Breast Cancer Awareness
“There can be Life after Breast Cancer.
The Prerequisite is Early Detection.”
According to WHO, each year there
are nearly 1.30 million of new cases of breast cancer get register and 458,000
deaths happen because of it, all across the world. In India, Breast cancer
accounts 25 to 31% of all the cancers in females who are above the age of 40
years. With the recent data published by TOI, it has shown that every day 2000
women’s are being diagnosed with breast cancer.
Ribbon’ is the symbol for the breast cancer awareness. The symbol was
chosen by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in 1993.
The formation of lumps within the
breast due to uncontrolled growth of cells leads to this disease of breast
cancer. The disease can be life threatening, as it spreads to other parts of
Risk Factors of Breast Cancer:
FAMILY HISTORY: Females
whose mothers or sisters had breast cancer in the past are at the higher risk
of developing this disease.
BREAST LUMPS: Some women develops the non-cancerous breast
lumps, these non-cancerous breast lumps puts women’s on higher risk of this
OESTROGEN EXPOSURE- Women
who hits their periods earlier or enters menopause later than the usual time,
are at the higher risk of getting diagnosed with breast cancer. This happens
because their bodies have been exposed to oestrogen for longer duration of time
women’s are at higher risk of this disease
weight is also considered as a risk factor for the development of breast
DIET and LIFESTYLE CHOICES: Women who consume too much of alcohol, smoke a lot and
thus eat high fat diet are at higher risk of this disease.
Sign and Symptoms of Breast Cancer:
Change in the shape and size of
Change in the texture of the skin
Presence of lumps in the breast
Presence of rash or redness
around the nipples of the breast
Continuous pain in the breasts or
Change in shape or position of
the nipple, more likely inverted nipples
Discharge from the nipples
Tips of Prevention for Breast Cancer:
It is important to maintain a
healthy lifestyle but avoiding smoking and limiting drinking.
Adding up more fruits and vegetables in diet can help to
maintain body weight.
It is mandatory for women above the age of 20 years to self
examine their breasts. They should be aware of the shape and size of their
breasts and if they feel any difference or change, immediate consultation from specialist
Women who are above the age of 40 years need to get their
mammography done every year.
It is advisable for new mothers to breastfeed their child
minimum for one year.
Metro Group of Hospitals has a dedicated 155 bedded
facility, Metro Hospital and Cancer Institute, Preet Vihar, New Delhi, mainly
dedicated for treatment of cancer. The hospital boasts of highly experienced
team of medical, surgical, radiation, gynae oncologists and most advanced
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