Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

New Breast Cancer Testing To Reduce Mastectomies

New Breast Cancer Testing To Reduce Mastectomies

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month events begin, including the annual pink out on the 100 Block and businesses across Council Bluffs, it's good to know the continued fight against the disease has some victories.

The actress along with Dharini, who fought breast cancer affecting both breasts at a young age of 24, flagged off the run in which about 3,000 people from various walks of life participated. "Free mammograms and pap smears are available for women that are age 35 and older, but they must meet income guidelines", Elliot added. Mammography is a specific medical imaging, it uses a low-dose x-ray system to see inside the breasts.

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In addition to the Methylobacterium finding, cancer patients' urine samples were found to have increased levels of gram-positive bacteria such as Staphylococcus and Actinomyces. "So do your self exams (but also) get a mammogram". After skin cancer, it's the most common cancer in women. 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. They discovered that healthy breast tissue contains more of the bacterial species Methylobacterium.

"Men also need to remain aware as cancers are genetic", said Dr Neupane. Anyone with the lump/s in the armpit, skin, wound or bleeding from nipples is strongly advised to visit the nearby doctors for the detection of their cancers in an early stage. Surgery, hair loss, radiation, chemotherapy and medication can all take its toll. All treatments are individualized for what that particular patient needs. Since our program began, we have helped numerous women get screened for cancer in this region. 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.

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