the chief of Brazilian Archaeological Society Regional Office in São Paulo (SBM-SP), William Ads Doctors who specialize in breast diseases mobilize pink octoberAnd A global campaign to encourage early diagnosis and appropriate treatment breast cancer.
In the remaining months, the work continues: with debunking myths about illness in social networks, the group is looking for alternatives to declare the importance Regular exams facilitating access to the poorest people Drugs.
What are SBM initiatives today?
Our role is to supervise. The role of society is not to provide treatment and medication, not because they don’t deserve it, but because we don’t have that ability. However, we managed to squeeze Said and did some work.
We campaigned for women from they, in theory most needed. We provided postoperative clothing and specialize in microscopic pigmentation Give some of them the action (To draw the nipple and areola). We also want to offer free consultations from breast cancer specialists. If I had idle hours on the weekend – and everyone else does – it wouldn’t hurt to see more people.
What should be changed in the dynamics of the SUS when treating these patients?
In the health center, the biggest bottleneck in breast cancer Initial is time. The treatment takes at least sixty days, and this changes the chances of a cure. It’s a month to schedule one thing, and then two other things…
What about more advanced cancer patients?
This is the second most dangerous bottleneck, as they need medication. Today what do you have in private network And the audience is ridiculously unequal, a ridiculous thing. It’s like debris Titanic: Everyone in the first degree will have more chances of getting out alive than anyone in the third degree.
And our legislation is bureaucratic for approving medicines. NS they I stopped a lot in this regard, there are drugs on the market ten years ago that have not yet been combined.
Have cases increased in the pandemic?
Several hospitals last year closed everything to provide the service exclusively Corona virus cases. for patients theySince the system is running at the maximum, this dam cannot be removed from issues that have not yet appeared. The worst part is that we will see tumors detected in more advanced stages of the disease. There is a need for public order to form a working group.
Does living in big cities, at a more stressful pace, affect the development of breast cancer?
This is an urban legend, in addition to saying that Communications Tower it’s the Deodorant It can cause cancer. There are many theories about cancer caused by grief and worry. It has nothing to do.
This speech turns into an additional punishment for the woman, who feels that she caused this to herself. But no one sees survivors of concentration camps With more cancer than others. people with depression No.
What are the most common myths about the disease?
Every hour there is a new one, even the microwave and silicone suit. at that time Angelina Julie I removed both breasts, it was a fever, the women came into the office terrified and thought this was the solution to never having cancer. But even preventive surgery did not eliminate this possibility.
The alternative was fascinating in the context of the actress, as her mother and aunt died young from the disease and had a mutation that led to high risk still young.
“Saying that stress causes breast cancer is an urban myth. Theories like this create an additional penalty for women.”
Are many conditions hereditary?
It is true that there are typical mutations hereditary And those who have familial relationships between close relatives are at greater risk. But 80% of the people we deal with do not have family affairs.
In addition to regular checkups, what habits help prevent disease?
The main factor is weight. Cancer needs the female hormone to grow, so it occurs more often in women. Fats are rich in this substance. We also advise not to use medicines Anti-aging Hormone based, advertised as a solution to improve muscle tone, reduce fat and increase concupiscence. Using these stimulants in pursuit of eternal youth is dangerous.
Have more cases appeared among young women?
The number has practically doubled in the past 10 years and remains low compared to the most at-risk audience: women between the ages of 40 and 50. How Cancer Feeds Some metabolismYoung women are more aggressive. Among them there are factors that lead to the global increase: the decrease in the number of children per woman, and Later in pregnancy menstruation at a younger age (Which is known as early hormonal puberty).
What is the effect of pregnancy?
During pregnancy and lactation, women experience a low dose of the female hormone. cause pregnancy a protective effectAnd today we have a low birth rate as a pattern. Families have one or two children and usually postpone pregnancy. Should you recommend that each person have several children to avoid illness? No, these are developments in the community and we will not return. We just have to keep these women healthy.
Is self-examination recommended for men, too?
There are people who say “there’s a 2cm knot here, it should be nothing”, but they go to the doctor and it’s actually 6. Today we’d rather talk about breast awareness: it’s not normal for a lump to appear and if it does, find it a doctor. This disease is very rare among men and is easy to detect.
How can men help their wives during treatment?
Not all of them have such an important presence, I have seen tragic situations in which a man decides to divorce. There are a few bad examples. You have to hold your hand, the support of the family is necessary. A woman worries about the family, and often her greatest fear is leaving her children without a mother.
Does the October-focused campaign model discourage disease spread for the rest of the year?
It’s good to have a month of memory, but if you only have exams in October, you’re doing poorly. Campaigns need testimonials about treatments that have worked, and focusing too much on the mortality rate is driving a lot of people away.
On Google, 90% of what appears is a disgrace. I have patients who do not go to the doctor because they are afraid to find out and have to do it Mastectomy (surgical removal of the breast). We have to explain that it is curable most of the time. A woman needs to continue living everything she has before treatment.
Published in VEJA São Paulo on October 6, 2021, Issue No. 2758
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