Breast Cancer Early Detection

Breast Cancer Early Detection

It is very sad to say this, but 500,000 women will die this year from Breast Cancer. This has not left our family immunized from this statistic either. Unfortunately breast cancer kills leaving behind a total path of destruction for family life. Thousand of children all over the world, will be left without a mother, husbands without wives & parents losing daughters.

Governments around the world are implementing free breast screening for women when they reach 50 years of age, which is in the form of a mammogram. But the real question is, what are the guidelines for youngger women ?, and what plan is in place to educate them, that early detection is the key, which increases the chances of a full recovery.

Women need to be Breast aware and know how their breasts should feel and look and if they find any abnormalities, they should seek medical advice for further investigation. Self examination should be performed at least once per month and any of the following Changes should be looked for,

- Any swelling in parts of the breast.
- Any skin irritations.
- Any nipple pain.
- Red or scaly appearance of the nipple or skin.
- A lump in the underarm area.

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in females and can effect up to 10% of women in the western world at some stages of there lives. There are 6 (six) main types of Breast Cancer and they are as follow,

- Ductal Carcinoma in situ
Invasive Ductal Carcinoma.
- Lobular Carcinoma in situ.
Invasive Lobular Carcinoma.
- Medullary Carcinoma.
- Pagets Disease of the nipple.