Uploaded on

 

  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads

Views

Total Views
870
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0

Actions

Shares
Downloads
1
Comments
0
Likes
0

Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
    No notes for slide
  • Loss framed messages

Transcript

  • 1. Worried about your Breasts? By Ayesha Ghosh
  • 2. Who is this module for?
    • Breast changes are changes in how your breast or nipple looks or feels.
    This module is for you if you are worried about changes in your breast.
  • 3. What are normal breast changes
    • It is normal to have breast changes during pregnancy, at certain times of the menstrual cycle (period) or if you have fibrocystic disease.
    • To find out more about normal lumps and fibrocystic breast changes, please click
    • http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=8593325
  • 4. Why check for breast cancer?
    • Finding breast cancer early can save your life! And give you more time with your family.
    • If you do not show breast changes to a doctor, then the infection or cancer can grow and it will be more difficult to treat
  • 5. How serious is breast cancer?
    • Breast cancer is the #1 cause of cancer death in Hispanic women
    • Another way to say this is:
    • Out of all the deaths due to cancer,
    • breast cancer is the most common cancer
    • death in Hispanic women
  • 6. How common is breast cancer?
    • 1 from every 8 women get breast cancer
  • 7. At what age do women get breast cancer?
    • Breast cancer is can be seen more in women greater than 50 years
    • But women in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s have also found breast cancer
  • 8. What You can do
    • Know what is normal for your breast and what is not normal
    • When you find changes, SEE A DOCTOR
  • 9. Know more about your breasts
    • To know more about how to check your breasts for changes, click on the link below.
    • When the link opens, go to the bottom of that page and click either choice for a video:
    • View the online BSA tool - English version
    • View the online BSA tool - Spanish version
    • LINK: http://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/Breastselfawareness.html
  • 10. Question:
    • Why should I get breast changes checked?
    • It is important to catch breast infections and breast cancer early so that we can get treatment and heal fast
    • Healthy breasts lead to my general well-being
    • I will worry less about these changes
    • All of the above
  • 11. Answer:
    • I get breast changes checked because…
    • It is important to catch breast infections and breast cancer early so that we can get treatment and heal fast
    • Healthy breasts are important to for my general health
    • I will worry less about these changes
    • All of the above
  • 12. Daniela’s story…
    • “ I felt pain in my breasts and I was worried that it is cancer. I was scared to see a doctor. But then I saw my kids and I thought what would happen to them if I do not see a doctor? What if my pain is worse? Who will take care of my kids if I fell sick?
    • … So I went to the free Avon clinic and asked to see a doctor. The doctor was very nice and did some tests and told me I had a breast infection. He gave me medicines and soon the pain went away. Now I do not worry and I feel healthy. My kids are happy.”
  • 13. What does the normal breast look like
  • 14. What do not normal breast changes look like
  • 15.
    • BREAST CHANGES YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF
  • 16. Lump or hard knot
    • What is a Lump?
    • A lump is a differently shaped piece that is different from the rest of the breast. It can be hard or soft. It can feel like a green pea
    • Lumps come in many shapes and sizes
    • Most lumps are NOT cancer
  • 17. Lumps in the breast
    • Normal : If you notice a lump in one breast, check your other breast. If both breasts feel the same, it may not be cancer. Normal breasts can often feel lumpy.
    • Not Normal:
    • If a lump feels harder or different from the rest of lumps in the breast (like a green pea), Please see a doctor as soon as possible!
  • 18. What if you find a lump…
    • Do NOT fear!
    • Most lumps are not breast cancer, but something less serious.
    • Often lumps are related to your menstrual period and will go away by the end of your cycle.
    • BUT, it is best to see a doctor
  • 19. Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening Swelling is an increase in the size of your breast. Normal: if both your breasts have slightly increased during breastfeeding and/or menstruation
  • 20. Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening
    • See a Doctor:
    • If one or both of your breasts have largely increased
    • If your breasts feel warmer
    • than usual
    • If your breasts feel look more red than usual
  • 21. Change in the size or shape of the breast
    • Normal: It is normal for both breasts to be larger during breast feeding or during your period
    • See a Doctor:
    • If breasts are larger when you are not breastfeeding or on your period.
    • If the increase in size is in one breast much more than the other.
  • 22. Change in the size or shape of the breast
    • Normal: It is normal for both breasts to be larger during breast feeding/during menstruation
    • See a Doctor:
    • If breasts are larger when you are not breastfeeding or menstruating
    • If the increase in size is in one breast much more than the other.
  • 23. Orange peel skin
    • See a doctor if you notice:
    • A p ulling in of the skin on your breast or nipple
    • the skin on your breast feels and looks like orange skin
  • 24. Liquid from the nipple
    • Normal: Liquid from the breast in late pregnancy or the post pregnancy.
    • See a Doctor:
    • If liquid from nipple is red in color = like blood
    • If liquid from nipple is green in color = like grass
    • If liquid from nipple clear and has no color = like water
  • 25. Liquid from the nipple
    • Normal : When liquid is coming out from the nipple when the nipple is squeezed
    • See a Doctor:
    • If liquid comes out without a squeeze of the nipple
    • If liquid comes out in only one breast
    • If liquid comes out and is red, green or clear (not milky) in color
  • 26. What to do if you have liquid from the nipple
    • Do NOT fear!
    • Liquid from the nipple is not always cancer, it can mean there is an infection in the breast
    • It is best see a doctor
  • 27. Breast pain
    • Go see your doctor:
    • If you breast hurts
    • It may feel like someone hit you on your breast
  • 28. Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple
    • What is a rash?
    • When skin turns like this
    • See a Doctor:
    • If you scratch your breasts a lot
    • If the skin on your breast is dry and scaly
    • If there is a rash on your breast
  • 29. What should Maria do?
    • Maria is a 35 year old woman with 2 kids. She sees that one of her breasts is red and much larger than the other breast. It was not like this before. She also feels pain in her breast. Maria is not breast feeding. What should Maria do?
    • Nothing, she is too young to have breast cancer
    • Ask her friend what to do
    • See a doctor because it could be cancer or an infection
  • 30. Answer
    • Nothing, she is too young to have breast cancer
    • Ask her friend what to do
    • See a doctor because it could be cancer or an infection
  • 31. See a doctor for these breast changes… Nipple changes Redness Liquid from nipple Lumps Skin Changes Orange peel skin
  • 32. What can I do if I notice not normal changes?
    • GO SEE A DOCTOR:
  • 33. Where do I go if I don’t have health insurance?
    • Go to Dora at the front Desk
    • Ask her your question
    • If you still have questions, then ask Dora for the ‘health insurance module’
  • 34. For FREE Screening
    • GO TO: Avon Breast Imaging Center
    • Location : Irving Cancer Research Center Building,
    • 1130 Saint Nicholas Avenue at West 166th St
    • Phone number: 212 851 4516
  • 35. How to go to Avon center
    • You can walk there in 13 minutes !
    • Start out going South on Fort Washington Avenue towards West 177th St
    • Turn left onto W 168th St  
    • Turn right onto St Nicholas Ave
    •   Arrive at 1130 SAINT NICHOLAS AVE
  • 36. Other Free screenings near by
    • Ralph Lauren breast center
    • CALL Today : 212 987 1777
    • AIM clinic or “21 Audubon”
    • Location: 21 Audubon (Audubon & 166 st.)
    • CALL Today: 212 342 3232
  • 37. For more information
    • You can click:
      • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
    • www.komen.org
      • American Cancer Foundation
      • http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/BreastCancer/index
      • Avon Foundation
      • http://www/avonfoundation.org
  • 38. Still more Information
    • For brochures, resources or for any other questions:
    • TALK TO DORA at the FRONT DESK
    DORA will be here
  • 39.
    • THANK YOU!