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Breast Cancer Prevention

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Research suggests that at least 40% incidents of breast cancer are preventable and 30% are treatable, Dr. Shahpar Haqiqat, deputy for research and education at Motamed Cancer Institute said, ISNA reported.

The expert emphasized the importance of diagnosis and monitoring to prevent breast cancer, saying, “Unfortunately, the country has not yet adopted a systematic approach for breast cancer screening.”

“Women should visit doctors at least once or twice a year to test for breast cancer. Women aged 40 and above should start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms. Monitoring is particularly important for women who have a family history of breast cancer,” she added. Motamed Cancer Institute was founded in 1996 with the aim of research, education and treatment services for people with breast disease. The center provides breast disease diagnostic and treatment services to more than 50,000 patients annually.

 

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