Female breasts are made up of ducts, lobules and stroma. Ducts are milk passages, lobules are milk producing glands and stromas are tissues that surround the lobules and ducts. If human body comes in contact with toxic substances, it produces harmful hormones, which can block the natural hormones production process and it can cause hormonal imbalance.
Vitamin D prevents many types of cancers and estrogen is a hormone that helps the busts to stay firm. High fluctuation in tissues structures caused by injury or movement can cause fibrocystic breast disease, which makes the busts unhealthy. FBD is a kind of problem caused by excess secretion of estrogen hormone although it is not directly related to cancer. The symptoms of FBD are pain, non cancerous lumps and formation of cysts and it can be experienced before the monthly cycles.
In the age of thirties, most of the women suffer from non cancerous breast pain whereas after menopause women are at a high-risk of suffering from breast cancer that is the cancer of the ducts that originates from the lobules. To prevent cancer, women should be aware of various screenings, tests and methods of diagnosis.
Breast cancer can be detected in a regular mammogram screening and after menopause women should regularly go for mammogram screening.
1. Presence of hard circular lumps
2. skin dimpling
3. Firm tissues under the bust or arm
4. Nipple discharge and pain
5. Inverted nipples
6. Itching and redness on skin
7. Change in shape of the busts
1. Reduce the intake of caffeine such as tea, coffee, carbonated drinks, and green tea.
2. Reduce the intake of red meat and food items that contain saturated fats such as cookies, dairy products etc.
3. Products containing trans-fatty acid have pro-inflammatory effects and it should be avoided.
4. Soy and flaxseeds increase the production of healthy estrogen and hinders the effect of harmful effects of the hormone production. A combination of fax and soy can be taken in diet.
5. Estrogen can be detoxified by taking vegetables such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables.
6. A balanced food containing vitamin E, tocotrienols, vitamin C, zinc and selenium can reduce the risk of cancer.
7. Food products containing anti-inflammatory properties such as Gamma linolenic acid can be taken to prevent inflammation. It is founding borage oil.
8. Women should have a controlled weight gain and should avoid stress.
9. Regular exercising helps in reducing the release of estrogen and one should have exposure to sun light or take a diet rich in vitamin D and calcium, to reduce the risk of breast cancer. A regulated dose of vitamin supplement can be taken to fulfill the requirement.
Many women who are diagnosed with breast cancer have no such case in their family. Regular self examination is very important as it helps in early detection of tumor and enables early cure to prevent the tumor from spreading. Giving breastfeed in the child bearing age is also beneficial.