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Expat Health Insurance News: 'People should know their bodies' to spot cancers

Expatriates with international health insurance policies may be able to spot cancerous tumours earlier if they familiarise themselves with their body.

Walk the Walk Worldwide chief executive officer and founder Nina Barough reminded people nine in every ten growths are eventually revealed to not be cancerous.

"It is good just to go and have them checked out," she declared.

The expert, who heads a breast cancer charity, pointed out this particular form of the illness can affect both men and women.

Ms Barough advised every member of the public to look out for any differences or changes in their breasts.

This could be a alteration in density and how they feel or any unusual kind of tissue, she remarked.

However, several benign conditions can result in this occurring, with these known to happen at any age.

Anyone with any doubts about whether or not they have the ailment should see their doctor.

"Don't think, 'Oh, I don't want to waste their time'," Ms Barough declared, arguing it is always worthwhile to do so.

It is much preferable for an individual to go and see a medical professional and have them analyse the growth, provide advice and to inform them whether or not the lump is something serious than for the person to do nothing and watch it "grow into something like a cancer", she pointed out.

This is why it is so useful for men and women to know their own body, the specialist remarked.

Ms Barough stated: "We've all got little idiosyncrasies and bits that are unique to us."

Breast cancer can be treated with a variety of tools, including drugs that block particular hormones, chemotherapy, surgery, radiotherapy and other pharmaceuticals.

It generally affects older women, although everyone can suffer from it and it is a particularly common form of cancer.

Fewer than ten per cent of all cases of this condition are thought to be inherited through the family.

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