Oncological prevention is a set of actions and tools aimed at reducing the risk of cancer and increasing early diagnosis, which is essential to ensure longer life expectancy and greater precision in the treatments chosen.
Breast cancer prevention relies on 2 essential tools:
(mammography for over 40s and breast ultrasound for younger women).
Healthy diet. Always eating in a varied and balanced way helps prevent many diseases, not just breast cancer. It is essential to reduce the amount of animal fats and refined sugars and to give more space to fruit and vegetables.
No smoking and alcohol! Quitting smoking is also important for other cancers, such as lung cancers, and for diseases related to the respiratory system. Reducing alcohol consumption is also essential for maintaining good health
Exercising allows you to reduce body weight, keep your immune defenses high and regulate hormone levels.
Prevention goes through awareness and individual actions. In addition to staying healthy through a correct lifestyle and a healthy diet, it is essential to periodically undergo gynecological and breast check-ups, following the calendar proposed by doctors and associations.
First breast examination
First breast ultrasound
Self-examination: it is a good practice at any age. To be done one week before your period.
Red or thickened breast or areola
Appearance of scabs or skin rashes
Swelling to the touch
Bleeding or serum from the nipple