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Tips for preventing breast cancer

In her lifetime, one out of every eight women will develop breast cancer. Consider addressing your risk with your doctor while you discuss your unique health requirements, and work together to establish a preventative plan. There are things you may do to avoid breast cancer regardless of your medical history.

Understand the dangers of breast cancer

It’s critical to understand the most frequent causes of breast cancer, which range from genetics to lifestyle. If any of the following apply to you, you may be at a higher risk:

• You are a woman over the age of 50.
• Breast cancer has run in your family.
• You’ve had breast cancer or some benign breast problems in the past.
• Your breast tissue is thick.
• You are either childless or have had your first child after the age of 30.
• You had your first period before the age of 12 and/or menopause after the age of 55.
• You are a regular smoker and/or alcoholic.
• You do not engage in any physical activity.

Early identification is crucial in the prevention of breast cancer

Regular screenings are the most effective strategy to detect breast cancer early. Call your doctor if something doesn’t look right. According to the American Cancer Society, you should do the following:

  • Women between the ages of 40 and 44 should start getting mammograms every year.
  • Mammograms should be done every year for women aged 45 to 54.
  • Starting around the age of 30, women who are at high risk for breast cancer should undergo an MRI and a mammogram every year.

Consult your doctor about the preventative care options available to you.

How to prevent breast cancer and reduce your chances

You may be more prone to get breast cancer if you are 55 or older, have a family history of the disease, or have dense breast tissue. Some options may help you reduce your risk of breast cancer:
  • Alcohol use should be avoided or limited.
  • Maintain a healthy weight by staying physically active.
  • Avoid smoking.

Learn the facts (as well as the myths) about breast cancer

Myth: Women with small breasts have a lower risk of breast cancer.

There is no link between the size of your breasts and your risk of breast cancer.

Myth: The vast majority of breast lumps are malignant.

Approximately 80% of lumps in women’s breasts are benign (noncancerous).

Myth: Breast cancer does not affect young women.

Breast cancer can strike women as early as their twenties.

The American Cancer Society has made the following recommendations:

These recommendations are for women who are at a moderate risk of breast cancer. If a woman does not have a personal history of breast cancer, a strong family history of breast cancer, or a genetic mutation known to increase breast cancer risk (such as in the BRCA gene), and has not had chest radiation therapy before the age of 30, she is considered to be at average risk for screening purposes.
  • Every year, women between the ages of 45 and 50 should get a mammogram.
  • Women over 55 can choose to have a mammogram every other year or have yearly mammograms. Screening should be continued for as long as a woman is in excellent health and expects to survive for at least another 10 years.
  • A breast MRI and mammography should be done every year for women who are at a higher risk.

Survivors of breast cancer are forming a rising army

The numbers are improving as a result of a huge increase in awareness and a dedication to early detection. In the United States, there are already over 3.8 million breast cancer survivors6, and our goal is to increase that number.

http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand bc/myths-fact
https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/basic info/risk factors.htm
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/screening-tests-and-earlydetection/american-cancer-societyrecommendations-for-the-earlydetection-of-breast-cancer.html
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/risk-and-prevention/lifestyle-relatedbreast-cancer-risk-factors.html
https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/about/how-common-is-breast-cancer

This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as medical advice or substituted for consultation with a licensed practitioner. To discover what is best for you, you should speak with a licensed specialist.

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Restricción de visitantes

Entendemos lo difícil que puede ser restringir a nuestros pacientes para que no traigan acompañantes o familiares mientras visitan a su médico en nuestras instalaciones, pero estas importantes medidas temporarias ayudarán a minimizar la exposición y, por lo tanto, mantendrán bajo el riesgo de infección.

Restricción de visitantes: entendemos lo difícil que puede ser restringir a nuestros pacientes para que no traigan acompañantes o familiares mientras visitan a su médico en nuestras instalaciones, pero estas importantes medidas temporarias ayudarán a minimizar la exposición y, por lo tanto, mantendrán bajo el riesgo de infección.

Que esperar al llegar a nuestras instalaciones

Que esperar al llegar a nuestras instalaciones

Todos los pacientes son examinados en la entrada

Las máscaras son obligatorias mientras se encuentra en nuestras instalaciones. No se permitirá la entrada sin máscara.

Nuestro personal debe usar en todo momento el equipo completo de seguridad incluyendo gafas, máscara y batas protectoras para garantizar su seguridad y la de ellos mismos.

Disponemos de liquido sanitario en la entrada y en toda la instalación, les pedimos a todos que se desinfecten las manos al ingresar a la oficina, de la misma manera, nuestro personal debe desinfectar sus manos antes y después de un encuentro con un paciente.

Detección de síntomas: al llegar a nuestras instalaciones, se proporcionará un cuestionario de salud antes de ingresar con preguntas sobre tos, fiebre y exposición al virus. Nuestro personal también es evaluado diariamente antes de llegar a nuestras instalaciones.

Se toma la temperatura en la puerta antes de ingresar a las instalaciones.

Medidas de seguridad adicionales en nuestras instalaciones

Las áreas comunes como las salas de espera y los baños se higienizan con frecuencia, especialmente las áreas que se tocan con frecuencia.

Los consultorios se desinfectan entre cada paciente y se higienizan a fondo al final del día.

Las salas de espera se han organizado para mantener distanciamiento social, nuestro mobiliario se ha reestructurado para crear el espacio requerido entre los pacientes y hemos colocado marcadores en nuestros muebles y pisos para guiar a nuestros pacientes dónde pararse y sentarse.

Nuestro objetivo es que nuestros pacientes se sientan seguros mientras se encuentran en nuestras instalaciones y reciben la atención excelente y compasiva que merecen sintiéndose seguros.

EliteHealth sigue todas las recomendaciones de seguridad de los CDC (Centros de Control de Enfermedades).

La seguridad de nuestros pacientes es nuestra mayor preocupación y todo lo que hacemos es pensando en usted.

En este momento EliteHealth no está  ofreciendo vacunas Covid-19. En cuanto estén disponibles les informaremos de inmediato.

Presione en el enlace más abajo para obtener información acerca de centros de vacunación y administración de exámenes de COVID-19.

Visitor Restriction

We understand how difficult it could be to restrict our patients from bringing their companions/family members while they visit their physician in our facilities, but these important temporary measures will help minimize exposure, therefore, keeping the risk of infection low.

What to expect when arriving at our facilities.

Restricting Visitors-We understand how difficult it could be to restrict our patients from bringing their companions/family members while they visit their physician in our facilities, but these important temporary measures will help minimize exposure, therefore, keeping the risk of infection low.

What to expect when arriving at our facilities.

All patients are screened at the entrance.

Masks are mandatory while in our facility, no mask-no entry.

Our Staff is required to wear all safety equipment, googles, mask and protective gowns to ensure yours and their safety.

Hand Sanitizer is available at the entrance and throughout the facility, we ask everyone to sanitize their hands when entering the office, the same way, our staff must sanitize their hands before and after a patient encounter.

Screening for Symptoms- When arriving at our facilities a health questionnaire will be provided before entering with questions about any cough, fever, exposure to the virus. Our staff is also screened daily prior to arriving to our facilities.

Temperature is taken at the door prior to entering the facilities.

Additional Safety Measures in our Facilities.

Common areas such as waiting rooms and restrooms are cleaned often, especially the frequently touched areas.

Exam Rooms are disinfected between each patient and extensively cleaned at the end of the day.

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We want our patients to feel secure while in our facilities receiving the excellent and compassionate care they deserve while keeping them safe. EliteHealth follows all safety recommendations from the CDC (Centers from Disease Control). Our patient safety is our greatest concern and all we do is with you in mind.

Our facilities are not offering Covid-19 vaccines now, once it become available in any of our facilities, we will inform everyone.

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