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Breast Cancer: Early Detection Saves Lives

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May 22, 2024 10:52:15 AM 4 weeks ago

Apollo Hospitals’ Analysis of Around 150,000 Screenings Reveals Breast Cancer Strikes Indian Women 10 Years Earlier.

Overview
Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October serves as a reminder for women to prioritize their health. Breast cancer, the most common cancer in women worldwide, affects millions of lives annually. In India, breast cancer affects women a decade earlier than in Western countries.

Understanding breast cancer, recognizing its symptoms, knowing the causes, and adopting preventive measures are crucial for women of all age groups. In addition, early detection is the key to overcoming this challenge.

This article emphasizes the need for women to start breast cancer screenings early and explore the various screening modalities available, enabling them to take charge of their health and well-being.

What is Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer is a prevalent disease that affects millions of lives globally. It starts in the breast cells and can spread to other parts of the body if left untreated. Symptoms include lumps in the breast, changes in breast size or shape, nipple discharge, skin changes and, in a few cases, pain.

Understanding the Risk
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Indian women. While the exact cause of breast cancer remains unknown, factors such as genetics, hormones, age, family history, and radiation exposure can increase the risk.

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