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The report uncovered a number of issues that need to be addressed in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

Pink Link is a 5th annual free mammogram event for uninsured and under-insured people that is being held on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017. Bhaktapur-based cancer hospital has been treating 12 men suffering from breast cancer at the moment. Mammograms will be taken and read on that day, meaning that you will get your results the same day. It is critical that progress is made across these areas, particularly as the number of those living with and beyond breast cancer is expected to rise.

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About 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her life. Ram said that more than 60 per cent of breast cancers in India present in the advanced stages and hence death rate from breast cancer is also very high. Dr Vineeta Goel, associate director and head radiation oncology said that it is extremely important to raise awareness about avoidable cancer risks and the importance of early detection.

Average women should begin screening at age 45. Depending on the group, most advise "breast self-awareness" - know what your breast tissue feels like. Breast cancer accounts for nearly 27 % of all cancers in females in India, and if we do not work on creating awareness and early detection, the figure could become worse.

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Treatments may include a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, targeted antibody therapy, radiation and hormonal therapy. "If more than one effective treatment exists, then patients should look for the treatment option that has the least impact on employment or whatever is most relevant to her". Being able to narrow down a woman's individual risk will mean they are better informed about whether to have a mastectomy or not, researchers said. Since our program began, we have helped numerous women get screened for cancer in this region.

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