HEALTH TIPS

The value of a lady’s health

       Breast Cancer

Everyday, one in every eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer. The American Cancer Society reports that it is estimated that 252,710 cases of invasive breast cancer are expected in 2017 alone. It is also estimated that over 63,000 cases of non-invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed as well.
Therefore, it is important to begin getting mammograms and examining ones self even at a young age.

There are also many ways to spot signs of potential breast cancer. It’s important to be aware of your own body. One can detect potential signs of breast cancer by performing self-breast examinations routinely. The five steps of performing a self-breast examination are listed down below:
1. Begin by examining your breasts in the mirror. Pay close attention to their shape, size, and color.
2. Raise your arms and look for the same changes.
3. Pay close attention to the releasement of fluids from your breasts.
4. Next, asses your breasts while lying down. Using a firm hand, take two fingers and place your fingertips flatly onto your breast and begin examining using either circular or vertical motions, looking for lumps or unusual bulges. Repeat this process on the other breast.
5. Finally, asses your breasts while standing up. Many women find it easier to do so in the shower because their skin is slippery, making it easier to move your fingers. Using the same techniques discussed in step four, look for unusual lumps or bulges within the breasts. If any bulging or lumps, redness, soreness, or swelling is present, notify your physician immediately.
It’s important to be aware of our body and perform these tests routinely in order to ensure that potential symptoms are detected and addressed at an early stage.

BE INFORMED

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