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SBM highlights the importance of mammography for women over 40

National campaign will be launched today (28), in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Society of Mastology

 
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Every woman, from the age of 40 must hold an annual mammogram and look for a breast cancer specialist, a physician specializing in the care of the breasts to a query. This is the principal alert National Campaign to Prevent Breast Cancer, which will be launched today (28), in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Society of Mastology (SBM). According to the organization, the measures increase the chances of early diagnosis and contribute to reducing mortality from the disease.

Breast cancer is the second most common type in the world, behind only lung cancer. According to estimates of the National Cancer Institute (Inca), Brazil must register this year 11 000 deaths from the disease and 51,000 new cases should be diagnosed.

The mastologist Monica Travassos, and a member of the SBM responsible for mobilizing, highlighted that breast cancer is the most feared by the Brazilians because, besides the physical, psychological causes losses which affect the perception of sexuality and self-esteem of women. She emphasized that when the disease is identified in the initial stages, the chance of cure exceeds 95% of cases.

Mammography is the best weapon for the diagnosis of the disease after 40 years of age and to increase the chances of cure. We diagnosed tumors are still small in size. The sooner they are found, the sooner you can fight them, he said.

Monica Travassos said that to stimulate engagement, a hot site on the portal of SBM publish pictures of breasts produced by anonymous Internet users. In addition, the institution's fanpage on social networking site Facebook and Twitter channel veicularão news about breast cancer and serve as a means of communication for people to ask questions. At the portal of the Brazilian Society of Mastology is a list of locations where the test can be done for free in the country, through the Unified Health System (SUS).

After six years in treatment for breast cancer, the owner of a caterer in Rio de Janeiro, Ruth Nery, 61, was discharged last Tuesday (22). After many round trips to the National Cancer Institute (Inca), the Rio says that the result was much celebrated by family and friends. According to Ruth, have the diagnosis of the disease at an early stage was crucial to healing.

I received the diagnosis after a mammogram requested by my doctor and now I know how important it was. I recommend to all women who take care and do the same. Today I can say I am cured and have a normal life, he said.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
   Palavras-chave:   Breast cancer    Women's health    Mastology    SBM    Brazilian Society of Mastology    Rio de Janeiro   
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