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Breast cancer awareness: Transgenders, women avoid screening, say doctors

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Breast cancer awareness: Transgenders, women avoid screening, say doctors

Not just women, transgenders too avoid breast cancer screening due to the lack of awareness, as per a report in Indian Express.

Speaking about the same, Chandani, who’s a transgender activist who is working for the cause of Transgenders, said, “Our community has no awareness of any kind of screenings. Despite the fact that we use extra hormones and also under breast implant surgeries, even I have not gone to doctor for any cancer screenings.”

Dr Krithika Murugan, Consultant Surgical Oncologist, HCG Cancer Hospital says, many women on the routine follow up examinations, when advised for a sonomammogram the common response she gets from women is “can’t I skip the mammogram, doctor? And go for an ultrasound instead,” this according to Krithika is more to do with how uncomfortable even the means to diagnosis is for women.

According to the data provided by Kidwai Cancer Hospital in Bengaluru, in Karnataka, it is estimated that annually over 9,800 new cases of breast cancers are diagnosed and 26,000 to 30,000 prevalent cases are there.

“Over the years Bengaluru is showing second highest increase in the country only to next to incidence rates in CHennai Based on this data it is estimated that around 1688 new cases of breast cancers are diagnosed every year and prevalent cases in city alone are around 4558 cases,” added a release from Kidwai.

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Lifestyle changes that can help in the prevention

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Lifestyle changes that can help in the prevention

Every year, October marks the Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it is very important to raise the awareness as much as possible because 1 in every 28 women is at risk of developing breast cancer in the lifetime.

Prevention is always better than cure. So, make the below mentioned lifestyle changes and prevent the possibility of the breast cancer.

  1. Eat a balanced diet
  2. Maintain healthy weight
  3. Breastfeed the baby
  4. Reduce the alcohol intake
  5. Limit the use of oral contraceptive pills and hormone replacement therapy
  6. Go for regular check ups
  7. Exercise regularly
  8. Quit smoking
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Menopause? Here are the tips!

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Menopause? Here are the tips!

Are you reaching the stage of menopause? And confused about the changes in your body? Doesn’t know how to deal with it? Fret not! Here are some amazing tips for you from the nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar.

In her latest Instagram video, she highlighted what exactly happens during menopause and what a woman needs to do. She captioned the post, “Menopause – Facts not fear.”

Rujuta says diet plays an important role at this time and women must try to have all the nutrients and micro-nutrients, and not be completely dependent on menopause supplements available in the market.

She suggested doing strength training two days a week and added that women to exercise for about three hours every week.

The nutritionist says that women must make sure they take a nap for at least 20 minutes in the afternoon and prepone their bedtime.

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Irregular periods? Covid-19 pandemic stress might be the reason!

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Irregular periods? Covid-19 pandemic stress might be the reason!

Irregular periods bothering you? Well, the reason could be Covid-19 pandemic stress. A Northwestern Medicine study has found that increased stress during the COVID-19 pandemic has caused women and people who menstruate to experience irregularities in their menstrual cycle.

The findings of the study were published in the ‘Journal of Women’s Health’.

The study surveyed more than 200 women and people who menstruate in the United States between July and August 2020 in order to better understand how stress during the pandemic influenced their menstrual cycles.

More than half (54 per cent) of the individuals in the study experienced changes in their menstrual cycle following the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020.

The study found that the individuals who experienced higher levels of stress during the COVID-19 pandemic were more likely to experience heavier menstrual bleeding and a longer duration of their period, compared to individuals with moderate stress levels.

 

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