Nobody’s immune to breast cancer.
When we talk about breast cancer, there’s no women or superwomen. Everybody has to do the self-examination monthly. Fight with us against the enemy and, when in doubt, talk with your doctor.
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A quick fact about breast cancer though because I think it is important for us to know. According to WHO, there is a chance about 8-9% for a woman to have breast cancer and in year 2000, it was being estimated that from around 1,2 million women been diagnosed with breast cancer, 700.000 were died because of it.
While statistic in Indonesia according to this article, every year there are around 200.000 cases of women being diagnosed with breast cancer and the sadden news is that many of these women are already being detected having a breast cancer at stadium 3 and 4.
The possibility of women to be cured from breast cancer is mostly being determined on what stadium the breast cancer is being detected. On early stage like stadium 1, the possibility of women to be cured is around 80-90% while on stadium 2, it is around 60-70%. On stadium 3, the possibility is down to 30-40% while the worst part is stadium 4 with possibility of being cured only around 10%.
So the key to fighting breast cancer is continuous detection and early intervention. The problem is according to the article, not many Indonesian women are aware of this especially women in rural area. My opinion is we can’t depend only on the government for spreading the news about breast cancer but we need to act for ourselves also and spreading the campaign of the danger of breast cancer and how it can be cured if it is detected early.
Well I hope this posting could help a little for that purpose 🙂