Breast cancer is a malignant tumour that develops in the cells of the breasts.
The disease mainly affects women, but there are rare cases of breast cancer in men as well.
Breast cancer is the most common malignant tumour in women in the world, accounting for 1/3 of all newly discovered cancer cases.*
In 2020, 2.3 million women worldwide were diagnosed with breast cancer.*
One in nine women in Latvia is at risk of breast cancer.**
In Latvia, about 1200 women get breast cancer every year, and it is one of the most common causes of premature death in women over the age of 35.**
When diagnosed early, breast cancer responds well to treatment.
Protect yourself – check it out
When detecting breast cancer at an early stage, it can be successfully cured in 90% of cases, while maintaining the mammary gland and quality of life.
Visit your gynaecologist at least once a year, and entrust your doctor with a breast examination. Perform a self-examination every month, carefully looking at your breasts and palpating them.
If you notice anything suspicious, sign up for a doctor’s visit without delay. The key is not to be afraid and act decisively, as breast cancer, if detected early, can be completely cured.