Breast Cancer: Self Examination
People from all over the world show their support for those impacted by breast cancer every October.
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes. Research, surgical methods, and clinical trial advancements have given women many more options today. With early detection, the chances of a woman surviving are higher. Women should routinely check their breasts to give their "girls" a fighting chance, particularly throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October 2019.
Recognize the symptoms and signs:
- Touch, look, and check - more than one-third of women fail to check their breasts.
- Educate yourself on secondary breast cancer - A great deal of secondary breast cancer patients encounter missed diagnoses.
- Increase awareness of breast cancer in men - Although it's uncommon, men can also develop the disease.
We are aware that it might be challenging to discuss breast cancer openly. We are here to support you through whatever you're facing because of this.
OCTOBER IS THE PINKEST MONTH FOR THESE FIVE REASONS.
- Breast cancer doesn't care who you are
- Breast cancer can confound researcher
- Breast cancer treatment paved the way
- It also affects men
- The nuns' sickness is breast cancer - Breast cancer was once referred to as "the nuns' sickness" because it appeared to affect more nuns than women in general.
Why should I do breast self-examination?
You can find changes that could be symptoms of infection or breast cancer by performing monthly breast self-exams (such as breast lumps or spots that feel different). Survival rates for breast cancer are significantly increased by early detection.
Examining oneself is crucial for breast health. However, they shouldn't take the place of the examinations and screening tests (like mammograms) advised by doctors. You ought to continue visiting your gynecologists' and/or primary care physician frequently.
OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Self-care is encouraged by awareness. Men and women should both be reminded that screening for the disease should be a regular component of self-care during breast cancer awareness month. If this is your first time performing a self-exam, ask your doctor or nurse practitioner to guide you through the process. Check your breast for any dimpling, redness, scaliness, discharge from the nipple, or other changes.
Breast cancer can take many distinct forms. The stage and kind of cancer, the patient's age and general health at the time of diagnosis, as well as the patient's personal and family history, all affect the treatment options. After receiving a diagnosis, a patient should speak with their family to select a doctor who can discuss various forms of treatment, such as surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and radiation.