Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure
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The OPT Network is a proud sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The 5k run/walk helps raise funds to provide life-saving breast cancer support to thousands of women in Central Louisiana. One hundred percent of the net proceeds will help fund Komen's promise to end breast cancer forever. Seventy-five percent of the proceeds will stay here is the seven parishes of Central Louisiana to fund breast health education, screening and treatment. The remaining twenty-five percent is earmarked for national research.
KNOW THE FACTS...
Information source --komen.org
The causes of breast cancer are not fully known. However, researchers have identified a number of factors that increase one’s chances of getting breast cancer. These are called risk factors. Risk factors do not cause breast cancer, but can increase the chances of getting breast cancer. Some women have many risk factors, but never get breast cancer. And, some women have no risk factors aside
from being a woman and getting older, and still get the disease. Talk to your health care provider about your personal risk.
There are some risk factors you can control, and others you cannot. Even if you do not have any of these risk factors, you can still develop breast cancer. (Source Komen.org)
Due to the increased use of mammography, most women in the United States are diagnosed at an early stage of breast cancer, before symptoms appear. However, not all breast cancers are found through mammography. The most common symptoms of breast cancer are a change in the look or feel of the breast, a change in the look or feel of the nipple and nipple discharge.
More About Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is a type of cancer where cells in the breast tissue divide and grow without normal control. Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S. Breast cancer knows no boundaries - be it age, gender, socio-economic status or geographic location. But there is hope. Thanks to heightened awareness, early detection, improved treatment methods and increased access to breast health services, people have a greater chance of survival than ever before.
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David and Carlette attend Sylvia's Pink Party For the Cure
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Dr. Sheri Phillps, Spokesperson for Komen 3- Day for the Cure