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ᎦᏅᏗ ᏣᎦᏟᎶᏍᏙᏗ ᏰᎵᏊ ᎭᎵᏏᏅᏓ ᎠᎴᏂᏙᎲᎢ

The risk of breast cancer is a reality for all women. It is important to know about the risks and the options you have available. Many things can affect your risk of developing breast cancer. Your genes play an important role. There is an inherited gene in your DNA that may increase your risk. It may only show up in one woman in a family. It cannot be predicted where the gene will show up. However, genetics are not the only factor that could contribute to developing breast cancer. In fact, many different factors can play a role. Your diet, race, where you have lived, water or air pollution and your activity level can increase the chances of your getting breast cancer. Your doctor can talk to you about your risks. Get help by talking to your doctor about a breast cancer screening.

ᎦᏁᏥ ᎠᏓᏰᏍᎩ ᏗᏓᎪᎵᏰᏍᎩ

ᎦᎾᎦᏘ ᎾᎢ ᏂᏨᏅᎢ ᏍᏓᏝᏃᎲᎳ ᏄᏰᎵᏛ Ꮎ ᎦᏁᏥ ᎠᏓᏰᏍᎩ ᎠᏓᎪᎵᏰᏍᎩ. ᏂᏨᏅᎢ ᏅᏩᏙᎯᏯᏛ ᎠᏍᏓᏩᏛᏍᏗ ᏓᎾᏓᏁᏢᏍᎬ ᎦᏁᏥ ᎠᏓᏰᏍᎩ ᏗᏓᎪᎵᏰᏍᎩ. ᎯᎠ ᎤᎾᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ Ꮭ ᎪᎱᏍᏗ ᏣᏈᏴᏓ ᏱᎨᏎᏍᏗ ᎾᎢ ᏂᎯ. ᎦᏁᏥ ᎠᏓᏰᏍᎩ ᎠᏓᎪᎵᏰᏍᎩ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎤᏓᏤᏟᏓ x-ᏧᎾᏓᏟᎶᏍᏙᏗ ᎾᎿᎢ ᏣᏤᎵ ᎦᏁᏥ. ᎾᏍᎩᏃ ᎠᎾᎦᎵᏍᎩ ᏗᏟᎶᏍᏗᏍᎩ ᏚᏲᎰᎢ ᎾᏍᎩᎾ ᏗᏓᏰᏍᎩ ᎾᎿ ᎤᎾᏤᎵ ᎡᎬᏱᏊ ᏓᏓᏁᏟᏴᏎᎬ. ᎯᎠ X-ᏧᎾᏓᏟᎶᏍᏙᏗ ᎾᏍᏊ ᎪᎵᏍᏙᏗ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏗᎦᏅᏗ ᏣᎦᏟᎶᏍᏙᏗ. ᎯᎠᏃ ᏗᏓᎪᎵᏰᏍᎩ ᎥᏝ ᎠᏲᏍᏙᏗᏍᎩ ᎦᏁᏥ ᎠᏓᏰᏍᎩ. ᎠᏎᏃ ᏰᎵᎢ ᏯᏂᏩᏔ ᏗᏓᏰᏍᎩ ᎾᏳᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᏲᎵᎨ ᎠᎴ ᎠᎯᏗᎨ ᎾᎢ ᎤᏗᏫᏍᏗᎢ. ᎯᎠ ᎨᏒᎢ ᎦᏙ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏄᎵᏍᎨᏗᏯ ᎠᏨᏃᎮᏙᏗ ᏂᏨᏅᎢ ᎦᎾᎦᏘ ᏄᏰᎵᏛ ᎦᏁᏥ ᎠᏓᏰᏍᎩ ᏗᏓᎪᎵᏰᏍᎩ. ᏧᏓᎴᏅᏓ ᎠᏂᎨᏯ ᎡᎵᏍᏗ ᏯᎾᎴᎾ ᏗᏓᎪᎵᏰᏍᎩ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏧᏓᎴᎿᎢ ᎠᎵᏱᎵᏒᎢ. ᎯᎠ ᏂᎦᎵᏍᏙᏗᎭ ᎤᎾᎢ ᏅᏬᏘᏲᎢ ᎠᎴ ᏏᏓᏁᎸᎢ ᏂᏧᎵᏍᏔᏅᏒ. ᎾᏍᎩᎾ ᏱᏓᏟᎶᏍᏔᎾ, ᎢᏳᏃ ᎠᏂᎨᏯ ᎾᏍᎩᎾᏃ ᎾᎥᎢ ᏗᏁᎳ ᎬᏗ ᎠᏓᏰᏍᎩ, ᎠᎨᏯ ᏰᎵᏉ ᏳᏚᎳ ᎾᎢ ᏯᏥᎪᎵᏰᎢ ᎢᎬᏱᎯᎨᏍᏗ. ᎢᏳᏃ ᎩᎶ ᏄᏓᎴᎢ ᎾᎿᎢ ᏣᏤᎵ ᏕᏣᏓᏕᏘᎿᎲᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎤᏪᎲᎢ ᎦᏁᏥ ᎠᏓᏰᏍᎩ, ᏂᎯ ᏰᎵᏊ ᎨᏒᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎦᎾᏰᎩ. ᏂᎯ ᎡᎵᏍᏗ ᏏᏃ ᏱᏫᎩ ᎤᏯᏅ ᎦᏯᎸ.

ᎦᏙᎤᏍᏗ ᎢᏳᏃ ᎠᏆᏤᎵ ᏥᏅᏗ ᏗᏟᎶᏍᏔᏅ ᎬᎾᎨᏒ ᏱᏂᎦᎵᏍᏗ ᏓᏓᎴᎬᎢ?

A mammogram can save your life. Mammograms can show tumors that may be cancer long before they can be felt. Treating tumors when they are still small makes curing cancer easier. 

ᏗᎦᏅᏗ ᏣᎦᏟᎶᏍᏙᏗ ᏰᎵ ᎠᎪᏩᏛᏙᏗ ᎥᏒᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎭᏫᎾᏗᏢ ᎾᎿᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎦᏂᏥ. ᏰᎵ ᏩᏕᎳᏲᎯ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏄᏓᎴᏒ ᏚᏳᎪᏛ ᏱᎬᏩᏍᏗ. ᎠᏎᏃ ᎦᏅᏗ ᏣᎦᏟᎶᏍᏙᏗ Ꮭ ᏰᎵ ᏱᏍᎩᎪᎶᏛᏓ ᎾᏍᎩᎾ ᎤᏙᎯᏳ ᎢᏳᏃ ᏂᎯ ᏱᏤᎯ ᎦᏁᏥ ᎠᏓᏰᏍᎩ. ᎯᎠ ᎡᎵᏊ ᎠᏎᏯᏛᏁᏗ ᎤᏓ ᎢᎦᎢ ᏧᏂᎪᎵᏰᏍᏗ.

You may have a mammogram that does not look normal. If so, your doctor will likely suggest a biopsy. This is a tissue sample of the breast. A biopsy is minor surgery. The breast tissue from a biopsy is tested in a laboratory. The results will let your doctor know if it is cancerous. Your doctor will then talk with you about next steps. 

ᎪᎱᏍᏗᏍ ᏣᎭ ᏗᏓᏛᏛᎲᏍᎩ? ᏣᏚᎵᏍ ᏣᏩᏛᏗ Ꮎ ᎤᏙᏢᏒ ᎤᎾᎢ ᎠᎩᏍᏗ ᎦᏅᏗ ᏤᏟᎵᎶᏍᏙᏗ? ᏫᏴᏓᏏ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎤᏩᏍᎩ ᎢᏯᏓᏛᏁᏗ ᎠᏎᏍᏗ ᎤᎾᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎣᎾᏗᏜ ᎠᎴᏃ ᏣᏤᎵ ᏆᎾᏲᏍᏗ. ᎤᎾᏨᎮᎵᏨ ᎨᏎᏍᏗ ᎾᎢ ᎨᏍᏕᎸᏗᎢ ᎠᎴᏃ ᎤᏬᎯᎵᏴᏍᏙᏗᎢ ᏣᏤᎵ ᏗᏛᏛᎲᏍᎩ.

Early detection is key to surviving breast cancer.

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