Tuesday, April 8, 2014

BREAST CANCER SCREENING GUIDELINES FOR LOW RISK






While we were interviewed in RMN Zamboanga with Bhong Simbajon last March 2014, I really appreciated his question, why Breast Wellness as compared to Breast Cancer Awareness?
Radio and U Stream interview with Dr. Marissa Lim, CMZ BWC Head and Dr. Filipinas Rojo, CMZ B.R.A. Campaign lead at RMN Zamboanga anchored by Bhong Simbajon
Photo Credit: Nora Sanico, Illinois, USA



The Ciudad Medical Zamboanga Breast Wellness Center (CMZ BWC) would like to emphasize that this program aims to cater to young girls and women of all ages (Men can have breast cancer too!) to love their breasts and have them checked!
Ciudad De Zamboanga B.R.E.A.S.T
(Bra to Raise Early Awareness for Screening and Treatment) Installation Art
by Rameer Tawasil
According to Dr. Marissa Lim, Head of the CMZ BWC, "Breast examination starts as soon as one realizes that she is female!"

We do not want to wait until one has Breast Cancer before we talk about it!... Let us be PROACTIVE!

I would like to share Guidelines for Breast Health from I CAN SERVE and KASUSO ORG. to help serve as a guide for every women.

Follow recommended breast cancer screening guidelines.

STARTING at AGE 20
** Do a Breast Self Exam (BSE) every month
~~~~~~~get to know your breast
~~~~~~~best done 10 days after the start of menstruation period

STARTING at AGE 30
** Do a Breast Self Exam (BSE) every month

** Have a Clinical Breast Exam (CBE) by a healthcare professional trained in CBE every three years
~~~~~~~~available at Ciudad Medical Zamboanga Breast Wellness Center

STARTING at AGE 40
** Do a Breast Self Exam (BSE) every month
~~~~~~~if post-menopausal, assign one day per month

** Have a Clinical Breast Exam (CBE) by a healthcare professional trained in CBE every year
~~~~~~~~available at Ciudad Medical Zamboanga Breast Wellness Center

** Have a Mammogram every year
CMZ Breast Wellness Center tagline in 2012-2013

HAVING SCREENING MAMMOGRAMS REGULARLY IS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO FIND BREAST CANCER EARLY!!!
Since this is Screening, everyone is encouraged to do this even if you have NO SIGNS NOR SYMPTOMS.
But to make the most out of a Mammogram and understand its benefits, it is best to discuss this with your doctor prior to the procedure.

We have the Digital mammogram available in Ciudad Medical Zamboanga.
By the way, THERE IS LESS PAIN WITH DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY!!!

Benefits of mammography:
1. Early diagnosis =  early treatment = save lives
2. Early detection of breast cancer improves chance of survival
3. Early diagnosis = Quality of life ( reduced need for radical treatment )

Women at increased risk should talk with their doctors about the  benefits and limitations of starting early screening or having additional tests done.
  • Key to prevention of breast cancer is healthy lifestyle.
  • Key to increased survival of breast cancer is early detection.
  • Curable breast cancer equation:
Early detection = early diagnosis = early treatment

These are some tips for you to remember.
However, for those in Zamboanga City, we may get to know more about Breast Wellness and Breast Cancer Awareness by requesting a schedule for a free lecture from the CMZ Breast Wellness Center







1 comment:

  1. I am nearing the age when I would need to take a mammogram. I am afraid of it because my mom said it's painful. I am glad there's digital mammogram for a painless experience.

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