It is a very important time of the year so that women in our families, work, community, and society acknowledge and support those suffering from breast cancer.
With almost 60,000 cases discovered each year, Breast cancer is most common in women. And while it’s getting better and better and the death rate has been going down in recent years, it’s important to get it detected in a timely manner.
Which women are affected by breast cancer?
Almost every ninth woman will develop breast cancer in the course of her life. Although the screening campaign is mostly aimed at women aged 50 to 74, as 75% of cases are reported after 50 years of age. But it’s important to know that less than 10% of breast cancer cases affect those under 40. Breast cancer, therefore, affects all women.
What are the risk factors?
On the one hand, there are the so-called “non-modifiable” factors. Namely: family history of breast cancer, age, genetic mutations (BRCA1, BRCA2 …), high breast density, late menopause (after 55), first menstruation before the age of 12.
On the other hand, there are the factors that we can influence and which are referred to as “modifiable factors”: alcohol consumption, obesity, lack of exercise, late pregnancy (over 30 years). These indicators can explain the incidence of breast cancer in women who, even if they fail to identify themselves in these risk factors, still need to be made aware of the importance of screening.
How is breast cancer screened for?
To significantly increase the chance of recovery, breast cancer should be diagnosed as early as possible. Hence the need for regular screening. This includes a consultation with your doctor and your gynecologist. The latter must also be seen at least once a year for an inspection visit. If in doubt after palpation of the breasts, this specialist will prescribe the examinations to be carried out in order to make a quick diagnosis.
A Mammography every two years is also strongly recommended for people aged 50 and over. For this reason, a national screening program is providing free access to chest x-rays for all women ages 50 to 74.
Another way to periodically check whether or not there is an abnormality: Self-palpation. Every month after menstruating, it is advisable to touch her breasts. Don’t you know how to do it? For more information access the website Breast Cancer UK by clicking the following link https://lnkd.in/dyV89P6
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