While there are no direct causes, some of the factors that may increase the risk of breast cancer are family history, early menstruation, no children or first child after 40, alcoholic beverages, history of breast disease, radiation to the breasts, taking hormones or birth control pills, being white. It's also pretty well documented that being overweight, lack of exercise and improper nutrition weaken your immune system and make you more likely to get cancer.
Ductal breast cancer is where
abnormal cells are found in breast duct lining. These cells may spread and
Lobular breast cancer is where abnormal cells are found in the lobes of the breast, and usually do not become malignant.
In these early stages, breast cancer is usually found only by thorough breast examination or mammogram.
Inflammatory Breast Cancer is where, in later stages (3-4), one or both breasts become red, feel warm and may have an orange-peel texture or inverted nipple.
In early stages, the breasts can be saved and surgery is performed to remove the known tumors and some of the local lymph nodes. This is why regular examination and mammograms are so important. In some cases, this will be accompanied by radiation of the breasts and lymph nodes. In the middle stages, one or both breasts, associated lymph nodes and sometimes other tissue in the area must be removed to prevent further spread of the cancer. Chemotherapy is often used after surgery to fight the spread of any cancer cells that may have been missed. The later stages are not always fatal. If you've been diagnosed with stage 3 or 4 breast cancer, keep fighting. We're discovering new methods all the time. Many of the chemotherapies being used can prolong your life and improve the quality of your life even in the later stages.
If you've been diagnosed with a malignant Cancer, always retest and get a second opinion from another doctor. Once confirmed, work with your doctor to make sure nothing you do interferes with the medical treatment. Get the specific diagnosis in writing, including the name and stage of the Cancer. Search the National Cancer Institute and other websites to learn all that's being done for your cancer. Print relevant pages and make a list of specific questions for your doctor. Write down his answers and check them on the web. I know the doctor has a good education, but this is your health and your life. The actions to help prevent Cancer below can often be used in stronger doses to fight cancer, but check with your doctor.
To help prevent Cancer: If your family or lifestyle (see causes, above) puts you at a higher risk, you should consider these things essential to help prevent Cancer: Follow a low fat diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Fill your life with aerobic activity and exercise. Make sure you're drinking enough water. Supplement your diet with natural Multi-Vitamins and Multi-Minerals, along with extra doses of the following to strengthen your immune system:
Vitamin C and
Organic Germanium; 300-450mg divided into 3 doses a day.
Fiber; 12-15 grams extra from vegetable sources or supplements.
Garlic; 3 cloves per day.
Omega 3; 3 per day, 1 at beginning of each meal.
Lecithin; taken with the Omega 3.
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