After breast cancer diagnosis: Manuela Schwesig is healthy again

Last September was the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig your cancer to the public. Eight months after the diagnosis, the SPD politician is healthy again, the cancer therapy is considered to be successfully completed.

In September 2019, the 45-year-old politician, the diagnosis of breast cancer ( reported). Eight months later, reports Schwesig with a positive message on Twitter: “I’m healthy again.” You should however be aware that a residual risk remains, therefore, you perceive, continue to medical check-UPS.

Schwesig Embassy for the support and encouragement they have received in recent months from all sides, thanks in your video. All of this gave her a lot of strength to get through the difficult time.

Breast cancer früh recognize

Breast cancer in Germany is by far the most common cancer in women. Almost three out of ten affected women are younger than 55 years old, if you get the diagnosis, such as the German cancer information service informs.

In the early stages, sufferers do not have any complaints. Nevertheless, there are signs that may indicate cancer. Women notice the following changes, you should go to the doctor and not until the next screening test wait:

  • new any hardening or lumps in the breast
  • Swelling in the armpit, below the collarbone or near the breast bone
  • so far not discernible differences in the shape or size of the Breasts
  • Changes in the nipple such as Retraction of the nipple, clear or bloody secretions changes in the skin, such as redness, inflammation, bumps, dimples, or enlarged pores (Orange peel) skin.

Experts advise women to Care, her Breasts once in a month abzustasten. A guide with images, for example, has selected the Association breast cancer Germany e.V. in a brochure to Download.

In addition, there are screening tests that are paid for by statutory health insurance funds. Starting at 30, women can go once a year to the gynecologist, the sweeping caves of the breast and the armpit. Between 50 and 69 years, women all have two years to claim on a mammogram. Studies show that such Screening can reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer significantly.


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