Facts about breast cancer
- Early detection of the condition can lead to effective treatment and a positive prognosis. About 90% of patients survive for many years after diagnosis when breast cancer is detected at the early stages.
- Regular self-breast examination and regular mammograms are key to early detection.
- Presenting yourself early for treatment may result in more effective treatment, leading to a reduction in pain and suffering and a significant decrease in the loss of life.
However, we encourage women to make their health a priority all year round, by knowing what is normal for their bodies, and to be aware of the symptoms of cancer.( CANSA )
How do we support people with cancer?
For those with cancer, finding counsel and comfort in support groups of people who are walking the same journey is a click away, there are a number of groups and care-homes available round the country. Just find one close to you and share your story, to inspire and heal yourself in the process.
To keep informed, women should regularly self- exam and gain knoeledge from resources such as Cansa, https://www.cansa.org.za/womens-health/
Breast cancer is the leading cancer affecting women in South Africa. According to the National Cancer Registry, 1 in 26 women are at risk of being diagnosed in their lifetime. View Infographics…