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

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.

Author Bio:
Kathryn is the author for Chrisalexcorp. She writes for a website that provides Store promo codes.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The breast implants make it more 'difficult to diagnose a tumor. In fact, the prosthesis may prevent the display of the tumor mass by routine tests. Consequently, the cancer is often diagnosed when and 'now already' developed or already 'in metastasis. Sounding the alarm 'was a group of Canadian researchers, according to what we read in the British newspaper' The Sun '.

According to scientists, women with breast implants have a three times greater risk of being diagnosed with advanced cancer . The odds' to die for cancer would then be 30 percent. To reach these conclusions, the researchers analyzed data from 40 thousand women with breast, 409 of which have cancer. "The implants are radiopaque.

They may hinder - scholars have pointed out - the visualization of tissue during a mammogram." In the light of these data, the UK experts call for vangano made ​​more 'research. In the meantime urged the women to report to the doctors if they have dentures, before being screened.


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Some facts are as follows
  1. Breast milk is the best protection that loving mother can give to her new born. Its can be called as 'the child's first vaccine'.
  2. The yellowish milk secreted by mothers soon after delivery is called colostrum. It is rich in anti infection substances like anti-bodies and anti microbial substances, nutrients concentrate, vitamin A, proteins, and much more all these are present in easily absorbable form for infant's underdeveloped gastrointestinal system.
  3. Breast feeding (B.F.) is cheaper, safer and more nutritious than artificial supplements.
  4. It creates a strong bond between mother and the child.
  5. B.F. is also protective to mothers as it reduces the risk of breast cancer
  6. delays the process of ovulation in mothers.
Further info:
  • B.F. Should be initiated within 1 hour after delivery.
  • Exclusive B.F. for a minimum period of 6 months.
  • Keep the baby close to mother's body while feeding without obstructing the baby's nose.
  • Mother's milk cannot be quantitated. Mother's often worry if their milk will be sufficient for their baby. The physicians have no answer for this, but the baby has !
If the baby is fed sufficiently, then
  • The baby will be happy, energetic, and joyful.
  • doesn't cry.
  • sleeps well for 2-3 hours after every feeding.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

1) Breast self-examination
Women should begin self-examination at the early age of 20s. Self-examination helps you to identify breast cancer treatment early. Women should do self-examination at least one time a month the week after their period finishes. The women who are no longer menstruating should examine at the starting of every month. If you feel nodes or discomfort, then visit to a doctor for further examination. Self examination process can be found on medical websites but it is best to talk to a doctor and find out the correct process.

2) Mammogram
Mammogram can also help to identify breast cancer early. Women who are older than 40, must get mammogram once a year though there is no cancer in the family. Women should begin mammography in their 30s if their sister or mother had breast cancer before menopause. Mammogram is breast's x-ray picture. For women, who have no signs or symptoms of breast cancer, screening mammograms are used to check. For women who have lump or other sign or symptom of breast cancer, diagnostic mammograms are used to check.

3) Breastfeed your baby
Breastfeeding is among the most essential ways to prevent breast cancer. Now-a-days most women stay away from breast feeding as they think it will harm their figure but it is very essential to understand that avoiding breast feeding may increase the risk of breast cancer. Women who breastfeed their babies for up to 2 years decrease the breast cancer risk up to 60%. The theory is that breastfeeding decrease the complete menstrual cycle's number of women over her life and lower the level of estrogen hormone which is related to breast cancer.

4) Maintain healthy weight
Women who are overweight or obese after menopause are at higher risk of developing breast cancer. Before menopause, most of estrogen are created by ovaries and little amount of estrogen are created by fat tissues. After menopause, ovaries discontinue making estrogen so estrogen is created by fat tissues only. After menopause, having more fat tissue means higher estrogen levels which enhance the risk of breast cancer. Women should maintain a BMI below 25.

5) Genetic tests
Only 5 to 10% breast cancers are caused by gene mutations inherited from a parent. If you have been detected with breast cancer, you can look for genetic mutations recognized as BRCA-1 and BRCA-2. The cost of this test is $3,400. Before undergoing the test, you should talk to a genetic counselor, nurse or doctor to clarify the procedure and the results of these tests. Before these tests are done, it is also very essential for you to know pros and cons as well as what these genetic testing can and can't inform you.

6) Exercise
Breast cancer risk is decreased by performing exercise 1/2 an hour 3 times a week. Exercise also helps to burn excess fat, maintain weight and enhance the immune system. Exercise manages the oestrogen levels to stay balanced. Exercise decreased the risk of breast cancer by 20 to 40%. You can do moderate aerobic activity such as brisk walking.

7) Use the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool
Women can use Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool to evaluate her breast cancer risk for the next 5 years and up to age of 90 as well as compare the woman's risk calculation with the average risk for similar age woman. Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool is a computer program which is developed to help health care providers in talking about breast cancer risk with their female patients. You can found The Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool at

8) Consume low-fat diet
Low-fat diet prevents breast cancer as well as excellent overall health. Low-fat diet also reduces the obesity risk. Reduce the amount of trans fat and saturated fats as they increase the risk of breast cancer. Increase the consumption of monounsaturated and fish oils. Also include yogurt, low fat milk and cottage cheese in your diet. Consume only 70g fat daily.

9) Avoid high doses of radiation
The risk of breast cancer also increases due to high exposure to radiation. Women who had undergone radiation therapy to the chest part as treatment for Hodgkin's disease or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or for acne are at high risk of developing breast cancer. The risk of developing cancer differs with the age of patient when they had radiation. If the chest radiation was given during teenage years when the breasts were still developing the chances of developing breast cancer is highest. After age of 40, radiation treatment does not increase the risk of breast cancer.

10) Limit alcohol
Limit the use of alcohol as it enhances the risk of developing breast cancer. Alcohol increases the other toxins effect and directly damage DNA which cause cancer. Women who take 1 alcoholic drink increase somewhat chances of developing breast cancer than non-drinkers. Women who take 2 to 5 drinks regularly increase about 1½ times chances of developing breast cancer compared to non-drinkers. Excessive alcohol also enhances the risk of throat, mouth, liver cancer and esophagus cancer. Women should limit the alcohol consumption to 1 drink per day.

11) Consume soy
Consume soybeans and soy products like tofu, tempeh, edamame and miso as they decrease breast cancer risk. Soy contains isoflavones which binds to tissues in the body by obstructing estrogen from stimulating breast cancer cells. Avoid the consumption of sweetened and refined soy products like soymilk and soy oils.

12) Avoid too much exposure to pesticides and chemicals
Limit exposure pesticides and chemicals as they contain estrogen like properties which lets cells of breast cancer to reproduce quickly. It also lets the disease to spread faster. As per study oder women who exposed to pesticide DDT) and similar compounds had somewhat more risk of developing breast cancer compared to other women.