Breast Cancer: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment – PentaGlax Healthy

By Alfred Okoko

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer occurs when cells in the breast grow out of control leading to the formation of tumors. This condition is on the rise especially amongst women. Lifestyle and emotional factors are highly suspect at the root cause. The most common forms of therapies include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Chemotherapy is associated with hair loss in most individuals.

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Breast Cancer Types

There are a number of ways that breast cancer may be classified inorder to help in the diagnosis and management. The following grouping is common:

  • We may have invasive ductal carcinoma
  • We may have metastatic breast cancer
  • We may have ductal carcinoma insitu
  • We may have inflammatory breast cancer

Breast Cancer Symptoms

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There are a number of symptoms whose collection may bring about suspicion of breast cancer. Common amongst them include:

  • Observation of an inverted nipple
  • The nipple area being painful
  • Breast lumps
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Nipples discharging clear or bloody fluid
  • Changes on the breast and nipple area

Breast Cancer Causes

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A number of suspect causes are being identified. Lifestyle and emotional aspects seem to play a role. More and more women seem to be getting this disease. Some of the leading findings and factors include:

  • Excessive oestrogen production
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Exposure to radioactive substances
  • Genetic factors
  • Obesity
  • Exposure to products containing synthetic hormones
  • Chemical pollutants
  • Age factor
  • Post menopausal hormonal therapies

Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast Cancer Chemotherapy

The common main types of therapies involve one or a combination of the following:

  • Surgery
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Laser therapy
  • Hyperthermia
  • Hormone therapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Blood transfusion

Breast Cancer Complications

Breast Cancer Surgery

There are a number of fatal complications that may occur during therapy. Some of the most common ones include:

  • Hardening of the scar tissue at the site of incision during surgical interventions
  • The breast may become tender to the touch
  • There may be wounds that may be infected with pus and odor
  • The arms may swell due to the removal of lymph nodes
  • Swelling of the breast

Breast Cancer Herbs

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Herbs are indeed for healing. A number of herbs are useful including:

  • Green tea
  • Red clover
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Parsely
  • Cardamom
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Rosemary
  • Milk thistle
  • Astragalus
  • Burdock root
  • Chaparral
  • Dandelion
  • Echinacea
  • Fennel
  • Cat’s claw
  • Eucalyptus
  • Slippery elm
  • Ginseng
  • Yellow dock
  • Irish miss
  • Poke weed

These contain a number of antioxidants and other cancer neutralising compounds.

Breast Cancer Foods

Breast Cancer Fighting Foods

Plant foods are rich in nutrition that can help prevent, halt or even reverse cancer. The only problem is that most people do not know how much of what should be used at a time. However, green pharmacy is a power house in facing off cancer. You however find that people consume the plant foods on one hand then undo the good effect by consuming junk foods on the other due to addiction. The plants contain plenty of antioxidants that help protect cellular damage. The following list should be a part of your diet to keep breast cancer away:

  • Citus fruits
  • Soy products (non GMO)
  • Legumes
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Olive oil
  • Sprouted grains
  • Herbal teas
  • Garlic
  • Turmeric
  • Ginger
  • Cruciferous vegetables
  • Onion
  • Mushrooms
  • Berries

Breast Health to Help Prevent Cancer

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Prevention is easy, cheaper than undergoing breast cancer therapy. That simplicity simply seems to be the reason why most people neglect the practice. We are a society that seems to value expensive things than quality cheaper alternatives. We provide a list of healthy alternatives that should be incorporated in your daily life.

  1. Eat a plant based diet that includes fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and brown rice.
  2. Add cruciferous vegetables in your diet like cabbage, spinach
  3. Consume yellow colored vegetables such as carrot’s, pumpkins,
  4. Frruits such as apples, berries, grapes are good
  5. Chia seeds and Flaxeeds
  6. Onions and garlic in plenty
  7. Eat almonds. It contains laetrile that acts on cancer cells
  8. Eat plenty of tomatoes. The red color lycopene is a very powerful antioxidant that fights cancer cells
  9. Beetroot juice is super. It’s color is because of powerful antioxidants
  10. Green tea is great
  11. Drink plenty of water daily
  12. Limit sugar consumption. Cancer cells love and thrive on sugar
  13. Avoid refined and processed foods
  14. Keep off high fructose corn syrup
  15. Excercise regularly
  16. Meditation and mindfulness practice
  17. Positive affirmations
  18. Practice forgiveness and love for both self and others

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Alfred Okoko – Life & Health Transformation Coach

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