Hey! hey!! hey!!! Let’s dust the cobwebs in here down (lol), It has been a while here.
I know I have been missing in action for a while, I have been occupied with school, work, business and preparing for my wedding ( I am excited about it and I have been occupied with preparation)
However, I can’t let this month pass without informing you about the silent killers (breast cancer)! According to WHO(World Health Organisation), Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting 2.1 million women each year, and also causes the greatest number of cancer-related deaths among women. In 2018, it is estimated that 627,000 women died from breast cancer – that is approximately 15% of all cancer deaths among women.
If this silent killer kills 2.1 million women every year, we should think of a way to put an end to it. Causes of Cancers generally are not known but there are risk factors that you don’t have control over such as; being a woman, early menstrual period (before age 12), inherited genes, having dense breasts, exposure to radiation for treatment, previous history lumps,and getting older (50 years and above) and the ones you can guide against, such as; living a sedentary life/less active, being overweight/obese, using of hormones/hormonal therapy, having first pregnancy after 30years of age (this is not to scare anyone that gave birth to their first child after 30years or scare the ones that will still have their first child at 30years old) and alcohol consumption.
I know there is nothing that can be done about the inherited risk factors/being a woman, but there is a lot we can do to prevent the risk factors within our control if only we can change our lifestyle to more healthy ones like; becoming more active by practising regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, limit or stop alcohol intake, eat healthy meal, if you are on hormonal therapy or taking oral contraceptives(they are basically hormonal), you can speak to your healthcare provider for alternatives and marry on time/ start childbearing before age 30(if you can).
Also, early detection is another way to early treatment, ways to early detection are a regular self-breast examination, clinical breast examination and mammography.
A self-breast examination is easy, no cost and can be done by oneself. I have a detailed post on EXAMINE YOUR BREAST (the step by step on how to do it is in the post, kindly read it)
If you discover changes in your breast(s), such as the presence of a lump, change in size/shape, thickening of a part of the breast, colour, bloody/pussy discharge from the nipple, pulling in of the nipple, redness or flaky skin around nipple or breast and pain. Visit your healthcare facility as soon as possible for further investigation.
Share with friends and family you really care for, be your sisters’ keeper!
Remember, health is wealth! You need your health to fulfil your purpose and live your dream life!
I care for man; spirit soul and body…
I am Adenike Oladimeji (The sent Nurse).
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