she noticed a lump in her left breast. “I brushed it off,” she remembers. “It was a crazy time in my life. I was getting married in just a few weeks.” She’d just gone to her OB/GYN for a well woman exam a few weeks prior, and had gotten a clean bill of health. She was only 28. She put it out of her mind, and focused on her wedding.

But a few weeks after the ceremony, she noticed the lump sometimes felt tender, and seemed a bit bigger. She showed a friend who was in the medical field and a few family members. “I asked them, ‘This is nothing, right?’” Brudner remembers. But they all got the same worried look on their faces, and advised her to get it checked again. So she pushed her OB/GYN to do more testing. She ended up having stage two, triple negative breast cancer.

Brudner, who went on to co-found The Breasties, a breast and reproductive cancer nonprofit, is now in remission. Stories like hers underscore the importance of being familiar with your own breast tissue. Approximately 40 percent of diagnosed breast cancers are found by people who felt a lump, Johns Hopkins Medicine reports. And when you know what your chest feels like, you’re more likely to notice changes that could indicate an issue like cancer.

The recommendations about when and how to check your chest, however, have changed in recent years. We asked doctors for the most updated information.

Are breast self-exams still recommended?

The answer is complicated. Some doctors and organizations — including The American College Of Obstetrics And Gynecology and American Cancer Society — have shifted away from pushing everyone to do monthly self-exams. Now the goal is generally to promote “breast self-awareness,” explains Sandhya Pruthi, MD, a breast health specialist and a consultant at Mayo Clinic’s breast diagnostic clinic.

The difference between a self-exam and self-awareness is that the latter is more informal. Dr. Pruthi, for instance, encourages people to feel their breasts and chests regularly, while they get dressed or shower, rather than trying to adhere to a strict schedule.

 

Nina Garcia Speaks About Her Own Experiences As Breast Cancer Awareness Month Ambassador

ladies time to get your game on