October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but monitoring your breast health should be a year-long effort. If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, early detection can greatly increase your chances for a full recovery. Do you know your breasts? Do you know the risks and benefits to screening? Are you actively preventing breast cancer? Do you know what preventive supplements you must be taking? Here is a quick hitting primer to what you need to know and what to do to save your ta-ta’s and avoid this wicked disease.
Breast cancer screening saves lives. There is no question about the fact that finding breast cancer earlier, leads to treatments that are less invasive and leads to a much better chance for cure. This is because an earlier diagnosis is hopefully associated with a cancer that has not yet spread through the blood stream or the lymphatic system. The problem is that some cancers are very aggressive at the cellular level and can spread even before the cancer tumor in the breast is smaller than a pea. Even at that size there are tens of millions of cells in the tumor that are trying to break free and spread. So, what is the best way to detect this as early as possible?