We will introduce to you some crucial facts about breast cancer that women must be aware of:
1.Breast cancer is not limited only to the boobs, because the breast tissue expands to the collarbone and deep inside the armpit, so the disease may occur here too. When self-examine, do not forget to check on these areas too.
2.Lump is the most common sign, but not the only symptom, though 80% of the lumps are benign. But, additional tips are persistent itching, bump on the skin, nipple discharge. Actually, everything unusual or mysterious on your breasts might be a symptom. If it lasts for weeks, you have to see a doctor.
3.Two-thirds of the women diagnosed with breast cancer are older than 55 years, so the risk for younger women is lower, according to the National Cancer Institute. That means age is one of the strongest factors for occurring this disease.
4.Breast cancer does not mean dying. If it is early discovered and treated (in Stage 1) the risk for cure is high, around 98% for 5-year survival. But, if it is treated in Stage III, according to American Cancer Society, the expectation for 5-year survival is 72%. This is a great reason for monthly checks.