The importance of prevention, at the ACMUMA Charity Day

The Global Center 2, in collaboration with ACMUMA and with the help of the event organizer Resham Shahdadpuri, organized this Saturday a Charity Day of Well-being and Health, in which all the proceeds went to the Ceuta Association of Mastectomized Women, which In turn, he allocated it entirely, as usual, to cancer research.

The objective of this Conference, which took place at the Centro Global 2 facilities and had several dozen participants, was to bring people closer to the different tools for personal growth and well-being, to make visible the work that ACMUMA has been carrying out in the city for many years and , on the other hand, to make people aware of the importance of all collaborating in helping against a disease such as breast cancer.

For this reason, in addition to yoga, meditation, EFT or Tapping and Reiki classes, very effective support disciplines for physical and mental well-being during and after the disease, they also offered a conference to inform about breast cancer.

Vanesa Estepa, ACMUMA psychologist, and Hilda Castro, president of the Association, were in charge of closing the day with a talk in which they mainly discussed the importance of prevention in a cancer that “has a prevalence in one in eight women ”.

They offered information on the stages of breast cancer, remembering that it is “a genetic mutation of the cells that makes them cancerous”, how the disease develops, as well as what the functions and services offered by the association are. “We give them the first bra, the cushion and the prosthesis, even donating or lending wigs if necessary. In addition to the emotional accompaniment and the help of the association’s psychologist and social worker. Being able to find support in women who have gone through the same thing makes the path to overcoming cancer a little better”, pointed out the president of ACMUMA who also recounted her personal experience in the talk and emphasized that despite its high prevalence, in most cases like yours, it is overcome.

Regarding prevention, both Vanesa and Hilda insisted on the importance of women between 45-69 years of age having the relevant mammograms every two years. “It is not the same to catch a one-millimeter lump than five or even with metastases,” they insisted.

In this sense, they pointed out that, although cancer is more common with the hormonal changes of menopause between the ages of 45 and 65, “there are more and more cases among young women” in which self-examination is even more important, if possible.

And it is that a routine of just three or four minutes once a month, in the case of breast cancer can be key. As both explained, self-examination is very simple to carry out: “After two or three days after the period, in front of the mirror check if there is any change or variation in the size of the breasts, if they have a normal color and also see that the nipple don’t guess Also do it with your arms on your hips, sticking out your chest and dropping the weight. Then, with your arms up, feel the entire contour of the breasts with your fingertips clockwise until you go up through the armpit, because lumps can often appear there. Repeat it, but lying down and with a pillow on your back. And in case of detecting any anomaly, go directly to the family doctor. From primary care they will refer you to a specialist”.