Over the past 30 years, breast cancer rates have increased by nearly 20 percent in the United States though more recent years have begun to see small declines. During this time, the number of synthetic chemicals in the environment has also increased. These trends have caused many to question whether the increasingly polluted environment is contributing to increased breast cancer rates. Although research in this area is growing and scientists are beginning to learn more about the role of environmental chemicals and breast cancer, there are few studies confirming the effects of chemicals in the environment on breast cancer risk. Understanding the links between environmental pollutants and breast cancer is critical, as it may help prevent the disease in some people.
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More research is needed to know whether these tools may play a role in breast cancer screening for all women or certain groups of women at higher than average risk. Molecular breast imaging also called nuclear medicine breast imaging uses a short-term radioactive agent called a tracer. The tracer is given by vein through an IV and is absorbed into tissues, including the breast. Breast cancer cells appear to absorb more of the tracer than healthy cells absorb. The cancer cells can then be imaged with a special camera.
We love to celebrate them," Abbi Lee, Susan G. Komen Oklahoma CEO, said. Hoping to help even more people across the state, Komen Tulsa and Komen Central and Western Oklahoma merged at the beginning of the year to form Komen Oklahoma. Since the national organization began in , Susan G.