You must have heard about breast cancer awareness especially in the month of October. It is celebrated as the month of awareness in all developed countries to promote the importance of being aware and its role in early detection.
Why Be Breast Aware?
Most of women don't understand the importance of being aware as a result the number of cancer related deaths increase. Breast cancer awareness is not a prevention to breast cancer, but it is a way to know breasts in detail so that any unusual change can be noticed soon after it takes place.
Women need to stay in touch with their breast constantly so that they become familiar with usual and unusual changes. In the case of enlightened awareness it becomes easy for women to notice unusual changes comparatively.
Self breast check is strongly recommended for improved awareness as it keeps women in close contact with breasts and it becomes natural for them to feel changes. This check is advised to be started at the age of 20 as development of breasts is almost complete at this age and as women are always at higher risk than men so special care is mandatory for them to maintain good health of breast.
Self breast check should be performed even after menopause because most of the cases are diagnosed in women at this stage so they need to monitor their breast monthly. Most women assume that at this age the risk is decreased, but it is a misconception and risk increases due to certain reasons.
If a woman was not in habit of self check before menopause she can start it as and when she comes to know about its importance as there is no age limit to learn and perform it. Just one thing is essential to perform it regularly and that is willingness of women to be aware because where there is a will there is a way.
No training is required for it just by doing it for couple of months every woman can do it efficiently, by doing this check a woman can stay alert about breast health and unusual changes can be noticed as and when they take place. Any day of the month can be selected that can be memorized easily, it is better to choose the day after periods to have true picture of breast condition. Your simple step can change your life. So, think about it.
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