Breast cancer

MEXICO IN FIGURES:

In 2018, 11.6 million women are of age to be screened for breast cancer, however, only 2.6 million exams were done in the Public Sector and an estimated 1.8 in the private sector.
30% of women diagnosed with cancer suffer from breast cancer.
99.5% of cases of breast cancer are suffered by women.
BREAST CANCER IS THE FIRST CAUSE OF DEATH IN WOMEN OVER 25 YEARS OLD.
16 women die DAILY in Mexico due to breast cancer.
The incidence of malignant breast tumor among the population aged 20 years and over is 14.80 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
The states in Mexico with the highest incidence of breast cancer are: Colima (101.08), Campeche (97.80) and Aguascalientes (98.85).
Women aged 65 years and older are the most affected by malignant tumor with 68 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Mortality from a malignant breast tumor is 15 deaths per 100,000 women 20 years of age or older.
Chihuahua has the highest mortality rate with 25.91 deaths per 100,000 women.
Campeche has the lowest rate with 5.86 deaths per 100,000 women.
The Public Health System in Mexico has approximately 700 mastrographs (without discounting the obsolete ones, and those that are not in operation due to poor condition).
The mammography studies are carried out mainly in: CDMX (29.4%), Veracruz (6.7%), and Nuevo León (6.3%).
Low and middle income countries concentrate 53% of the 1.7 million new cases of breast cancer that occur annually and 64% of deaths due to this cause.


Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women older than 25 years.


Colima is the state with the highest incidence of breast cancer.


Chihuahua is the state with the highest mortality rate.

Risk factors for breast cancer include:
​ Longevity.
Genetic mutations.
Early start of menstruation.
Late pregnancy or no pregnancy.
Beginning of menopause after 55 years of age.
Sedentary.
Overweight or obesity after menopause.
Have dense breasts.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How can breast cancer be avoided?
CAN NOT BE PREVENTED, however, recent studies seem to show that the risk of suffering from it can be reduced by performing physical exercise on a regular basis, avoiding overweight and obesity and decreasing or avoiding regular consumption of alcohol.
What causes breast cancer?
EXACT CAUSES ARE UNKNOWN. The hereditary factor comes to influence, but it is known that it is NOT cause of cancer that a woman suffers a blow or injures her breasts. Breast cancer is NOT contagious.
How does breast cancer develop?
Cancer begins in the breast tissues, DUCTAL carcinoma is the one that begins in the tubes that carry milk from the breast to the nipple. The majority of cases are of this type, while LOBULAR carcinoma is the one that begins in the lobes of the breasts, the place where the milk is produced.
Is it useful to have a breast self-examination?
he most recent investigations HAVE NOT SHOWN a clear benefit of self-examining physical examinations of the breasts, performed on a regular basis. There is very little evidence that these tests help to find EARLY breast cancer. The most common form of detection is due to symptoms (such as a "mass" or "lump") and arises because the woman discovers the symptom during normal activities, such as bathing or dressing. The BreathLab technology DOES NOT DETECT PHYSICAL CHANGES IN THE PATIENT'S BREAST. BreathLab detects BIOCHEMICAL CHANGES, which translates up to 8 months before any appearance of mass or lump in the woman's breast. CONCLUSION: EARLY DETECTION = TIMELY DIAGNOSIS.
Is it useful to have a mammogram (mammography)?

ALL women should be informed that a mammogram can in some cases, generate more harm than benefit.
Consequences of having a mammogram:
​ For each life saved by a mammographer, 3 women receive treatment, including surgery that ultimately turns out to be unnecessary.
Health programs invite a woman to have a mammogram every two years after completing the 40, 24 months of waiting between one exam and another is too long, since there are varieties of breast cancer that can kill a woman in less than 6 months.
If women get mammograms ANNUALLY, they are at high risk of developing thyroid problems from overexposure to x-rays.
A mastgrapher has a sensitivity of 74%, this means that 26 out of every 100 women can go home thinking that they do NOT have cancer when they already have it, or the opposite: that they do unnecessary studies and biopsy since they do NOT had cancer.
With a FALSE POSITIVE diagnosis a woman who could live a healthy life undergoes surgery, hormone therapy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, with enormous side effects and incalculable psychological damage.
Technological advances have no limits and we have made great strides. The future has arrived and BreathLab offers THE BEST ALTERNATIVE FOR AN EARLY DETECTION.


If women get mammograms ANNUALLY, they are at high risk of developing thyroid problems from overexposure to x-rays.

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