breast-cancer-awareness

Breast cancer is a terrible disease with 1 out of 8 women getting diagnosed with breast cancer.(about 13%). The first case of breast cancer was dated in 3000-2500 B.C.E , with revival in the Renaissance era with doctors starting to explore the human body and John Hunter, one of the doctors, made the observation that lymph was a cause of breast cancer. Moving forward to 1937, doctors started to use radiation therapy to help treat breast cancer. In 1978, tamoxifen was approved by the FDA as the first new class drug to treat breast cancer.  In 1995, scientists cloned breast cancer suppressors genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, which predicts breast cancer head on. In 2020, Trodelvy was approved by the FDA, treating triple-negative breast cancer. Now you may think, “how can I help with this.” Well there are many different organizations that you can donate to in order to help fight breast cancer, and even some fundraisers that schools do to help fight breast cancer. Breast Cancer is terribly affecting our friends, family, and coworkers. Lacie Hogan, a member of the Giltner community , has been affected by breast cancer. The type she has is Invasive Ductal Carcinoma 1B. Her final chemo treatment is on Thursday October 28, but she will still be on hormone treatment after her chemo treatment.  It is important though to go to your regular appointments and have check ups for any cancer because detecting it early is the best way to get rid of it.  For the pink day we raised $334 for breast cancer awareness.