Do you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Maybe not all of mention about this. During this month, women are encouraged to ensure their health with self examination and regular mammograms.
Most of us must learn more about prevention, treatment and the progress being made in fighting the disease. The possibility of a woman being diagnosed with invasive breast cancer is 1 in 8. The chance of it killing her is 1 in 35. Breast cancer is generally most common problem in women after menopause, and a large majority of women are diagnosed after the age of 50.
Many woman don’t pay attention with breast self exam. Do you know that breast self exam (BSE) must perform at least once per month. The breast physical exam be done because breasts can be more swollen, swollen, and lumpy. Some of women feel embarrassed to perform the exam. Don’t think that way because it involved your health and maybe can protect from breast cancer. Using the exam, you can find the breast cancer symptoms. The exam is not very hard to do and you can do it by yourself at home.
This is the steps for breast self exam
1. Lie down and place your right arm behind your head. The exam is done while lying down, not standing up. This is because when lying down the breast tissue spreads evenly over the chest wall and is as thin as possible, making it much easier to feel all the breast tissue.
2. Use the finger pads of the 3 middle fingers on your left hand to feel for lumps in the right breast. Use overlapping dime-sized circular motions of the finger pads to feel the breast tissue.
3. Use 3 different levels of pressure to feel all the breast tissue. Light pressure is needed to feel the tissue closest to the skin; medium pressure to feel a little deeper; and firm pressure to feel the tissue closest to the chest and ribs. It is normal to feel a firm ridge in the lower curve of each breast, but you should tell your doctor if you feel anything else out of the ordinary. If you’re not sure how hard to press, talk with your doctor or nurse. Use each pressure level to feel the breast tissue before moving on to the next spot.
I think most of us have heard about male breast cancer. Maybe it is not really popular for male than women breast cancer but it still a disease that could kill. There’s a research from American Cancer Society that male breast cancer is 100 times less common than female breast cancer. The prognosis is similar to that for women.
In the new study, researched examined the DNA of 823 men with breast cancer and found that there’s a variation in a gene known as RAD51B found in 20% of them. This cause also been linked to female breast cancer. The findings show that there’s linked mutations in a gene known as BRCA2 to a higher rate of breast cancer in men. The mutation could increase the risk of breast cancer.
The ability to predict breast cancer is still far away but there’s a progress.
Source :- Healtyliving MSN
Most of male don’t really pay attention to male breast cancer. It is a disease that need education for male. If there’s many knowledge about female breast cancer, the male breast cancer also must be known. It is important because this disease is dangerous and could kill.
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