Late marriages, delayed or no pregnancy and stressful careers are some of the reasons medical experts cite for the rise of breast cancer cases among well-to-do educated Mumbai women. The analysis was a part of a discussion at a conference on breast cancer held at Tata Memorial Hospital on Sunday morning. Quoting statistics complied on the basis of data coming in from the Indian Council of Medical Research, Dr Sudeep Gupta, associate professor of Medical Oncology at Tata Memorial Centre TMC , said that in Mumbai, 27 new cases of breast cancer are registered per 1 lakh woman every year. Gupta added that in urban woman, the prominent reasons for the disease were —women having their first child at an older age, having a less number of children and a noticeable drop in breast feeding frequency and duration due to the busy schedules of working mothers. Other factors affecting the rise of breast cancer cases were early beginning of menstrual cycles in young girls, delayed menopause in middle-aged women, hormonal replacement therapies and obesity. Trends for the disease however differ in the women coming from low socio-economic backgrounds.
World's first Breast Film Fest in Toronto - entertainment - Hindustan Times
Thirty years ago, in an issue of The Lancet medical research journal, the results of a year study by researchers at Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley were published on the effects of group therapy for patients with metastatic breast cancer in terms of their survival rates. They found that those patients who were involved in weekly group therapy lived significantly longer, by an average of nearly 18 months. The centerpiece of However Long , a new documentary directed by Jenny Mackenzie, is a monthly support group for women with metastatic breast cancer at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, led by Lisa Gauchay, a social worker who lost her mother to cancer. An understated yet powerful exploration of learning how to communicate with loved ones who are suffering with metastatic cancer and their growing sense of estrangement from a once-familiar world, the film will be screened in a free, public program Oct. Mackenzie will participate in a talkback, following the screening. Of the four patients featured in However Long , only one Amanda is still alive but the disease also has spread into her brain, a frequent occurrence for patients with metastatic breast cancer.
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Toronto will add yet another film festival to its name this year when it holds the world's first Breast Fest Film Festival in November in support of breast cancer. Mooted by the city-based Rethink Breast Cancer, a self-described bold new charity committed to beating cancer, the festival will showcase short films, documentaries, animation and dramatic features to highlight breast cancer and breast health. From documentaries to dramas to comedies, the festival will profile films that span the emotional spectrum of breast cancer, the organizers said in a statement. DeCoteau, executive director of Rethink Breast Cancer.