Mammograms - The best method for detecting early signs of breast cancer


Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women after skin cancer and Idaho has one of the lowest mammography rates in the U.S.

Just about two thirds of USA women over the age of 40 have had a mammogram in the past two years, according to 2015 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A group of Councilman Mark Gjonaj's family, supports and staff at last year's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

Diane Kabarungi a midwife at Oshen King Faisal says since it's evident that breast cancer cases are rising and that it is upon the public to be aware of this. "Had it not been for the insistence of Dr Sawsan Al Madhi, Director General of FOCP and Head of Pink Caravan's Medical and Awareness Committee, I would have not found out that day that there was a solid lump in my breast". Limited resource settings with weak health systems where the majority of women are diagnosed in late stages should prioritize early diagnosis programmes based on awareness of early signs and symptoms and prompt referral to diagnosis and treatment. A mammogram can find breast changes years before physical symptoms develop. What you should do Some states recommend that women with dense breasts pursue supplemental imaging, such as breast ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). An average woman's risk of developing breast cancer is often quoted to be 1 in 8, which amounts to a risk of 12%.

A 3D mammogram gives a view of the breast in slices rather than compressed and overlapping, so the possibility of a woman getting called back due to a false positive is reduced by up to 40 percent.

Early detection of cancer provides the best opportunity to stop its spread while providing an opportunity for early treatment of the disease. These drugs can add years to women's lives and dramatically improve quality of life. Any abnormality, regardless of age or family history, warrants an immediate medical consultation with a healthcare professional.

Most patients diagnosed with breast cancer will be able to choose between a lumpectomy (where only the cancer is removed with a rim of normal breast tissue around it) and a mastectomy (where all of the breast tissue is removed surgically).

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The numbers are just too high to risk it. "In the general population, the risk of having a gene that increases the risk of breast cancer is one in 400".

The goal is to unite behind the American Cancer Society's efforts to save lives from breast cancer.

They investigated the effect of length of pregnancy and birthweight of a woman's first child on breast cancer risk, taking into account a wide range of other variables linked to breast cancer, such as alcohol, smoking and breastfeeding.

In 2017, the National Cancer Institute published a study that found more women are living with metastatic breast cancer than ever before. Maintain a healthy weight.

Excessive alcohol use, little to no physical activity, smoking and diets high in saturated fats increase the risk of breast cancer.

Although you cannot prevent cancer, there are some habits that can follow to help reduce the risk:.