Many women worry about getting breast cancer , sometimes because one of their relatives has developed the illness.
It seems as if every time you turn around, breast cancer is being talked about in the newspaper or on TV. Many Mothers wives and sisters are fearful of developing breast cancer for the first time or of receiving a diagnosis after a mammogram or other testing. If you’ve had breast cancer, you may be fearful of a possible recurrence or even of the possibility that breast cancer could take your life.
Most women worry about examining their breasts, either because they think they won't get it right.
Many Woman Believe"If I'm diagnosed with breast cancer, it means I'm going to die."
But Doctors claim to be doing quite well at treating breast cancer, with 10-year survival rates currently at approx 85 percent. When caught early, up to 98 percent of women survive at least five years.
Some women who've been treated for early-stage breast cancer are more likely than others to worry excessively that the cancer will return, a new study has found. This type of anxiety, the researchers say, can compromise a woman's medical care and quality of life. "How much women worry about recurrence is often not aligned with their actual risk for cancer recurrence," study author Nancy Janz, of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, said in a news release from Cancer, which published the findings online March 28
The fear of breast cancer is unlike any other — psychologists and other experts agree on that. The fear can take many different forms, depending upon where you are in the breast cancer experience. Understand that many of your fears are shared by others. While fears are normal, they are uncomfortable to live with. The "Breast Angel" helps you "see" and manage fear with knowledge and then be able to focus on living a happy and healthy life.
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”Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. It is also the principle cause of death from cancer among women globally. Despite the high incidence rates, in Western countries, 89% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are still alive 5 years after their diagnosis, which is due to detection and treatment (Parkin, 2008).
Breast cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow out of control in one or both breasts. They can invade nearby tissues and form a mass, called a malignant tumor. The cancer cells can spread (metastasize) to the lymph nodes and other parts of the body. Common breast cancer symptoms include a breast lump, change in size, shape and texture of the breast, pain or discomfort in addition to other indicators
The UK and USA have one of the highest incidence rates worldwide (together with the rest of North America and Australia/New Zealand), making these countries a priority for breast cancer awareness. View the map below to see how your country is impacted by breast cancer (pink being the highest per capita)
Dramatically, one-third of these cancer Deaths could be decreased if detected and treated early. In a worldwide context, this means nearly 400,000 lives could be saved every year.
Breast cancer occurs when breast cells develop abnormally and grow out of control forming a malignant (cancerous) tumour. It is possible for cancer cells to spread (metastasise) from the breast to other parts of the body via the lymphatic system and by direct entry into the blood vessels. Once there, they can form "secondary" cancers.
Cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women today (after lung cancer) and is the most common cancer among women, excluding non melanoma skin cancers. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1.3 million women will be diagnosed with breast cancer annually worldwide about 465,000 will die from the disease. Breast cancer death rates have been dropping steadily since 1990, according to the Society, because of earlier detection and better treatments. About 40,910 breast cancer deaths are expected in 2011
Are you worried about a lump or other symptom you think might be breast cancer? Find out what the symptoms of breast cancer are and what to do if you think you have one.
According to the American Cancer Society, in general, breast cancer rates have risen about 30% in the past 25 years in western countries, due in part to increased screening which detects the cancer in earlier stages. In the United States, though, breast cancer rates decreased by 10% between 2000-2004, due in part to a reduction in the use of hormone replacement therapy. Although breast cancer rates are rising in many western countries, deaths from the disease have decreased in some countries as a result of improved screening and treatment. Source
A Breast Self Examination can help women detect cysts or other benign (noncancerous) breast problems between checkups. It can also help some women detect breast cancer ,It's easy to perform a breast self-examination, and it only takes a few minutes. Although it might seem strange or inconvenient at first, BSE is a skill you can use throughout your life to help ensure good breast health.
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Most women know that they should check for lumps that are out of the ordinary.
However there are other changes to your breasts that you should look out for as well.
Most new lumps or other breast changes are not serious and can be easily treated if necessary. Should they prove to be cancer then there is a very good chance of successful treatment. And the earlier any problems are found, the better the chances. That is why it is important to be “breast aware” and to be on the look out for any changes.
Using the latest medical technology of Trans- Dermal Illumination, BreastAngel works by shining a powerful light through dense tissue so that you may see inside inside your breasts. Harmless fibroid cysts will allow light to flow through but potential abnormalities will block the lightbeam, revealing dark spots. Such findings call for further evaluation by your doctor.
Malignant lumps have an increased blood supply to feed them so any dense areas may indicate an abnormality. Fluid filled cysts, however, will not absorb the light.
" Critics would argue that users may worry unnecessarily,and that the use of these devises encourage anxiety and needless examinations."and "It could cause unnecessary distress if 'shadows' were misinterpreted."
"I don't think I know any doctors
who are good at self-examination, let alone patients.
And if you can see something before you can even feel
a lump, that has to be a good thing. The light may
be anxiety-provoking for a very few, but for most it
is reassuring. So far, women do not seem to be over-relying
on this Technology, with many using it as an additional
tool in their monthly checks."
Breast Angel is a new health and well being product for women. It helps women notice any changes in their breasts over time. With Breast Angel you get a view of your breasts. Breast Angel shines a powerful light through the breast tissue so that you can see some of the details inside. That way you can get to know what’s normal for you, spot any changes and hopefully feel more confident that you’re looking after your body the way you’d like to.
This is the first home care breast health system to made available for monthly home use by Safe & Sound or BUST LLC, a new company created by a young Breast Cancer survivor, dedicated to providing r
My mammogram was normal, so I don't have to worry about breast cancer.
While mammography is reported to catch the vast majority of breast cancers, it is only one screening tool. Women should also do Self breast exam every few months. If you feel a lump, always get it checked out, even if your last mammogram was clear.
Angel is a simple and easy to use product. However
we do strongly recommend that you take some time
to read through these instructions and keep them
for future reference. Important things to remember
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Are you worried about a lump or other symptom you think might be breast cancer? Check it it has a blood supply
The manufacturer suggests that the BreastAngel is not a substitute for a professional Medical screening, the device could be a potentially lifesaving device, as it could be used as a monitoring and early warning gadget at home. Women are advised to use their hands to feel their breasts for lumps in the shower, but with this light they can actually see what is going on and see changes through time. In the case she finds something wrong or unusual, they can go to the doctor for an expert opinion. Better to be safe than sorry.
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