Cancer and Breast Self Examination

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What are the stages of breast cancer?

What can I do to reduce my risk of breast cancer?
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Saint Paul University Manila
(Saint Paul University System)



What are the treatment for breast cancer?

Limit alcohol Don’t smoke Control your weight Breast-feed Avoid exposure to radiation and environmental pollution. Having a healthy diet.

Breast Cancer
Prepared by: BSN 4—GROUP 6

What are the diagnostic exams?
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Mammography—test to detect tumors Biopsy— test to confirm diagnosis Chest x-ray—pinpoints chest metastasis (spread of cancer) if present. Dustoscopy—reveals small lesion that aren’t visible on mammography

Treatment for breast cancer may include a combination of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and hormonal therapy.

References: >Mayo Clinic. Retrieved from http:// www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancerprevention/WO00091 >Stephens F. & Aigner K. (2009). Basics of oncology. Springler-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg >National Cancer Institute (2011). Retrieved from http://www.cancer.gov/common

Andres, Jean Marice Baltazar, Maria Victoria Anne Fraginal , Agnes Nadine Landicho, Maureen S. Rubian, Monique Christianne

What is Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer is an uncontrolled growth of breast cells. It refers to a malignant tumor that has developed from cells in the breast. EPIDEMIOLOGY : Breast cancer is a hormonedependent disease.

What are the signs and symptoms?
1. Mass felt during breast self examination, beneath the nipple or in armpit. 2. Persistent lump or thickening in the breast or armpit area. 3. Changes in color, or skin of the breast, areola, or nipple (skin dimpling, scaling, or ulceration) 4. Nipple retraction or elevation. 5. Clear discharge or blood from the nipple. 

Breast self examination (BSE).
Start doing BSE at age 20 years old or the age when period starts Best time to do BSE is 6 days after your period ends. If you are an irregular period, just pick any day to start BSE. Do BSE regularly...
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