What you need to know about breast cancer

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Breast cancer is more common in women than any other type of cancer. A malignant tumor appears as a result of cell mutation. Every year the number of sick women aged 19 to 39 is growing: in Russia from 2002 to 2012 it increased by 34%.

Therefore, now they are especially loudly trying to say that girls need to be told about the dangers associated with this disease as early as adolescence. Learn how to properly conduct a self-examination, do not panic when seals are found, because they do not always mean the presence of a dangerous disease. Only a doctor can confirm or deny it. According to statistics, 70% of women are diagnosed with breast cancer at home.

In addition to examining the breast, it is worth paying attention to the general condition of the body, in the presence of one or more symptoms of cancer, immediately consult a specialist. If you think that you have a predisposition to this disease, get checked regularly. In some cases, the doctor may recommend taking extreme measures: we are talking about a mastectomy, which Angelina Jolie had a little over a year ago. This step was preventive, but it had very positive consequences: the number of women who had an examination doubled last year. By the way, among the stars there are those who defeated cancer: Sheryl Crow (Sheryl Crow), Anastasia (Anastasia), Kylie Minogue (Kylie Minogue), for example.

So that women do not have to go through unpleasant procedures, scientists are conducting all kinds of research to find a way to prevent this disease. So, according to some reports, breastfeeding can reduce the risk of breast cancer. Some doctors recommend including chamomile tea and tomatoes in your diet. But even if you lead a completely healthy lifestyle, it is necessary to undergo an examination.

In the world there is a program designed to fight breast cancer. Her symbol is the Pink Ribbon. It was created in 1992 by former Estee Lauder vice president Evelyn Lauder and journalist Alexandra Penny. Now the program is supported at the state level by the presidents of countries, crowned persons, famous people, commercial and non-governmental organizations.

Cosmetic companies release limited sets, leading brands create a special design for a series of clothes or accessories marked with this symbol. This year, brands such as Stella McCartney, Tommy Hilfiger and many others have already taken part in the movement. They were supported by Elizabeth Hurley (Elizabeth Hurley), Kate Moss (Kate Moss), Naomi Watts (Naomi Watts) – the list involved in the project is growing every year. Charitable events are organized, the press is involved.

Moscow is also planning a number of events aimed at combating breast cancer.

From October 6 to 12, the facades of houses on Novy Arbat, Tverskaya and Tverskaya-Yamskaya streets and the paths of Gorky Park and the Bauman Garden will be illuminated with pink light. So Philips will remind women of the need to undergo timely diagnostics. It can be done free of charge by appointment at the medical centers “ABC medicine”, “MedSwiss”, “Atlas”, “TN-Clinic” in Moscow and the international clinic MEDEM in St. Petersburg. Until the end of the month, clinics in Vladivostok, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Kirov, Murmansk and other cities of Russia will join the action – check the details on the company’s website.

On October 8, at the Moscow Hard Rock Café, with the support of the Equal Right to Life Non-Commercial Partnership, Diana Arbenina, the famous rock singer and leader of the Night Snipers group, will perform. It will open a series of charity concerts that will take place during October, Cancer Awareness Month.

On October 12 at 12:00, a museum will open in the Gorky Park of Culture, where everyone can learn more about breast cancer. Two mobile mammography centers will be on duty nearby, where women can be examined free of charge.

From October 12 until the end of the month, a similar examination can be done in Moscow clinics.

We will inform you about other events, as well as collections of cosmetic brands and fashion designers dedicated to the fight against breast cancer, on our website and on the pages of the PDF version of our magazine. Take care of yourself and your loved ones!

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