Breast cancer is both the most common and deadly cancer for women everywhere. However, if detected early, cancer can be cured in 9 cases out of 10. The risk of developing breast cancer increases with age. Indeed, it is after 50 years old that women present the highest risk of developing the disease. However, do not forget that every situation is unique and that a personal history, family past or some genetic predisposition may cause the occurrence of the disease at an early age. It also important to remember that men can also be affected, even if it represents less than 1% of cases.
Mammography is the standard for detecting this very particular disease. It may be supplemented in some cases by further examination. As part of organized screening, a second mammogram is normal routine and increases the effectiveness of screening. By detecting breast cancer early, it increases the chances of recovery and allows less heavy care. It is important to do a mammogram every 2 years. In the meantime, do not hesitate to consult a doctor if you notice any unusual changes in your breasts.
Thanks to the initiative of Evelyn H. Lauder, October is the appointment of an awareness campaign on the importance of breast cancer screening: October Rose. Please join TALK. France in this special month and… Donate your hair with the operation PINK TALK: http://pink-talk.eu/.