Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers found amongst women all around the world. Thankfully, the organ it affects is a superficial one; hence breast cancer detection is slightly easier than picking other cancers in their early stages.
Breast cancer risk factors and causes can be,
See a doctor immediately if you notice any of these symptoms
Like all other types of cancers, breast cancer too has stages:
Best protection is early detection!
Breast cancer screening tests are following,
Do a self breast exam once a month
Get a clinical breast exam done by a physician once a year along with a sono-mammography (ultrasound of breast), before 40.
Ultrasound of breast once in 2 years after 40.
X ray of breast, after 50, once in 2 years. A mammogram picks a lump when it is still as tiny as a pea.)
*Your physician is the best person to chalk out your individual periodic screening schedules, considering yours and your family's medical history, age and other risk factors. Screening frequency may vary in high risk women.
Be you own 'Breast Friend'!