PREVENTION

Practicing Breast Self-Awareness

Early detection of breast cancer is the single-most effective way to beat the disease. That is why it is essential for women to conduct their own breast exams to discover any potential anomalies early on.

While doctors stress the importance of self-examination, many women still show up for routine wellness visits admitting they don't do examinations because they simply don't know how. Perhaps because the practice was given the formal name "breast self-exam."
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Screenings Crucial in Breast Cancer Detection

Breast cancer screening means checking a woman's breasts for cancer before there are signs or symptoms of the disease. Three main tests are used to screen the breasts for cancer. Talk to your doctor about which tests are right for you, and when you should have them.
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Symptoms of Breast Cancer Not Always Easy to Discover

With respect to cancer, survival almost always depends on detection. In general, the earlier cancer is detected, the more likely a person is to survive.

Such is the case with breast cancer. When breast cancer is detected in its earliest stage (stage 0), the rate of recovery is 100 percent.
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Radiation Exposure a Cancer Risk

Few people even consider that standardized health exams may actually be making them sick. But the fact of the matter is, these routine tests, such as CT scans and X-rays, could be contributing to cancer risk.

According to a recent report, Americans receive more medical radiation exposure than any other nation in the world. In recent decades, that exposure has greatly increased.
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