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Breast cancer affects your whole family as much as you.

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. That means 1 in 8 families will be affected by breast cancer. Remember, early detection is the key to successful treatment, so get checked now.  A simple exam could save your life.






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Facts about breast cancer

  • One out of 8 women will get breast cancer in their life time.
  • 88% of breast lumps are benign.
  • Mammogram shows masses before feeling it by hand.
  • Mammogram is advised for women over 40 years of age.
  • Breast pain usually is cyclical and hormonal bases.
  • Breast cysts are usually benign and rarely develop into cancer.
  • Deodorant doesn’t cause breast cancer.
  • Wearing the proper bra size prevent breast cancer and shoulder pain. Underwired bra doesn't cause breast cancer
  • Early detection of breast masses increase the chance of conservative breast surgery.
  • Mastectomy for breast cancer can be followed by plastic reconstruction surgery.
  • Smoking increase the chance of chronic breast infection.
  • Being woman is a risk factor of getting breast cancer.
  • 0.6% of men will get breast cancer.
  • Aging is a risk factor of getting breast cancer.
  • Keeping the right weight and balanced healthy diet decrease your chance of getting breast cancer.
  • Clinical breast examination for women under 40 years of age is recommended or encouraged.
  • Know what is normal for you, Report any abnormal changes to your doctor.
  • 90% of breast calcification is benign (not cancer).
  • Self breast examination preferred in the second week of cycle.
  • Breast size difference is normal, any noted increase in size is abnormal.
  • Nipple changes of retraction, eczema, or bloody discharge is abnormal.
  • Swelling of gland in the axilla, around clavicle is abnormal.
  • Ultrasound exam is complementary after mammogram in some cares.
  • Breast biopsy is ultimate diagnostic test for some masses.
  • Acne and freckles in breast skin common in teenagers.
  • Proper hygiene of the nipple during lactation prevent infection and abscess formation.
  • Reduction mammoplasty or augmentation surgery doesn’t cause breast cancer.
  • Hormone replacement therapy increase the risk of getting breast cancer.
  • Let your young girls be breast health aware.
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