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October Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 12:16 PM
(photo cited via equotemd.com)

This months blog is dedicated to 
Breast Cancer Awareness!

In the United States today, breast cancer is the second most deadly cancer for women. Statistics show that 1 in 8 women will have breast cancer at some point in her lifespan, however there are currently more than 2.9 million survivors in the US. (http://nchealthywomen.org)
Breast Cancer starts in the tissue of the female or male breast tissue. It commonly starts in the ducts of breast that carry milk from the mammary glands to the nipples, making it more common in women than men. As with many other cancers, it often spreads to other parts of the body such as liver, lungs, and spleen making it terminal.(www.micromedexsoutions.com) 

The exact cause of breast cancer is currently unknown, but has been linked strongly to genetics.

RISK FACTORS

• Age- Chances rise as a woman ages, commonly over age of 40

• Genes- A family history of breast cancer increases your risk

• Early age of period onset

• 1st pregnancy after age 40, or female who has never breast feed

• Long term birth control or female hormones

• High fat foods

• Obesity 

SYMPTOMS:

• Swelling or lump in breast

• Discharge from breast, outside of lactating women

• Pain to breast tissue

• Dimpling or abnormal shape of breast

• Inverted (or pushed in) nipple

• Swollen or painful lymph nodes under the arm

(www.micromedexsoultions.com, www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus)



                                                    

                                                           (photo cited via selfbreastexamination.com)


PREVENTION:

• Education

• Yearly physician physical (or more if warranted)

• SELF BREAST EXAMINATIONS

• Mammograms annually for women 40 years and or at risk

(photo cited: www.ndhealthfacts.org)

Studies show, EARLY detection is key to prevention of full blown disease. Self breast exams are the simplest way to monitor for changes. Self breast exams should be performed on any women with risk factors at least monthly, others at very least, yearly. Any abnormalities should be immediately reported to your primary physician who may suggest a mammogram be performed.


A mammogram is a simple X-ray of each breast tissue to screen for Breast cancer or lumps. There are no side effects of having a mammogram other than normal radiation exposure as with any other X-ray, and your breast may feel tender for a day or so afterwards. (www.micromedexsoultions.com)

(Image Source: Adam Images)


Women, be educated and powerful. Any abnormality should be reported to your primary care physician or local ED as soon as possible. Early catches have endless treatment options...listen to your bodies and BE WELL!


~Denise, RN, CEN
Take Care Community Outreach, Inc. Volunteer































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