Breast cancer is the most common malignant form of cancer in women and is a malignant degeneration of cells in the mammary glands. Men can also develop breast cancer, though this is rare (at a ratio of 1 to 100 in proportion to women).
Breast cancer is the most common malignant form of cancer in women and is a malignant degeneration of cells in the mammary glands. Men can also develop breast cancer, though this is rare. Increased risk groups for developing breast cancer are: women who have no children, women who did not breastfed, women who started their period earlier in life or menstruation later in life than normal, overweighted women, undergone through hormone therapy five years after menopause, and excessive consumption of alcohol and tobacco. There are also genetic factors that can contribute to the development of breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the most common malignant cancer in women. In terms of statistics, one in every 10 women will have breast cancer at some point in her life, with chances rising with age. White women over 60 are the predominantly affected population. Men make up only 1% of all breast cancer cases. At first breast cancer shows no symptoms. First, a lump in the breast can be felt. Symptoms such as pain, prickling, bloody or watery secretion from the nipple, or eczema around the nipple are rare. In very advanced stages, retraction of the skin and nipple, an orange coloration of the skin or palpable lymph nodes in the underarm can be observed. If the disease spreads to the bones, it can cause strong pain.
Appropriate therapy is dependent on the spread and type of tumor. In early stages, surgery followed by radiation can preserve the breast and chemotherapy before the operation can be used to reduce the size of the tumor. In the case of larger tumors, the entire breast together with the lymph nodes of the underarm need to be removed, after, could be followed by chemo, hormone, or radiation therapy. Removal of the lymph nodes under the arms can cause swelling in the relevant arm. Prognosis is very dependent on how far the tumor has spread.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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