Friday, November 14, 2008

Breast Cancer

The National Breast Cancer Foundation estimates each year, over 200,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer and over 40,000 die. One woman in eight either has or will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Approximately 1,700 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 450 will die each year. The National Cancer Institute and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommend women in their forties and older have mammograms every one to two years. (According to Breast Cancer Site)
A mammogram can often find a lump that is too small to be felt. Sometimes a woman finds a lump during a breast self-exam. During a regular physical exam, your doctor can check your breasts to look for lumps or changes. Sometimes the doctor will put a needle into the lump to take out some fluid or tissue (needle for biopsy).
Breast cancer is many women’s worst fear. But experts have made great progress in treating cancer. If it is found early, breast cancer can often be cured, and it is not always necessary to remove the breast. Early detection of breast cancer saves lives. The earlier a breast cancer is detected; the more likely it is that treatment can be curable.


Ailecgee said...

Breast Cancer is curable. Even if already stage 3 like my case. With the help of modern medicine and with God's blessings, I am about to celebrate my 16 years of survival with a clean bill of health! Praise be to God! Just sharing here. . .

Have a nice day to you!