Being home to various and diverse ethnic groups, India is a country with many cultural and social views. The same views are sometimes orthodox and conservative as far as medical attention is concerned.
Breast Cancer is another such taboo in India. In the past few decades, a chance of a woman getting infected with this disease is on a rapid rise.
Our competent medicos at Capitol Hospital, which is the best hospital in the region, will discuss breast cancer in detail for our benefit and to spread awareness about it to everyone.
According to research, one in 22 women develops cancer in her life in urban areas. In rural areas, the number is one in 60 women.
Breast Cancer is cancer which originates from the breasts. Contrary to the popular belief, this cancer can occur in men too but the occurrence in women is far more than that in men.
Symptoms may or may not occur in a person suffering from this type of cancer. That is why it is important to get regular breast screening done. But few common symptoms of breast cancer are:
- Lumps in breasts
- Thickening or puckering of the skin
- Inverted nipple
- Nipple discharge
- Pain in breasts or the soreness in nipples
All around the world, women are fighting breast cancer and coming out victorious. Kylie Minogue Australian songwriter, more popularly known as the ‘Chiggy Wiggy’ girl in our country fought breast cancer and now spread awareness for the cause. In India, Mumtaz yesteryear actress also fought the battle with breast cancer and came out triumphed.
Angelina Jolie, an American actress, Oscar winner needs no introduction. She had 87% chance of having breast cancer. She took a bold step and underwent a mastectomy as a preventive measure.
The survival rate in breast cancer is increasing due to the awareness that is being spread through the NGO’s, hospitals and government organizations.
Around 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers are due to genetics, the genes which are passed down from parents to their children.
But rest of the accountability goes to the environmental factors, diet, radiations and physical routine of the body. Being obese too increases your risk of breast cancer.Drinking alcohol also can be one of the factors which affect the risk of breast cancer.
Regular screenings are very important in a country like India. We don’t take care of our health.Women ignore the initial signs of discomfort experienced as innocuous especially the older women around 40-60 years of age. We should make it a point to address all females around us and spread the awareness. Only then we can eradicate the deaths which occur due to these diseases is by educating people and removing the stature of taboo associated with it.