Thanks to screening and early detection there has been a reduction in mortality rate of cancer patients. Substantial proportions of cancers could be prevented if one is aware of the changes occurring in your body.
To increase our levels of awareness different societies, social media groups and even us at Sani Dental Group, have dedicated a month, October, to alert all of reader and contribute to the reduction and prevention of this disease.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, for our dedicated dentists and staff, the dental health of you and your love ones is equally important as your body health.
What is Cancer?
Our body is composed of thousands of cells, these are the building blocks that make up our body’s organs and tissue. Unfortunately in some cases these cells have an uncontrolled growth spreading to other organs and causing harm. As these abnormal cells begin to growth and growth, they can form lumps or a tumor.
As mentioned, a tumor is a mass of abnormal cell tissue. If one is not aware of the changes occurring in the breast, cancer can occurred and turn into a danger to your health. Today, doctors have labeled tumors into 2 types, tumors can be non-cancerous or cancerous. In the case of breast cancer, whether you are female or male, this type of cancer can affect both sexes.
Benign tumors are usually not aggressive and normally do not damage surrounding tissue, your oncologist will usually not operate or remove this type of tumor. However if they continue to grow the tumor can press organs, causing pain and other health problem; when this happens the tumor has to be removed and it becomes a malignant tumor.
This type of tumor is an aggressive tumors that affect our body normal functions and damage its surrounding. To determine if the tumor is malignant or benign the oncologist will perform a biopsy. The biopsy will determine the severity or aggressiveness of the tumor.
Metastatic cancer is when malignant tumor have spread to other parts of the body; affecting your tissue size and form, in many cases a secondary tumor is formed.
There are several risk factors involve with cancer, some of these can prevented, but others can’t. However, having risk factors does not guarantee that a women or men will develop breast cancer.
Risk Factors includes: Gender – Age – Race – Family History and Genetic Factors – Personal Health History – Certain Genome Changes – Dense Breast Tissue.
Fact: 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The annual campaign to increase one’s awareness of this health problem, cancer is: October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Unfortunately many forget to take the necessary steps to protect their body and detect disease. The National Breast Cancer Organization, other organizations and our dental clinic wants to assist and increase everyone’s awareness; you don’t have to become a victim of cancer.
Thanks to the progress made in this medical field, oncologists are able to offer better information, offer you tips to reduce and prevent different types of cancers. Take the necessary step to protect yourself and your love ones, today we can find information in several social media groups, doctors, we invite you to read a few facts associate with this disease.
Signs, Symptoms and Prevention
In the case of breast cancer, this is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women; but prevention is possible, sometimes it only take 5 min and a few simple auto-examination steps to reduce risk.
Examining your breast shouldn’t be a hassle, begin by looking at your breast in the mirror and pay extra attention to any usual size, shape, and/or color. Also don’t forget to look out for redness, soreness and/or rash. Another step to take is, feeling your breast while standing or sitting will enable you to see if there are any bumps, water or swelling.
Fact: 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
In the case of men, check the texture of your breast; you can do this by placing your three fingers flat onto your skin, press down and move in small circles.
Fact: Although breast cancer in men is rare; there is an estimate of 2,000 men who will be diagnosed with this disease each year and more than 400 will die.
It is important for all of us to stay alert and be aware of the changes that are occurring in our body. By do reading new information, asking questions and recognizing the signs and symptoms associated with breast cancer you can reduce risk and reduce mortality rates. As we read in this post, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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