Vol. 5 Num 717 Sun. June 04, 2006  
Star Health

Checklist on breast cancer
* A variety of disease may affect the breast.

* A lump in the breast does not always means cancer. So you need not get worried if you experience a lump or pain in the breast.

* Mammography is not required in all cases; rather it is injurious to younger breasts.

* Breast cancer can be cured if detected early. But negligence can be resulted even in fatality.

* Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) enhances the risk of breast cancer. So in need of the therapy, you must consult a specialist.

* The mainstream treatment of breast cancer is surgery and surgeon is the keynote physician. Pathologist, oncologist, radiologist assist the surgeon during the treatment.

* Women can get information on breast diseases from radio, television and newspapers.

* You should consult with a specialist immediately if you feel any problem in your breast.