Sunday, May 31, 2009

Breast Cancer?What?

Cancer cells were once healthy cells which were subjected to acidosis environment over a long time and those cells had to mutate in order to survive. Acidosis is due to off-balanced diet, which is eating more cooked food than fresh-raw-food.
For women, breast and womb are the two common area to deposit excessive toxic-waste which the body cannot remove/excrete beyond it's daily quota, while for the men ,is the prostate.

What is breast cancer

Breast cancer often presents itself as a hard, painless lump in one breast. Although breast cancer is rare under the age of thirty and very uncommon before the age of forty, the disease must at least be considered in any woman with a persistent breast lump.

If I detect a lump in my breast, could it be cancer

Breast lumps are among the most common complaints of women who visit gynaecologists. Whenever women feel their breasts, they are paranoid that they will discover a lump. It is probably because of this fear they feel they have detected a lump in their breasts every time they feel them. That can only mean one thing - the dreaded C word - cancer.

Three conditions must be distinguished in women with breast lumps: fibrocystic disease, fibroadenoma, and breast cancer.

a) Fibrocystic Disease:
Women with fibrocystic disease may feel many tiny cysts when they examine their breasts, and a consistency of lumpiness or doughiness.

b) Fibroadenoma:
Fibroadenomas are solitary, firm, mobile, benign tumors commonly found in young women in their twenties.

c) Breast cancer:
Breast cancer often presents itself as a hard, painless lump in one breast.

Is breast cancer common

Studies have shown the frequency of breast cancer in women is on the rise, partly due to the increased awareness of the disease and its diagnosis. It has also been seen that one in every eight women (or 12% of the women) will develop breast cancer.

What are the risk factors associated with breast cancer

Highest risk factors

History of breast cancer in a close relative (mother or sister).Compare the diet.

History of breast biopsy showing atypical cell growth

Other Risk Factors

First pregnancy after age 30, or no children
History of breast cancer in a distant relative (maternal aunt or grandmother)
Menstrual periods before age 12
History of fibrocystic breast disease
Obesity or a high-fat diet
Menopause after age 50

Should I be worried about breast cancer

Breast cancer has accounted for over 17% of deaths in women. Depending on its severity, there are five stages of breast cancer.

In stage I, where the lump cannot be felt but can be diagnosed by a mammogram, the 5-year survival rate is 95%.

In stage II, where the malignant lump has not spread to the lymph nodes under the arm but has remained localized to one breast and is smaller than 2 cm, the 5-year survival rate is 85%.

In stage III, where the growth of the lumps is 2-5 cm and the lumps have not spread to the lymph nodes, the 5-year survival rate is 66%.

In stage IV, where the growth of the lumps is over 5 cm or the lumps have grown into the skin, the distant lymph nodes or into the chest wall, the 5-year survival rate is 41%.

In stage V, where the malignancy has spread to other parts of the body, the 5-year survival rate is 10% Persons at risk for breast cancer.

There is hope to cure from cancer without conventional treatment: try

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