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Early Detection is Your Best Protection Breast Cancer.

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1 Early Detection is Your Best Protection Breast Cancer

2 Breast Cancer Statistics

3 1 in 8 women develop breast cancer in their lifetime Breast cancer is the number one diagnosed cancer of women Only 0.6% of all cases of breast cancer are in men. After Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer is 2 nd in terms of mortality rates. One third of women with breast cancer die from breast cancer Breast Cancer Statistics

4 Signs and Symptoms

5 Abnormal signs and symptoms of Breast Cancer Puckering Dimpling Retraction Nipple Discharge Thickening of skin

6 Abnormal signs and symptoms of Breast Cancer Change in size Pain or tenderness Change in nipple position Scaling around nipples Sores which don’t heal

7 A change in your breast you see or feel does not mean it is breast cancer. However, any change should be checked by a health care provider.

8 Causes

9 What causes breast cancer? Some of the cells in the chest region begin growing abnormally. These cells divide more rapidly than healthy cells do and spread through the breast, forming a cancerous tumor.

10 Risk Factors

11 Radiation exposure Diet Fat Alcohol Obesity Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

12 FemaleOldFamily History Menstrual inconsistencies Late child birth

13 Methods for Detection

14 The key to early detection is screening. The key to early detection is screening. If breast cancer is found and treated early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent.

15 Methods of Detection Mammography Clinical exam by MD or nurse Monthly breast self-exam (BSE)

16 Use a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts Mammography can show changes in the breast up to two years before a physician can feel them Mammography allows for efficient diagnosis of breast cancers at an earlier stage Mammography

17 Clinical examination Performed by doctor or trained nurse practitioner Annually for women over 40 At least every 3 years for women between 20 and 40 More frequent examination for high risk patients

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