Are you concerned you may be prone to getting breast cancer? Breast cancer can be a genetic disorder.. It is crucial if you have family members who have breast cancer. Detecting the cancer at an early stage will prevent permanent damage and curing it through chemotherapy or radiology is less painful and extensive in the early stages.
We have a few tips for you to detect breast cancer in its early stages.
Breast cancer is something that can be present in women as young as in 20s. If you are between the ages of 20 to 30, have a clinical breast examination done every three years. Additionally, start being aware of your body and doing self-examinations to detect breast cancer early. If you are unaware of how to do this, or have questions about the clinical exam, stop by for a consultation.
With age the risk of breast cancer increases. After 40, ensure you have the clinical breast examination done annually. Also, start doing a screening mammography annually. Women with a higher risk of getting breast cancer should also get clinical breast examination done annually. This could be because of a family history of breast cancer, or habits like smoking.
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