Some Common Questions about Breast Cancer
All women are at risk of breast cancer however it is best to have knowledge in mind on how to fight this deadly disease whenever it comes to you or to any member of your family.
How to distinguish breast cancer from benign lumps?
Breast cancer lump is not painful. The most effective way to determine the cancer is through biopsy (a laboratory test).
When should I consult the doctor? ( warning symptoms)
If you are a woman, it is very important to have a self breast examination regularly to detect the changes in your breast as early as possible. When you notice a change in shape, discharges in nipple if you are not nourishing mother, dimpling or puckering of the skin, change in color or texture, scaly skin around the nipple, retraction of nipple and feeling heat breast and swelling and redness on the nipple this is the time that you see your doctor .
How diet affects the growth of breast cancer?
Eating habits is one of the factors that contribute to the growth of breast cancer. Reduce fat intake whether saturated or non-saturated, increase consumption of fruits and vegetables instead. Prefer whole grains and reduce carbohydrates. Take alcoholic beverages moderately.
What lifestyle factors contribute to breast cancer development?
The number one factor is diet, obese women has a higher risk of getting breast cancer. Frequent exposure to radiation from medical equipment or other source is the next and last is hormone treatment such as estrogen. Although there is no exact evidence that could pinpoint to the possible cause of breast cancer but being careful in dealing these factors is the best thing to do.
Does surgery can totally cure breast cancer?
Taking the source is the best way to get rid of it but in cancer it has no guarantee to achieve 100 % cure. Self breast examination every month is very important. If detected earlier before it spread the chances of total healing after surgery is great.
Is chemotherapy effective in curing cancer?
Doctors recommend chemotherapy to prevent cancer cells from spreading but chemotherapy kills all kinds of cells good and bad. Patients that undergo this treatment experience tremendous side effects. However there are many patients survive from breast cancer after chemotherapy but there is no guarantee that it is the most effective in cure.