MS - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Fellow In laproscopy
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Breast cancer occurs only in women.
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This is pure myth! One man in a thousand males is diagnosed with breast cancer. Although this number is not overwhelming, men delay check-ups and thus their condition worsens and may go beyond treatment. Men in the age group of 60 to 70 are more prone to breast cancer. Symptoms of breast cancer include a lump in the chest around the areola, which can lead to bleeding. Hence, go for a checkup as soon as you notice any abnormal outgrowth. The physician may suggest you chemotherapy or hormone therapy which can cure you fully.
Which one of these widely used substances causes the worst form of breast cancer?
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Scientists have come up with shocking results which show that air fresheners, even the ones which claim to be All Natural and Unscented , contain dangerous amounts of Phthalates. Exposure to Phthalates for over a long period of time affects the hormone testosterone, killing your sex drive and resulting in abnormal genitalia. Moreover, inhaling phthalates accelerates cancer growth and its spread by almost three times than usual, making recovery very difficult. Regular check-up of your breasts is very essential since breast cancer does not always carry symptom. Nipple tenderness or a lump in the breast is the usual symptom of breast cancer.
Breastfeeding lowers your risk of breast cancer.
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Breastfeeding isn t only healthy for your baby but also carries several health benefits for the mother. When you breastfeed, your body undergoes several hormonal changes which delay menstrual periods. This reduces the secretion of hormone oestrogen, which promotes breast cancer cell growth. Breastfeeding also prevents ovulation which in turn lowers your chances of ovarian cancer. Regular breast check-up after the age of 30-35 is very essential since breast cancer can also develop without any symptom. Early detection is very essential to increase your chances of recovery.
Fruits that can keep breast diseases at bay include:
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Peaches and plums contain two varieties of antioxidants called Polyphenols which detoxify the breast cancer cells while leaving the healthy cells unaffected. Along with having healthy foods such as peaches and plums, walnuts, broccoli and coffee, all of which are known to fight cancer, regular breast check-up is very important for early diagnosis. Breast biopsy, mammography and breast ultrasound are the usual diagnostic tests known to screen breast cancer successfully.
Tainted mascara is a leading cause of breast cancer.
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Never really thought of it? Research has found that cheap mascara as well as other cosmetic items contain toxic heavy metals such as cadmium, a highly carcinogenic element. When you breathe in, your breast cells come in contact with cadmium that intoxicates the skin cells, in turn spreading the cancer throughout the body. You are advised to use minimal make-up to make sure that the cosmetics you use are free of cadmium and lead. Regular check-up of your breasts is very essential to ensure you are in the safe zone since early detection highly increases the chances of your recovery and survival.