Breast Lumps Tests - Breast cancer: Lumps, Causes And Treatment

Breast Lumps Tests

 Breast Lumps Tests


It is all about awareness and care. Educated women mostly can manage to get themselves examined while the uneducated ones either due to lack of education or poverty cannot be detected with the cancer at the early stage. As a result, the cancer keeps on advancing due to the delay in diagnosis and treatment and results in death. The most commonly used screening tests for Breast Lumpss include mammograms, Clinical Breast Examination and Breast Self-Examination BSE; the latest method includes MRI and Tissue Sampling.
The Mammography is a special type of imaging in which a low dose x-rays system is used to examine the breast. The exam is called Mammogram and is a painless test to diagnose the Breast Lumps. The latest Mammography includes Digital Mammography and Computer Aided Mammography. The Clinical Breast Exam is the exam of the breast done by a doctor or a nurse.

In order to detect it at an early stage, the Self Breast Examination is a great idea. BSE is an abbreviation of Self-Breast Examination, which can be done quite easily if demonstrated once or twice by a nurse or a doctor. BSE is ideal for young girls and should be done once a month on regular basis 4-5 days after the menstrual period ends. A girl of 20 year of age should begin to check her breasts in order to detect the disease as early as possible as it can be treated well at the initial stage.

MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging is the one in which the procedure uses magnets, radio waves and a computer to make a series of complete images of parts inside the body. MRI scan is ideal for women with a high genetic risk of Breast Lumps.
The Breast Lumps Screening specially the mammography is bliss for elderly women as it reduces the risk of advance Breast Lumps. The study was published in the American Journal of Medicine in the February issue of 2000. According to the study, the elderly women in their 70s who undergo Screening Mammography have a 43 % less chances of the growth of advance cancer than women who were not screened at all. At BMJ, you can find a lot about screening for Breast Lumps.

Here are some guidelines for Breast Lumps Screening. The women who turned 40 and above should go for Breast Lumps Screening every year. The women of 20-30 years of age should go for Clinical Breast Exam once every three years and women of 40 years annually. The Breast Self-Examination, BSE must be a regular monthly routine of women of 20 years of age. If these guidelines are taken seriously and followed, the risk of the disease can be either diminished or the disease can be treated well in time if it strikes. The Breast Lumps Screening PowerPoint presentation resources are available at Cancer Care Ontario.

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