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11-Oct

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For a happier and more enjoyable life, you can create your own rainbows, but you must be healthy to do so. Being healthy entails correct eating habits, annual checks, and exercising to name a few, yet we take our health for granted, failing to take these necessary steps. 

We are all aware that breast cancer is a disease that has taken many lives, many of whom being our friends and family. That does not mean that every person that is diagnosed with breast cancer will end up passing away. There are precautions that can prevent such an outcome.

Before getting into the precautions, what is breast cancer?“Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump…  Breast cancer occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get breast cancer, too.”

With that said, a person could be diagnosed with breast cancer either, because of their genetics or, because of the environment, or a combination of the two, however the direct cause of this disease is still not known. Some risk factors are well-known to physicians as red flags, indicating a possible future breast cancer patient. Some factors include, breast cancer in family history and mensuration before the age of 12. Conversely, 60-70% of people diagnosed with breast cancer had no connection to the risk factors.

There are a couple of symptoms that could be breast cancer detectors. Symptoms include a new lump on the breast, skin irritation, nipple retraction, and nipple discharge (not milk). Issues other than breast cancer could cause several of these symptoms, nevertheless, if these symptoms are seen at any stage, your doctor should be informed.

There is almost nothing that can be done to prevent cancer or breast cancer. However, precautions can be taken by having a check-up often, so that if detected at an early stage, the chances are more positive.  Statistically, there could be a 100% survival rate for stage 1 cancer, and a 93% survival rate for stage 2.  There’s hope if detected early.

So, start today and be responsible for your health, with many rainbows to be seen.

 


[1]https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/about/what-is-breast-cancer.html

[2]http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/causes-of-breast-cancer

[3]https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/about/breast-cancer-signs-and-symptoms.html

[4]https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/understanding-a-breast-cancer-diagnosis/breast-cancer-survival-rates.html

 

Sarah Tabbara,
Marketing Intern at Pomegranate Institute