Double Protection Against Breast Cancer

Most women look for things to make themselves look prettier than they do already or ways to lose that unwanted weight. As important as those things are I beleive that it is more important for woman to first focus on their health before their beauty. Which is why I am going to start out by giving you girls some tips on how to protect yourself from breast cancer as best as you can.

Researchers are always finding ways of defeating the risk of breast cancer, which is becoming more and more dominant in women. The encourage women to visit their doctor for a yearly mammography and even to add an MRI to some of those visits. The MRI will help the doctors to better look for the cancer.

When researchers compared the standard mammography x-rays to theĀ “contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging” for 650 women, ages 35 to 49, who had roughly a 50 percent chance of carrying the gene mutation linked with breast cancer. Alone, mammograms were 40 percent accurate and MRIs were 77 percent accurate, but using both raised accuracy to 94 percent.

For you women whose family has a history of breast cancer (like mine) you want to be extra careful. You need to make sure that you are faithful at getting annual screenings with both methods when you’re 10 years younger than your mother or sister was at her diagnosis. If not, start annual mammograms at the age of 40.

I hope that most women will not have to deal with this, but those who are we offer you our support and prayers. If you know someone personally make sure that you offer them your support when needed. For those of you who want to know more about breast cancer than you can take this test and find out all the information you need.