How to prevent breast cancer

How to prevent breast cancer

How to prevent breast cancer

How is breast cancer diagnosed?

The doctor will first ask about the patient’s signs and symptoms, medical history, and the patient’s family history. The following tests are performed to confirm the diagnosis of breast cancer:

  • Breast examination: The doctor will examine both the breast and the armpit lymph nodes to see if there are any abnormalities.
  • Mammogram: Also known as an X-ray mammogram of the breast. This is a screening procedure for breast cancer detection.
  • Breast Ultrasound: In an ultrasound, sound waves are used to create images of the internal organs of the body.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scan: A powerful magnet and radio wave are used to create breast images.
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) scan: A technique used to measure signals from injected radioactive material that is rapidly transferred to cancer cells. The PET scanner picks up this signal to create an image.
  • Biopsy: A small portion of the suspected tissue growth is excreted by the doctor and sent to the laboratory for further investigation. It helps us diagnose or rule out breast cancer, determining the type of cancer cells present and the grade of cancer. (Cancers from grade 0 to IV, grade 0 indicate non-invasive cancer and stage IV indicates metastatic breast cancer, i.e. cancer that has spread to other parts of the body).

What are the complications of breast cancer treatment?

The complications associated with the treatment of breast cancer are:

  • Fatigue.
  • Infection.
  • Bleeding.
  • Wounds.
  • Sleep disturbances.
  • Hair fall.
  • Depression.
  • Secondary cancer.
  • Heart damage.
  • Inflammation of the lungs.
  • Blood clots.
  • Breast pain.
  • Stiffness due to the formation of scar tissue.
  • Temporary breast swelling.
  • Swelling of the arm (in case of lymph node removal).
  • Phantom breast pain (itching, pressure, palpitations, and the feeling of a pin being stuck in the breast).
  • If you notice any of the above symptoms after treatment for breast cancer, contact your doctor immediately.

How to prevent breast cancer?

Breast cancer has taken a terrible shape all over the world. 1 in 8 women develops breast cancer at some point in their lives. There are some risk factors that cannot be changed, such as genetic factors. But changing your diet and lifestyle can reduce the risk of this devastating disease. Today we are going to learn about some of the ways that reduce the risk of breast cancer.

1. Eat cancer-resistant foods

Too much fibrous food can reduce the levels of estrogen that causes cancer. This reduces the risk of cancer by up to 50%. Eat peas, fresh fruits, whole grains, and vegetables rich in flavonoids, cruciferous phytonutrients (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage), and carotenoids. Vegetables like onion, garlic, onion leaf, etc. neutralize the free radicals that cause cancer and prevent the cancer cells from dividing.

The best results are obtained by eating such vegetables raw. Soybeans and other soy products such as tofu reduce the risk of breast cancer. But avoid sweet flavored and refined soy products such as soy milk and soy oil. Remember sugar is the best friend of cancer. Sugar activates the cancer gene and acts as a fuel for the growth of cancer cells.

2. Stay physically active

Women who exercise 30-45 minutes daily have a 20-40% lower risk of breast cancer than those who do not exercise. So set a goal of at least 30 minutes of simple exercise every day, such as brisk walking.

3. Keep the weight right

Studies have shown that being overweight increases the risk of breast cancer. For this association between cancer and weight, everyone should maintain normal body weight.

4. Nutritional supplement

Breast cancer and other diseases can be prevented by taking supplements rich in essential vitamins and minerals. Adequate amounts of vitamins A, D, and E are crucial in preventing breast cancer.

5. Drink the green

Green contains a substance called EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) which helps to stop the growth of cancer cells. So drink the green every day.

6. Take good fats

Different types of fats affect breast cancer. So good fats should be taken away from bad fats. Eat foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids such as fish oil and eat fewer foods rich in omega 6 fatty acids such as corn, sunflower oil, etc.

7. Avoid smoking

Women who smoke or are exposed to second-hand smoke are 40% more likely to develop breast cancer. People who are addicted to alcohol have a much higher risk of developing breast cancer. If you have these habits, try to give them up.

How to prevent breast cancer
How to prevent breast cancer

Tips

  • Avoid the use of chemical-rich cleaners, pesticides
  •  Exclude food and water storage in plastic materials
  •  Stop using phthalate and paraben-rich beauty care products
  • Women aged 20-39 should have a medical examination of the breast every 3 years
  •  Women 40 years and older should get a breast exam and mammogram every year.

How much does breast cancer treatment cost in India?

The total cost of breast cancer treatment in India can range from around INR 3,00,000 to INR 14,00,000. However, the cost of the procedure may vary across different hospitals. There are many large hospitals and specialized doctors in India for the treatment of breast cancer. Costs vary across different hospitals.

If you are coming from abroad, in addition to the cost of breast cancer treatment, there will be the cost of staying at the hotel, the cost of staying, and the cost of local travel. In addition, after the procedure, the patient is kept in the hospital for 5 days and in the hotel for 15 days to recover. Thus, the total cost of breast cancer treatment in India can range from INR 5,00,000 to INR 16,00,000.

Frequently Asked Questions

The doctor will first ask about the patient's signs and symptoms, medical history, and the patient's family history. The following tests are performed to confirm the diagnosis of breast cancer:

 

  • Breast examination: The doctor will examine both the breast and the armpit lymph nodes to see if there are any abnormalities.

The complications associated with the treatment of breast cancer are:

 

  • Sleep disturbances.
  • Hair fall................................

  1. Eat cancer-resistant foods.
  2. Stay physically active.
  3. Keep the weight right.
  4. Nutritional supplement,

The total cost of breast cancer treatment in India can range from around INR 3,00,000 to INR 14,00,000.................

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