Breast cancer is the second most common form of diseases in women. According to data from Cancer.org, 1 in 8 women, 13% be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime.
For this reason, in the mid-1990s, the Pink October campaign arose as a way to stimulate women's awareness of the importance of prevention since the earlier the diagnosis, the higher the chances of cure. Celebrated every year, the period is marked by events and campaigns focused mainly on preventive examination and breast self-examination.
Breast self-examination is the simplest way to prevent and diagnose possible early-stage breast cancer. Every woman over the age of 20, if she has cancer running in her family, or over 40, even if she does not, needs to do the self-examination monthly, usually three days after her period.
VISIT YOUR DOCTOR REGULARLY
Regularly visiting a doctor is necessary at all ages. However, from the age of 40, you need to perform the mammogram exam annually, a breast x-ray that detects signs of tumours, benign or malignant.
If you have cases in your family of breast cancer, especially among first-degree relatives such as mothers and sisters, it is best to begin this prevention even earlier. An expert tip is to start mammography ten years younger than the person who had cancer.
Example: If your mother had cancer at age 40, it is ideal that you begin the test at age 30. If it was at 45, you should start at 35. But here is a warning, it is recommended that even if there are cases of cancer among young people in the family, mammography is performed only in those over the age of 25, because the breasts, before this age, are more susceptible to radiation.
HAVE HEALTHY HABITS
Regular visits to a doctor are important, but you have to do your part. Many things can help you prevent not only cancer but also other illnesses ranging from a simple cold to Alzheimer's.
Have a balanced diet
Food is our fuel, it gives us the energy to work, study, have fun, finally, to live. Just like a vehicle that receives low-quality gasoline, your body stops efficiently working if the food you eat is harmful, that is, it has too few vitamins, minerals, or is too processed. Always look for natural foods and avoid canned, processed, and embedded foods.
Exercises are the best way to keep your body in constant health work. A still body is susceptible to heart disease and problems, obesity, organ malfunction, etc. An active life is a healthy life.
Enhance your health, your life and have healthy habits. The ideal process is to take care of your diet and exercise regularly so your body is able to successfully break down and build cells with proper oxygen and nutritions. Lastly, keep your exams up to date and get quality hydration, ensuring healthier and happier longevity among the people you love.