Breast Cancer Awareness: Check Your Breasts

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Check Your Breasts

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In Cambodia, you need to be proactive in looking after your health. This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so this is information for forum members to share with their wives, girlfriends and friends.

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7 October at 11:09 ·
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

The Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.
There are about 1.38 million new cases and 458 000 deaths from breast cancer each year (IARC Globocan, 2008). Breast cancer is by far the most common cancer in women worldwide, both in the developed and developing countries. In low- and middle-income countries the incidence has been rising up steadily in the last years due to increase in life expectancy, increase urbanization and adoption of western lifestyles.
Currently there is not sufficient knowledge on the causes of breast cancer, therefore, early detection of the disease remains the cornerstone of breast cancer control. When breast cancer is detected early, and if adequate diagnosis and treatment are available, there is a good chance that breast cancer can be cured. If detected late, however, curative treatment is often no longer an option. In such cases, palliative care to relief the suffering of patients and their families is needed (Source : WHO World Health Organization).
How to check your Breasts :
Breast examination should be done this way :
1. In front of the mirror, shoulder straight and your arms on your hips
2. In front of the mirror raise your arms and look for the same changes.
3. Feel your breasts while lying down, using your right hand to feel your left breast and then your left hand to feel your right breast. Use a firm, smooth touch with the first few finger pads of your hand, keeping the fingers flat and together. Use a circular motion, about the size of a quarter. Cover the entire breast from top to bottom, side to side — from your collarbone to the top of your abdomen, and from your armpit to your cleavage. Follow a pattern to be sure that you cover the whole breast.
4. Finally, feel your breasts while you are standing or sitting. Cover your entire breast, using the same hand movements described in step 3.
Signs and Symptoms :
• Lump in the breast (most common first sign)
• The lump is present at all times, it does not get smaller or go away with the menstrual cycle
• The lump may feel like it is attached to the skin and cannot be moved
• The lump may be tender but it is not usually painful
• A lump in the armpit
• Changes in breast shape or size
• Skin changes ( dimpled, pickered, redness, swelling, increased in warmth, itching)
• Nipple changes (inverted, discharge from the nipples when you squeeze your nipples)
If you have one of these signs, please contact your doctor to get a clinical examination and a mammogram done.
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CEOCambodiaNews wrote: Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:24 pm In Cambodia, you need to be proactive in looking after your health. This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so this is information for forum members to share with their wives, girlfriends and friends.

Procare Medical Center
7 October at 11:09 ·
Image
Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

The Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.
There are about 1.38 million new cases and 458 000 deaths from breast cancer each year (IARC Globocan, 2008). Breast cancer is by far the most common cancer in women worldwide, both in the developed and developing countries. In low- and middle-income countries the incidence has been rising up steadily in the last years due to increase in life expectancy, increase urbanization and adoption of western lifestyles.
Currently there is not sufficient knowledge on the causes of breast cancer, therefore, early detection of the disease remains the cornerstone of breast cancer control. When breast cancer is detected early, and if adequate diagnosis and treatment are available, there is a good chance that breast cancer can be cured. If detected late, however, curative treatment is often no longer an option. In such cases, palliative care to relief the suffering of patients and their families is needed (Source : WHO World Health Organization).
How to check your Breasts :
Breast examination should be done this way :
1. In front of the mirror, shoulder straight and your arms on your hips
2. In front of the mirror raise your arms and look for the same changes.
3. Feel your breasts while lying down, using your right hand to feel your left breast and then your left hand to feel your right breast. Use a firm, smooth touch with the first few finger pads of your hand, keeping the fingers flat and together. Use a circular motion, about the size of a quarter. Cover the entire breast from top to bottom, side to side — from your collarbone to the top of your abdomen, and from your armpit to your cleavage. Follow a pattern to be sure that you cover the whole breast.
4. Finally, feel your breasts while you are standing or sitting. Cover your entire breast, using the same hand movements described in step 3.
Signs and Symptoms :
• Lump in the breast (most common first sign)
• The lump is present at all times, it does not get smaller or go away with the menstrual cycle
• The lump may feel like it is attached to the skin and cannot be moved
• The lump may be tender but it is not usually painful
• A lump in the armpit
• Changes in breast shape or size
• Skin changes ( dimpled, pickered, redness, swelling, increased in warmth, itching)
• Nipple changes (inverted, discharge from the nipples when you squeeze your nipples)
If you have one of these signs, please contact your doctor to get a clinical examination and a mammogram done.
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CEO news forum tries its best to pass on vital information to Cambodian expats while remaining entertaining.
Seriously, have you checked your partners breasts recently ? Well, you should. She's worth it.
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