Breast cancer is rising across the world, affecting more and more women and has become the most common cause of cancer in women. In many countries, breast cancer is the commonest cause of death in females. In fact, according to a report, 5.2% of all deaths in females in 2010 was from breast cancer, which is quite threatening and alarming statistics.
In fact, a report states that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, which may open the eyes of medical experts all over the world. Since the risk of breast cancer increases as you age, your lifetime risk changes accordingly.
According to medical experts, the consequences of breast cancer can be easily minimised if it can be detected at its earlier stages because only focused and effective treatment can improve life expectancy in women.
Today, many countries are increasing breast cancer awareness in public to tackle the problem and make it less threatening. It must be noted that the major types of malignancies are preventable or curable.
Many institutes have suggested that early detection can minimise overall mortality rate. These institutes take initiatives to assist people to recognize early signs of breast cancer. They even help people to identify dense breast through a wide range of screening techniques.
They even ask people to go for screening programs in order to identify early cancer or pre-cancer signs. They also suggest women to go for mammography. In fact, careful attention should be given to rehabilitation and proper care. According to some doctors, certain lifestyle changes (restricting smoking and alcohol) can be helpful to handle the condition.