Public Health Breast Cancer
Public health breast cancer and recommendations from a public health point of view. There are several tests for breast cancer screening. The commonly used in most countries are mammograms, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound. Blood tests for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations are also available (not everywhere), but the downside of this test is the price. Self-exams are also important and have to be performed at the same time each month during the menstrual cycle. Performed yearly exams by your physician and mammograms are the gold standards for breast cancer prevention and prophylactics.
We take preventive measures to decrease the risk of hosting cancer. The goal is to lower the number of new cases and also to decrease the number of deaths. All recommendations are based on scientifically proven information and are the results of many years of trials and observations. The guides aim to raise awareness among the population about the risk factors related to cancer and the protective measures we must take. Yet, we cannot avoid all risks related to cancer. Some risks can be avoided and are easy to follow, but others are inherited and cannot be bypassed. For instance, a healthy diet, physical activities, alcohol abuse, and smoking are the choices we make. Whereas, genes we inherit are factors we cannot choose or avoid. However, following the recommendations lower the risk of getting cancer but does not mean you will not be getting the disease.
Public Health Breast Cancer / Lifestyle
Risk factors and recommendations
Public Health Breast Cancer / Screening
Public Health Breast Cancer / Recommendations