Women between the ages of 45 and 55 are more likely to have breast cancer, but there is a small percentage of men who are afflicted with it.
After the unknown reporter said in a recent interview that men also suffer from breast cancer, many wondered if that really is correct, and it is. This disease affects in most cases, women over 40 years, but also in men in a lower percentage.
“It is necessary to indicate that there are cases of men in Peru affected by this evil, although there are only estimates, since there are no official statistics, the increase is considerable. Since an incidence of 0.5% this has increased to 2% to 4% in a few years. Men should know that there are also mammary glands in the male breast that are likely to develop the disease. “
The specialist estimates that in the next five years breast cancer will continue to rise drastically, therefore regular examinations are recommended so that they can be avoided.
“ You cannot avoid breast cancer if at some point in our life we are affected by this disease, what we can do is detect early and with it the possibility of patient healing,” he said.
Each woman should have breast self-examination on a monthly basis, clinical evaluation once a year, and bilateral mammography after 40 on an annual basis. This last test helps the early detection of cancer in asymptomatic patients, there is no other one that helps the diagnosis.
The doctor also said that the surgical treatments offered today for women suffering from this disease are becoming less mutilating because breast surgery can be performed, as the case may be, to radical mastectomies.
And yes, you can prevent breast cancer.