As medicine has been devoting itself to detecting a cure for breast cancer for a long time, with every new revolutionary discovery, fewer women are in danger for their life due to this malignant disease.However, breast cancer is still in the forefront for women of fatal malignancies, so the number of patients has risen to a million women per year.
The only way to recover in case of breast cancer is its early detection. If it is recognized at the initial stage, complete recovery is almost certain. In order to diagnose certain abnormalities in the breast, regular self-examinations should be performed.
01) Self-examination is done once a month
Numbness and thickening are common because the breasts are sensitive to hormonal changes and sometimes they withdraw by themselves. But in case you experience something unusual, do not leave things to the case.There is no doubt that breast pain most commonly occurs before menstruation and are associated with hormonal changes. Sometimes women feel pain that is not related to the cycle, but it is not revealed why this occurs. Some people think that they are associated with hormonal or immunological changes.
After consulting your doctor and finding that pain is not caused by the disease, you can help by choosing foods that will bring less estrogen into your body and throw out dairy products. Breast tissue is sensitive to foods rich in fats and carbohydrates, and cows are given high amounts of hormones and antibiotics that later remain in dairy products. Breast cancer is associated with a high level of fat in the diet and a low level of certain nutrients over a longer period of time.
Self-diagnosis is best done once a month, a week after the end of the cycle when the breasts are the least sensitive and least painful. If you notice a lump, do not hesitate. Immediately contact a doctor who will direct you to ultrasound scanning (if you are younger than 40) or mammography (for over 40 years). If the finding of mammography shows a worrying sign, follow-up is biopsy, tissue analysis, which reliably determines whether it is malignant. After the biopsy, nearly 80 percent of lumps appear to be benign.
02) Risk factors
The real cause of breast cancer is unknown, but there are factors that increase the likelihood of illness.
– Obesity significantly affects the risk of illness, especially in the age of 50 years
– Smoking, but not only actively, but also passive smoking
– Excessive alcohol consumption
– The existence of breast cancer in the family
– Onset of menopause
– Early onset of the first period
– Hormonal replacement therapy
If you discover yourself some of these factors, there is no reason to worry. Research has shown that 80 percent of women with multiple risk factors do not suffer from cancer. Regardless of this, it is advisable in any case to minimize the risks to the minimum. Some of them cannot be minimized, but some must necessarily have to be.
03) Myths about breast cancer
The main prevention of this disease is accurate information. Always ask your doctor everything that interests you, because there is no stupid question when it comes to your health. The most common misconceptions women make about breast cancer are:
– It can be prevented
Incorrect, because it is not known what causes it. Early detection and proper treatment is the only way to successfully cope with it.
– Only women with known risk factors are suffering from breast cancer
About 70 percent of affected women did not have any risk factors. All women are exposed to this danger, and the risk increases over the years.
– Treatment can be more fatal than the disease itself
Chemotherapy, radiation and hormonal therapy significantly increase the number of survivors. And with the discovery of advanced drugs, many adverse side effects decrease, or even completely disappear.
04) Prevention does not recognize excuses
Numerous worries about daily life and a lack of time are excuses with which we justify self-neglecting ourselves. But only and exclusively with the prevention, women can protect themselves from this malignant disease.
Therefore, surely if you are younger than 40, take a self-examination once a month, and a clinical examination and ultrasound once a year. If you are over the age of 40 with self-diagnosis, mammography is required once a year and after fifty every two years. If necessary, remind yourself of a note in a diary or cell phone that can literally save your life.