Don’t let me ask for protectionRabindranath Tagore
in the face of dangers, but courage to face them.
The title of this article is part of the information campaign of the Mexican CIMA Foundation, for the prevention of breast cancer, to which they add that suffering from this disease is not a fatal sentence. Activism campaigns have a pink ribbon that distinguishes them.
This condition is defined as a type of tumor that is created in the cells and structures of the breast tissues. It can spread to the rest of the body through blood vessels and lymphatic vessels, known as metastasis. It can affect both sexes, being much more common in women and transgender people around the world.
The risks, according to some studies, are due to a combination of factors: family history, first menstruation at an early age, first birth at an advanced age or never having given birth, consumption of hormones, excessive consumption of alcohol, tobacco, processed foods and insufficient antioxidants in the body. A deficient immune system exposes you to a higher risk of developing cancer. Although these factors do not imply having the disease and not all of them have the same effect.
Every October 19, World Breast Cancer Day is celebrated because it is the leading cause of death in women between 25 and 69 years old. According to the Pan American Health Organization, PAHO, in America, 462,000 women are diagnosed each year and 100,000 die. In Latin America and the Caribbean, the highest percentage of deaths occurs in women under 65 years of age, compared to the United States and Canada, which is less than 40%.
In the United States, the National Breast Cancer organization has promoted the #RISE campaign that proposes access to diagnostic studies for all women, of all origins, from all communities. They also support and support women who are in the middle of treatment for their disease until its completion.
All this would be achieved through preventive actions and economic donations to improve the quality of life and, above all, spread information to obtain health. According to this non-profit organization, cancer figures in the United States have decreased by 40% from 1989 to 2016, and this improvement is due to early detection. The aspiration is to fight this disease until it does not exist or affect any person.
Resources such as the global Keep a breast mobile phone app, available in three languages and on all operating systems, were created with the purpose of scheduling breast self-examination, acquiring supported information and requesting medical assistance if necessary.
Specialists recommend self-examination from the age of 20 on a regular basis, as well as seeing a specialist doctor make sure of any changes that may represent a risk. Early detection, proper diagnosis and timely treatment are the keys to healing.
In addition, in the United States, there is the Affordable Care Act ACA or Affordable Care Act, which was an initiative of President Barack Obama in 2010 as a result of a program of reforms to make treatment accessible to the majority of adults not covered by social security. This has supported low-income women, as well as immigrants without residency documents throughout the country. In the state of Texas, you can go to the organization Texas Cancer for local care.
In cases where the disease has advanced, a fundamental element to reduce its impact and improve the quality of life of women is emotional support. Various organizations have insisted that medical personnel must strengthen their skills and certify themselves in the knowledge of this disease that comprehensively affects the lives of people and their families. There has been talked about care with gender and inclusion perspective since breast cancer does not discriminate against anyone. Thus, egalitarian health treatment should also be sought in the Americas.
Many people who suffer from this disease have found lessons during the process of their illness and pain: the solidarity of other women with similar experiences who come to their aid and the support of their families, prayer and spiritual activities that serve as a refuge, as well as talk with loved ones, doctors and psychotherapists about the concerns that overwhelm them.
We know that breast cancer occurs silently in our body and the obvious symptoms indicate an advanced stage of the disease, so prevention is essential. We insist that timely detection and monitoring of changes in the breast tissues is essential for treatment and possible cure. Check yourself regularly and take care of yourself to stay close to your loved ones, so we remind you that at Del Pueblo Funeral Home, we are making the most difficult moments easy.