Tips to prevent breast cancer
We must bear in mind that self-examination is only effective if we detect any anomaly in our breasts, we go to a specialist, and in case of any possible indication, consult your trusted specialist
"It is advisable to perform a monthly self-examination of the breasts, the best time is in the days after the period." You have to stand in front of a mirror with your arms down and turn your torso to detect any possible lumps, dimples, skin with texture similar to an orange, rashes, inflammations, changes in the position of the nipple or reddened areas, as well as raising the arms to check if the contour of the breasts is uniform ", emphasize the specialists.
Palpate the breasts and armpits
The doctors warn that in case of doubt, always have to go to the specialist. "We must bear in mind that self-examination is only effective if we detect any anomaly in our breasts, we go to a specialist, and in case of any possible indication, consult your trusted specialist."
Mammography detects 90% of tumors
Mammography should be done annually or biannually according to age. "If you are between 30 and 40 years old, it is recommended to have a mammogram every two years, starting at age 40. If you are under 30 years old but you have a family history of breast cancer, you can also request a mammogram." they hold.
According to physicians, it is the most reliable method of early cancer detection since it detects 90% of tumors, while the physical examination can only reveal 50% of them. Mammography reveals tumors so small that they could not be palpated in the scans until they grew for about 2 more years. The early prevention of breast cancer allows detecting the lesion in stages in which it has not yet spread to other parts of the body. In addition, this can be treated with less aggressive treatments.
" Mammary ultrasound is a complementary technique to mammography and other breast cancer detection techniques. It does not use radiation, but ultrasound, so it can be performed even in women under 30 years of age and / or pregnant women," they say.