It is a misconception that young women can not get Breast Cancer. They CAN and they DO GET it. Each year approximately 70 thousand people get cancer in which Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Breast Cancer in young women tend to have different characteristics and lower survival compared to older women. Young women even face more physical and psychological challenges than older women such as: sexuality issues, fertility, premature menopause and concern towards body image etc. The case is miserable in South Africa. They get more severe Breast cancer than anyone else in the world.
The shocking statistics of Breast Cancer in Young women:
- Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among women of age group 15-39. Even 15 years old girl can get it.
- Young women face more belligerent cancers and so…
- The women of ages 15 to 34 have more deaths compared to older ages
- 1200 women under the age of 40 die every year due to Breast cancer.
The Symptoms of Breast Cancer
The symptoms include unusual symmetry of the breast, although it is common for women to have one breast larger than the other but if you feel something unusual, it needs to be taken care. Shrinkage in the breast, swelling, enlargement of pores in the skin of breast, lump in the breast or near the armpit area. It’s your body and you know it better. If you feel any of these changes in your breast or in the appearance of nipple, be aware and consult your healthcare professional as soon as possible.
What causes Breast cancer in Younger women?
Women taking artificial hormones are likely to get more threat of Breast cancer and even heart strokes. Drinking alcohol, late child bearing also increases the level of getting it. Certain genetic factors such as BRCA1 and BRCA2 (BReast CAncer 1 and 2) bring younger women at an increased risk of breast cancer. These inherited genes may even risk of ovarian cancers.
How to reduce the risk of Breast cancer?
There are some simple steps that can lower the risk of Breast cancer.
Limit alcohol and smoking: Evidences suggest that an excess of alcohol and smoking increase the risk of Breast cancer. So avoid it particularly in premenopausal women.
Breast feeding: Breast-feeding can play a significant role in reducing the risk of Breast Cancer. The longer you Breast feed, the longer you protect yourself.
Eat Mediterranean diet: Mediterranean diet includes plants based foods such as vegetables, grains, fruits, nuts olive oil etc.
Control your weight and be physically active: Physical activity can help you in maintaining a healthy weight, which in result, prevents breast cancer.
Regular Memmograms: Don’t be afraid of breast cancer screening with Memmograms. Though it doesn’t help in preventing cancer but it assist in finding out the early stage of it which could be useful in your treatment. Delay in diagnosing breast cancer may
Armpit Cleanse: Use natural antiperspirants and deodorants. Keep your armpits clean and non-toxic.
Maintain a good and healthy life. Feel free