Health initiative points up regular checks for breast cancer

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Sun, 22 Dec 2019 - 08:07 GMT

Tests using a newly discovered protein marker 'could further improve curative treatment of breast cancer,' researchers say.

Tests using a newly discovered protein marker 'could further improve curative treatment of breast cancer,' researchers say.

CAIRO – 22 December 2019: The “100 Million Healthy Lives” initiative has warned that one in every eight women is likely to get breast cancer in her lifetime.

A statement by the initiative called upon female citizens to perform early and periodic checks for early diagnosis. “The earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat”

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Common breast cancer signs and symptoms include:


- A lump or swelling in the breast, upper chest or armpit
- Puckering or dimpling in skin
- A change in the color of the breast
- A change in the color or shape of the nipple
- Unusual discharges

How to check for breast cancer signs:


- Touch your breasts: can you feel anything unusual?
- Look for changes: does anything look different?
- Check any changes with your doctor

 

Have you felt or seen anything unusual? If so, even slightly, make sure you get checked by your doctor as soon as possible.





Medical experts recommend continuous checkups in order to identify diseases for easier treatment, pointing out that disease ignorance poses serious threats and spreads viruses.

On March, the Health Ministry launched the last phase of the “100 Million Healthy Lives” initiative, which aims at screening more than 52 million citizens for hepatitis C (HCV).

The third phase was launched in governorates of Giza, Gharbia, Sharqia, Dakahlia, Wadi Gadid, Qena, and Menya, targeting around 23.4 million citizens.

The presidency initiative's operation room receives queries by citizens about the treatment centers on hot-line 15335 and the website [

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