Working To Cure Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is a disease that affects millions of women in the United States and around the world. With research into the causes and treatments constantly progressing, it is important for every woman to arm themselves with as much information as possible about breast cancer so that they can seek treatment when necessary. One of the things that has been studied over the years is the effect that diet can have on this disease. In particular, nutrition has been shown to play an important role in the development of this illness. Research into this area has shown that patients who follow a well balanced diet do better than those who don't eat well.
There are also several ways that organizations can raise funds for male breast cancer screening. Several associations have started fundraisers for male patients. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is one organization that has a large group of fundraisers. They have several fundraising campaigns that they use to help the families of patients who have cancer. All of these efforts help to make sure that the financial needs of the families are covered.
Early detection is the key to a better life for people who are diagnosed with any type of cancer. This is a common cancer in the United States and in many parts of the world and yet very few people are aware of it. With the statistics showing an increase in the number of young people diagnosed with this common disease each year, early detection efforts are a necessity to avoid the complications that can arise from this aggressive form of cancer. The more one understands about colorectal cancer and its prevention, the better equipped they will be to help their friends and families deal with this potentially deadly disease. Treatment options vary and the effectiveness of different treatments vary. The earlier you detect breast cancer, the better chances you have in survival.
There are also many things women can do to improve their breast health, and these include: regular mammograms. It has been found that older women with adequate education and socioeconomic status are at less risk for breast cancer than those who are not. Women over fifty should also consider getting regular mammograms as they can monitor changes in their breasts. These monthly tests can help a woman make the best breast health care decisions for her life.
Awareness mammograms are offered in several locations across the United States for those who may be concerned about changes in their breast size or those who wish to find out more about breast cancer. In addition to a digital image of your breast, a receiver that can detect other abnormalities in the body is placed on the breast and sends a signal to the mammogram machine. While not everyone who has a mammogram will receive a positive result, most women do, so it is important to continue treatment after the first positive result. Mammograms will also help to reduce the chances that cancer will return after menopause.
When a woman goes for her first mammogram she will normally be asked questions about her past health history. The doctor will also look for abnormalities and other problems that could be causes of breast cancer. If there are any problems, the doctor may order more tests to find out if it is indeed cancer. Women over the age of forty should get mammograms every ten years as a preventive measure against breast cancer. If you do have cancer, there are treatments available for it including surgery, radiation and hormonal therapy.
Regular mammograms are a good way to lower your breast cancer risk, but they are not 100% accurate. It is recommended that you have your chest x-rayed as well. Many people who have had their X-ray work done say they would go back for regular X-rays just to be on the safe side. This is not a bad idea and is in fact one of the ways to lower your breast cancer risk, in combination with eating a healthy diet and reducing the amount of estrogen you have in your body, which is one of the factors that contributes to the development of the disease.
For October, the American Cancer Society will be hosting a Women's Healthier Diet and a Big C Cupcake bake sale to help fight breast cancer awareness month. You can register for free to attend the event through their website. Don't forget to send in a photo of yourself wearing a bracelet or other piece of jewelry you wear that is an accessory to your breast cancer awareness jewelry. Your support means a lot to the women and men who are working hard to find a cure for cancer.