According to the American Cancer
Society 1 in 9 women will get breast cancer
before she is 85. Estrogen, obesity, having no children,
menopause after age 55, menstruation before age 9, high
fat diet, are risk factors in getting breast cancer.
Cigarettes and alcohol both increase a woman's chances of
getting breast cancer. Stress is
also believed to play a role in breast cancer. Not many people know men
can also get breast cancer, but they account for less than 1% of breast
cancer cases. It is good to examine your breasts once a month, however
do not examine them during your menstrual period.
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||very important for rebuilding and repair of
body cells which is critical for breast cancer
patients. Generally, a carotenoid
mixture combined with a complete
multi-vitamin with good mineral content will
produce good results.
||extremely good for
reducing cancerous tumors and helps strengthen
the bodies immune system which is weaken by
breast cancer. Fatty acids are found in omega fatty acids from fish
oil, flax seed oil, and borage seed oil.
& Mineral supplement
||contains vitamin E, vitamin B ,
vitamin C, magnesium, manganese, selenium, and zinc which all are helpful in
both the treatment and prevention of breast
cancer. The nutrients provided in a daily supplement are
required for good general health and well being.
||garlic has been
shown to inhibit the formation of free radicals
which can benefit women with breast cancer.
Garlic also helps boost the immune system.
||required for cell
division and growth
||works with calcium
shiitake mushroom stimulates a person's immune system to
produce more interferon, which is a natural compound that
fights viruses and often used as a treatment against cancer.
||reishi mushroom serves both to boost the
immune system weakened by breast cancer and it
also is anti-tumor. It is normally found in an immune system herbal
||bioflavonoids are anti-cancer agents that
promote the production of natural interferon in
||powerful anti cancer
||helps with healing and
deficiency has been linked to breast cancer
||herb that strengthens
the immune system
||vitamin B3 aids
regulation of hormone and enzymes
||helps with proper
digestion and absorption of nutrients
||aids in detoxification
of harmful substances
||mineral good for the
||herb used for female
||herb that aids against
||herb that helps detox
and cleanse the blood
||herb used in Europe for almost any
problem and used for many inflammation problems and for
cancer. Often used in a blend with myrrh and frankincense.
||promotes healing and it works well
with frankincense and aloe vera
||herb good for cancer therapy and
works well with all of the other herbs listed on this page
||enhances the immune system and
indicated good results fighting cancer
||herb for the immune system
||herb that works well
with dandelion with purifying properties
||as preventative effects against
||protects the immune
system and has been found to prevent certain tumors like
||protects against damage from free radicals
and toxins which are associated with breast
cancer. Some omega
mixtures contain carnitine.
||Serves as foundation for tissue and organ
|Grape Seed extract
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for women
in the USA. Each year, over 180,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society,
one in nine women will get breast cancer before she has reached 85
years of age. The human
breast is a gland that contains milk ducts, lobes, fatty tissue, and
a network of lymphatic vessels. Cancerous tumors can arise in
virtually any area of the breast, and are most often detected when a
woman feels a lump. In general, cancerous lumps are firm, never go
away, and are normally pain free. Most breast lumps are not cancerous
but rather are cysts or
fibroid masses, but there is no way to tell without a doctor's or examination. A lump that seems to be growing or does
not move when pushed may be cancerous, or could simply be caused by
normal fibrocystic changes during the female menstrual cycle. A biopsy is
needed to identify the lump. Breast cancer may also cause a
yellow, bloody, or clear discharge from the nipple.
People tend to think of breast cancer as a single entity, but there
are actually different types of the disease. Some types of breast
cancer include the following:
Adenoid cystic carcinoma - malignant cytosarcoma
phylliodes, medullary carcinoma, and tubular carcinoma. These and
several other relatively uncommon types of breast cancer tend to be
less aggressive than the other forms.
Infiltrating ductal carcinoma - this is a cancer that arises
in the lining of the milk ducts and invades the surrounding breast
tissue. Approximately 80% of all cases of breast cancer are
infiltrating ductal carcinomas.
Inflammatory carcinoma - in this type of cancer, a
tumor arises in the lining of the milk ducts and, as it grows, it
plugs the lymphatic and blood vessels. The skin thickens and turns
red, and the breast becomes extremely tender and looks infected.
This type of cancer spreads very quickly due to the rich blood and
lymph vessel supply associated with the inflammatory reaction.
Intraductal carcinoma in situ - this is a localized type of
cancer in which cancerous cells grow within the ducts. This type of
cancer may not invade other tissues.
Lobular carcinoma - a less common form of breast cancer,
lobular carcinoma-breast cancer that arises in the lobes- accounts
for about 9% of breast cancers. Lobular carcinomas occasionally
occur in both breasts simultaneously.
Paget's disease of the nipple - this form of cancer occurs
when cells from an underlying cancerous tumor migrate to the nipple.
The symptoms are itching, redness, and soreness of the nipple.
Paget's disease always signals the presence of primary ductal
carcinoma elsewhere in the breast tissue.
There is no one answer as to what causes breast cancer,
but the female sex hormone estrogen is the a likely culprit in
many cases. Estrogen promotes cellular growth in the tissues of the
breasts and female reproductive organs, and cancer is a problem of
uncontrolled cell growth. Also, some of the known risk
factors for breast cancer include starting menstruation before the age
of nine, menopause after age 55, or having the first child after age 40, and
having no or few children. One thing all of these risk factors have
in common is that they result in the breasts being exposed to more
estrogen for longer periods. Obesity also
raises a woman s risk of having breast cancer, and obese
women tend to have higher levels of estrogen in their bodies than do
thin women. Eating a high-fat diet has been associated
with an increased risk of breast cancer, and when a woman eats a
diet high in fat and low in fiber, then her body will produce more
of the estrogen hormone.
Environmental factors may be involved as a cause of breast
cancer, among them exposure to such things as pesticides and radiation,
and the use of breast implants Although the use of silicone
polyurethane implants, silicone filled implants coated with
polyurethane has been banned since 1992 because of problems with their safety,
over 200,000 American women still have these type implants in their
body. Polyurethane releases a human carcinogen
known as TDA or toluene diisocyanate, which was banned for use in
hair dye long before the controversy over breast implants began.
Silicone has been shown to cause malignant tumors in research animals.
Moreover, even if there were no potential danger from the implants
themselves, breast implants can make it more difficult to detect breast
cancer in the earlier stages because they may hide breast
tissue, interfering with the ability to take and interpret
mammograms properly. Heredity is a factor in breast cancer as well;
there are certain types of the disease that clearly run in families.
Although it is possible for a woman to get breast cancer at any age,
the disease is most common in women over 40, especially
postmenopausal women. Men also can get breast cancer, but they
account for fewer than 1% of breast cancer cases. However, while it
occurs less frequently, breast cancer in men usually is diagnosed at
a later, and therefore more serious, stage because neither
physicians nor their patients tend to suspect it.
It is important to detect breast cancer in its earliest and most
curable stage. Making healthy changes in diet and lifestyle,
examining your breasts regularly (see below) and having regular
mammograms can increase your chances of avoiding or overcoming,
It is important to examine your breasts each month, at the
same point in your menstrual cycle. Do not examine them during
your menstrual period. Before the period, a woman's breasts
may swell and become tender or lumpy. This usually decreases
after the period. The breasts also become larger and firmer
during pregnancy, in preparation for breastfeeding.
Familiarize yourself with the normal feel of your breasts so
that you can detect any changes such as enlargement of a lump.
A women who is accustomed to the way her breasts feel is
better able to notice subtle changes. Any changes in your
breasts should be reported to your health care provider, and
you should be rechecked by a professional if you have any
doubt concerning your examination. Since men also can get
breast cancer, they can benefit from self-examination as well.
The following is the recommended procedure for breast
While standing and looking in the mirror, raise your
hands over your head and press them together. Notice the shape of
your breasts. Place your hands on your hips, apply pressure, and
look for dimpling of the skin, nipples that seem to be out of
position, one breast that looks different from the other, or red
scaling or thickening of either the skin or nipples
Raise one arm above your head. With the other
hand, firmly explore your breast Beginning at the outer edge,
using a gentle circular motion, gradually work inward to the nipple.
Take your time when examining the area between the nipple and
the armpit, and feel the armpit as well. You have lymph nodes
in the armpit; they move freely and feel soft, and are not
painful to the touch Look for lumps that are hard and not
mobile. Cancers are often attached to underlying muscle or the
skin When you have finished examining one breast, repeat this
on the other side
Lie down on your back and repeat step 2. Lumps may
be more easily detected in this position. Also, squeeze each
nipple gently to check for blood or a watery yellow or pink
In addition to monthly self-examination, the American Cancer
Society recommends that women between the ages of 20 and 40
years old have their breasts examined by a physician every 1
to 3 years. After age 40, the exam should be performed each
Other Changes To Make
drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or
filtered water a day
eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)
nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good
juice is good (make your
own with a juice machine)
do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods
carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack
a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)
do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks
do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...
use stress relief like going for walks in the park
(or the 10/90 rule - see
brown rice is good to eat
avoid red meat and animal fats
reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others
fast a few days a month
get at least 8 hours of sleep
exercise light to moderate amounts
avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet
do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke
do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal
do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry
do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else