• Sharon Gulley

Rally for Results

Today, leaders from the patient and caregiver community, foundations, non-profits, companies, health care providers, and others come together to strategize how we can each act to make progress on the seven pillars of how we know cancer today. The goal is to identify impactful steps to:

(1) Improve cancer screening;

(2) Enhance prevention;

(3) Address inequities;

(4) Target effective treatments to patients;

(5) Develop approaches for deadly and rare cancers, including childhood cancers;

(6) Support patients, survivors, and caregivers; and

(7) Learn more from people living with cancer.


All communities across America are in need of Cancer Awareness Groups/Foundations that educate on the signs. Sisterhermana is one such Foundation that walks the streets door to door every chance they get to help the women and men in the local communities here in Jacksonville, Florida with early detection knowledge and options. They share flyers that educate people about the early signs of cancer, as well as, offer free mammograms they help make available. Breast cancer mortality rates have been declining since 1989, largely due to increases in early detection and advances in medical treatments. The overall 5-year survival rate for breast cancer is 90% and many women survive much longer. Survival rates are even higher if the cancer is detected at an early stage. Rallying for Results in our communities are one of the most powerful ways to educate people in our communities on the growing threat of Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer and more…


What are some of your top recommendations for breast cancer prevention or slowing progression?

There’s not much you can do to control some important breast cancer risk factors, such as age, high breast density, family history, and genes. But there are some things you can do to reduce your risk, including maintaining a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet, and limiting alcohol consumption. Some women at very high risk because of mutations in known breast cancer genes may choose prophylactic mastectomy which can reduce risk. For all women, early detection is the key to preventing death due to breast cancer because treatment is most successful when breast cancer is caught early. Therefore, routine screening with mammograms is the most important thing women can do to reduce their chances of dying from breast cancer.


Coach Sharon G


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