Did you know that certain cancers can spread to the eyes? Breast cancer is one type of cancer that can cause secondary intraocular cancer in the middle layer of the eyeball. It often has no symptoms, but it can be detected during routine eye exams. This is one more reason why regular eye exams are so important.
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, an astounding 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Early detection is absolutely key in fighting and surviving breast cancer. Having an early detection plan for breast cancer in place is extremely important for women. This plan should include such scheduled monthly/yearly activities as:
- Breast self-exams
- Clinical breast exam by a gynecologist or family doctor
You should look for changes in the breasts, including:
- Skin texture changes
- Nipple tenderness or changes
- Breast size or shape changes
- Nipple discharge
Dr. Boozalis doesn’t treat breast cancer, but his detailed eye exams may help identify potential underlying health problems. If you are experiencing any changes in your vision or just want to be proactive in preserving your health, please contact Victoria Eye Center right away to schedule your Consultation. Contact us today at 361-578-0234 or victoriaeyecenter.com.