This is the change in the cancer-attacked Breast

This is the change in the cancer-attacked Breast

WHO predicts, in 2030 there will be an explosion in the incidence of cancer in developing countries, and breast cancer is included. Indonesia is one of the developing countries that has also experienced an increase in the incidence of cancer.

For breast cancer, 70 percent of patients in Indonesia are detected at an advanced stage. This has an impact on the cost borne by BPJS which reaches more than Rp1 trillion in a year, so if found in the early stages, it will greatly reduce the burden of medical expenses.

“At present breast cancer ranks first among the 10 most cancers in Indonesia. The problem in Indonesia is that not all women know how to detect breast cancer early, “Dr. Martha Royda Manurung from Dharmais Cancer Hospital, quoted from the release of YKPI and the Ngobras Forum, Friday, February 2, 2018.

According to Dr. Martha, Generally the symptoms are known as lumps, changes in the structure of the breast skin for example there are basins, discharge from the nipple or the size of the right and left breast are not the same. The most common risk factors for breast cancer are hormonal factors, including menstruation before the age of 12 years, pregnant with the first child over 30 years of age, never getting pregnant and breastfeeding, late menopause at more than 50 years of age, and using hormonal birth control.

“Early detection is done by breast self-examination (SADARI), ultrasound and mammography. Mammography is recommended for more than 40 years of age, and can be combined with USG, “she said.

Meanwhile, YKPI data for 2016, of 2,515 examined, found 1.2 percent of the results of suspected malignant tumors. As of December 2017, out of 3,160 examined, there were 1.4 percent suspected of malignant tumors.

The increase in numbers was allegedly because the community began to understand the role of early detection of breast cancer, namely mammography.

“Even though only 1.4 percent are statistically insignificant, they are human. A life that can be saved means a lot. So for YKPI this is purely social work to help Indonesian women from the threat of breast cancer, “said Chairperson of YKPI, Linda Gumelar. Reference Link:

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