Face of Breast Cancer


Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is abnormal cell growth in breast tissue person. When you have reached an advanced stage, removal of the breast is sometimes done for patient safety. This is certainly a scary thing for a woman.
Almost all cancers have a specific cause. For example the majority of cases of cancer of skin caused by ultraviolet rays of the sun. While lung cancer caused by smoking . But there is no single definitive cause for breast cancer.
Several factors could be the cause of breast cancer. Eg genetic, environmental, and hormones may contribute in breast cancer. Women are vulnerable to these factors may have a higher risk.

Breast Cancer Risk Factors

No one knows exactly what causes breast cancer. Based on the statistical results, most patients with breast cancer are women with age above 50 years. This means that the older the person, then the chances of developing this disease. Other factors that affect the family history. If there are families who suffer from this disease like a mother or a sibling then the chances will be even greater. Breast cancer can also be caused by previous cancer in other organs that spread to the breast. Or if there is a history of previous cancer in other organs.
Another thing that can trigger cancer is a lifestyle. Frequently consuming foods that contain chemicals or carcinogenic, alcohol, or smoking.

Preventing Breast Cancer

One breast cancer prevention is a healthy diet. An estimated one in three cases of breast cancer due to dietary factors. A good diet that will help maintain your immune system and this is the most potent disease prevention. Although there has been no food that can cure cancer, eating certain foods and reducing certain other foods can be a preventive measure.
Foods that are rich in fiber, can help reduce levels of prolactin and estrogen, the possibility to attach themselves to these hormones and then throw it out of the body. This can further suppress the phase of carcinogenesis (cancer formation). In addition, reducing saturated fat diet may reduce risk. Soybeans and soy products without fermented can inhibit tumor growth.
Vegetables rich in vitamin A, like carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, and vegetables, dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale and mustard greens, may help. Vitamin A prevents the formation of cancer-causing mutations. While fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Early Detection of Breast Cancer

The emergence of a lump in the breast area may indicate the possibility of a type of breast cancer. But not all lumps mean cancer should be examined further due to certainty in the hospital or doctor.
The key to survival is to detect breast cancer early, before it has a chance to spread.
Another indication of this disease is a lump in the armpit, breast pain, change in color or texture in the breasts, drawn into the nipple, the areola (area around the nipple brown), or on the nipple. In some cases, breast cancer is detected from the discharge from the nipple are yellowish, greenish or purulent.
The key to survival is to detect breast cancer early, before it has a chance to spread. One cause of high mortality from this disease due to lack of awareness to detect symptoms that exist. Generally, after arriving at the heavy grievances, new patient consults a doctor who often means the cancer is already in an advanced stage. Therefore, when the disease has reached an advanced stage, it will be difficult to cure.

Breast Self-Check

In order for society, especially women can do a breast examination on a regular basis, then made ​​a movement called Realize or Sarari which stands for "Breast Self Check". It is recommended that the examination was performed 1 month after the period of about 4-7 days after menstruation.
In this examination, the thing done is:
  • Standing in front of a mirror with your shoulders straight and your hands on the waist. Notice if there are physical perubaan your breasts, such as changes in shape, size or color of the breast.
  • Lift both hands up and look again if there are physical changes in the breast that look.
  • Click the nipple and see if there is discharge from the nipple.
  • Lie down and touch the right breast with his left hand and so on. Create a pattern of play and feel whether there is a lump in the breast and others.
  • When sitting or standing try breast massage to find whether there is a suspicious lump. Feel the underarm area to the stomach to check it out.
Be aware of the movement can be performed by a spouse to his wife. Or husbands can remind his wife to do the examination regularly aware. The role of the family can certainly facilitate the detection of this disease.

If you are Exposed to Breast Cancer

When someone was diagnosed with breast cancer, most patients will immediately be emotionally devastated. They feel a death sentence, although it could have cured even more so when the patient is still in early stages. In advanced stages, emotional and psychological impact can cause a cancer patient suffering from depression. This can exacerbate the situation. For that, need the support of the family or friends.
Breast cancer patients should tell their family or friends because people need the support of the people closest result of the impact of emotions they experienced. Is normal if the patient does not want to tell family or friends about their disease. The reason is because they do not want to bother or make the people who heard it to be sad or worried. But, imagine the opposite situation, when you are not informed by the family or your close friends that he was suffering from cancer, of course you will be more sad because you do not know and may not provide the required assistance.
Mate is someone who is closest and you can talk to find the best treatment and the impact that may be experienced. Breast cancer patients may feel inferior to the current circumstances that affect the marital relationship. Instead, it is also discussed with your husband to be understood and can provide assistance by giving a hug or other expressions of affection.
Children who are young may not understand what was happening. However, if your child is already able to talk to, you can tell in simple language what is meant by breast cancer and the effects that might occur in your physical such as hair loss from chemotherapy or changes in the breast. It is important that children who are innocent do not get the wrong information from people who are not liable to make them mennjadi fear or hate you or feel that what you are experiencing due to their mistakes.
Not all friends or family who do not get too close to be told if you do not feel comfortable to deliver. You also do not need to respond to the comments given by friends, family or others who know your illness.There is always a positive and negative comments. So, it does not need to be considered excessively which can damage your body's endurance.
To add to the spirit, you can join a group of fellow breast cancer sufferers. In Indonesia, Indonesia Cancer Foundation can accommodate this need. In this group, they can give the spirit and confidence so that you can recover. The stories of other sufferers may be able to make you feel your circumstances are still better. Or stories from other sufferers to fight the disease are persistent and can be healing can help you gain the strength to not give in to circumstances.
So, still eager to fight your disease. If any family member or friend suffering from a tumor or breast cancer, you can provide the necessary support because it knows the suffering they experienced. Such support can help to cure them.
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