But not all need be examined only to those who have increased density of the mammary glands, there were cases of cancer in the family, or those who have already suffered the disease. These recommendations have been made at the annual conference of the Radiological society of North America.
Why is it necessary?
In the early stages of cancer usually does not manifest itself, and you can find it only in the survey. But it is much easier to cure before the illness go into running form. Therefore, women after age 40, experts recommend regular screening it is considered that at this age are diagnosed with cancer often.
Recently, however, American researchers compared the data of women aged 30 to 39 years, with rates in women aged 40-49 years. In the first group were risk factors, which we discussed in the beginning, but not the second. It turned out that those and other breast cancer has evolved and recurred with approximately the same frequency.
Therefore, the scientists concluded: women who are at risk need to be screened already with 30 years.
What tests are needed?
Mammography is the standard examination to detect breast cancer. The American cancer society recommends having it every year. At an average of 6 in 1,000 women who came to study, diagnose cancer of the breast.
In addition, you need to:
- To check the Breasts themselves
Studies have shown that 40% of cases, cancer was discovered, when the time of self-examination. However, in most cases, the tumor women feel only when it reaches a size of 2-3 cm Is already advanced stage – so home checks may not replace clinical.
This should be done even on young girls regardless of the evidence. But this survey is not much better. Some malignant tumors are located deep in the glands, and the usual probing impossible to detect them.
And that is in addition to palpation and mammography?
Genetic screening, magnetic and ultrasound examination of the mammary glands. However, these methods have not proven as quite effective. You can still get an MRI, but this service is quite expensive. Therefore, mammography is considered the best option.
And the fact that breast cancer is curable, confirms our article “7 famous women who have defeated breast cancer”.