World Day Against Breast Cancer
October 19, 2012
Every October 19 marks the ‘World Day Against Breast Cancer’ for women to be aware of the seriousness of the situation, affecting more and more people.
Cancer is a process uncontrolled growth and spread of cells. It can appear almost anywhere on the body.
The growths often invade tissue and metastasize to distant sites.
Avoiding exposure to common risk factors such as cigarette smoke could prevent many cancers.
In addition, a significant proportion of cancers can be cured by surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy, especially if it is detected at an early stage.
Specialists explain that to 1.5% of asymptomatic women have a suspicious lesion on mammography, for this reason, to make an early diagnosis, it is advisable to start medical checks after forty years, starting at this age to be annual.
Importantly, in those cases where there is a family history or a palpable lesion can be started before that age.