AS October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we at Braid Street Pharmacy would like to create awareness amongst the public of the importance of regular checks to detect cancer early.
Breast cancer is often associated with females, however. is also prevalent in males.
It starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control.
These cells usually form a tumor that can be seen on an ultrasound or felt as a lump.
The tumor is malignant if the cells can grow into surrounding tissues or spread to the distant areas of the body.
Knowing how your breasts normally look or feel is an important part of breast health, so a self-breast examination can be done.
Therefore finding breast cancers as early as possible gives one a much better chance of successful treatment. The mortality rate from breast cancer has decreased by 20% with newer approaches to management Mammograms and other screening tests done to detect early breast cancer.
If you find a lump or other changes in your breast, make an appointment to see a doctor for further investigations. Early detection can often be an early cure.
— Supplied by Braid Street Pharmacy.