Detect breast cancer early

2015-10-29 06:00

RESEARCH revealed that 1 in 29 South African women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. This figure is even higher in urban communities, where the incidence is as high as 1 in 8.

That is according to the World Cancer Research Fund that states that breast cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in women by a significant margin.

More women are currently surviving a breast cancer diagnosis than 20 years ago, thanks to a combination of advanced medical treatment and most importantly of all, early diagnosis.

Regular mammograms and breast examinations can possibly save your life.

The importance of early detection of breast cancer in a bid to optimise treatment cannot be emphasised enough. This could hopefully avoid the need for invasive treatments.

“Early diagnosis gives the cancer patient a higher chance of complete cure and less extensive surgery. Early detection is a critically important factor in winning the battle against breast cancer,” explained Dr Sheldon Godinho, President of the Radiological Society of South Africa (RSSA).

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