Among females, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world, according to the announcement of the American Cancer Society in September 2018. Statistics also show that the 5 – and 10 -year relative survival rates for invasive breast cancer are 90% and 83%, respectively. 62% of breast cancer cases are diagnosed at a localized stage (no metastasis to lymph nodes, nearby structures, or other organs outside the breast), for which the 5-year survival is 99%.
We all fear cancer. And there is a good reason for that – in some cases, only early diagnosis may give us hope that a fight with a tumor will be successful. However, we are often confused for detecting the early signs of cancer. After all, there are many types of cancer out there, with different ways of development and cancer symptoms. Should we just give up then and wait for our fate? Not at all. While some early signs of cancer may be hard to spot, others are quite visible, and once we learn them, we may have a higher chance of an early diagnosis.
Most of us do not appreciate our health until we lose it. We think that if we feel fine, or we do not take medications regularly, we do not need any caution. However, to maintain our good health, the doctors suggest that regular check-up is important.