I want to know about signs, symptoms, prevention & cure of breast cancer
Hello athar - Welcome to DC and hope you have a good experience here. A lot of times there aren't any symptoms or signs that is why "self-examination" is to very important for women. By the time a lump is detected, for instance, it usually isn't a good sign. My mother's breast cancer started off smaller than a grain of sand but had already metastasized to other parts of her body. So having those annual checkups and a mammogram are very important. Also, if there is a family history of breast cancer then they recommend you get checked more frequently as there is also a hereditary gene component to it. At the present, there is no "cure" and the prevention guidelines are such things as:
no smoking, low fat intake, low red meat intake, good quality and high protein intake, low sugar intake, self-examination of the breast, watch for changes in the shape of the breast or shape of the areola (change in color, too), fluid coming from the nipple that looks like pus or green or even clear. A crusty appearance and feel to the areola or around the nipple. Bleeding around the areola or nipple.
Athar... treatments vary a great deal if cancer is detected in the breast which can be anything from a lumpectomy (removal of a portion of the breast tissue while leaving MOST of the breast). A lumpectomy removes that portion that is cancerous or suspicious looking tissue while doing a biopsy. A lot of times a lumpectomy will take care of the suspicious looking tissue. A mastectomy can be removal of the breast or more like down to the bone (radical). Chemotherapy often follows this and sometimes radiation. It just depends on what is found on the biopsy.
If you are concerned about something, the sooner you see your doctor, the quicker you can get treated, if that is what is necessary. Breast cancer tends to be aggressive so again I will say that "self-examination" is very important along with regular visits to your gynecologist.
Be well and take good care of YOU... YOU are very important!
That isn't everything but it is a start. There are lots of sites that give much more in-depth information also. As previous mentioned, we are not allowed to put in links to other sites.
i called the fda and the cdc due to the side effects of prevention meds, they said the only thing we can do to prevent breast cancer is eating habits, mammograms, stay away from milk and soy, there is no preventing it with drugs yet, tamoxifen is only approved for women with cancer in small doses, tamoxifen causes healthy women a lot of harm, i just stopped 8 days ago, i still don't have all that toxic medicine out of me yet
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