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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Saturday (Oct. 27), with all proceeds going to help local residents get to the many medical appointments required for fighting cancer. Siân Gwenllian said: "Breast cancer is still the most common form of cancer in the UK". It's estimated about 24% of patients with metastatic breast cancer will be alive 5 years after diagnosis, according to the American Cancer Society.

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Thousands march to raise money, bring awareness to breast cancer

The study was also presented at the European Society of Medical Oncology 2018 Congress. To help women take control of their health and continue the positive trend in survival rates, DHEC offers free breast cancer and cervical cancer screenings to qualified women through its Best Chance Network (BCN) program.

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Six patients dead after New Jersey virus outbreak

New Jersey health officials said that the outbreak at the Wanaque Center was caused by a particular strain called adenovirus 7. The department visited the facility Sunday and only found " minor " hand-washing deficiencies. Some strains can also be spread through water that an infected person has been in or through stool, the CDC says . The state's health department said Tuesday (October 24) a further 12 patients remain sick.

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Trust Hospital Extends Breast Cancer Campaign To Various Areas

Last year, the event helped raise $300,000 for the American Cancer Society. The Women's Only race isn't the only way to support the women of our community, your donations can directly affect the lives of many all year long. Despite this, in 2016/17, screening uptake fell to its lowest level in a decade at just 71.1%. The screening at Mississauga Hospital runs all week.

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Cook County Health Encourages Residents to Get a Flu Shot

Dr McBride said nearly a third of those who could have taken the jab a year ago did not do so. "What they do is really vital and the current study is a world leading piece of research", Slim said. Community Pharmacy Scotland has said many private pharmacies have run out of the standard flu vaccine for people aged 65 to 74, and would not have fresh stock for at least another month.

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Rare mystery illness hits three Georgia kids this year

The surge has baffled health officials, who on Tuesday announced a change in the way the agency is counting cases. Parents should contact their health care provider as soon as possible if they see any symptom of AFM in their child - for example, if their child is not using his arm.