Caring for your breasts means first and foremost getting used to them, with the way they usually look and feel, so you can easily observe any strange changes that may occur in the breasts. We recommend that when you observe such a change, consult a specialist to determine to whom this fact is due.
How to fight against breast cancer?
It would be best to set up a breast health regimen that will focus primarily on how you look after them, regular check ups to make sure any cancer is detected in time, and reduce the risk of breast cancer. development of breast cancer.
Here are some things you can do if you want to have healthy breasts:
- If you are between 20 and 30 years old, when you go to your doctor for a routine checkup, ask to have your breasts examined, preferably every 3 years.
- If you are over 40, it is advisable to have a mammogram every year. Mammograms are made for women who do not have symptoms of breast cancer. You should also consult your specialist for clinical examination once a year.
- A simple mammography (low dose x-ray) can detect breast cancer two years before the symptoms appear. The researchers claim that new digital mammograms are 15 - 20% more effective in detecting cancerous tumors in women up to 50 years old, as well as in those with dense breast tissue and women just entering menopause.
Before you are scheduled for a mammogram, make sure that it will not affect your health, that it meets high professional standards of safety and quality.
If you have a high risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer, talk to your doctor whether or not to do a mammogram before you reach the age of 40.
Our breasts are complex organs that undergo normal changes throughout our lives, this being mainly due to hormonal fluctuations at puberty, during different periods of menstrual cycle, during pregnancy and breastfeeding, during menopause and after. Starting at age 20, you should discuss with your doctor about the benefits of monthly breast self-examination. This will help you get to know your breasts better, and you will easily notice any changes that occur later.