We support the movement Pink October, which is held worldwide to alert and educate all women about the importance of prevention of breast cancer through early diagnosis.
The rose symbolizes a warning to women to do the self-examination regularly, and from the age of 50, mammography every 2 years, reducing the risks that appear in this age group.
Call your doctor if you notice:
- Appearance of a node (core) in the breast and / or armpit, which is always present, not decreasing in size or aspect when palpated
- Changes in the skin overlying the breast, such as dimples, retractions or look similar to the peel of an orange
- Net output from the nipple
Some risk factors:
Family history - The risk of breast cancer is higher among women with first-degree relatives (mother, sister or daughter) who had the disease. In such cases the risk of disease almost doubles. Having two first-degree relatives increases her risk about 3 times.
Childbearing - Women who have not had children or who had their first child after age 30 have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Having many pregnancies reduces the risk of breast cancer.
Menstruation - Women who had their first menstrual period before age 12 or past menopause after age 55 have an increased risk of breast cancer. The increased risk may be due to longer exposure to female sex hormones.
Check out some recommendations that reduce the risk of developing breast cancer:
- Practice physical activity
- Carry out self-examination of breasts preference in 7 or 8 days after the onset of menstruation
- Prefer healthy food (vegetables, fruits, etc.)
- Maintain proper body weight
- Visit the gynecologist regularly
Studies indicate that, if treated early, breast cancer has a good prognosis. to Prevent!