Breast cancer is avoidable, but it is one of the leading types of cancer that puts women’s lives in the Philippines at risk. It may be taboo to talk about breasts in the country. Still, it is also essential to understand and take preventive measures to maintain breast health.
Dr. Mitch Dado, an OB-GYN from De Jesus C. Delgado Memorial Hospital, highlights the need for breast examinations every month. You can do this in the comfort and privacy of your home. Just do the following steps below after taking a bath or 5-7 days after the first day of your period.
- Go in front of the mirror and stand there to have an excellent visual. Remove your top and bra and use three fingers to check for bumps or lumps.
- Move your fingers around your chest, starting from the side to before your armpit and collarbone.
- Check for any changes in your breast size and shape. Worry if they are swollen and if there are any changes in your nipples.
You don’t have to worry about some hair in your nipples, different sizes, or when one hangs lower than the other. However, if you feel a hard bump that isn’t in your breast before, have persistent itching or cracking of the skin around the nipples, or notice pus-like or bloody discharge. It’s crucial to book a check-up with an OB-GYN immediately because those are the common signs of breast cancer.
Aside from the monthly breast examination, are also some easy tips for you to have healthy breasts that OB-GYNs like Dr. Dado highly recommend:
- Exercising has been proven to give so many benefits. A research study from Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention concludes that a 150-minute a week aerobic exercise reduces biomarkers from your body.
- Use a well-fitting bra to support your breasts. At least once a year, measure your size. It’s also vital to change your bra every 6-12 months or when necessary.
- Wearing nipple tape has been in today. When using one, be sure to change or remove it from time to time to prevent rashes.
- Live a healthy lifestyle. Eat food with less fat and sugar, and avoid smoking since it causes a higher risk of cancer, not only breast cancer.
- Drink in moderation. Alcohol in drinks can increase your estrogen, the female hormone, and increase the risk of ER-positive breast cancer. Estrogen makes the cancer cells proliferate.
- Breastfeeding does benefit not only an infant but also the mother. According to the Mayo Clinic, breastfeeding has a protective effect, lowering your breast cancer risk.
- Get a mammogram every three years once you turn 40 since breast cancer risk increases as you age.
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It’s always better to be cautious about your breast because, after all, your breasts are delicate, and they matter just like every part of the human body.
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