Say NO to Breast Cancer!

Mammogram - The only available breast cancer screening test to effectively reduce mortality

 

Breast Cancer Facts

      The most common cancer among females worldwide

      One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime

      Account for 18% of all cancer deaths worldwide

      BUT – with early detection and treatment, most people continue a normal life

 

Risk Factors

      Gender: 100 times more often in women than in men

      Age: >55 yr old

      Family history of breast cancer

      Personal history of breast cancer or non-cancerous breast disease

      Early menstruation (before 12 yr old), or late menopause (after 55 yr old)

      Lack of exercise

      Poor diet: diet high in saturated fat, lacking fruits and vegetables

      Alcohol use

      Radiation to chest

      Taking hormone replacement therapy

      People with dense breast

      Obesity

      Breast cancer-related genes BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 (testing can be arranged in GHC HONG KONG)

 

What good is a mammogram test??

      Currently the best available population-based method to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages (even before the lump can be felt), WHEN TREATMENT IS MOST SUCCESSFUL!!!

      Screening mammogram can reduce the risk of death from breast cancer by 30%

      2 % of screening mammograms are abnormal and require biopsy

 

Who should have a mammogram?

      Screen for breast cancer in women without symptoms

      Individual having close family history of breast cancer

      Individual who have specific types of non-cancerous lumps

      Those who experience any changes in the breast eg: a lump, nipple discharge, dimpling of the skin

  

Recommendations of the American Cancer Society:

l  a woman obtain her first baseline mammogram between the ages of 35 to 40

l  after the age of 40, yearly mammogram should be done 

 


The earlier the breast cancer is detected, the better your chances of survival.

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