One in eight women will get diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. That makes the disease second only to skin cancer as the most common cancer for women. Since it is so common, it's important to look out for signs and get screened regularly, since in many cases, there are no signs present before diagnosis. BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR SAYS HER 120-POUND WEIGHT LOSS HELPED SAVE HER LIFE: ‘STRONG, CONFIDENT AND HEALTHY’ Below are common signs to look out for that could be associated with breast cancer. There are many symptoms that could be associated with breast cancer. It is important to note that just because you experience symptoms, doesn't mean you have the disease. The symptoms you're experiencing could be the result of something else. MOST WOMEN DIAGNOSED WITH EARLY BREAST CANCER WILL SURVIVE BEYOND 5 YEARS, STUDY FINDS On the other hand, just because you aren't experiencing one of the symptoms doesn't necessarily mean you don't have breast cancer. That is why getting screened is so important. The CDC indicates that breast cancer symptoms include the following. The short answer is yes. Even if you aren't experiencing any direct symptoms, you should still get screened for breast cancer. This is most commonly done through a mammogram. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER "Many women diagnosed with breast cancer never have any signs or symptoms, which is why getting an annual screening mammogram is so important," Dr. Megan Kalambo, associate professor at the Department of Breast Imaging at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, told Fox News Digital. "Mammograms are often able to detect early-stage breast cancer before any symptoms," she said. Many often point to a self-exam to test for breast cancer, although that method is not reccommended. The American Cancer Society (ACS) no longer recommends a clinical breast exam or a self-breast exam as a screening method for women in the United States, according to the organization's website. The age at which mammograms should begin is not agreed on by experts. That said, it has been shown that breast cancer risk increases with age, most commonly being diagnosed after the age of 50, according to the CDC. The age at which you start getting routinely screened for breast cancer should be a personal decision, taken in consultation with your doctor. A common age to start getting routine mammograms is 40 and older. If you do experience one or more breast cancer symptom, it's important to contact your doctor right away. Even though the symptom you are experiencing may not be related to breast cancer, it's important to get checked out just in case. For more Lifestyle articles, visit www.foxnews.com/lifestyle.
26 Ekim 2023 - 14:00
Should you wait until you see symptoms to get screened for breast cancer?
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women. Since it is so common, it's important to know the symptoms and get screened for the disease.
26 Ekim 2023 - 14:00