Cancer has become one of the most dangerous yet rampant diseases that causes both men and women to shiver. It is still yet to be known what the cause, prevention and cure is. Cancer can occur anywhere in the body. Among women, cervical and breast cancer has become very rampant. Hence, the importance of having the knowledge cannot be overemphasized. Why? Finding breast cancer as early as possible help gives one a better chance of having a successful treatment. That doesn’t mean having regular screening tests should be over looked! A regular screening test is very important because it helps find breast cancer in its early stages before any symptoms appear. How can we prevent this breast cancer?
A reasonable woman will consider the steps to take so as to prevent breast cancer. Even though the causes haven’t yet been discovered, these measures reduce the risk of breast cancer;
Do not/ stop smoking!!
There are series of studies that prove that there is a link between smoking and breast cancer. Especially in women who have crossed the meno pause stage. So, if you’re a smoking woman; STOP!
Little or no alcohol
Researchers have said that chances of developing breast cancer become high when you consume alcohol. No matter how small.
Be physically active
There are countless benefits of exercise. As a matter of fact, it is at the fore front of things to do to maintain a good health. Some studies prove that women physically active have lower risk of breast cancer.
However, there are symptoms of breast cancer to look out for;
- A lump in the breast
- Bloody discharge from the nipple
- Changes in the shape or texture of the nipple or breast.
- Swelling of all or part of a breast.
- Skin irritation or dimpling (sometimes looking like an orange peel).
- Nipple retraction (turning inward).
- Redness, scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin.
Although breast cancer might not always be the case, it is advisable to go for screening as often as possible. One can never be too careful.