Did you know that every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer? Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant cancer cells form in the tissues of the breast.
1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, with over 246,660 US women diagnosed each year. Approximately 40,000 women will pass away.
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These statistics are scary and heartbreaking, however, there are over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors alive in the US today.
The key could be early detection. Continue reading to learn Signs of Breast Cancer and what factors can increase your risk of developing breast cancer. We also show you how to perform a breast self-examination to detect symptoms at home.
This helpful graphic highlights the importance of getting to know your breasts. This is because 40% of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who have felt a lump. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990 due to increased awareness and early detection.
You too can be aware and know what Signs of Breast Cancer you should be looking for when performing a self-exam.
Remember, if you do notice any lumps and changes in your breast or armpit, book an appointment with your doctor. Don’t panic though, as 8 out of 10 lumps are not cancerous.
Just let your doctor know so further professional testing can be done. This video shows how to check your breasts for lumps.
A Breast Self Examination Video Tutorial
To help with your breast examination, you could try a magnifier device like the Liv Breast Self-Exam Kit. The LIV is a simple, patented, and FDA-cleared medical device that makes clinical and breast self-examinations effortless and more comfortable.
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It’s also crucial that you are regularly checked, particularly if you are at a high risk of developing the disease.
A yearly mammogram is recommended, even to women who appear to be healthy and are not suspected of having breast cancer. It’s to catch breast cancer early,before they develop.
Venture Icon Media created this infographic which summarises the stage of breast cancer. The content is sourced from the book “Personalized Breast Care: Guide to Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Cancer and Reconstruction” which is written by a team of experts.
It’s a complete guide that provides information for all concerned with breast health.
Did you know that around 80% of Women are wearing the wrong size Bra? Click here to find out how to get your size right and ensure a perfect fit every time.
There is even an online Bra Size Calculator to check your measurements.
Maintaining a healthy active lifestyle is crucial to helping you avoid developing serious diseases and health issues.
There are many foods that are linked to breast cancer prevention. Do you know how to make choices that will provide your body with the nutrients it needs to protect yourself from disease?
It is important to know what foods you should add to your diet to reduce your risk of breast cancer. The above chart from Total Health Institute is an excellent place to start.
Adding cruciferous vegetables, beans (legumes), avocados, garlic and tomatoes are just some of the suggestions.
Here’s an awesome list of the best advice that Cancer patients received during their treatment.
It’s important to remember that in this day and age, Cancer is not an automatic death sentence. Positive thinking can go a long way. We love some of these ideas, hand it on to someone that could benefit from it.
Radiation can impact your body in many ways as shown in the infographic above. The good news is that there are lots of other natural alternatives including lifestyle and dietary changes that can have immediate results.
We always recommend that you conduct your own research to achieve a more holistic overview. Do not rely or even accept everything that Doctors say. They are coming from a medical perspective only and our bodies should be approached intuitively.