Now the American Cancer Society professor in the departments of medicine and genome sciences at the University of Washington, King has a straightforward explanation for focusing on breast cancer: she described the disease as one of the easiest cancers to diagnose and a common cause of death. Previously this information was available by request to the Breast Screening Program.
"They're offering T-shirts, and funds will be split between breast cancer research and the cheer and pom squads", said David Bookout, TMS principal.
"Most people have had someone who they know of who have been affected by breast cancer and it doesn't matter whether they give 10c, $10 or $100, it all adds up and it all makes a difference".
In Tauranga, 120 people were referred to the Breast Cancer Support Service previous year.
Mammography is the best overall breast cancer screening test for women who are not showing symptoms.
"Breast cancer is still the most common form of cancer in the United Kingdom", said Mr Ramsay.
Sheriff Rand Henderson responds, "This is our way of honoring those who have passed from breast cancer and to show our support to those who are bravely battling breast cancer".
It is also recommended that women regularly self-examine their breasts. This is in comparison to women with more fat seen on mammogram or fatty breasts.
Breast MRI is an imaging technology that uses radio waves and strong magnets to make detailed cross-sectional pictures of the inside of the breast. But now women that are aged between 31 and 40 and between 20 and 30-years-old are rising. Breast cancer can occur in women with all levels of density. Young women more often have dense breasts.
Some high-risk patients, for example, would rather get screened every six months than do preventative surgery.
In addition, women between ages 35-39 can request a baseline mammogram, but must have a payment source. The review report made three key recommendations, all of which are being implemented.
Being diagnosed with breast cancer can be a life-changing event, but it doesn't necessarily have to change your entire life. There are also parent-teacher conferences that evening from 4-7 p.m. - and those will continue on Friday morning - but parents can come by Thursday for both if they want.
Dr Nsiah-Asare said late presentation of breast cancer cases was due to low awareness and unavailable mass screening programmes; non-accessibility of specialised treatment centres, and socio-cultural beliefs even among the elite, including women and females in the health profession.