The president of Army Children High School Ikeja Lagos State. (ACHS ‘93 ALLUMNI)Mr Muritaleb, Adamu and Madam kemi has advise all its members of the Association to as a matter of urgency take the Breast Cancer Awareness Serious that ladies above 40 should quickly go for check-up as this will help us to avoid the Dreaded Killer Terminal Disease
BREAST CANCER Killer! ACHS
This massage was conveyed through one of its member Prince Adewale Samson who also told us that Breast Cancer killed his mother and almost wrecked him financially because they did not notice it on time, that the mother was complaining of little pain at the left side of her Armpit. but went on Self-medication pain relief tablet and Ampicillin Original not knowing it was cancer after she went for check-up at Ikeja General hospital and was discovered after series of test that it was breast cancer, went ahead to take chemotherapy spent a lot of money planning to fly her to India, which did not happen and she later died!
The Coordinator for (RAIN) Re-Awaken Initiative of Nigeria Prince Adewale is joining Hands with his fellow ACHS Association to spread the Breast cancer Awareness campaign to the whole world.
From Mrs Kemi Agbon member of ACHS and other Doctors and research on Cancer Is an abnormal growth of cells which tend to proliferate in an uncontrolled way and, in some cases, to metastasize (spread).
Cancer can involve any tissue of the body and have many different
Forms in each body area. Most cancers are named for the type of
Cell or organ in which they start. An example is Breast Cancer.
What is Breast Cancer? Breast cancer is cancer that forms in the
Cells of the breasts. Breast cancer is the most common invasive
Cancer and the second main cause of cancer death in women.
Breast cancer can occur in both men and women, but it is far more
Common in women.
The first symptoms of breast cancer are usually an area of
Thickened tissue in the breast or a lump in the breast or an armpit.
Other symptoms are:
A pain in the armpits or breast that does not change the monthly
Pitting or redness of the skin of the breast, like an (ORANGE).
A rash around or on one of the NIPPLES.
A discharge from a nipple, possibly containing blood.
A sunken or inverted nipple.
A change in the size or shape of the breast.
Peeling, flaking, or scaling of the skin on the breast of the nipple.
Most lumps are not cancerous, but women should have them
Checked by a health care professional.
The exact cause remains unclear, but some risk factors make it
More likely. Some of these are preventable.
-A history of breast cancer or breast lumps.
-Dense breast tissue.
Treatment will depend on:
The type of breast cancer.
The stage of cancer.
Sensitivity to hormones.
The patient’s age, overall health, and preferences.
The main options include:
Biological therapy, or targeted drug therapy.
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There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer, but some lifestyle
Decisions can significantly reduce the risk of breast and other
Types of cancer. These include:
Avoiding excess alcohol consumption.
Following a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Getting enough exercise.
Maintaining a healthy body mass index (BMI)
NB: Women should think carefully about their options for breast
Feeding and the use of HRT following menopause, as these can
Affect the risk.
Being exposed to estrogen for a longer period appears to
Increase the risk of breast cancer. This could be due to starting
Periods earlier or entering menopause later than average. Between
These times, estrogen levels are higher.
Breastfeeding, especially for over 1 year, appears to reduce the
Chance of developing breast cancer, possibly because pregnancy
Followed by breastfeeding reduces exposure to estrogen.