Breast cancer is is the second most common cancer in women, according to the National Cancer Institute. It can occur in men, too, but that is more rare. Each year, there are about 100 times more new cases of breast cancer in women than in men. How do you know if you are at risk and how can you prevent it from happening to you? It is important to know what this cancer is and how to treat it, prevent it or know the risk factors for developing it. What is breast cancer? It is not just one disease, but a group of diseases that occur when cells in the breast divide and grow without their normal control, according to the Susan G. Komen organization. These malignant tumors can spread to other parts of the body through the lymph system or bloodstream. Susan G. Komen has become a global movement devoted to stopping breast cancer. To date, more than $2.6 billion has been invested in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 60 countries. These efforts have helped to reduce deaths from breast cancer by 38 percent between 1989 and 2014, and they won’t stop until the organization’s promise is fulfilled. What causes breast cancer still is unknown, which makes it hard to prevent. What is known is that if is found early, the chances of survival...Read More
Day: July 12, 2017
The City Commission of Arkansas City voted unanimously July 11 to authorize the issuance of taxable Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs) for KanPak LLC. The bonds would be used to finance the acquisition, construction and equipping of a new 200,000-square-foot distribution facility, to be located in Goff Industrial Park. The bonds cannot exceed the amount of $17.5 million. The city will assume no financial risk for the project, only KanPak and its construction companies. “(We’re) ready to have shovels in the ground as soon as possible,” said Shane Solberg, KanPak general manager. KanPak has plans to build the new warehouse, from which its products can be picked up by customers and distributed nationwide, to help to alleviate space shortages at the current facility in south Arkansas City. “If you look at our facility now … we’re landlocked,” Solberg said. In the first year, the new facility will provide an additional 20 jobs in Ark City. About 12 employees also will be moved from the current plant to the new building. The cost-benefit analysis presented to the commissioners shows that there will be a net benefit to the city within the first 10 years, during which there will be an exemption from property taxes and any sales taxes incurred by the facility. Similar benefits are estimated for the county, school district and state. After the 10-year abatement is up, the net benefit...Read More
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