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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS PART 2

BREAST CANCER

 

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS PART 2

 

DIAGNOSIS OF BREAST CANCER

     Diagnosis of breast cancer to ensure its symptoms are truly caused by cancer or just a benign breast condition is very necessary. To do this, your doctor would have to do a thorough physical breast exam in addition to a few diagnostic tests, some of which include

     Mammogram (Breast X-ray)

     A breast ultrasound

     A biopsy is the extraction of tissue samples from the breast to test for cancer cells.

 

 

CAUSES OF CANCER

Researchers have been unable to pin point one clear obvious cause of breast cancer and have concluded that it is likely that breast cancer is caused by a complex interaction of multiple factors such as

     Genetics or inherited risks

     Age

     Gender

     Raisin exposure

     Obesity

     Drinking alcohol

     Hormone therapy

     Early mensuration

And many others.

 

TREATMENT OF BREAST CANCER

Your type of breast cancer, the stage it is in, the size of the tumor all play a part in the kind of treatment you will need. There are various types of treatment for cancer

     Surgery: Several types of surgeries can be used to recover breast cancer, the most common types are mastectomy and lumpectomy.

     Radiation therapy: This involves using high powered beams of radiation to target and kill the cancer cells.

     Chemotherapy: This is the use of drug treatments to destroy cancer cells.it is most often combined with other treatments, especially surgery.

 

 

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS AND PREVENTION

Making changes in your daily life may help reduce the risk of Breast cancer.

     Talk to your doctor and discuss breast cancer screening. Take that beat cancer screening tests at least twice a month, so that any underlying problems can be detected on time.

     Become familiar with your breasts by performing regular weekly or monthly self-examinations so that any outward changes to your breast can be noticed immediately.

     Abstain from drinking alcohol and if you feel you cannot stop, limit the amount of alcohol you consume on a daily basis.

     Exercise at least six days a week for a minimum of 30 minutes each day. If you haven’t been exercising before, ask your doctor for advice on how to start.

     Maintain a healthy body weight

     Choose a healthy balanced diet high in fruits and legumes.

 

Breast cancer is a deadly disease and hundreds of women die yearly from lack of awareness of breast cancer and it’s risk factors, so let’s make an effort to enlighten the women in our lives and even the men to the risk of breast cancer. Breast cancer awareness month is celebrated in October each year but please check your breast weekly and if you can daily. Stay safe, check your breasts.

 

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