October is World Breast Cancer Awareness Month to create awareness of the challenges faced by breast cancer patients and their caregivers. Mortality due to breast cancer has been declining. This is a condition in which male caregivers are more than female and benefit from enhanced emotional sensitivity. We support Breast Cancer Patients and their caregivers.
Breast cancer starts when cells form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. If malignant, the cells can spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. Awareness of the symptoms and the need for screening are important ways of reducing the risk. To get a quick overview about the Symptoms, Causes, Risks, Diagnosis and Treatment Options etc., – Click on https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/37136.php
Breast cancer screening helps provide adequate warning and allows us to take timely remedial actions. Self-examination is critical but tests like Mammogram, Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Clinical breast exam. These are helpful for an initial confirmation that breast cancer doesn’t exist or to get any irregularities checked. To read more about breast cancer screening and doctor’s recommendations, click on the link below-
The treatment of Breast Cancer is determined by the type of breast cancer, its shape & grade and whether the cancer cells are sensitive to hormones. Your overall health and your own preferences are important considerations. Treatment options vary – surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy or radiation, etc. One may feel overwhelmed while making a complex decision. It is best to seek a second opinion and to talk to other women who have faced the same decision. Click on the link below to read more- https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/breast-cancer/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352475
Living with breast cancer is challenging, both for the patient and their caregivers. To help and support a loved one with breast cancer can be stressful, and self-care is critical too. Click below for help on caregiving and self-care while dealing with breast cancer- https://www.cancercare.org/publications/48-caregiving_tips_supporting_your_spouse_or_partner_with_breast_cancer
Breast cancer affects the patient in many different ways. Treatment may change their appearance & how they feel about themselves and their body. This could impact personal relationships and needs changes in self and loved ones. To read about how to cope with changing feelings, click on the link below
Breast cancer treatments come with a number of side effects.
Communication by the patient and caregiver with the healthcare team on all aspects of well-being is important. With their guidance, it is possible to maximize quality of life while dealing with breast cancer treatments. To read more about coping with side effects, visit- https://www.cancercare.org/publications/119-coping_with_challenging_side_effects_of_breast_cancer_treatment