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  • 1. Mission Statement: quot;The Silicon Valley Cancer Foundation is established for the purpose of cancer research and providing education about cancer. We provide information about solutions that are now available for cancer, as well as information about cancer prevention, and we work to help decrease the growing epidemic of cancer in the United States.quot; Our Foundation provides general information about cancer, its incidence according to gender, type of cancer, information about cancer prevention, and any known causes. Our team is working on ways to find cancer early or precancerous conditions. Our goal is to do further research to prevent precancerous states from turning into cancer, such as breast cancer. We are also supporting new advanced cancer treatments for breast cancer, and can also provide information about where cancer is being treated. One of our cancer prevention and healing programs includes information about health. We are very concerned about foods that heal and foods that harm, and especially information about nutrition and cancer. We will provide this information through the internet, presentations to schools in different communities, newsletters and other resources. We will also pass out information in the form of brochures or literature about cancer, health, and preventative health measures. In certain locations, we will ask for donations for these services. In schools, this service will be provided at no charge. The Board of Directors and the Advisory Board of the Silicon Valley Cancer Foundation are helping to make a difference with cancer awareness and support for new research for non harmful diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Our Foundation has a team of experts and publicly known figures to help in this endeavor. We all have had loved ones and friends who have been affected by cancer. All Rights Reserved, Silicon Valley Cancer Foundation, copyright © 2008 contact: info@SiliconValleyCancerFoundation.org
  • 2. Silicon Valley Cancer Foundation Programs Breast Wellness and Breast Cancer Program The Silicon Valley Cancer Foundation strives to provide information, conduct research, and assist women with health concerns. Our special interest is early breast cancer recognition, and research for therapy, and breast cancer prevention. EARLY BREAST CANCER RECOGNITION IS NEEDED. There is clear evidence that breast cancer has two large subgroups based on age. In younger patients the disease is more aggressive and difficult to treat. The mortality in this group is significantly higher than in the older age group. Early detection is still key for improving survival, but unfortunately early diagnosis is most difficult for those under 50 years of age. THE HIGHEST DEATH RATE OF BREAST CANCER OCCURS IN YOUNG WOMEN. This is due to the higher incidence of the more aggressive cancers. Younger women tend to have denser tissue because their bodies are still producing lots of hormones which stimulate breast tissue growth. In this dense breast group, mammograms used for breast cancer diagnosis are only 50% sensitive to cancer. With newer digital mammography, which is not used very much except in a few diagnostic centers, the sensitivity only reaches up to 70%. This means that one third to one half of all women will fail to have their breast cancer diagnosed early using traditional approaches. Because so many women have dense breasts, cancer is hard to find. These are some of the reasons that death rates from breast cancer have changed very little over the past decades, while the incidence of breast cancer increases every year worldwide. The Halo Breast Test is the only non-invasive available screening test of its kind that is non invasive. For more information, please go to www.BreastTest.org. All Rights Reserved, Silicon Valley Cancer Foundation, copyright © 2008 contact: info@SiliconValleyCancerFoundation.org