Saturday, October 29, 2011

Breast Cancer Prevention Diet

Many factors can increase a woman's chance of preventing and surviving breast cancer. Lifestyle factors such as regular physical activity, minimizing stress, and eating a healthy balanced diet can help reduce your chance of getting breast cancer. Over the years, the link between a healthy diet and breast cancer has become even more evident.

People have increasingly begun to look to good nutrition as a way to prevent and survive this form of cancer. However, it is not necessarily a specific food that can reduce your risk, but a combination of different healthy foods that make up a well-balanced breast cancer prevention diet. In general, a healthy low-fat diet offers the best protection and the most important items to include in your cancer prevention diet are healthy fats, lots of fruits and vegetables and foods high in fiber.

The daily consumption of foods containing omega-3 fatty acids is vital to breast cancer prevention.

The body uses omega-3 fatty acids as an anticoagulant and they can also help lower your triglycerides. That means they are very useful in preventing cardiovascular disease as well as cancer and are an important part of a balanced diet. Some excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids are fish, like salmon and sardines, olive oil and flaxseed. There may also be a particularly valuable benefit in combining omega-3 fatty acids with other nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin E or beta-carotene.

Perhaps the most important aspect of your breast cancer prevention diet is increasing your consumption of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are high in antioxidants, phytochemcials and reduce the free radicals in your system. Antioxidants neutralize carcinogens and help your body recognize and eliminate malignant cells.

Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and dark green leafy vegetables are especially high in phytochemicals. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant found in tomatoes, guava and red grapefruit. Yellow and orange vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes and squash are also significant sources of vitamins and antioxidants.

Fiber is the final key to a breast cancer prevention diet. Eating high fiber foods can help lower your estrogen levels and fight breast cancer. Fiber also lowers blood fat levels by increasing the elimination of fats from your body. Good sources of fiber are oatmeal, beans, whole wheat bread and brown rice

There are several other dietary changes that can increase your body's cancer fighting ability. It is important to drink lots of water and green tea while reducing your consumption of alcohol and caffeinated beverages. Also, try to eliminate cold cuts, lunchmeats, processed foods, white flour and sugar as much as possible. Avoid trans-fats and partially hydrogenated oils completely.

Unlike other cancers, there is not a single action or bad habit that you can give up to reduce your risk of breast cancer. Eating a low-fat diet, high in fruits, vegetables, fiber, fish and olive oil as well as exercising regularly is your best defense. In addition, a positive mental attitude can go a long way in keeping your body happy and healthy.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness

This October is the month of the Breast Cancer Awareness. Lots of people are going to cooperates in this event through wearing pinks. It is very important that we became a part of this kind of events, to educate people around the globe about this kind of illness.

Over 1.3 million of women are diagnosed who acquired this kind of disease every year. Wherein almost half a million of its patients died, on its record 40,000 of them came from the US.

Many of us are unaware about the signs of breast cancer, and it is very important to know the early signs of this illness for early treatments and medications.

Most of the times, there are no outer signs that you can see or feel to know if you have acquired the illness. However, we can say that the only sign that you can recognize is the occurrence of a lump or a thickening area in the breast.

Other signs to recognize are enlargement of the underarm lymph node, breast swelling and redness of the area.

Even you experienced all of this signs of breast cancer; it does not mean that you already have the cancer. In most cases, having breast lumps does not ensure you that you have an acute kind of cancer, it usually turn out to be benign, a not cancerous type of lumps.

If your major concern is to know whether these lumps are cancerous, it is very important for you to visit your doctor immediately to ease your worry. Having a physical breast examination can help you find if you do have lumps that have big potential of becoming cancerous.

Women who are in their late 40's are the most affected and at risk of having this kind of illness. Having annual mammogram and monthly physical examinations can help you for easy detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Breast Reduction Prague- Gives an appropriate shape to your breast

Cosmetic Surgery Europe is being very popular nowadays with both men and women. Some of the most famous cosmetic surgeries are tummy tuck with liposuction, breast enlargement and eyelid surgery. Cosmetic surgery is a choice that people use to choose for varying reasons. In the early years, if you found yourself for cosmetic surgery Prague, you might have got handful of agents giving you clinic prologue for Cosmetic Surgery Abroad. Today, there is an outbreak of agent offering the service of cosmetic surgery abroad. Well, surgery is a word that made us scare and if given a chance we may not even wish to go under a doctor’s knife if the problem can be solved out without any surgery.

Breast Reduction Prague comprises common information about the procedure of Breast Reduction, local news of Breast Reduction Prague and some other Breast Reduction related material.

Women who are having large breasts may undergo from pack pain, skin infections under the breast folds and breathing problem. While operation generally extra fat, skin and breast tissue are being removed and the surgeon makes a smaller breasts as per woman`s proportions.

Well, there are two methods to achieve breast reduction that is with longer scar or an anchor scar. This is the process of selection in a case of very large breasts. The surgeon use to cut through the nipple down and at the back the breast folds. Next, the surgeon use to lift the nipple upward and give a shape to the breast. The cut is usually made through the nipple and the fold.

Our Laderma Clinic in Prague offers top quality services in the field of Cosmetic Surgery.All the necessary pre-operation examinations can be carried out within our centre, thus saving yur time and money.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Breast Cancer From Bras?

An Internet search on bras and their relationship with breast cancer reveals a very unusual result. Despite enough specialistic studies and hard proof that establishes the causality between wearing bras and the cancer condition, the two seem tightly linked with most sources pointing to a book named Dressed to Kill by Singer and Grismaijer.

Bras do not cause it themselves, but wearing sizes that are too tight may help cancer growth and the reason for that is tight fitting bras can prevent women's bodies from excreting toxic and dangerous carcinogenic chemicals. Statistics show that eighty percent of women wear the wrong-sized bra.

The tight bras restrict lymph flow in the breasts. There are several nodes and pathways in the arm pits and in between the breasts. The task of the lymph nodes is to flush out waste materials and toxic material away from the breasts.

In theory, tight fitting bras restrict this same flow thereby causing toxins to accumulate in the breast area and may help cancer to develop. Toxic materials include DDT, dioxin, and benzene all of which cling to fatty human tissue such as the breast.

The book does present some startling statistics:

75% of women who wore bras everyday for 24 hours developed breast cancer
14% of women wearing bras more than 12 hours per day (not in bed) developed breast cancer
0.6% of women who wore bras for less than 12 hours a day developed the cancer

It is very important to note here that the numbers may explain a relationship between wearing bras for a long period of time and breast cancer but they do not necessarily prove a causal relationship between the two. More research needs to be done on lymphatic system and breast cancer to illuminate this issue.