Unfortunately, breast cancer is still the most common form of cancer found in women. At 17.5%, breast cancer is sadly the number-one form of cancer that kills most women.
However, a breast cancer diagnosis is no longer a death sentence in itself: if it is detected early and the tumour is localised, around 90% of patients can be cured. According to estimates, around half of all breast cancer victims could still be alive if we paid attention to a healthier lifestyle, but also made more disciplined use of the extensive preventive care on offer.
Possible causes of breast cancer range from obesity, an unhealthy lifestyle - poor diet, little exercise, alcohol, and nicotine to type 2 diabetes. However, this has not yet been scientifically proven.
That is why preventive care is so important: breast palpation by a gynaecologist and mammography are the official methods of preventative care. The most important thing, however, is performing regular checks on yourself. This uncomplicated method can be carried out practically anytime and anywhere. And, it is not dependent on the availability of doctors, appointments and working hours. This is the quickest way to recognise changes and make a doctor's appointment immediately if necessary.
Self-care & precautions
Massaging the breasts regularly is not only relaxing and soothing but also significantly contributes to breast health. Performing the massage using a good massage oil, such as the Organic Boobs Oil, packed with antioxidants stimulates the metabolism and gets the lymphatic system going. This helps to drain out deposited substances from the breast tissue. It also promotes blood circulation, which increases the supply of nutrients to the skin cells. The skin becomes soft and appears plump and healthy. Additionally, breast massages strengthen the awareness of your own body and the bond with yourself!
We want to bring more awareness to breast health and convince all women of the importance of breast cancer prevention. Self-massages are essential for this, as are preventive examinations.
Spread the word!
Talk to your mother, sister or best friend about it. Unfortunately, many people still don't know how simple prevention can be and how important it is!
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At 17.5%, breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in women.
If diagnosed early, around 90% of cases can be cured.
Women without any children are affected more often.
The Egyptians treated breast cancer with wasp dung and ox brain.
The first documented cancer-related mastectomy took place around 500 AD.
Around 1% of men are diagnosed with breast cancer.
The left breast is affected 5-10% more often than the right.
Women between the ages of 45 and 69 are most affected.
Annual approx. 350,000 new cases are diagnosed in the EU (estimates 2020)