When it comes to symptoms that are related to breast cancer, prevention is still an important ally, because the symptoms of breast cancer often go unnoticed by patients. A large number of women who were diagnosed with the disease were asymptomatic at the time of the diagnosis.
Some factors associated with breast cancer, such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, can be avoided in order to prevent the disease, along with the adoption of practices such as weight control, physical activity, breastfeeding and proper hormone therapy. In addition to these practices that can be incorporated into the woman’s life-long routine, self-examination and periodic visits to the specialist doctor continue to save lives and ensure better prognosis. Some physical changes, even minor ones, such as the secretions, irritated skin and lumps in the breast region, as well as physiological changes, are important evidences to be considered among the symptoms of the disease.
In addition to the predisposing factors and already known symptoms, genetic factors are also closely related to breast cancer predisposition and deserve to be considered in this constant surveillance of the disease. Family members with cancer history is a strong indicative for investigation of molecular markers related to the development of the disease in this patient.
Although genetic factors cannot be changed, it is unquestionable that monitoring the genetic profile is yet another promising tool in the fight against breast cancer. SYNLAB offers the most complete and innovative genetic tests regarding women’s health in the fight against breast cancer.
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