Thanks to manual breast control in breast cancer, you are in control!

Reminding the importance of regular breast control, the Elim Sende movement invites women to a healthier life with the support of famous names! With the Nesfit Elim Sende movement supported by names such as Sedef Avcı and Mine Tugay, we wanted to take a look at what you need to do for early diagnosis and treatment in Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Here is short and practical information on many subjects such as those at risk for breast cancer with the #kontrolsende movement, what you need to do in manual breast examination, symptoms in breast cancer…

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What do you need to do for early diagnosis in breast cancer?

  • From the age of 20, the breast should be checked regularly every month by hand.
  • From the age of 40, breast examination should be done by a physician once a year.
  • Between the ages of 40-69, they should have a mammogram every two years.

What are the benefits of regular breast control in early detection of breast cancer?
With regular hand control, you get to know yourself better and learn about your breast structure. In this way, you can notice any unusual or slightest change in your breasts immediately, early.

What should you pay attention to during manual breast examination?
You need to pay attention to the underarm, breast, around the breastbone, below and above the collarbone.

What are the best times to do a manual check for breast cancer?
You should do the manual check as soon as your period ends. Because this is the period when the breast is the least sensitive and smallest. Thus, the changes here are much better understood in manual breast examination.

For which symptoms in the breast should a doctor go to?

  • Lump in the breast, armpit
  • Change in the size or shape of the breast
  • Nipple discharge
  • Color in the skin of the breast or nipple In cases such as
  • changes, you should definitely consult your doctor and be examined!

What percentage of women have a habit of self-control?
According to the global research carried out by Nesfit, 56% of women in the world have self-control. 34% of women say they do this monthly, she says. In Turkey, very few women do “monthly, regular, continuous and accurate” breast examinations.

What do you need to do to protect yourself from cancer?
– Not smoking
– Not consuming alcohol
– Consuming plenty of vegetables and fruits
– Regular and continuous exercise, maintaining a more active life
– Controlling your weight, paying attention to your ideal weight and keeping your weight within health limits
– Controlling stress

Who are people at higher risk for cancer?
Those who have cancer in their family or close relatives are at higher risk. Therefore, with earlier and more frequent observations, the control of breast cancer is in your hands!

What is the probability that a woman in Turkey will have breast cancer?
Although we are talking about a probability of 45 per hundred thousand, the probability of cancer in women is actually one in four, that is, one out of every four women’s cancers is breast cancer.

If you do your regular breast control, you can notice unusual changes early, and if you notice them early, you can continue to be healthy without interrupting your life.

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