Tuesday, 19th June 2018
19 June 2018

Prevention of breast cancer

Prevention of breast cancer

  • Breast cancer
    Breast cancer
    Although breast cancer is thought to be a disease of the developed world, almost 50% of breast cancer cases and 58% of deaths occur in less developed countries (GLOBOCAN 2008). Incidence rates vary greatly worldwide from 19.3 per 100,000 women in Eastern Africa to 89.7 per 100,000 women in Western Europe.
  • Early detection
    Early detection
    Wherever it is early detection can save many lives. So we have taken a small step in telling you about the ways in which you can detect and prevent breast cancer. First we will tallk about the food that can prevent breast cancer
  • Brazil nut
    Brazil nut
    Uniquely rich in selenium, fibre, and phytochemicals, Brazil nuts can help fight inflammation, improve the immune system and prevent tumour growth.
  • Turmeric
    Turmeric
    This spice contains cancer-fighting compound called curcumin can inhibit many types of cancer cells, including breast, gastrointestinal, lung, and skin cancer.
  • Pepper
    Pepper
    Chilli and jalapeno peppers have capsaicin (an active component of chilli peppers) that fight the growth rate of cancer cells. Green peppers are rich in chlorophyll which can bind cancer-causing carcinogens found in the gut. Red peppers have both capsaicin and antioxidant carotenoids.
  • Green tea
    Green tea
    Consumption on a regular basis has been linked to lower incidence of breast cancer. The phyto-chemicals in green tea takes the credit for this
  • Salmon
    Salmon
    A great source of omega-3s and vitamins B12 and D, salmon can provide your body with the nutrients it needs to regulate cell growth and prevent cancer.
  • Dark green leafy vegetables
    Dark green leafy vegetables
    From kale, collards to spinach and Swiss chard, dark-green leafy vegetables probably are considered as the best nutrients your body needs to fend off cancerous cells, i.e. fibre, vitamin B, phytochemicals, chlorophyll and more.
  • Pomegranate
    Pomegranate
    This is highly recommended for preventing breast cancer. It contains polyphenol- an ellagic acid with anti-oxidant properties that prevent cancer growth
  • Garlic
    Garlic
    Rich source of cancer-fighting compound called allium, garlic and its relatives (onion, leeks, scallions, and chives) are shown to slow tumour growth and prevent breast cancer risk among other forms of cancer such as colorectal and prostate cancers.
  • Other food which fight breast cancer
    Other food which fight breast cancer
    Walnuts, berries, whole grains like barley oat, brown rice and amaranth and also legumes like lentils and beans. Try our breast cancer recipies
  • Other ways of preventing breast cancer
    Other ways of preventing breast cancer
    There are many ways in which you can prevent breast cancer. Here we give certain ways and means for early diagnosis and prevention of breast cancer
  • weight check
    weight check
    Maintaining a healthy weight is an important goal for everyone. Being overweight can increase the risk of many different cancers, including breast cancer, especially after menopause.
  • Be Physically Active
    Be Physically Active
    women who are physically active for at least 30 minutes a day have a lower risk of breast cancer. Regular exercise is also one of the best ways to help keep weight in check.
  • Balanced diet
    Balanced diet
    A healthy diet can help lower the risk of breast cancer. Try to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and keep alcohol at moderate levels or lower
  • Smoking
    Smoking
    Smokers and non-smokers alike know how unhealthy smoking is. On top of lowering quality of life and increasing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and at least 15 cancers – including breast cancer
  • Breast feeding
    Breast feeding
    Breastfeeding for a total of one year or more (combined for all children) lowers the risk of breast cancer. It also has great health benefits for the child.
  • Birth control pills
    Birth control pills
    Birth control pills have both risks and benefits. The younger a woman is, the lower the risks are. While women are taking birth control pills, they have a slightly increased risk of breast cancer. This risk goes away quickly, though, after stopping the pill.
  • Post menopausal hormone therapy
    Post menopausal hormone therapy
    Post-menopausal hormones shouldn’t be taken long term to prevent chronic diseases, like osteoporosis and heart disease. Both estrogen only hormones and estrogen-plus-progestin hormones increase the risk of breast cancer.
  • Tamoxifen
    Tamoxifen
    Taking the prescription drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene can significantly lower the risk of breast cancer in woman at high risk of the disease. It is approved by the FDA for breast cancer prevention, but has a lot of side effects
  • Breast examination step 1
    Breast examination step 1
    Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror with your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips. look for the shape and size. See for any puckering, soreness or swelling in breast
  • breast examination step 2
    breast examination step 2
    Now, raise your arms and look for the same changes.
  • Breast examination step 3
    Breast examination step 3
    While you're at the mirror, look for any signs of fluid coming out of one or both nipples (this could be a watery, milky, or yellow fluid or blood)
  • breast examination - step 4
    breast examination - step 4
    Next, feel your breasts while lying down, using your right hand to feel your left breast and then your left hand to feel your right breast. Use a firm, smooth touch with the first few finger pads of your hand, keeping the fingers flat and together. Use a circular motion, about the size of a quarte
  • breast examination - step 4
    breast examination - step 4
    Follow a pattern to be sure that you cover the whole breast. You can begin at the nipple, moving in larger and larger circles until you reach the outer edge of the breast. You can also move your fingers up and down vertically, in rows
  • Breast examination - Step 5
    Breast examination - Step 5
    Finally, feel your breasts while you are standing or sitting. Many women find that the easiest way to feel their breasts is when their skin is wet and slippery, so they like to do this step in the shower. Cover your entire breast, using the same hand movements described in step 4.
  • Mammogram
    Mammogram
    It is one of the important diagnostic tool for breast Cancer. It's of two types 1. digital X-Ray mammogram for the older age group 2. Sono mammogram for the younger age group
  • Mammaogram
    Mammaogram
    When to do 40-55 every year 55 and above every alternate year

Try our breast cancer recipes

 

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