The Council of Trustees for the Johnson County Healthcare Center (JCHC) has the goal to rais awareness about breast cancer in the society.
The Wellness Administrator for JCHC, Julia Bettinger, will be responsible for the organization of the ‘Breast Health Committee’. This committee tries to educate the society and raise awareness about the disease by presenting educational supplies and supporting assistance at community performances.
Breast cancer is the second-most frequent cancer in general and the most popular cancer among women worldwide. It is known to start in many regions of the breast like the tissue, the lobules or the ducts. The usual signs of breast cancer include a change in breast shape, a lump in the breast, dimpling of the skin, fluid coming from the nipple, etc.
After the age of 50, the incidents of breast cancer are known to increase, mostly in women who have experienced menopause. Unfortunately, eight out of ten breast cancer diagnoses arise in women over 50.
The director at Doris Shaheen Breast Health Center at Piedmont, Beverly Copelan, believes that early detection is crucial when it comes to breast cancer. She mentioned that women must have constant discussions with their physician and also to address the method of breast-self-exam (BSE). The BSE is recommended every month, and it gets women familiar with how their breasts feel and look thus being able to spot any difference that could trigger the disease and announce their doctor of any abnormal variations.
The clinical breast control also known as the CBS is conducted by health specialists that can understand and appreciate warning symptoms and abnormalities.
Moreover, the mammogram represents an X-ray that allows physicians to observe lumps on the breasts before they could be observed through BSE. It explores the breast tissue region for significant areas.
A women’s risks of developing breast cancer are doubled if they had any relatives like a sister, mother or daughter with the disease. However, most women, almost 80 percent, who contract the disease did not have any family records of this illness.
Specialists recommend that women with a genetic inclination or family records of breast cancer get an MRI to complete the conventional mammogram.
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