Showing posts with label breast exam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label breast exam. Show all posts

Saturday, May 24, 2014

In the initial stages, the breast cancer has no obvious symptoms and it vary in individuals from lumps to swelling and changes in the skin.

A lump too small which is felt does not cause any unusual changes and it is unnoticed.

However, in many cases appearance of new lump or a mass is the first sign noticed. The lump may be hard to touch with uneven edges and they are painless.

But there are cases the lump is very tender, round edged and soft. More lumps are painless.

Breast Cancer Symptoms are:
Swelling of part of the breast or all parts
Skin irritation in the breast.
Nipple pain,
Nipple begins to turn inward (inverted) slowly
Breast pain.

Appearances of changes in the nipple like redness, scaly formation,
thickening of the nipple.
A nipple discharge (bloody or clear fluid)
Changes in the skin of the breast like thickening.
Arm pit with lymph nodes or a mass or lump

It is essential to note that these symptoms always an indication for a breast cancer. But in some cases the above symptoms may be a symptom of non-cancerous conditions like in an infectious cyst.

In the early stages of the breast cancer, the cancerous tissue formation is hidden inside the tissues and it is always not possible to see the cancer by naked eyes. The changes happen in the breast may not be always cancer. A lump may come by an infection and it may disappear. The changes in the skin surface of the breast may be due to sunburn. A rash may be by an allergy. But all these symptoms to be decided for a benign or malignant type of growth.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

This phenomenon is due to the fact that from the moment of conception under the influence of hormones, it is beginning to change. After all, now its main task - to supply food baby. Breast increases, it becomes sensitive skin on the nipple darkens.

Under the action of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), it starts to increase, which leads to unpleasant symptoms. By the way, this is why the chest pain can be considered one of the early signs of pregnancy.

 The intensity of the sensations experienced by the expectant mother may be different. Some pregnant women have a tingling or burning sensation in the nipples, someone breasts become sensitive to such an extent that it even hurts to touch. Doctors encourage expectant mothers so that the main discomfort should go by the 10-12 weeks of pregnancy.

Chest pain during pregnancy - is normal and does not pose any danger. Therefore, the main recommendation of expectant mothers - to endure. And you can ease your condition following a few simple rules.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Breast cancer is a huge problem amongst women. Every second woman is suffering from this fatal disease. There are a lot of reasons which may cause breast cancer. If it is diagnosed in the early stage, it can be very easily cured. You can know about the initialisation of breast cancer, yourself. But once you discover it or even if you have a doubt about it rush to a doctor immediately and get it checked. The symptoms of breast cancer should not be ignored and it should be treated at the earliest and with the best treatment.

Many a times it also happens that there are no early symptoms of breast cancer. That is why it is very important to get the screen test before the occurrence of symptoms is developed.

If you find something suspicious during the screen test, or if any of the symptoms of Breast cancer are diagnosed, the physician will employ one or several methods in order to find out if you are suffering from breast cancer. If it is present, then a few other examination tests will have to be done so that the stage of cancer can be found out.

Signs & Symptoms of breast cancer

For Breast cancer Diagnosis, it is very important to know the signs as well symptoms of breast cancer. The screen mammogram is used to diagnose breast cancer and its use has increased manifold. But even mammogram screening is not good enough to detect breast cancer. Even if ideal circumstances flourish, it is sometimes difficult to diagnose breast cancer.

A lump or a mass is the most comman symptom of a breast cancer. It is painless tight mass which possesses irregular sides. This can lead to cancer but breast cancer can be very tender, round and soft. Breast cancer is generally very painful. This is the reason why it is very important to get any kind of mass in the breast or a lump checked by a health professional who has an experience in Breast cancer Diagnosis.

Some other signs and symptoms of Breast Cancer can be swelling in the whole of breast, irritation in the skin or dimples, pain in the breast or nipples, retraction of nipples, redness, thickening or scaliness of nipples or the skin of the breast, discharge of nipples other than the milk of breast, etc.

Many a times BreastCancer can flourish to the nodes of lymph which is under arm or round the collarbone, which can cause swelling or lump.

Thus, if you also notice any of these symptoms consult a physician right away.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Free From Harm compiled a collection of information from experts about the connection between dairy and breast cancer. Some highlights:
  • "Casein, which makes up 87% of cow's milk protein, promoted all stages of the cancer process," says Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of the well-regarded, seminal China Study, summing up his relevant findings.
  • "[S]everal epidemiological studies have indicated a relationship between dairy consumption and breast cancer risk in pre-menopausal women (Outwater, 1997)." -Breast Cancer Fund
  • "It appears that when individuals do not have the correct enzymes to metabolize many of the hormones naturally found in any type of cow's milk, a glass of milk can flood the body with excess estrogen. This raises the risk of developing or accelerating the growth of existing breast cancer." -Susan Wadia-Ells, Founding Director of
  • Professor Jane Plant advocates changing from dairy to soy products to prevent breast cancer, noting that "even in Hiroshima, the chances of contracting breast cancer are half that of western nations. Only when Chinese and Japanese women move to Europe or the United States does their chance of contracting breast cancer dramatically increase," as Free From Harm summarized.
  • "While scientists are hard at work searching for specific breast cancer-fighting compounds, the safest approach is to apply what we already know: Diets that are highest in a variety of plant foods and stay away from heavy oils, meat, and dairy products, help prevent a great many diseases." -Dr. Neal M. Bernard
  • 'Some dairy products, such as whole milk and many types of cheese, have a relatively high saturated fat content, which may increase risk. Moreover, milk products may contain contaminants such as pesticides, which have carcinogenic potential, and growth factors such as insulin-like growth factor I, which have been shown to promote breast cancer cell growth.' -The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Some nutritionists confirm the doctors' findings. One of them, Phil Richards, writes that 'the connection between casein and cancer was so profound [in experiments on rats] that the scientists could literally turn cancer growth on and off in the laboratory animals, like a light switch, simply by altering the level of casein protein in their diets." Specifically, "[c]onsuming dairy products is linked to an increased risk for breast cancer as dairy products are high in fat, animal protein, and hormones, each of which increases cancer risk. Since the 1980′s, study after study has linked dairy consumption to a high incidence of breast and other cancers.'

Part of the problem with dairy is the things that come out of cows because of the way factory farmers treat them, as The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition quote above suggests. Dairy producers inject cows with a growth hormone to increase their milk production by a factor of ten. That milk then contains pus, bacteria, and blood because of the infections cows are prone to from their living conditions and from producing far more milk than they are meant to. Obviously these are not healthy things for us to drink.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure sounds a more conservative note than the researchers cited above: 'data from the Nurses' Health Study II found women who ate a lot of high-fat dairy products (like whole milk or butter) were at higher risk of premenopausal breast cancer," it admits, but nevertheless asserts that "[m]ost studies have found no link between consuming dairy products and breast cancer in premenopausal women." The site also claims that studies "have found no link between dairy product intake and postmenopausal breast cancer risk.'

By Piper Hoffman

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunday Sept 16, 2012 ( -- A new study in Cancer Causes and Control suggests that being type 2 diabetic potentially increases risk of death from breast cancer. Because having type 2 diabetes also means to have diabetes treatment, diabetes treatment can potentially be linked to higher risk for breast cancer death.

M. T. Redaniel of University of Bristol in Bristol, UK and colleagues conducted the case-control study and found women with breast cancer who also suffered type 2 diabetes mellitus were 40 percent more likely to die from all causes, compared with those with breast cancer only.

The association, which was derived already after adjustment for age, period, region, smoking status, body mass index, alcohol drinking and deprivation, was based on data from 52,657 women with type 2 diabetes diagnosed between 1987 and 2007 and 30,210 randomly selected women without type 2 diabetes.

This association can be easily understood. Type 2 diabetes mellitus patients have insulin insensitivity or insulin resistance and tend to produce more insulin than people without diabetes type 2 do. When insulin is produced, insulin-like growth factor-1 is also produced, which is known to promote cancer growth.

Type 2 diabetes mellitus was also associated with 29 percent increased overall risk for developing breast cancer. This association was attenuated after adjustment for other factors like age, period of cohort entry, region, and BMI. That is, women with type 2 diabetes were 12 percent more likely than those without the disease to develop breast cancer.

Diabetes treatments may make some difference in the risk of developing breast cancer. Compared with sulfonylurea, metformin monotherapy and insulin therapy were associated with 4 and 33 percent increased risk of developing breast cancer among women with diabetes. From the study report abstract, it is unknown whether using sulfonylurea would increase risk of breast cancer.

Of all the associations, the one between being diabetic and risk of breast cancer was the strongest, suggesting that it is important to maintaining adequate glycemic control alongside cancer treatment, the researchers concluded.

The findings suggest that type 2 diabetes may increase risk of developing breast cancer and death from the disease.

By David Liu, PHD