TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE ON THE PREVENTION OF NON-FAMILIAL BREAST CANCER
- less than 30 years old
- 30 - 49 years old
- from 50 years old
Statistics show that breast cancer is more common among in women older than 50 (so after the menopause). Only 5% of cases occur in women before the age of 40.
Screening by mammogram should be done, every 2 years, between the age of 45 and 69. It should start earlier for women with a personal or family history of breast cancer.
- Family history of the disease
- Frequent breast cysts
- High levels of stress
- None of these
For most women with breast cancer the main risk factors is to be a woman and to age
- Have children at a late age
- Post-menopause obesity
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- All of these
We do not know why exactly breast cancer develops, but there are some known risk factors. All of the options presented are factors that increase the risk of the disease.
Several new methods have recently been developed to do breast biopsy without the need for surgery. Through a small puncture it is possible to collect cells (cytology) or tissues (biopsy) from the breast to determine if a tumor is benign or malignant
Fibrocystic changes are common, in fact they represent the majority of the benign changes appearing in women between the age of 35 and 50. They are small balls of fluid, and rarely degenerate into cancer
Despite being about 100 times less common in men than in women, breast cancer also affects men. ALERT Due to the male breast have much less mammary tissue, cancer dispersion in men is much quicker making its detection and treatment even more urgent.
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