You, or a friend or at least someone you know takes their health very seriously. You may go to the gym several times a week, eat clean and generally live a healthy lifestyle. But do you/they check for lumps? Because if you do take your health and wellbeing that seriously you’d check for lumps, whether that’s every day, weekly or monthly.
It seems as though most believe if a lump will appear it will stick out like a golf ball on your chest. The truth is that lumps may not be seen by the eye and need a good feel in order to be found, therefore a self examination is needed every once in a while. It may just turn out to be a growth or a cyst, but theres no room to take such risks, everything is worth checking out.
We all have balls and breasts. They’re all different shapes and sizes. No matter how big or small, they all have one thing in common, no one is immune to cancer.
Cancer that is found early is much more likely to be treated successfully, as the cancer doesn’t have time to grow. Here is some help to determine some of the signs of breast cancer.
Testicular cancer is not common; about 1 of every 263 males will develop testicular cancer at some point during their lifetime. And 1 in 8 women and 1 in 870 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.
- More than 90% of women diagnosed with breast cancer at the earliest stage survive their disease for at least 5 years compared to around 15% for women diagnosed with the most advanced stage of disease.
- When diagnosed at its earliest stage, all men with testicular cancer will survive their disease for five years or more, compared with around 8 in 10 men when diagnosed at the latest stage.
The statistics show how important it is to detect cancer early and how it can help your chances of survival. So if you notice something strange or unusual, don’t let fear or embarrassment stop you from seeing your local GP or doctor. It’s likely nothing but it isn’t worth the risk.