Women And Cancer.
Women hoping to prevent breast cancer should choose their physicians wisely. Always make sure to visit an expert in mammography. A start-up clinic or a medical professional straight out of school may not be your best option. Find someone with plenty of experience in the field to improve your chances of catching signs of cancer early.
Women who want to fight against breast cancer should understand how their breasts feel normally so that they can spot any change. Self-exams and paying close attention to the breasts is how you can accurately and immediately spot any change when you see or feel it. Many women are saved through self-exams.
There are online risk calculators that you can use to determine if you are at risk of getting breast cancer. They contain questionnaires that help women determine if they are in the high risk category for developing invasive breast cancer. These are not completely accurate but can give you an idea about whether it is something you should discuss with your doctor.
There is large concern over high death rates due to tobacco addiction. For those who can’t quit on their own, state Medicaid programs are increasing coverage for tobacco dependence. Although higher levels of coverage as well as coverage for pregnant women are needed, Medicaid is well on its way to offering help to those dependent on tobacco products.
Alcohol consumption increases the risk of some types of cancers, including the mouth, esophagus, liver and breast cancer in women. These risks increase with about one daily drink for women and two drinks daily for men. That would be 12 ounces of beer, five ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. For lower cancer risks, limit your intake of alcohol.
Is Breast Cancer in men possible? Yes! Even though it may be rare, it is important for men to realize that they can also get Breast Cancer. Many men are unaware of the symptoms because they think only women can get it. If you are a man and you feel a lump in your chest, be sure to go to your doctor!
Ovarian cancer is a serious form of cancer that is hard to treat. The symptoms don’t usually make themselves known early, and there are no screening tests for early detection. There are several ways to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer such as a diet low in fat, sugar and red meat. Keeping weight down, and taking birth control pills can also reduce the risk. As a last resort, some women choose to have their ovaries removed after childbearing. This removes the risk entirely.
In addition to doing self-breast exams and having your mammograms, be sure to visit your doctor for regular exams. For women in their 20s and 30s, it should be done by a doctor at least once every three years. Women over thirty should have them examined at least once a year.
Beware that breast cancer can occur in women of all ages. Many women think that because they are in their twenties or thirties that they cannot get breast cancer, therefore, they ignore symptoms, like lumps in their breasts. If you feel anything suspicious, be sure to let your doctor know.
Regular screenings are important for men and women. As women are prone to breast cancer, men are prone to prostate cancer. As with breast cancer, early detection will give the man his best chance at successfully putting it in remission. It is wise therefore to be screened often.
In conclusion, cancer causes abnormal cells to grow in the body. These cells form tumors that can prevent organs from functioning properly, which can lead to fatal results. Cancer can sometimes be stopped before this fatal state is reached and if you remember the tips in this “Women” article, you too, can stop cancer.