Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021 is held during October in many Countries. Schedule your routine mammogram and breast check today.
What is breast awareness?
In Breast Cancer: Breast Cancer Awareness – Breast Awareness, Cancer Australia elaborate on:
You don’t need to be an expert or use a special technique to check your breasts. Take the time to get to know the normal look and feel of your breasts as part of everyday activities like showering, dressing, putting on body lotion or simply looking in the mirror. Knowing what is normal for you will help you to detect any new breast or nipple changes”.
What are some breast changes to look for?
In Breast Cancer: Breast Cancer Awareness – Breast Awareness, Cancer Australia also explain:
- A new lump or lumpiness, especially if it’s only in one breast
- A change in the size or shape of the breast
- A change to the nipple, such as crusting, ulcer, redness or inversion
- A nipple discharge that occurs without squeezing
- A change in the skin of the breast such as redness or dimpling
- An unusual pain that doesn’t go away.
Nine out of ten breast changes aren’t due to cancer, but it’s important to see a doctor to be sure. If you find a breast change that is unusual for you, see your GP without delay”.
Breast Cancer Screening
Where may women find information about breast cancer screening or early detection programs?
Women may find information about breast cancer screening or early detection programs from their health care provider or their country’s equivalent of a local community health center, national and/or state Department/Center/Institute of Aging/Cancer/Disease Control and Prevention/Health/Human Services.
Your country may have a breast cancer early detection program similar to the CDC’s program. In National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP): Find A Screening Program Near You the (United States) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention elaborate on:
“CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) provides breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women across the United States”.
Alcohol or Not
Did you know there is an association between drinking alcohol and breast cancer risk?
Compared to women who don’t drink at all, women who have three alcoholic drinks per week have a 15% higher risk of breast cancer. Experts estimate that the risk of breast cancer goes up another 10% for each additional drink women regularly have each day.”
Want to drink less?
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