Why you should take breast screening seriously
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It can be potentially lifesaving to get used to the way your breasts normally look and feel. In Mzansi breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting 1 in 27 women of all races. On this episode of Sisters Without Shame, Dr Liana Roodt who is the founding surgeon of Project Flamingo shares her insights from risks to treatment and management and why you should take breast cancer screenings more seriously.
Approximately 19.4 million women aged 15 years and older live at-risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. A simple monthly breast self-exam to check your breasts for lumps or anything that seems unusual can save your life. Roodt says that it is important for you to know what is normal for your body as early detection improves the chances of successful treatment.