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Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in Pakistan. About 40,000 women in Pakistan lose their lives to this disease each year.Globally one out of 8 women has breast cancer.
Breast cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the breast cells. Usually, this type of cancer forms in either the lobules or the ducts of the breast.Lobules are glands that produce milk. They are attached to the ducts, which are small passages that take the milk away from the glands to the nipple.Remember breast cancer can form anywhere in your breast including the fatty tissue within your breast.
The cancerous cells can also invade other healthy breast tissue and can travel to the lymph nodes under the arms.The lymph nodes are part of our Lymphatic system. Lymphatic system plays a crucial role in fighting off various infections.
Breast Screening can save lives:
In its early stages, breast cancer may not cause any symptoms. In many cases, a tumor may be too small to be felt,but it can still be seen on mammogram. Breast screening can help at this stage! It is a way of finding breast cancer at an early stage, when there is a greater chance of survival.
Below is a guide (an Infographic) to Breast Cancer in urdu, that explains breast cancer, key stats,how cancer spreads,symptoms of breast cancer,risk factors of breast cancer, and breast cancer screening.
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