What is Breast Cancer, Identification and Treatment

What is Breast Cancer, Identification and Treatment

Breast Cancer breast feeding

 

Cancer is one of the most common diseases which is attacking modern humans as our lives our becoming fast paced we are becoming more prone to such problems due to lack of exercises and proper diet.
Breast Cancer is the most common problem faced by women. Genetics plays primary role in 5-10% of all breast cancer cases which means if a mother is diagnosed with a breast cancer before the age of 50 there is a increase risk in the offspring as well.

Where as those individuals who have a first degree relative infected with the disease have higher risk of breast cancer between the age of 40 and 50 that is double of the general population. According to the reports, breast cancer occurs mostly in women and rarely in women.
 Breast Cancer patients in India, China and USA

According to reports by http://www.breastcancerindia.net/statistics/stat_global.html

 

In India for year 2012:
144,937 women were newly detected wth breast cancer
70,218 women died of breast cancer
144937 / 70218 = 2.06 = approximately 2. Out of every 2 women diagonsed with breast cancer one is dying of it.

In the United States, for year 2012:
232,714 women were newly detected wth breast cancer
43,909 women died of breast cancer
232714 / 43909 = 5.29 = approximately 5 or 6. In the US 1 out of every 5-6 women diagnosed with breast cancer died.

For China, for year 2012:
187,213 women were newly detected wth breast cancer
47,984 women died of breast cancer
187213 / 47984 = 3.90 = approxmiately 4. So roughly, in China, for every 4 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, one lady is dying of it.

 

Breast Cancer Incidence Rate Worldwide

 

Ages of breast cancer affected patients

 

Symptoms and Identification of Breast Cancer

Early identification of breast cancer can increase the chances of a treatment and patient’s survival. Some of the symptoms of breast cancer include lump in breasts, bloody discharge from nipples change in shape, texture of nipples and breasts.

A good picture to help you identify the breast cancer is given by knowyourlemons.com

 

If you feel a thick mass, indentation, skin erosion, redness or heat, unexpected red color fluid or blood discharge, dimples, bump, veins growing, retracted nipple (bumped inside), new shape or size, orange peel skin, or hidden lump inside which can be felt by touching.

 

How breast cancer lump feels like

Breast cancer usually resides under the skin hence the patient can feel it rather than visually see these indications. If one feels any of the following during a breast examination it is advisable to consult a doctor immediately, a soft bone lump the size of a lemon seed, change in skin texture and color, etc. The best time to check for issues is after your periods end. (or anytime post menopause)
A cancerous tissue is usually different from a normal lump and is often hard and immovable, these can be various shape and sizes.

 

How to find a breast cancer

Detecting breast cancer can start with your personal checkup and self examination

1) Identify the symptoms by self check up
2) Visit a doctor in case of a doubt
3)They will recommend a Mammogram test and Radiology test
4) Check the results if everything is normal there is nothing to worry about, if the tests are positive follow the doctor’s instructions on treatment.

Identifying breast cancer

A good reference image has been shared by knowyourlemons.com

 

Identify breast cancer self exam

 

Treatment of Breast Cancer

In most of the cases breast cancer is treated with some type of surgery to remove the tumour. Depending on the type of breast cancer and how advanced it is, you may need other types of treatment as well, either before or after surgery, or sometimes both. Surgery is less likely to be a main part of the treatment for more advanced breast cancers patients.

Shocking Mammography Numbers

Mammography numbers

 

More about breast cancer treatment can be found here http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/breast-cancer/treatment-options

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