Breast cancer remains the most common form of cancer in women of all races and ethnicities. According to the 2009 National Cancer Registry, 1 in 33 women in South Africa have a lifetime risk of breast cancer.

Breast cancer among South African women is increasing and it is one of the most common cancers among women in South Africa.

Regular self-breast examination and regular mammograms are key to early detection. Early detection of the condition can lead to effective treatment and a positive prognosis.

Signs and symptoms. (ALL new and unusual lumps or breast changes should be evaluated as soon as possible by your physician.)

- New and unusual breast lumps (Most women have lumps in their breasts.Check your breasts monthly for changes)
- Change in nipple appearance: the shape or the skin may change.
- Unusual nipple discharge: especially stained with blood
- Change in the skin of the breast
- A lump or swelling under the arm

How to do your monthly self-breast examination Article_photo2

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Keep safe and healthy rubies xxx

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