Facts and Statistics about Breast Cancer

According to a study, breast cancer can strike both men and women equally; however, women are more likely to develop this disease than men all across the world. In fact, according to medical experts, most cancer in breast forms only before or after menopause.

According to a study, breast cancer is the most common cancer

According to a study, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, in North America as well as Western Europe where lifespan are longer. Moreover, breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women age 20 to 59 in high-income countries as well. Isn’t it alarming?

Medical experts state that a woman who perceives

Medical experts state that a woman who perceives that she is prone to breast cancer would be advised to carry out regular breast self-examination. In this way, they can avoid the risks or negative health conditions.

Doctors also say that if women perform a regular/monthly examination

Doctors also say that if women perform a regular/monthly examination they can easily spot any lump or abnormality on her breast.  At such time, doctors ask patients to stay away from the factors that increase the chance of getting a disease. However, it must be noted that every lump is not cancerous; sometimes some lumps in the breast tissue may be due to hormonal changes.

Doctors often suggest to avoid smoking

Doctors often suggest avoiding smoking because it is a greater risk factor for cancers. Doctors often divide the risk determinants as well as risk modulations. However, determinant risk factors often include: age, gender, genetic predisposition, family history, personal history, early or and late menopause, etc.

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