Just two years ago, a very dear friend passed away due to Breast Cancer. In her blog posts, she shared her medical treatment, what steps to take and would always remind her readers to get checked as soon as they suspect something. Breast Cancer may hit anyone, no matter how healthy you are. There is no proven way to prevent this disease. The best thing you can do is to self-check, monitor and have a regular Mammogram session if you’re 40 years old and above, with a family history of breast cancer. Early detection means you can get treatment before the cancer progress!
During the event, there was a lot of light bulb moments courtesy of the speakers and Health Cube’s in-house consultant for breast surgery. Let me share some of these thoughts:
You can get Breast Cancer even if there’s no family history of cancer.
70% of breast cancer cases are sporadic. It can really hit anyone. Chances are just increased when there’s history, when you’re nearing menopause, and when you don’t live a healthy lifestyle.
BUT using deodorant, underwired bras, having breast augmention and a mammogram does not cause breast cancer. These are all myths.
Breast Cancer is not a death sentence.
Breast Cancer can be treated with a curative intent especially when diagnosed in the early stages. There have been many testimonies of ladies bouncing back to their normal routine after fighting the cancer. And if you’re concerned about the aesthetic part, Dr. Sherry Lee said that breast reconstruction is an option most women take.
Early detection saves lives!
Dr. Sherry Lee cannot stress this enough! She’s had patients who suspected something was wrong but brushed it off, causing them more expensive treatments and sometimes causing them their lives. There’s a negative notion about a mammogram but I think the pain it will cause is nothing compared to what it may serve. HealthCube’s 3D Mammogram machine uses plastic parts, making it less painful.
A positive outlook and faith in God help.
Doris and Liza, both breast cancer survivors remain positive. They’re both inspirations. I remember Doris saying something that it’s ok to cry for 5, 10 minutes, but get your act together! Liza is enjoying an active and fit lifestyle even though she had breast cancer just 3 years ago! From the two of them, there never was self-pity or questioning God. They faced the cancer head-on and won!
Because it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’d like to spread awareness that having a regular mammogram session (which only takes 10 minutes!) saves lives, there’s a giveaway towards the end of this post!
Coincidentally, women are also more likely to develop osteoporosis than men. This may be because we have less bone mass and during menopause when the estrogen levels go down, bone loss speeds up. HealthCube has the machine which can help in identifying the state of your bones!
The Bone Densitometry Machine is an enhanced x-ray machine which measures the strength of your bones, thus identifying problems early on and enabling you to start treatment before the problems got worse. It is completely painless and emits minimal radiation. I had it the other day and it only took 10 minutes! I hope the results are favorable!
Are you ready for the giveaway?! This is open to all Metro Manila residents who can go to Health Cube’s Advanced Medical Imaging Unit in San Juan. The prize cannot be converted to cash. Please follow the Rafflecopter widget below to join.
Note that only women above 40 can undergo a mammogram. For me, I had a manual check-up by Dr. Sherry Lee or you may also undergo breast ultrasound. For those joining who are below 40, you can opt to win one for a chosen lady. Just leave a comment on why you want her to have a mammogram. Good luck to those joining!
It was one of the eye-opening events I went to! Thank yoou Health Cube for the scrumptious food at Azabu and the life-saving information!
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