Breast Cancer: Be Aware. Spread Awareness

Breast Cancer: Be Aware. Spread Awareness

October 21, 2010 at 09:10am
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. Unfortunately, it is also the principle cause of death from cancer among women globally — around the world, more than 1 million people annually are diagnosed with breast cancer. Early detection is key to increasing the chances of surviving this disease.

Did you know that this month is Breast Cancer Awareness month all over the world? In fact, it is a great opportunity to spread the word to your family and friends that early detection can increase survival rates. So please, go get yourself checked – if you haven’t already done so within this past year. Make an appointment at your clinic today.

As it has been perceived, talking about breast cancer in the Middle East has more often than not, been a taboo. With more and more awareness spread through the media, healthcare institutions, universities, ‘awareness walks’, etc, this has been changing. Last year, GE Healthcare created a digital wall, Breast Cancer Emotion. This online platform enables people around the globe to personally share their insights and experiences, as well as disease information and events.

So what is being done to address this health challenge? GE Healthcare invests US$1 billion annually in global research and development to bring to market innovative tools that can potentially help healthcare professionals diagnose disease at an early stage – which ultimately benefits the patient. GE has spent 13 years and more than $100 million developing the full-field digital mammography technology, GE Healthcare Senographe® systems.

Historically in 1999, GE Healthcare pioneered the world’s first digital mammography system. Today, not all breast cancer is seen with mammography, and GE is working on further research and new technologies to detect breast cancer.
Help to spread the word of early detection and awareness around this prevalent disease.

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