Here are some tips to help reduce your chances of breast cancer:
- Don't smoke. Evidence suggests a link between smoking and breast cancer risk, particularly in premenopausal women.
- Control your weight. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of breast cancer.
- Be physically active. Physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight, which helps prevent breast cancer. Most healthy adults should aim for at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity weekly, plus strength training at least twice a week.
- Breast-feed. Breast-feeding might play a role in breast cancer prevention. The longer you breast-feed, the greater the protective effect.
- Limit dose and duration of hormone therapy. Combination hormone therapy for more than three to five years increases the risk of breast cancer. If you're taking hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms, ask your doctor about other options.
- Avoid exposure to radiation and environmental pollution. Medical-imaging methods, such as computerized tomography, use high doses of radiation. Reduce your exposure by having such tests only when absolutely necessary.
- Limit alcohol to less than one drink a day, as even small amounts increase risk.
- Eating a healthy diet might decrease your risk of some types of cancer, as well as diabetes, heart disease and stroke. People who follow the Mediterranean diet choose healthy fats, such as olive oil, over butter and eat fish instead of red meat.
Make an appointment with your doctor if you notice:
- A hard lump or knot near your underarm
- Changes in the way your breasts look or feel, including thickening or prominent fullness that
is different from the surrounding tissue
- Dimples, puckers, bulges or ridges on the skin of your breast
- A recent change in a nipple to become pushed in (inverted) instead of sticking out
- Redness, warmth, swelling or pain
- Itching, scales, sores or rashes
- Bloody nipple discharge
SPECIAL OFFERS IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER FOR NEXtCARE INSURED MEMBERS:
The below mentioned medical providers have arranged offers for breast cancer-related examinations. Book an appointment with the respective specialists and avail the check-ups. Do not forget to carry your national ID card or refer to your e-card available on MyNEXtCARE Mobile App.
Royal Hospital for women and children is offering:
- Comprehensive Breast Package: Consultation + ultrasound + bilateral mammography for breast at 50 BHD
- Breast Ultrasound Package: Consultation + breast ultrasound at 25 BHD
- Mammography Package: Consultation + bilateral breast mammography at 35 BHD
Saudi German Hospital is offering:
- Free Breast Clinic Consultations
- Free Mammogram (+40 years)
- Free Ultrasound (less than 40 years)
Taiba Hospital is offering:
- 50% on Mammogram
- 20% on the Breast Ultrasound and the Gynecology Consultation
Al Salam International Hospital is offering:
- 50% on Mammogram screening
- 50% on Breast Ultrasound Screening
- 50% on Cytology Pap Smear
* Patients to go directly to the Al Salam Diagnostic Centre – Basement B1
*Valid till October 31st every day except for Fridays and SaturdaysQATAR
Naseem Healthcare is providing a special price of 600 QR on the following services:
- Bilateral Mammography
- Bilateral Breast USG
- Specialist Consultation
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Zulekha Hospitals is offering:
- Free Consultation with specialist, Oncologist, Onco surgeon, General Surgeon, Gynecologist (Sharjah only)
- Complimentary registration
- Free X- Ray Mammogram for women above 40 years (if advised by the specialist)
- Ultrasound Mammogram at a discounted price of AED 650
- 25% discount on MRI Breast (bilateral)
Zulekha Hospitals is hosting on October 8th, 2020 at 03:00 PM (Dubai Time) a virtual Breast Cancer Awareness session “Pink it Now” to include inspirational success stories of courageous people along with a Q&A sessions with specialists.
Interested to join the session?
Meeting Id: 890 0674 0505