Facing Breast Cancer Breast cancer is a type of number two cancer killer of Indonesian women after cervical cancer (cancer of the mouth or neck of the womb). Therefore need to be aware of this disease. Early detection of disease will increase the likelihood of life of sufferers. Does being a woman can become immune to breast cancer? What should be done to prevent it? Breast Cancer Breast cancer is abnormal cell growth in a person's breast tissue. When you have reached an advanced stage, removal of the breast is sometimes performed for patient safety. This is certainly a scary thing for a woman. Almost all cancers have a specific cause. For example, most cases of skin cancer caused by ultraviolet rays of the sun. While lung cancer caused by smoking. But there is no single definitive cause for breast cancer. Several factors could be the cause of breast cancer. For example, genetic, environmental, and hormones may contribute to the breast cancer. Women are vulnerable to these factors may have a higher risk. Breast Cancer Risk Factors No one knows exactly what causes breast cancer. Based on statistical results, most patients with breast cancer are women with age above 50 years. This means that the older the person, then the chance of developing this disease. Another factor that affects the family history. If there are families who suffer from this disease such as mother or siblings then his chances will be even greater. Breast cancer can also be caused by previous cancer in other organs that spread to the breast. Or if there is a history of cancer in other organs. Another thing that can trigger cancer is a lifestyle. Often consume foods that contain chemicals or carcinogenic, alcohol, or smoking. Prevent Breast Cancer One breast cancer prevention is a healthy diet. An estimated one in three cases of breast cancer due to dietary factors. A good diet that will help maintain your immune system and this is the most effective disease prevention. Although there has been no food that can cure cancer, eating certain foods and reducing certain other foods can be a preventive measure. Foods that are rich in fiber, can help reduce levels of prolactin and estrogen, it is likely to be bound by these hormones and then throw it out the body. This can further suppress the phase of carcinogenesis (cancer formation). In addition, reducing the saturated fat diet may reduce risk. Soybeans and soy products can be fermented without inhibiting tumor growth. Vegetables rich in vitamin A, like carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, and vegetables, dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale and mustard greens, may help. Vitamin A prevents the formation of cancer-causing mutations. While fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C reduce the risk of breast cancer. Early Detection of Breast Cancer The emergence of a lump in the breast area may indicate the possibility of a type of breast cancer. But not all lumps mean cancer because they have to be examined further for certainty in the hospital or doctor. The key to survival is to detect breast cancer early, before it has a chance to menyebar.Indikasi of this disease is a lump in the armpit, breast pain, change in color or texture of the breast, the nipple is drawn into, the areola (the area about putting a colored milk chocolate), or on the nipple. In some cases, breast cancer is detected from the nipple discharge from a yellowish, greenish, or pus. The key to survival is to detect breast cancer early, before it has a chance to spread. One cause of high mortality from this disease due to lack of awareness to detect any symptoms. Generally, after arriving at the complaints of severe, consult a new patient to the doctor that often means the cancer is in advanced stages. Therefore, when the disease has reached an advanced stage, it will be difficult to cure. Breast Self-Check That people, especially women can perform breast examinations on a regular basis, it is made aware of the movement called or Sarari which stands for "Breast Self-Check". It is recommended that the examination was performed 1 month after a period of about 4-7 days after menstruation. In this examination, the thing done is: Standing in front of a mirror with your shoulders straight and your hands on the waist. See if there are physical perubaan your breasts, such as changes in shape, size or color of the breast. Raise your hands up and consider again whether there are physical changes in the breast that look. Click the nipple and see if there is discharge from the nipple. Lie down and touch the right breast with his left hand and so on. Create a pattern of play and feel if there are lumps in the breast and the other. While sitting or standing trying to discover whether breast massage there is a suspicious lump. Feel the underarm area to the stomach to check it out. Be aware of the movement can be done by a partner to his wife. Or the husband can remind her to do a regular Realize. The role of the family would be able to facilitate the detection of this disease. If you are Affected by Breast Cancer When someone was diagnosed with breast cancer, most patients will immediately be emotionally devastated. They feel a death sentence, even though the patient may be cured even more if it is still in early stages. In advanced stages, emotional and psychological impact can cause a depressed cancer patients. This can exacerbate the situation. For that, need the support of the family or friends. Breast cancer patients should tell their family or friends because people need the support of the people closest to experiencing the emotional aftermath. It is normal if the patient does not want to tell family or friends about their illness. The reason is because they do not want to bother or make the person who heard the sad or worried. But, imagine the opposite situation, when you are not informed by the family or close friend that he was suffering from cancer, would you be more upset because you do not know and may not provide the required assistance. Friend is someone who lives closest to you and talk to find the best treatment and the impact that may be experienced. Breast cancer patients may feel inferior to the situation so as to affect the marital relationship. Instead, it is also discussed with your husband to be understood and can provide assistance by giving a hug or other endearment. Children are young may not understand what was happening. However, if your child has to talk to, you can tell in simple language what is meant by breast cancer and the effects that might happen to you physically as baldness due to chemotherapy or changes in the breast. It is important that children who are innocent do not get the wrong information from people who are not responsible for what can make them mennjadi fear or hate you or feel that what you experience from their mistakes. Not all of your friends or family who do not get too close to be notified if you feel uncomfortable to pass. You also do not need to respond to the comments given by friends, family or others who know of your illness. There is always a positive and negative comments. So, it's not excessive to consider that can damage your body's endurance. To add to the spirit, you can join a group of fellow breast cancer survivors. In Indonesia, the Indonesian Cancer Foundation can accommodate these needs. In this group, they can give encouragement and confidence that you can recover. The stories of other patients might be able to make you feel your situation is still better. Or stories from other sufferers to fight the disease is persistent and can receive healing can help you find the strength to not give in to circumstances. So, still eager to fight your disease. If any family member or friend suffering from a tumor or breast cancer, you can provide the necessary support in the knowledge their sufferings. Such support can help cure them.
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