Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 1, 2011 by USA Post
Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Doing it in the shower. Do while preparing for bed. Only do it once a month. Get familiar with your breasts. Look for lumps, changes in the size, shape or feel, and to see if there is any fluid.
All women should know their breasts and their surroundings in order to be aware of the changes, the American Cancer Society.
“I encourage everyone to become an expert on how your breasts look and feel so you can detect subtle changes. After all, our bodies, which are the ones who have to live with what goes wrong with it, “Yoon said Jennie Buchanan, Medical Director of Services for Women Image in Florida Hospital.
It is even more important for women in their 20 years to see a doctor for a clinical breast exam every three years – and every year after age 40. Most physicians recommend annual mammograms for women over 40 years. Increased risk women and men should see their doctors more often.
“Many breast cancers found in women who never felt a lump, because on average, mammography detected 80 to 90 percent of breast cancers in women without symptoms,” said Kristin Thomson, executive vice president, provisional, American Cancer Society of New York and New Jersey.
“In New York, more than 5,100 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year,” he said.
In the state, experts predict 15,570 new breast cancer cases diagnosed this year.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the idea is to educate women and men and to raise money for the cure. Sometimes women are afraid to go to the doctor, but this is the time to do it. Invite your friends and make appointments.
The American Cancer Society works closely with the departments of health and health systems to offer free mammograms. Call 1-800-227-2345 for more information.
Advances in medicine are diagnostic innovations, such as those found in New York-Presbyterian Hospital. The hospital is working on early detection procedures are less invasive than.
“The improvements in detection and knowledge about surgical treatment options and outcomes, have been increasingly longer lives and better for women with breast cancer,” said Dr. Andrew Seidman, who works New York and is part of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
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