The month of Breast Cancer awareness is going underway which means that anytime soon the cancer industry will start to urge women from all around the world to beg and protest for cash donations in the name of breast cancer research. But instead of just wandering around the streets and being urged to go out in the pursuit of donations and to spread awareness, you as an educated individual probably want to spread some tips and advices to women all around the world about breast cancer, symptoms, signs and all of the truly important stuff while the problem is still small.
Looking for Breast Lumps Is Okay, But…
The simplest way that the doctors check their patients for breast cancer is by looking for lumps. This is done by using mammogram x-rays that provides a basic roadmap of the breast tissue, so the doctor can easily look for irregularities, masses and lumps that might be pointing to a malignancy.
However mammograms have in some cases been the main cause for a cancer due to their ionizing radiation that they send to the breast tissue. Aside from posing a risk to cancer, mammograms aren’t a 100% accurate since they cannot tell the difference between harmless and harmful lumps in the breast tissue, which often creates confusion where the patient is unnecessarily treated with chemotherapy and radiation.
If you think that you might have breast cancer or if you just want to do a check-up, we suggest doing a thermograph. It is a unique screening method that allows doctors to look specifically for unusual and harmful growths and lumps. It can also identify whether angiogenesis is occurring in the breast tissue which makes it a more accurate and a better indicator of breast cancer.
If you’re not familiar with angiogenesis, it is just another way of saying “new blood vessel growth” in the breast tissue that indicates if a woman’s body is trying to create a new supply system for blood to be delivered to developing breast tumors. Doctors who specialize with angiogenesis will be able to detect if there is something wrong with the tissue and will prescribe the certain medicine or treatment to prevent the problem from getting worse.
Hormones and Cellular Health
Many health experts like to talk about cancer as being a result from “bad genes” being passed down from generation to generation from woman to woman. That makes it sound like a “Draw of the Luck” scenario where you can’t do anything to avoid breast cancer and you’re just supposed to live with it. However that is not even close to the real case despite many people believing this false theory.
Cancer can be the result of many things. Our lifestyles, diet and environment all play a huge role in whether or not it is going to be an issue to us or not. For example cancer occurs from hormonal imbalance.
But a thermograph check-up can help doctors determine whether a woman has an elevated risk of developing cancer or not.
The Breast Cancer Signs Every Woman Should Know
Paying close attention to the rhythm that our body functions with can sometimes be a key factor in detecting even the smallest changes. Even if you start feeling some unusual changes, pains, aches in the breast, or occasional discomfort and pain, immediately contact your doctor. An isolated lump with localized pain doesn’t always mean breast cancer even though many women believe so.
Many cases have shown that breast cancer can show up even without the “classic” breast lump, say the experts from the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The lump is sometimes replaces with other symptoms such as irritation, dimpling, swelling, nipple inversion and thickening and reddening of the skin around the nipple.
Dr. Naoto Ueno, the chief of the Translational Breast Cancer Research claims that breast cancer lumps are either half a lump, or with no lump at all. He also claims that it can sometimes be a strange looking skin condition like redness or dimples.
Then again, knowing yourself and the rhythm of your body is a key factor. Look for strange patterns of change in your breasts or even unusual symptoms that occur that you haven’t encountered before. Occasional pain doesn’t always mean breast cancer, but constant itching could be a result from a fluid buildup or a poor lymph function, which indicates to something bad.
Can Back Pain Be Pointing To The Development Of a Breast Tumor?
Sometimes back pain that feels like its coming from deep within the bones might indicate breast cancer and can qualify as an early sign. But don’t get too scared of every time you’re back starts feeling kind of sore.
When tumors are developing in a woman’s breast tissue, they can put some pressure onto the ribs and spine which can cause constant pain. Stay very aware of any spinal column changes, upper back and even changes in the neck. If it feels like the pain is coming deep from the inside, be sure to contact a doctor right away.
Nutrient Deficiency and Breast Cancer
Nutrient deficiency can also play a vital role in the development of the breast cancer. Be sure to consume the right amount of nutrients through your daily diet, including iodine and vitamin D. What many people don’t realize is that not eating healthy and not paying attention to your diet is the main factor for the development of the breast cancer.
Around 75% of the adult population that claims to eat “healthy” is deficient in iodine. Iodine is shown to greatly help in warding off the cancer cells in the breast. How do people expect to protect themselves and to elevate the risk of breast cancer if they are deficient in iodine, a key thing in the fight against this deadly disease? Also, a study published back in 2012 showed that breast cancer patients had one thing in common – they were all low on vitamin D levels.
So the best way to stay safe is to consume all the nutrients you can, in a nutrient-depleted world. Vitamin D and iodine are as important to your body as selenium and zinc. For further information, consult with a doctor about your diet and they will help you identify nutrient deficiencies if you have any so you can optimize your body for the prevention of breast cancer.