Breast cancer is the most common cancer and cancer related deaths among females in Australia.
Breast cancer generally affects women after the age of 40 with 1 in 11 women being diagnosed before the age of 75. Research and medical intervention have come along way and survival rates are better than ever before.
With the advances in today’s medical world, breast cancer is no longer a death sentence. Successful treatment is quite high, but early diagnosis is necessary.
Early diagnosis has been a big key at stabilising the mortality rates. Current advice is that women should ‘get to know their breasts’ and find out what’s ‘normal’ for them, rather than checking breasts in a regimented and prescriptive fashion.