Feel Your Boobies! Knowledge is Power! Think Pink!

Breast Cancer

Definition
Breast Cancer is the abnormal growth and uncontrolled division of cells in the breast. Cancer cells can invade and destroy surrounding normal tissue, and can spread throughout the body via blood or lymph fluid (clear fluid bathing body cells) to start a new cancer in another part of the body.
(
Encyclopedia of Medicine by Carol A. Turkington)

Description
Every woman is at risk for breast cancer. Even men are at risk of Breast Cancer too! It’s not just a women disease! I came to learn that while in college doing a research paper on Brest Cancer. My boss at the time disclosed to me her son-in-law was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and everyone was in totally shock because they never knew men could get affect by this disease too! I felt the same way and truly understood that
Knowledge is Power because if we all was aware maybe his live could of been saved today!

If a women lives to be 85, there is a 1 out of 9 chance that she will develop breast cancer sometime during the rest of her life. As a woman ages, her risk of developing breast cancer rises dramatically regardless of her family history. The breast cancer risk of a 25-year-old woman is only 1 out of 19,608; by age 45, it is 1 out of 93. In fact, 80% of all breast cancers are found in women over age 50. However, there has been an increase between the ages of 30 and up so be careful. Both women and men always have your doctor check your boobies and chest to much sure there isn’t a lump or hardness.

Causes and symptoms
There are a number of risk factors for the development of breast cancer, including but not limited:


History of abnormal breast biopsies

Early onset of menstruation and late menopause

Family history of breast cancer in mother, father or sister

Reproductive history: women who had no children or have children late in life

Women who have never breastfed have increased risk (breastfeeding is good for you and your child in the long run!)

However, more than 70% of women who get breast cancer have no known risk factors. While a breast cancer gene was discovered in 1994, only about 5% of breast cancers are believed to be related to the gene.

In addition, some studies suggest that high fat diets, bottle feeding instead of breastfeeding, or using alcohol may contribute to the risk of Breast Cancer. Some studies have also found that for certain women, hormone replacement therapy may contribute to the development of breast cancer. However, these findings have been criticized but some hold some truth value. Do everything in moderation and keep a healthy balance!



It is important to realize that not all lumps detected in the breast are cancerous. Many are benign and require only the removal of the lump. While having several risk factors may boost a woman’s chances of having breast cancer, the interplay of factors is complex. The best way to assess breast cancer risk is by doing monthly self examinations to detect any lump at an early stage. The second is to have a regular mammogram, an x ray of the front and side of the breast that will detect cysts or tumors at the earliest possible stage. Seeking risk assessment consultation at one of the many breast cancer centers located throughout the United States is also helpful.

It is very important to realize that not all lumps detected in the breast are cancerous. Many are benign and require only the removal of the lump. However, having several risk factors may boost a woman’s or a man’s chances of having breast cancer. The best way to assess breast cancer risk at an early stage is doing monthly self examinations to detect any lump. The second is to have a regular mammogram, an x ray of the front and side of the breast that will detect cysts or tumors at the earliest possible stage. Seeking risk assessment consultation at one of the many breast cancer centers located throughout the United States is very helpful. Keep open line of communication with your doctor and don’t be afraid to feel your boobies. Some say being in the shower is a very good time to perform a self-evaluation of your twins.

The changes in the breast that may be a sign of breast cancer include:


Change in size or shape

Abnormality on a mammogram
Lump or thickening in breast or armpit
Dimpled or reddened skin over the breast

Changes in a nipple (thickening, pulling in, bleeding or discharge)

Diagnosis


More than 90% of all breast cancers are detected by mammogram (a low-dose x ray of the breast). Mammograms should be done to evaluate a suspicious lump. Screening mammograms should be ordered according to the doctor’s guidelines. Despite the controversy about the cost-effectiveness of mammograms for women in their 40s, most doctors agree with the current American Cancer Society guidelines that recommend screening mammograms every year or 2 for women between 40 and 49, and every year after age 50. Women with a family history of breast cancer may want to have a mammogram every year after age 40.

******When thinking about breast cancer remember early detection, monthly self exams, yearly doctor exams and early mammograms are the powerful knowledge you need to remember and share the knowledge with your children as they start to grow into their bodies. Parents don’t be afraid of having these important conversations with your children and parents that are aging!*****

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