Cancer is widespread. Survival will vary depending on the type and the stage. In this case, you should think about breast cancer. Breast cancer is prevalent in women. If you are a woman over 40 years old, it is necessary that you submit to BSS (BreastScreen Singapore). This is the initiative of the government to encourage many women to go for breast screening at least once in every two years especially if they are over 50 years old.
Remember that early diagnosis followed by treatments will increase your chances of surviving. How can you protect yourself against breast cancer? Here are some tips:
It is important that you practice and observe breast self examination every month. There is a right way to do the self examination, ask your doctor about it. Generally, you just need to feel if there are lumps present. If you want to be sure, you can feel your breast every day.
Mammogram employs two plates for compressing the breast for a few seconds. This will cause a little pain and discomfort but this should be carried out to get a clear X-ray. For women ages 40 to 49, they are recommended to submit to mammogram once a year. For women ages 50 years and above, they are recommended to submit to mammogram once in every two years.
Eat Right and Exercise Regularly
Your lifestyle affects your health. The food choices you make and the things you do will surely impact your health. It is crucial that you pick and eat the right food. Basically, fruits and vegetables should be consumed. Exercise strengthens the body. You should make time to consider physical activities. At least 150 to 200 minutes of physical activities every week will suffice.
Many cases of breast cancer are acquired. This means that your lifestyle heavily influenced in the development of cancer but to others, breast cancer (or any cancer) runs in the family. Regardless, it pays to be careful and vigilant. If you feel something, go to the doctor right away no matter how other people ridicule you for being “paranoid”.