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Women's Education

 

PAGE OF CONTENTS:

-Breast Cancer Awareness...How-to-Breast Exams

-Women's Health...Young Women Heart Attack Signs

-March of Dimes...Healthy Pregnancy

-South Carolina Autism Society...Autism Diet

            

 

Breast Cancer Awareness 

What is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant(cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. It is considered a heterogeneous disease—differing by individual, age group, and even the kinds of cells within the tumors themselves. Obviously no woman wants to receive this diagnosis, but hearing the words "breast cancer" doesn't always mean an end. It can be the beginning of learning how to fight, getting the facts and finding hope. 

Generally, early breast cancer does not cause pain. Even so, a woman should see her health care provider about breast pain or any other breast cancer symptoms that do not go away.

Signs & SYMPTOMS

Common signs & symptoms of breast cancer include:

  • A change in how the breast or nipple feels
    You may experience nipple tenderness or notice a lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area.
  • A change in how the breast or nipple looks
    This could mean a change in the size or shape of the breast or a nipple that is turned slightly inward. In addition, the skin of the breast, areola or nipple may appear scaly, red or swollen or may have ridges or pitting that resembles the skin of an orange.
  • Nipple discharge

You can take control of your healthcare by developing an early detection plan and encouraging others to do the same. Remember—early detection saves lives!

EARLY DETECTION PLAN

An Early Breast Cancer Detection Plan should include:

  • Beginning at age 20: Performing breast self-exams and looking for any signs of change.
  • Age 20 to 39: Scheduling clinical breast exams every three years.
  • By the age of 40: Having a baseline mammogram and annual clinical breast exams.
  • Ages 40 to 49: Having a mammogram every one to two years depending on previous findings.
  • Ages 50 and older: Having a mammogram every year. 
  • All Ages: — Recording personal exams, mammograms and doctors'
    appointments on a calendar or in a detailed file.
    — Maintaining a healthy weight, following a low-fat diet, getting regular exercise, quitting smoking, and reducing alcohol consumption.

 BSE-Breast Self Examination

Click on link below to see how to perform a BSE.     

Link:  http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-self-exam

 

 

Women's Health-Heart Health

 

 

 South Carolina Autism Society

  Please click the link below to read an AWESOME and INFORMATIVE article on Autism Diet. 

 Link:  Change leads to improvement for Austic Child-Autism Diet

  And for more information on Autism please click the link below:

  Link:  South Carolina Autism Society

                                            

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