Breast cancer awareness comes to Expo

Curing 100% of breast tumors is the goal

(ANSA) - Milan, October 2 - The Italian League Against Cancer (LILT) was at Expo's Cascina Triulza Civil Society pavilion on Friday to promote the fight against breast cancer during the group's national Pink Ribbon day.
    "Nowadays we're able to cure 85% of (patients), but we could get to 98%," said Francesco Schittulli, national LILT president.
    This would entail using advanced imaging technology, and making sure every woman over 40 had a breast exam, ultrasound, mammogram and MRI, he said.
    "Diagnosing a tumor when it's still very small allows us to win the battle, and we're aiming at getting to a 100% cure rate," he said.
    Italian model Anna Falchi and TV host Emanuela Foliero were on hand as spokeswomen for the day's schedule of events, parades and debates, all of which will focus on breast cancer prevention as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


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