According to the latest statistics, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women, affecting approximately 1 in every 9. Many didn’t survive due to late diagnosis and lack of access to affordable treatment.
Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted medication, and hormone therapy can all be used to treat breast cancer. However, if breast cancer is detected early through breast self-examinations or routine mammograms, you’ll require less treatment. Here are some preventative measures you can take:
• Maintain a moderate weight throughout your life
• Stay physically active
• Breastfeed if you can
• Avoid hormone therapy for postmenopausal symptoms
• Talk to your doctor about the treatments to reduce your chances of getting breast cancer if you’re at high risk
You’ll be better prepared if you pay attention to the symptoms and have financial protection against medical costs. Find out more on how FWD CI First could help. Reach out to our agents to get started!