The truth is, every woman is bound to experience a breast complaint at some stage of her life and breast concerns can occur at any stage of a woman’s life but most importantly, did you know that 9 out of 10 breast problems are benign and are in no way related to cancer?!
While most women are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and to encourage others to do the same.
We’ve come a long way but a lot of progress still needs to be made. Make sure to spread the awareness and share these posts with those around you! When it comes to breast cancer and breast reconstruction, I believe it is crucial to remain aware of all the ways that you can stay proactive and also of all the options that are available to women nowadays.
On the NetCare Breast Cancer page (at Milpark Hospital) you get to read about inspirational cancer survivors’ stories but also about everything related to breast health such as prevention and self-exam.
Do you know what self-examination for breast cancer consists of?
By performing self-examinations regularly, you get to know how your breasts normally look and feel which allows you to more readily detect any signs or symptoms if a change occurs, such as:
- Development of a lump or swelling
- Skin irritation
- Nipple pain or retraction (turning inward)
- Redness or scaliness of the nipple or breast skin
- A discharge other than breast milk
Should you notice any changes you should see your health care provider as soon as possible for evaluation. If you wish to undergo further testing / screening call my Fourways rooms on 011 875 1630