This Cancer Occurs Most In Women, Know How To Be Cautious About It

Geeta Kumar
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Breast Cancer

Cancer is a disease that affects the lives of women in many ways. Across the world, cancer cases among women are increasing rapidly. In particular, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers that affects women. This not only has a severe impact on their health but can also cause mental distress.

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Globally, cancer accounts for almost every sixth death in women. In India, too, breast cancer is becoming a serious public health problem. This is the most common cancer in women aged 25 to 40.

Know What The Statistics Say

As of April 2023, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and various cancer research agencies, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, and it is the third most common cancer in women worldwide. It is the main cause of death.

Globally, approximately 12% of women develop breast cancer in their lifetime. If we talk about India, the cases of breast cancer have increased rapidly in the last few decades. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Indian women, with approximately 1.5 to 2 lakh new cases occurring every year. In terms of mortality, the mortality rate from breast cancer in India is around 25%, which is lower than the percentage of deaths globally.

Know The Symptoms

Lump in the breast: Pay attention if you feel a lump that is not painful to touch.

Skin changes: Be alert if you notice any stretch, redness, or bump on the skin of the breast.

Discharge from the nipple: If there is any unusual discharge from the nipple, especially if it is bloody, then it is a matter of concern.

Change in shape: Any change in the size or shape of the breast or nipple is also a sign.

Know How To Protect Yourself

Self-examination: Check your breasts every month. With this, you can identify any abnormality quickly.

Mammography: After age 40, it is advisable to get mammography done every two years. This is a procedure to detect breast cancer.

Healthy Lifestyle: Eating a balanced diet, regular exercise, and refraining from smoking reduce cancer risk.

Disclaimer: Before implementing the method, methods and suggestions mentioned in this article, please consult a doctor or related expert.

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