A few days back a friend of mine was detected with a cancer in her ovary but thankfully it was detected in the first stage itself, doctors say that she would be able to live a healthy life once she gets her surgery done. The next case that came across me was the daughter, who is fighting childhood cancer and is is an extremely brave girl, of a fellow blogger Tall T. So, from many days I have been trying to study the causes for the development of cancer in one’s body. Today I received an ecard from a friend of mine, whose mother passed away a few years back fighting the breast cancer. This is for her.
What is a breast cancer?
Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts from cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that may invade surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. The disease occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it, too.
A few points that I would like to bring in notice about the breast cancer:
- A person who exercises four hours per week reduces the risk of breast cancer.
- Eat a low fat nutritious diet containing lots of fruits and vegetables.
- Smoking may not cause a breast cancer but it definitely reduces your rate of survival if you are detected with one.
- Alcohol increases your chances of developing a cancer.
- There is an increased risk of breast cancer for women under the age of 35 who have been using oral contraceptives for 10+ years.
- Do a Breast Cancer Self examination atleast once in a month.
- Finding a lump in your breast does not mean that you have a cancer. Eight out of ten are non cancerous.
- An x-ray of the breast, called a mammogram, cannot cause cancer to spread.
- Breast cancer is not a communicable disease. It is the result of uncontrolled cell growth in your own body.
Here is a video of Self Examination Test (you have to be logged in to watch this video):
The breast cancer site is running a campaign where you need to click on the icon. They need 8 million clicks and this will help fund free mammograms for women in need — low-income, inner-city and minority women whose awareness of breast cancer and opportunity for help is often limited..So please ladies, gentlemen, girls, boys, click on the icon as much as you can and save somebody’s life. I know together we can make it to 8 million clicks. Just 23 days left, let’s do it. Fracas and many others are also supporting. I have also added ‘Support Breast Cancer’ widget in my side bar, do click it as many times as you can.
May peace prevail!