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The word ‘mammogram’ holds different meanings for different women. Some see it as synonymous with tranquility, while others feel a great sorrow to hear for fear that a simple review ends in detecting breast cancer.
To remove that fear is precisely the aim of the first World Day Against Breast Cancer, to be held on Wednesday, as every October 19.
Because early diagnosis of this disease, which affects one in eight women in Spain, carries almost 100% chance to be defeated.
The prevention and control are the most effective ways to detect the disease early. Explored the breast area, go to the gynecologist once a year and especially periodic mammograms are essential procedures to detect cancer and to overcome it. In fact, it is recommended that women over 45 have a mammogram every one to two years as well as younger women with high risk factors such as genetic.
Diagnosis and treatment.
Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that originates in the mammary gland tissue and has ability to invade surrounding healthy tissues and reach distant organs and implanted in them. Therefore, early detection is essential to treat it before adhering and spreading.
Mammography, a special x-ray of the breast, can detect these tumor cells with very low doses of radiation (0.1 to 0.2 cGy by radiography) have barely even when extended.
Sometimes this test may be bothersome because the machine puts pressure on the breast to make a higher quality image, but in no case
is painful. They usually perform two projections for each breast and if it detects a suspicious image, the diagnosis is confirmed with an ultrasound, MRI or biopsy.
In the fight against this disease, it is imperative that all women, who suffer and those who do not, be aware that there is no cure undiagnosed. And one of the best methods to educate the female population are prevention campaigns and support.
So Pikolin for four years has developed a major awareness campaign on the importance of prevention in breast cancer by donating a portion of sales of one of its products, the mattress Solidarity, to this cause. Sonsoles Suárez was the spokesman of the action taken along with the Spanish Association Against Cancer.