Living with breast cancer

2018-10-17 06:05
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime?

According to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), breast cancer is the leading female cancer in South Africa. Cancer of the breast, however, is not just a female problem and more and more often there are reports of male breast cancer too.

Even though, currently, breast cancer cannot be prevented, it can be diagnosed much earlier than before.

Early detection of breast cancer is therefore key.

It is important to do a breast self-examination at least once a month.

Early diagnosis of breast cancer is also possible with routine mammography and early biopsies of suspicious lesions.

Breast cancer can affect anyone. If you have not been diagnosed with breast cancer yourself at some time in your life, the chances are good that you have a friend or relative affected by this disease.— Health24.

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