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Facing Breast Cancer

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									                         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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