Showing posts with label breasts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label breasts. 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.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Breast feeding is very essential for your newborn baby to become healthy. Because babies can loss their birth weight in first few weeks. New parents are feel uncomfortable to feed their baby with their breast but don't be like, it will lead your baby into unhealthy and also cause many problems to mother. I hope this will help to know about how to breastfeed a newborn, how often and how long need to feed your baby.

Minimum 8 times and maximum 12 times in a day you have to feed your baby. Take 2 to 3 hours gap between every feeding it is for day time, At night you have to feed your baby for every 4 hours. When you saw a sign hungry with your baby like hand into mouth, you can start your feeding no need to wait until the going into cry. Some babies are sleepy they won't cry so you have to wake up your baby and then give milk. Leave your baby for long time with your breast after that you can feed your baby into another side. Frequent feeding will also increase your milk supply then you can give enough milk to your baby.

Sit comfortable at the time of breast feeding, fit a baby into your breast and latch nipple in a correct position on your baby mouth. And then put your hand on babies back shoulder for support. Your baby mouth needs to cover your whole areola not only the nipple of your breast. Feed at least 20 to 45 minutes or continue until your baby stop feeding. Some babies are need to feed at both breast and some babies are satisfied after feeding with one breast, at that time you have to feed in another breast at next time of feeding. At the time of breast feeding every mom's hold their child at different position like cradle hold, cross cradle hold, clutch and side laying position. The position is whatever it may be but the only thing is it should be comfortable for you and your baby. After finishing feeding remove your breast as gently from your baby mouth.

After your delivery your body will contain some special milk it is good for your baby health, so you can feed your baby in a delivery room itself. New mom feels uncomfortable but it is a learning skill you have to practice for that. And one more thing new moms need more energy for frequent feeding. So they need to take more meals and healthy snacks between them. With early born babies it is hard to baby as well as mother that time they have to take more nutrient foods for their baby growth and also for mother health. Please be aware with this, and don't feel shy to breastfeed it is about your baby healthy. Learn the hungry sign of your baby and give enough milk to him/her because the breast milk can easily digested. Like that learn that when to wake up and how close to your baby.

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

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.