What is breast cancer?

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women all over the world. This type of cancer is the most common type of cancer worldwide followed by cancer of the cervix after lung cancer. According to statistics, every 8 females have breast cancer at a certain time in one’s life. Breast cancer occurs most commonly in menopausal women, but may occur at any age. Breast cancer is rarely seen in men, though it is rare. It is seen in every man against 100 women. When symptoms of breast cancer are suspected, they should be acted quickly. When cancer is diagnosed early (first stage), the success rate of breast cancer treatment is over %90.

What are the risk factors for breast cancer?

Breast cancer risk factors can be grouped into two main categories:
Preventable risks and Unchangeable risks.

Preventable risks can be listed as the factors that people can change in their lives: reducing smoking and alcohol consumption, creating a mobile life, eating healthy.

Risks that can not be changed are age, gender, dense breast tissue, early menstruation, or positive family history with late menopause.
What are the methods used to diagnose breast cancer?

Mammography:

It is a method based on the examination of breast tissue with x-rays.

Ultrasonography:

Works with the principle of reflection of sound waves from textures.
Galactography:

It is the drug delivery from the nipple and filming of milk channels.
Needle Biopsy:

A sample taken at the cellular level with a standard injector needle and examined under a microscope.

Stereotaxic Biopsy:

The location of the cyst is determined by a special cyst and taken from the exact point.


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