According to the American Cancer Society, in the present year in the United States there have been 40,170 deaths due to breast cancer. Uniting in the quest to fight breast cancer is advantageous to your health and to the health of your loved ones. Educating the women you know about fighting breast cancer can be the best form of attack against it. This article will provide you with some advice on fighting breast cancer.
Educating yourself on the importance of mammograms and yearly checkups is extremely important when fighting cancer. Be aware that being a woman and growing older are two of the factors that are involved when developing breast cancer. Know your family history as well. Has anyone in your family ever had breast cancer? If there have been cases of breast cancer in your family, make your Dr. aware of it. You might need to start mammograms earlier than age 40, the recommended age for mammograms.
Early detection is the best way to deal with breast cancer. Be aware of any changes in your breast and report them to your Dr. Perform breast self exams monthly to make sure your breasts are fine.
Maintaining a healthy weight and engaging in being physically active can lower your chances of developing breast cancer.
Encourage women around you to do the same. If you are unaware of how to do a self-exam, ask your Dr. to provide you with some guidance.
When performing a self-exam, check for lumps, thickening of the breasts, or pain you had not felt before. Make sure to know what your breasts look like, so you might want to perform your self-exams in front of the mirror. You should perform the self-exam when you’re lying down and standing up. Massage your breasts with your fingers in a circular pattern and apply plenty of pressure to feel any uncommon bumps or lumps. Make sure to do this two both of your breasts.
To help find a cure for breast cancer you can join the army of women in their quest to find the cure.
Written by dazedaze
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