Breast cancer awareness campaigns have most definitely paid off, which is one of the reasons over 81 percent of women diagnosed are now still alive five years later. But the fact is breast cancer is still very much an age-related illness, with four in five cases in women over 50.
There has also been a lot of unfounded anxiety as a result of recent developments. A recent study suggested that the denser your breast tissue, the higher your risk of cancer simply because more tissue means more cells with a potential risk of turning cancerous. Cancer Treatment South Yarra can help patients counter the effects of the condition.
As a result, there were calls for all women with dense breasts to be offered an ultrasound, as well as mamography, in order to detect problems. The same goes for calls on women under 47 to have mammograms.