Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Breast Cancer- All you need to know

Snehal Mathias | July 12, 2016 11:00 pm Print
We all are aware of the breast cancer but little do we know how to detect this dreadful disease and what precautionary measures should be taken to fight the disease.
Part of loving yourself is like loving your body. There is nothing that will assure us stating we can’t get it, but we can reduce the risk of  Breast cancer. Let the awareness begin!
Discovering Breast Cancer:
It was a first documented in Egypt around 1600 BC. The Edwin Smith Papyrus, an ancient text found in 1860 in an Egyptian tomb, described eight cases of tumors or ulcers of the breast. 
How does it start?
Breast cancer starts from the inner lining of milk ducts or the lobules that supply them with milk. A pernicious tumor can spread to other parts of the body. Breast cancer which started in the lobules is known as lobular carcinoma, while the one that developed from the ducts is called ductal carcinoma.
Symptoms:
Lump in the breast, a change in breast shape, dimpling of the skin, fluid coming from the nipple, or a red scaly patch of skin can be symptoms of the disease. Bone pain, swollen lymph nodes, shortness of breath, or yellow skin may also be the first signs to be taken seriously. The signs of breast cancer other than lumps can include thickening different from other breast tissues, one breast becoming larger or lower, a nipple changing position or shape or becoming inverted, skin puckering or dimpling, a rash on or around a nipple, discharge from nipple/s, constant pain in the breasts or armpit, and swelling beneath the armpit or around the collar bone. Pain is a not a valid point in determining the presence or absence of breast cancer, but may be indicative of other breast related health issues.
Precautionary Measures:
Limiting the alcohol. Alcohol consumption leads to higher risk of developing breast cancer.
Stop smoking.
Have a healthy body weight.
Physical activities are required.
Eat Healthy.
If you have a choice, breast-feed your baby.
Avoid working at night.
Avoid exposure to radiation and environmental pollution.
Reduce and gradually stop the dose of hormonal therapy.
Decrease the intake of birth control pills.
Limiting yourselves from radiations and pollution.
Do not forget to get a screening done. Although some of the above measures are not easy to follow, working on them would definitely make a huge difference.
Snehal Mathias
Snehal Mathias
Snehal Mathias, an enthusiastic food lover and a traveler. Writes for entertainment, food, travel, fashion, beauty, health and lifestyle.
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