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Improving Breast Awareness

Author : Mathew Hunt


The number of women diagnosed with breast cancer is rising day by day, according to the figure provided by Cancer Research UK:

• One in eight women are likely to develop breast cancer during their life time.

• In 2008 total 47,700 women were diagnosed with breast cancer, this indicates a rise of 3.5 % compared to the previous decade.

• The biggest rise is reported in women aged 50 to 69.
Although the number of women affected by breast cancer is increasing there is remarkable improvement in the treatment of breast cancer as well. Breast screening like mammogram screening is best for post menopausal women because they have less glandular tissues in their breasts and MRI is perfect for pre menopausal women who have denser breast tissues. These advancements in the medical field have made it easier to detect breast cancer before the manifestation of its symptoms, when it is more curable.

Significance of Breast Awareness

Breast awareness means developing a routine of looking at and feeling your breasts on and off in order to become familiar for what is normal for you. There are not any hard and fast rules to check your breasts. However information you get from conducting a self breast examination should be based on keen observation because it is a protective tool and it is vital for early detection. Your observation should be based on the following points:

• Become accustom to how your breast feel and look normally.

• You should know what changes you have to look and feel for.

• You should report instantly to your GP in case of any suspicious observations.
• Breast screening should be a part of your routine if you are 50 or over.

Which Breast Changes Require Instant Consultation

• Any change in the shape, size and feel of your breasts.

• Pain in breast or armpit.

• Swelling, thickening of the breast tissue or lump in your breast or armpit.

• Discharge from your nipple.

• Bleeding from the nipple.

Breastlight A Source of Enlightenment

Breastlight is a source of enlightenment for women to help them enlighten their breast awareness. It works by shining a red light through the breast tissue which illuminates the breast providing new insight and highlighting awareness.
This gadget is highly appreciated by the majority of women, 80% of women surveyed stated they were more confident in performing their breast exam through breastlight. It is proved to be equally valuable for women with implants and post surgical women can also use it liberally because it has no side effect.

What women Say about Breastlight

"I was completely amazed at being able to look inside my breasts. I found it easy to use, the booklet easy to understand, and what the fingers cannot perhaps detect, the eye can see."

"I am looking forward to making a full recovery and enjoying my life and seeing my grandchildren grow. I hope many other women will be given the opportunity through Breastlight like I was."

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