Breast Cancer Examination in Women
Since 2007, doctors appealed and taught women to do breast self-examination. The usual way abbreviated BSE is one of the preventive measures of breast cancer.
Deaths from breast cancer can be prevented by examination. If breast cancer is detected at an early stage, your chances for a full recovery will be higher. Chances are you need a mastectomy or chemotherapy will also decrease.
Mammography is the most commonly recommended type of examination for all women to detect breast cancer. Although breast cancer is less common in women over the age of 70, they can still undergo a mammogram once in 3-5 years. If you are a woman between 50 and 70 years of age, you should undergo a mammogram once every three years. Likewise with women under the age of 50, they are advised to do regular checkups once every three years.
Especially for women at high risk of breast cancer, for example, is a nuclear family with breast cancer or ovary, MRI scan or mammography before reaching the age of 50 years. MRI examination is sometimes an option because the results are accurate to detect cancer in dense breasts.
Another alternative to detect breast cancer is through genetic screening. You may choose to undergo a genetic examination by BRCA1, BRCA2, and TP53. Having one of these genes can increase the risk of breast cancer.