Tips to Know about Breast Cancer Therapy
A lot of breast cancer patients are suffering from big stress, they probably think about their future, family, money and the cause of breast cancer like genetic disparity or folks suffering breast cancer.
There so many breast cancer patients are suffering from big stress, they probably think about their future, family, money and the cause of breast cancer like genetic disparity or folks suffering breast cancer. Patient at stadium stage 2, has the possibility to recovers but still stress continuous experienced by makes it living on only until year second.
Handling the stress must be done soon possibly, both for the preventing and also therapy. Remember other risk factor is menstruating at the age of early (age 11 years downwards). Breast cancer would be higher at women who is experiencing menstruates at age 11 years downwards is compared to experiencing menstruates at the age of 13 years. The other risk is someone who has overdue menopauses, not married, not born, alcohol consumption, smoking, consumption of estrogen hormone drug on a long term and other factor is descendant, if someone has family contracted breasts cancer, hence she has the same risk. BRCA1 and BRCA2 is Gene mutation has tightly bearing with breast cancer risk, or ovary cancer or both for 50 – 85% percent. It is strongly recommended to run attest like mammography test if there is a member of the family hit by breast cancer or member of other family.
When to Start MammographyTest?
Women at the age of 40 years old upward have standard risk so they should do mammography test. But women, especially with mutation BRCA1 and BRCA2, have primary risk so they should do mammography test at age 25 years old, or 5 years younger if their young family member had breast cancer history. Such this story, if her sister suffers cancer at age 26 years old, then her brother/sister could be having BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation genes, so their brother/sister it is suggested to starts mammography test at age 21 years.
There was no method to cure or ward off the breast cancer. But healthy living and avoids stress is one of many ways to prevent spreading of cancer cell and lengthens hope of life. A number of researches show consumption of many vegetables and ascorbic acid, avoids the stress, cigarette, and reduces your body weight to the normal body weight. Food with antioxidant nutrient can prevent the cells which able to cause cancer. For example, labours consume at least 5 portions of fruits or vegetable per day can prevent them to get cancer. The other research from David J. Hunter, MD., Director Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention in Boston; shows that unsaturated fat like olive can protect us from breast cancer, but the saturated fat like meat and butter can increase the risk.
There so many ways to live with breast cancer-free or you can lengthen your life even youve been diagnoses with breast cancer. Then research in 1998 that was published Journal of the National Cancer Institute; has observed the habit eating from the breasts cancer patient and the healthy woman, they found something interesting, that woman have consumed a lot of steaks was have 4 times risk higher than whose not. Then research in 1997 that was published the medical English journal; consumption soybean can contained the compound phytoestrogen will reduce the risk of breasts cancer.
WHAT EXACTLY IS UTERUS CANCER?
Endometrial cancer is the most common type of uterus cancer. It is so termed as the cancerous cells abnormally develop in the endometrium lining. It is also known as the cancer of the uterus or uterine cancer.
To understand cancer, we must first know that this ailment begins in the human cells. The cells are the primary unit of life. Cells combine to form tissues. Tissues come together to form organs. Cancers are malignant tumours. Tumours are masses of extra tissues. Tumors are formed when unnecessary extra cells are formed in our body. Actually new cells (the basic unit of our life) are born as per the body requirement and after the old ones die. But the malignant or cancerous cells keep on forming and constitute tumours or growths. They also spread abnormally fast. Tumours can also be non-cancerous or benign.
MALIGNANT UTERUS CANCER CAN BE LIFE-THREATENING
Uterus cancer can spread (metastasize), to the surrounding nearby blood vessels or nerves. And, from one lymph node, uterus cancer can affect other lymph nodes. Even the bones, liver, and lungs can be affected. Doctors give the newly spread tumour the same name as the mother tumour has as their characteristics remain identical.
CAUSES OF UTERUS CANCER
There is still no unanimity among medical specialists as to the exact causes of uterus cancer or uterine cancer. Nonetheless, there is agreement among them that uterus cancer cannot spread from one person to another. In other words, uterus cancer is not contagious. Mentionably, though uterus cancer generally happens after menopause, yet it can take place as menopause starts.
TYPES OF UTERUS CANCER
There are different types of uterus cancer. You would be surprised to know that cancerous cells of the uterus at times spread to the lungs. This is not lung cancer but uterine cancer that has metastasized (spread). This ‘distant’ ailment is treated as uterus cancer. Another typical form of uterus cancer is uterine sarcoma. It develops in the myometrium (muscle). There is another uterine cancer that starts in the cervix region.
SYMPTOMS OF UTERUS CANCER
The most common symptom of uterus cancer is profuse bleeding from the vagina. Many have the misconception that such abnormal vaginal bleeding is symptom of menopause and do not pay adequate attention to it. This is wrong! Such vaginal bleeding can begin only as a watery flow having just a streak of blood. But slowly more and more blood flows along with it.
Immediately consult a gynaecologist the moment you see any or some of the following symptoms: Pain in the pelvic portion; pain while urinating; pain during intercourse and/or abnormal vaginal discharge or bleeding. Of course, these signs can be due to factors other than those related to uterus cancer. Hence, seek expert’s advice without delay.
THE RISK FACTORS
The confusing fact is that many women having uterus cancer risk factors do not develop this ailment. On the other hand, there are umpteen cases of women not having the risk factors contracting uterus cancer. Nevertheless, the risk factors do help in the early diagnosing of uterus cancer. Here is an overview of the risk factors that may aggravate into uterus cancer.
Age factor: First, uterus cancer has been found to take place among women in the 50 plus age group.
Race: White-skinned women get uterus cancer more than, say the African-American women.
Endometrial hyperplasia: Second, many women after crossing 40 years suffer from endometrial hyperplasia. Though it is basically benign (not cancerous), yet it can sometimes develop into cancer. Endometrial hyperplasia happens due to the increase in cells uterus linings. The common signs of endometrial hyperplasia are bleeding in the post-menopause phase, bleeding after successive periods, and menstrual periods that are heavy. Physicians generally recommend progesterone (hormone treatment) or hysterectomy (uterus removal) to check endometrial hyperplasia from degenerating into cancer.
Colon cancer: Women suffering from colon or colorectal cancer that is inherited also may develop uterus cancer. Colon cancer affects the colon in the large intestine or/and the fag end portions of the rectum prior to the anus.
HRT: Third, women undergoing HRT (hormone replacement therapy) also have risk of contracting uterus cancer. HRT controls menopausal symptoms, prevents bone thinning (osteoporosis), and also reduces chances of stroke or heart ailments.
Prolonged use of hormone: Prolonged use of the female hormones estrogen sans progesterone can lead to uterus cancer. It is always advisable to combine the use of both primarily because progesterone acts as a potential uterus shield.
Over-exposure to estrogen: Women entering puberty early or reaching menopause late or those who have not borne any children remain exposed to estrogen for a long period. They too suffer a high risk.
Use of medicines having estrogen: One such commonly used medication is Tamoxifen. It is prescribed as a preventive measure against breast cancer. But long-time use of estrogen can lead to over-exposure to estrogen.
Obesity: The primary reason why obese women develop uterus cancer more than their thinner sisters is simple. Our body manufactures certain percentages of estrogen within the fatty tissues.
Diabetes BP: Since obesity is also linked with diabetes, diabetic women may also have uterus cancer. Similar is the case with women having high blood pressure (BP).
DIAGNOSIS OF UTERUS CANCER
The ideal diagnosis for uterus cancer can constitute one or a combination of the following tests. They are the biopsy, Transvaginal ultrasound, Pap test, and Pelvic exam.
In biopsy, a tissue sample is removed from the lining of the uterus. This is a simple process and is done in the doctor’s clinic itself. However, in complex situations, the patient may have to undertake the D&C process. This D&C (dilation and curettage) operation is a day-long affair. The tissue is examined by a pathologist for the probable presence of various cancerous conditions like hyperplasia and cells. In the post-biopsy stage, the patient may experience cramps and also have bleeding from the vagina for some time.
For the patient’s knowledge:
The patient needs to clarify certain positions with the doctor prior to going in for biopsy. These are about,
(i) the biopsy type she may have to undertake and the reason(s) why she should go for the test;
(ii) The approximate time biopsy would take;
(iii) Would she have to be anaesthetized; (iv) Whether biopsy be painful?
(v) The risks and after effects of biopsy;
(vi) And, if in the event of cancer being detected what the steps she would have to take and from whom she would get the consultations.
Transvaginal ultrasound: In this test, sound waves of high frequency is aimed at the uterus via an instrument that is inserted within the vagina. The sound echo patterns make a picture. And, the doctor can have a clear idea of the actual state by examining this picture. But, transvaginal ultrasound becomes impossible if the endometrium is too thick. Then, the patient may have to go for a biopsy.
In Pap test, cells are collected from the upper vagina and cervix portions. Pathological examination of the cells is done to find out if there are any cancerous or abnormal cells. The problem with Pap test is that it fails to identify abnormal cells within the uterus. Hence the doctors usually collect the cells via biopsy. Nonetheless, Pap test can readily detect the cervical cancerous cells.
The Pelvic exam checks the rectum, bladder, uterus, and vagina. The presence of any lumps or alterations in their sizes and shapes are clear indications of the likely presence of abnormal tumors or cancerous cells. The doctor checks the cervix and vagina via an instrument. This implement known as speculum is first inserted into the vagina.
One antidote to cancer is information
In general our responses to cancer are converging, but very slowly. Presently all cancer authorities are agreed on only one thing:
cancer cannot take hold in a healthy immune system
The World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) is promoting prevention as a better option than treatment and particularly targeting smoking as the highest recognisable risk area. The Cancer Research Institute (C.R.I.) is seeking vaccines that support the body’s own ability to heal. Alternative and holistic approaches seek to do the same with diet, nutrition, lifestyle and other choices.
Different philosophies of medicine achieve ‘immune support’ in various ways not considered by orthodox Western medicine, which concentrates mainly on ‘drugs and surgery’ as an afterthought to disease, often just adding more toxins and stress to an overloaded system. Alternative treatments take many forms to support the body in its own healing process.
Although we have constant new biological treatments promised, they usually only apply to a small percentage of cancer types. Change in this field is agonisingly slow and in some cases utterly stuck. Medical science is failing to adapt to the new ‘quantum theory’ sciences that see the human body from energy or ‘vibrational’ perspective. Western ‘allopathic’ medicine continues to refuse integration with other, older medical philosophies such as Chinese, Ayurvedic, Tibetan, Homeopathy, Herbalism or vibrational treatment.
In truth, we don’t even have a research methodology that will cope with assessing different treatment forms and levels tuned to an individual patient. So far it is much easier for the orthodox to just deny the effectiveness of alternative ways of healing because they do not make rational scientific sense than it is to extend their model to include other healing models. The fiscal interest of pharmaceutical companies is also a factor in our lack of access to holistic treatments.
The complex cancer situation affects us all directly. One in three people in the ‘West’ now gets cancer at some point. Many factors are combining to aggravate acute degenerative disorders such as cancer or heart disease, the two top killers in the Western World. These expose the unwary to dangers and this includes the toxic side-effects of allopathic treatments – it is emerging that the third biggest killer may be ‘allopathic medicine’ itself!
The Cancer Research Industry
Research shows that in UK every year somewhere between £450 to £500 million is spent on cancer research by the pharmaceutical industries, charitable organisations and government. In US an estimated $14 billion dollars (£7.72 billion) are spent. A hard-hitting report published in March 2004 by Fortune, an American business magazine and written by Cliff Leaf, himself a cancer survivor, suggests that for several reasons much of this funding and research is misdirected. He claims that despite a total of $200 billion spent on cancer research since 1971 that mortality rates are basically unchanged. The report was all but ignored by mainstream media.
What if he’s right? What is much of this money is wasted? What if the research is misdirected? What if much of the work serves no real purpose beyond the generation of profit? That would mean that the cancer research industry is one of the biggest bandwagons ever. Despite many more billions spent worldwide on cancer research there seems very little to show for it. After seeing friends and family cut down in their prime by cancer, and its allopathic treatments, this researcher believes that there is something seriously wrong with accepted wisdom on cancer treatment. The author’s local health authority has a twelve million pound overspend this year – the major expenditure? The cost of cancer drugs. Several situations are combining to make cancer a big risk for us all at this time, despite the hard work of many dedicated health service professionals.
Cancer and Orthodox Medical Science
Although medical science has created miracles in dealing with infectious diseases, solving many of the medical problems of the 1940s and ’50s, the new weapons against acute degenerative disorders are not yet ready. Genetic testing and counselling, gene therapy, nutrigenomics, advanced (subtle and tuned) radiotherapies, cell therapies, therapeutic cloning, cancer vaccines and even anti-ageing therapies are a seemingly constant 10 – 15 years away. This is the 21st century and we are still getting 20th-century treatments. This leaves us at the moment in a time of high cancer risk with treatments that are often the medical equivalent of cracking a nut with a sledgehammer. The orthodox treatment of cancer is too often as dangerous as the disease itself.
Alternative treatments for cancer are not given a fair hearing. Information is still actively repressed or marginalised from many sources. The subject of Cancer and alternative treatment must be the original can of worms! It is never a good time to get cancer but there are more options than you might think or even be advised from orthodox treatment centres. For example, there are many things one can do to supplement (and ease) orthodox treatments with complementary ones. It is unlikely you will be given information on this unless you seek it out yourself.
Although much research on alternatives is often suppressed there are people who can guide you through the minefield of misinformation, disinformation, ignorance, applied self-interest, politics and other complexities in the field of cancer, whatever choices you make. Support is a central issue in any disease and there are increasing options here with many groups ‘online’ helping each other with a variety of treatment forms.
An Integrated Approach to Cancer
The cancer discussion needs opening towards a more integrated medicine that is centred on the patient, but even this discussion is presently marginalised. People are finding each other online and comparing notes, even the drug manufacturing industries are predicting that ‘patient advocacy’ forms a strong part of future medicine. But for true patient advocacy to happen, medical consumers presently need to be at least as, if not better informed than their medical doctors.
There are many options in cancer treatment that are not generally discussed through orthodox medicine. For example group therapy is not widely prescribed or accessible for cancer patients despite the fact that studies show it can actually double survival time. There is mounting evidence of the validity of herbal and nutritional regimes that support the immune system and may complement the sledgehammers of traditional, orthodox treatment, chemo and radiotherapy.
Sometimes complementary therapies are allowed with orthodox treatment but are still limited to only accepted medical philosophies – or that which can be measured through double-blind testing methodologies that basically view every person as the same. The different philosophies of ‘medicalism’ and ‘holism’ – which puts people central to their treatment – are still far apart. This is not a situation that is in any way advantageous for those of us who become patients.
Alternative approaches are viewed at best as unproven and are unresearchable using ‘quantitative research methodologies’. There are many people wanting a more integrated approach to health care than the drugs and surgery promoted by orthodox allopathic medicine. This is shown by the huge number of people who seek complementary and alternative medicines without the knowledge of their doctors. The main research into treatments that address every aspect of disease and patient still takes place in secret because practices that fall outside of standard medical practice and physicians who offer unconventional cancer treatments may be vulnerable to the civil charge of malpractice. Given the modern quantum sciences and other feasible medical models such as those mentioned, there are many more realistic options for treatment than we are presently being offered.
It is easy to be overwhelmed in this field, different people giving different information, which you may need to find, understand and act upon, often ‘against the clock’. What is needed is an overview that presents comprehensive information from wide sources in an objective manner.