Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women and kills more women in North America than any cancer except lung cancer. The main problem with breast cancer – as indeed with most cancers – is that it can spread to other areas of your body (known as metastasis). Different forms of breast cancer exist – some more serious than others – and it can have many causes, including gene abnormalities and raised hormone levels in the blood.
Most commonly women are alarmed about the possibility of breast cancer after feeling a lump. Fortunately, 9 out of 10 breast lumps are benign, which means they aren’t caused by cancer. However, any new lump in your breast raises the possibility of breast cancer, and so consulting your GP is always a smart idea.
In this screening:
- find out your risk factors for breast cancer
- get a free personalized action report
- find out what you should be doing in terms of screening for breast cancer
If you do develop breast cancer and it’s detected and treated early, a good chance exists that you’re going to achieve a complete cure, which is why taking your risk factors seriously is of utmost importance. Regular screening with a mammogram and routine checkups with your physician can make all the difference.
THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only. Never ignore professional medical advice in treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, dial 911.
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