National Campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness

Before we Begin:
  • Remember that the breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. A girl born today has a cumulative one-in-eight risk of developing breast cancer during the course of her life.
  • Every three minutes a woman is detected to have breast cancer.
  • It is the second leading cause of death by cancer in women.
  • All women are vulnerable to breast cancer, especially women aged 40 and older.
  • Around 73% of cases in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia decide to consult the doctor at a very advanced stage of disease that cannot be cured, compared with 30% of cases in developed countries, because of the attention of periodic examination system of the breast.
  • Proven causes of cancer, and accordingly causes of death of it, have not been identified so far.
  • In view of God's mercy, breast cancer can be detected at very early stages with an average cure rate of 92-96%.
Dear Lady, all you have to do is:
  1. Breast self–examination, carried out once monthly, between the 7th and 10th day of the menstrual cycle, goes a long way in detecting breast cancer at the early stages of growth that when the breast is less congestion. For postmenopausal women, breast self-examination should be performed at the same time each month.

Be sure that it will not take more than 10 minutes of your time. This test detects 25% of cases.

    02. Regular mammograms (once every one or two years) starting at the age of 40 detects 90% of cases.

    03. Periodic breast examination by a health professional is an important step in early detection, that can helps to detects 40% of cases.

Last Update : 07 January 2012 12:19 PM
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