I see a lot of comments about early detection, but causation is another question entirely. One cause that has been largely ignored by mainstream medicine is the connection between Parabens and breast cancer. The 6 out types of parabens you will find are: methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, isobutylparaben, butylparaben and benzylparaben. Parabens are easy to spot on product labels because they end in paraben. A 2004 study in the Journal of Applied Toxicology detected five types of intact parabens in 18 of 20 samples of breast tumors. The study went over the estrogen-like properties of parabens and it's estrogen like activity on breast cancer. The lead researcher, Philippa Darbre, indicated that they had been absorbed through the skin (via deodorants, lotion, shampoos, conditioners and other personal care products). The presence of intact parabens in tumor tissue shows not only that these chemicals are absorbed through the skin, but that they also persist and accumulate in breast cancer tissue. While a conclusion has not been reached, I would recommend all women take this information seriously and start reading the labels of all products they use.
You do need to know how extreme your hereditary factors are - if all previous generations had breast cancer, you are looking at total cosmetic mastectomy. Basically a rebuilt breast that retains the living nipple tissue. With "normal" levels of susceptibility, you can take proven steps to prevent the development of breast cancer. Broccoli Sprouts (high in sulfurothane) have been demonstrated to prevent the development of breast lesions and about 200 grams a day is the maintenance amount. Other research equates breast cancer development with Selenium levels in the soil and food you eat. My wife and I both have 150 micrograms of Selenium daily as a preventive measure. (Men get breast cancer, too!!!) Mr. Google can give you thousands of references for these recommendations if you are interested. Find a Naturopath or a Homeopath in your area and book a chat to get more facts.
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Breast Cancer has a lot to do w/ the genes in your body. You are sometimes predisposed for cancer. Both my father & grandfather had lung cancer, and I had breast cancer. I NEVER SMOKED....EARLY DIAGNOSIS - MAMMOGRAM & SELF-EXAMINATION IS THE KEY. Also, don't rush to do radical surgery. Get a second opinion on any life-changing diagnosis. I did, and found out I was at stage 0. My surgeon wanted to do a mastectomy after two lumpectomies. Going to a doctor/surgeon who specializes in the disease is also important. Going to a cancer hospital/surgeon saved me. THAT IS ALSO IMPORTANT! It's been 12 years. I stopped my caffeine (although was told not drive myself crazy). Do your research & have referrals in place just in case. Speak to women who have gone though it. GET PROACTIVE IN YOUR DIAGNOSIS/CURE! PS-I only go to doctors I feel comfortable with and feel comfortable asking questions/suggestions.
At this time, there is no way to prevent breast cancer. It's a hideous disease, and the only thing you can do is to monitor the health of your breasts. If you catch it early enough, you can survive it.
i heard that a form of breast cancer can be irritation on the skin and that's why you get it, I've heard that if you wear a wire bra that is to tight the wire irritates your skin continuously creating an irritation so if you want to prevent this kind of cancer you can buy wireless bras
You cant but one thing you can do is check your self at least twince a month on your own just incase if you do ever get it wich i hope not you can go and get a treatment as soon as possiple... the faster u get it treat it the better results u may get
One thing to consider, like disiple33 mentioned is correct ph level. You don't want your body's chemical balance to become acidic, which causes inflammation and is a breeding ground for all kinds of illnesses, I believe, including cancer. You can look up foods and things that cause inflammation, but I know for sure that too much sugar is a major cause. Read up and check labels because they hide sugar in EVERYTHING it seems and they name it all kinds of things so they don't have to include it in the sugar percentage content on the side of the box.
Both men and women (both have breast tissue) need to do a self examination monthly (the proper way) and women need to have mammograms on the schedule your doctor recommends. He/she should also do a breast exam as part of your physical. Answers here benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure which is a group working on a cure or prevention of breast cancer. I got off birth control pills after I developed non-cancerous breast cysts which had to be removed surgically (no long necessary to operate).