October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and this year UBERDOC wants to help you learn more about breast cancer and how to treat it. Did you know that about 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer within their lifetime? (Healthline 2021). That makes this form of cancer a very prevalent risk for many people. But what else is there to know about Breast Cancer?
Breast Cancer can be hard to identify because along with having 7 main types of cancer, most people don’t know when, how, or if they should check themselves. The cancer itself appears as round, hard nodes that appear in your breast tissue. Whether a Doctor, or yourself, can perform a check at home where you feel for hard, like concrete hard, lumps. That being said, you can and should get checked by a professional if you have a family history for this cancer, or are afraid you have found a lump. An OBGYN or Primary care Doctor should be able to help you figure out if you need further testing should you find a lump. But, if you are 40 or older, you should start asking your Doctor to get scheduled for a Mammogram to start preventative testing.
In the case where you are diagnosed with Breast Cancer, there are many kinds of treatment available. Chemotherapy, Radiation, or surgery are some of the ways in which Breast Cancer can be treated. It’s important to learn about this cancer, and know how to take care of yourself so that in the case you develop this Cancer, you can catch it early on. The earlier this Cancer can be found out, the easier it is to treat. During this month, take the time to listen to Breast Cancer survivors, support them, and help them in ways that you can. In the meantime, should you have any health concerns or questions, an UBERDOC is always ready and available to give you the telemedicine care you need now. Don’t wait to take care of your health, get seen today.