Cancer is the second most common cause of death in Poland. Annually, almost 170,000 people are diagnosed and about 100 thousand die of it. As a partner of the ONKOODPOWIEDZIALNI (cancer responsible) campaign, in October we engage in the prevention of breast cancer, which is the most common cancer among women.
In June 2021, genXone joined the ONKOODPOWIEDZIALNI campaign, the aim of which is not only to educate and encourage systematic research but also to actively support employees suffering from an oncological disease. We help to increase awareness and educate in the field of cancer prevention, diagnostics and modern forms of cancer therapy.
Breast cancer in numbers
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world. Every year, it is detected in approximately 12% of women, which translates into 1.7 million cases and over 500,000 deaths. Unfortunately, both morbidity and mortality due to this disease in Poland are still increasing. The risk of developing breast cancer mainly affects women between the ages of 50 and 69. Increasingly, this cancer is also diagnosed in younger women, aged 20-49.
The success of treatment of this disease is primarily determined by its early detection. It is estimated that up to 40% of cancer deaths could have been avoided if the diagnosis had been made earlier or if the patient had better access to the latest treatments.
This is why systematic self-care is so highly recommended. Fortunately, you can easily perform a self-examination of the breasts, which consists of a visual and a touch examination. In the picture above, we show you how to easily perform such a self-test. It is worth doing them at least once every three months and in the same phase of the menstrual cycle. In addition, women between 20 and 40 years of age should have regular breast ultrasounds (once a year), and those over the age of 40 – perform mammography.