Every October is designated as World Breast Cancer Prevention Month. Breast cancer is one of the most common malignant tumors in women. In order to arouse women’s awareness of breast health, “Pink Ribbon”, as a landmark activity for global breast cancer prevention and treatment, actively advocates the concept of early prevention, early detection and early treatment.
In my country, the age of 48 is the peak age of breast cancer incidence. Many people think that breast cancer is the “patent” of middle-aged women, and the elderly are old and their hormone levels are declining, so they will not get breast cancer. However, experts from the Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Center of Linyi Cancer Hospital reminded that it is not a safe zone after the perimenopausal period, and it is necessary to be alert to the small peak period after the age of 60.
Breast is an important organ of women, and it may be a little shy and secretive when talking about it, so it is easier to be ignored in daily life, so by the time it is noticed, the condition may have been more serious. The Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Center of Linyi Cancer Hospital holds several “Pink Ribbon” free clinics and charity events every year to protect the health of female friends.
The breast cancer diagnosis and treatment center of Linyi Cancer Hospital has a high technical level in southern Shandong and northern Jiangsu and the whole country: On June 7, 2020, at the China Cancer Health Management Conference, the National Cancer Center announced to the society “the first batch of breast cancer in the country”. The list of “Pilot Centers for Standardized Diagnosis and Treatment Quality Control of Cancer”, and Linyi Cancer Hospital won the “National First Batch of Standardized Diagnosis and Treatment Quality Control Pilot Centers for Breast Cancer”.
In March 2022, the National Cancer Center and the China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment jointly organized and implemented the “2022 National Breast Cancer Single Disease Quality Control Pathological Diagnosis Ability Verification Plan and National Medical Institution Tumor Single Disease Quality Control Pathological Diagnosis Inter-laboratory Quality”. Evaluation Special Program”. The purpose is to further promote the development of the first batch of national breast cancer standardized diagnosis and treatment quality control pilot units, and to improve the standardization and accuracy of pathological diagnosis. On October 21, 2022, the National Cancer Center issued the list of “2022 National Qualified Units for Quality Control Pathological Diagnosis of Breast Cancer Single Disease” to various medical institutions across the country. Linyi Cancer Hospital won the “National Breast Cancer Single Disease” list. Quality Control Pathological Diagnosis Capability Verification Qualified Unit”, which is another national-level qualification certification after being awarded the “National First Batch of National Breast Cancer Standardized Diagnosis and Treatment Quality Control Pilot Centers” two years ago.
How to properly prevent breast cancer? An expert from the Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Center of Linyi Cancer Hospital said that it is very important for women over 40 to have regular breast screening. Women before the age of 40 and at high risk of recurrence should have regular check-ups (sometimes screening modalities such as MRI) as ordered by their doctor.
“The first symptom of breast cancer is often not pain, but concomitant symptoms such as lump, nipple discharge, skin changes, tumor invasion and compression as the main manifestations.” Experts from the Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Center of Linyi Cancer Hospital said that women should be more active Regularly carry out breast cancer screening, and seek medical treatment in a regular national specialized hospital if any problem is found. Even if the tumor is discovered and the stage is late, do not give up the opportunity for active treatment. Experienced oncologists will provide more accurate and individualized treatment plans. Allow more and more patients to benefit from it and restore their health.
Experts from the Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Center of Linyi Cancer Hospital reminded how to find breast abnormalities through self-examination? When taking a bath, look in the mirror and observe the shape of your breasts, skin color, sunkenness, nipple discharge, etc. Raise your arms on your hips and look at the contents above again. Apply the shower gel, then stretch out the palm of your hand, put your four fingers together, and use the pulp of your fingers to check whether there is any lump. , and then slide from outside to inside. People with a family history of breast cancer should be more vigilant.
Experts from the Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Center of Linyi Cancer Hospital reminded, what should I do if there is a lump in the self-examination? Choose to seek medical attention, check breast B-ultrasound, etc., and be alert to the risk of breast cancer. Breasts should be checked regularly to help early detection of breast lesions. High-risk individuals over the age of 20 should conduct monthly self-examinations. The best time to check is on the 7th to 10th day of the menstrual cycle, or on the 2nd to 3rd day after the end of menstruation. Women who have menopause should choose a fixed day of each month to check.
Who are the high-risk groups for breast cancer? Experts from the Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Center of Linyi Cancer Hospital reminded that the high-risk groups of breast cancer include: early menarche; late menopause; those with a history of breast cancer in first-degree relatives are at 2 to 3 times the risk of developing breast cancer; Those with high hormone levels; patients who have received radiation therapy to the chest; others: patients with obesity, breast disease, etc.