Breast cancer is a prevalent form of cancer in women, affecting individuals regardless of age, genetic history, or current health conditions. While this may sound daunting, there’s a positive side – early detection, advancements in medical technology, and awareness can significantly improve a woman’s chances of leading a long and healthy life, even if she’s diagnosed with breast cancer. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s essential to learn how to take control of our breast health and become more attuned to our bodies to prevent potential health risks.
One valuable method for this is breast self-examination, as emphasized by Dr. Divya Singh, a Senior Surgeon at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, specializing in breast, endocrine surgery, and surgical oncology. Dr. Singh explains that breast self-examination is a crucial way for women to actively manage their breast health. Engaging in regular self-exams can facilitate the early detection of any unusual lumps or changes that may potentially develop into carcinomas in the future.