The best prevention of breast cancer is regular diagnosis. This allows to identify the disease at an early stage, minimize the risk of development, and conduct sparing therapy.
According to the American Cancer Association, hereditary (genetically determined) breast cancer accounts for 10% of all cases. It’s about gene mutations BRCA1 and BRCA2 are used.
If the average probability of getting breast cancer is 5.6%, then in women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, the chances increase to 70%. Mutations can be inherited from the mother. Particular attention should be paid to women whose relatives had:
- breast cancer up to 45 years;
- repeated breast cancer in one person;
- ovarian cancer;
- two or more cases of breast cancer in relatives, at least one of whom was diagnosed before the age of 50.
In these cases, a consultation with a geneticist, a genetic oncotest, and regular preventive screening is indicated.
Clinics abroad are equipped with modern equipment for accurate detection of neoplasms in the breast, including the zero stage. In addition, anti-cancer screenings have been developed, which include tests for different groups of patients.
According to reviews of clients of Experts Medical, the best clinics for breast check-ups are located in the resort cities of Turkey, Spain, and Israel. Therefore, patients of Experts Medical recommend combining rest with high-quality breast cancer diagnostics, especially in the presence of a genetic predisposition.