The occurrence of synchronous bilateral invasive breast cancer (SBBC) is an uncommon event. The reported incidence ranges between 0.3% and 12%. This wide range is in part due to the many definitions used to describe the entity of bilateral breast cancer. Some physicians consider a contralateral cancer diagnosed within 1 year as a synchronous bilateral breast cancer. Others narrow the definition of synchronous bilateral breast cancers to those cancers which are diagnosed within 3 months of each other. Continue reading
One of the scariest things a woman can hear is that her mammogram shows a suspicious mass in her breast. That news can shake a woman’s sense of well-being even after further testing fails to find breast cancer.
It’s important to remember that a mammogram is a screening test. A screening test is done to look for disease in someone who doesn’t have any symptoms.
At their best, screening mammograms can find breast cancer early. But an abnormal result by itself does not mean cancer. It just means that follow-up testing is needed. In many cases, the abnormal mammogram turns out to be a false alarm. Continue reading
As researchers continue to wage war against cancer, many have begun to focus on what could be the most promising ammunition to date: diet.
“The easiest, least-expensive way to reduce your risk for cancer is just by eating a healthy diet,” says Rachael Stolzenberg-Solomon, PhD, MPH, RD, a researcher at the National Cancer Institute.
When it comes to a diet rich in cancer-fighting substances, most experts agree that it should consist of a predominantly plant-based diet. “If you have two-thirds of plant food on your plate, that seems to be enough to avoid excessive amounts of food high in saturated fat,” says Karen Collins, RD, nutritional advisor for the American Institute for Cancer Research. Continue reading
What is radiation therapy?
Radiation therapy is a form of cancer treatment that uses high levels of radiation to kill cancer cells or keep them from growing and dividing — while minimizing damage to healthy cells. When used for breast cancer treatment, radiation is delivered to the affected breast and, in some cases, to the lymph nodes under the arm or at the collarbone. Continue reading
In its early stages, cancer usually has no symptoms, but eventually a malignant tumor will grow large enough to be detected. As it continues to grow, it may press on nerves and produce pain, penetrate blood vessels and cause bleeding, or interfere with the function of a body organ or system.
To remember the seven early warning signs of cancer (as designated by the American Cancer Society), think of the word CAUTION: Continue reading
People nowadays want to look slimmer. Everybody wants to have an ideal body weight. To many people, fashion dictates what weight they should be in. Slimmer people are thought to be sexier, have more choices on what to wear, have better self-esteem, and most importantly, more attractive and happy in their lives. The definition of being sexy differs from one race and culture to another. People have different perspectives about how they look and feel. Continue reading
The National Cancer Institute estimates that approximately 2.5 million women with a history of breast cancer were alive in January 2006. Most of these individuals were cancer-free, while others still had evidence of cancer and may have been undergoing treatment. Continue reading
Progesterone is a steroidal hormone that is present in embryogenesis, pregnancy, and the menstrual cycle. It controls regulates estrogen. Since estrogen is responsible for the proliferation of cells and in the thickening of the lining of your uterus, progesterone sees to it that it doesn’t get to far. If you go not have enough progesterone in your body, then estrogen will increase in level. This results into hormonal imbalance.
A huge smorgasbord of ailments affects so many people from all walks of life worldwide. Of course, prescribed medications by Western physicians are continuously utilized to help treat or correct these conditions. But because of the need for holistic relief and betterment, alternative medicine is already included in most of the treatments of the health disorders. When the approach is said to be holistic, it means that both mental, emotional, and physical aspects. Some patients even entirely rely on these alternative medicine treatments to prevent any chemical impurities from entering their bodies that could possibly aggravate their condition.
Health supplements are getting a lot of attention these days basically because of the increasing awareness to good health and longevity. Many people resort to natural sources of vitamins, minerals and even fatty acids. Liquid fish oil is one of the most sought after natural sources of Omega 3 fatty acids [(EPA) eicosapentaenoic acid & (DHA) decosahexaenoic acid]. It is usually in liquid form, which makes it a lot easier and faster to absorb. It also contains a much higher amount of Omega 3 fatty acids as compared with gel or tablet forms of the supplement.