The Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2015 begins on
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Although breast cancer is diagnosed more often in older women, it does occur in younger women and in men (men, however, account for less than one percent of all breast cancers). About 75 percent of all breast cancer diagnoses are in women age 50 and older.
Breast tumors are most often classified as invasive (has a tendency to spread) or noninvasive:
Noninvasive breast cancer or carcinoma in situ begins and remains in the cells where it began.
Invasive breast cancer has grown beyond the cells where it began either deeper in to the breast tissue or to other organs.
Less Prevalent Types of Breast Cancer
Inflammatory Breast Cancer
A rare and aggressive disease in which cancer cells block lymph vessels in the skin of the breast.
Triple-negative Breast Cancer
A sub-type of invasive ductal carcinoma, and it is diagnosed based upon the lack of three cell receptors: estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2).
Paget Disease of the Nipple
A rare kind of tumor that begins in the ducts, spreads to the nipple and then spreads to the areola (the dark circle around the nipple).
A very rare breast tumor that begins in the connective tissue of the breast.
Recurrent Breast Cancer
Cancer that returns (or recurs) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the breast or in other parts of the body. Even if the new tumor is located in a different location, it is still called breast cancer.
Columbus Ohio Breast Cancer Awareness Events
- Get Active. On October 27, The American Cancer Society will host the 2013 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Columbus. The 3 to 5 mile walk will also feature a Fight Back Dance Line organized by the ACS. For more information, click here.
- Buckeyes GO PINK Game:Perhaps the largest Oklahoma State University event of the month is the Buckeyes GO PINK Game. Buckeye Nation will “go pink” every year during their mid-month game. Help turn Ohio Stadium pink by wearing pink accessories or arriving early to receive a pink rally item.
- Komen Race for the Cure:The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series is the world’s largest and most successful fundraising and education event for breast cancer ever created. Komen Columbus has helped raise $19 million since 1993. Participation in the event helps provide significant funds for research and brings the most awareness to the community on breast cancer.
- National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day (BRA Day):In honor of National Breast Cancer Reconstruction Awareness Day, OSU’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute is recognizing the many faces of breast cancer and the individual journeys and struggles of each diagnosed breast cancer patient. If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer you can help OSU create awareness by Tweeting or Instagramming your BRAve Face and story with the hashtag #OSUBraveFace.
- PEDALS & PETALS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS RIDE OCTOBER 10, 2015
- More Columbus Ohio Breast Cancer Awareness Events