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Breast Cancer Awareness

11 Oct 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, how to detect and treat this most commonly diagnosed cancer in women?

 

What is Breast Cancer?

 

Breast cancer touches more than one woman in 9, but it is not random: the causes of breast cancer are linked to many factors such as genes and age.

The symptoms are characterized by the abnormal growing of cells and development of cancerous tumors in the breast, that will invade healthy cells. When it spreads and is diffused in other areas of the body, we talk about metastasis.  

There are different types of breast cancer, but the most common are carcinomas – meaning that it developed from a epithelial cells.

 

Most symptoms are invisible, and not noticeable without a professional screening like a mammogram or an ultrasound. However, we can observe some signs, when we notice some changes such as : breast lump, breast cyst, different size or shape, dimpling in the skin, nipple turned inward, scaly/red/swollen skin on the breast.

 

How to detect Breast Cancer?

 

> Consultation, approximate cost: 108$SG

> Consultation, approximate cost: 135$SG

 

How to fight Breast Cancer?

 

Breast Cancer can evolve, and the difficulty of treatment will depend on the stages of cancer. The stages are determined by the localisation of the cancerous zone. But within a stage, there are different levels according to the sizes of the tumors.

 

 

Breast cancer is a cause supported by many associations in Singapore. Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) is one of them, a non-profit organisation set up in 1997 with the mission to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. You can find out more about the foundation and donation opportunities on their website.

 

To find out more about healthcare topics in Singapore you can check our articles. To understand, how your health insurance plans cover healthcare costs, you can approach UEX‘s happiness team by email or by phone for more information and guidance – and the good news is that they are super nice!

With UEX, you can obtain a quote for a health insurance contract customized to your needs and requirements – all in less than a minute!

 

October 2017

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