Breast cancer is a disease that is affecting many women worldwide. The total of women dead because of breast cancer is alarming. According to recent studies, the lifestyle of women in richest or poorest countries could affect and determinate the impact of this illness.
How can women avoid breast cancer? Well, there is no answer to this question, all we know is that best you can do is always be preventive, because experts cannot say if a woman could have cancer when she turns fifty (for example). The only thing that it is certainly known is that all women can have it.
However, it is possible that women with a healthy life style have less risks to develop cancer. Even so, as we said, the best option is prevention. According to the doctors, the symptoms you have to keep an eye on are:
- A lump in a breast
- A pain in the armpits or breast that does not seem to be related to the woman’s menstrual period
- Pitting or redness of the skin of the breast; like the skin of an orange
- A rash around (or on) one of the nipples
- A swelling (lump) in one of the armpits
- An area of thickened tissue in a breast
- The nipple changes in appearance; it may become sunken or inverted
- The size or the shape of the breast changes
- The nipple skin or breast skin may have started to peel, scale or flake
You need to go quick and visit your the doctor and be sure that symptoms like this (if you have just one or two) are not really a dangerous sign.
October is the month in which is commemorated the fight against breast cancer, and there are some entrepreneurial women who have done a lot to give a message to other women with this problem: they are not alone. For example, there is an organization called NBCF, and its founder is a woman who did the impossible to survive and keep living: Janelle. She is a woman with entrepreneur skills that has helped other women to confront their situation and to face one of the hardest steps: when a woman has to lose one of her boobs.
It is important for all women to have support and a guide when bad situations come. So, let’s all support each other, let’s spread awareness about breast cancer and help save women’s lives.