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Know The Risks Of Breast Cancer – It Could Save Your Life

Breast Cancer Awareness
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I’ve made it my mission to do what I can to encourage our listeners to gain knowledge about the disease – it could just save your life.

Even if you haven’t been diagnosed with breast cancer, you should know that breast cancer and medical tests go hand in hand.

Here are some of the tests that could just save your life, from Breast Cancer.org.:

Screening tests: Screening tests (such as yearly mammograms) are given routinely to people who appear to be healthy and are not suspected of having breast cancer. Their purpose is to find breast cancer early, before any symptoms can develop and the cancer usually is easier to treat.

Diagnostic tests: Diagnostic tests (such as biopsy) are given to people who are suspected of having breast cancer, either because of symptoms they may be experiencing or a screening test result. These tests are used to determine whether or not breast cancer is present and, if so, whether or not it has traveled outside the breast. Diagnostic tests also are used to gather more information about the cancer to guide decisions about treatment.

Monitoring tests: Once breast cancer is diagnosed, many tests are used during and after treatment to monitor how well therapies are working. Monitoring tests also may be used to check for any signs of recurrence.

Know the risks and know the preventive acts that are available to you. Knowledge is power ladies!

Just to let you know, I made my mammogram appointment today!

 

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