Wednesday 23 April 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness

                   Breast Cancer Awareness

Cancer these days has brightened in the society. Every one of us knows about someone suffering from breast cancer. Now days, there is a lot of information available on breast cancer. Prevention is better than cure. Know proper and detailed information about cancer Best ways to reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer for women’s health.
Are there any ways to reduce the risk of breast cancer?
There are lots of ways to reduce the risk of breast cancer except in hereditary case. Everything lies in your hand whether it’s good or bad. Choose right ways in right time.
Here are some ways Age & weight:
As age increases, chances of getting cancer increases gradually. Especially after menopause stage in 50s chances are very high. By controlling your weight you can reduce the chance of breast cancer up to 5 %.
Avoid smoking & alcohol:
Researches have proved that the woman who smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol have higher chances of getting breast cancer when compared to women who won’t drink and smoke at all.
Breastfeed & avoid contraceptive pills:
Breastfeeding for at least 6 months to 1 year lowers the risk of cancer. At the same time, it is good to have children before 35 years. Don’t use contraceptive pills they will increase the chances of getting cancer.
Healthy life style:
Practise yoga & small fitness exercises regularly. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables instead of processed meat. Drink green tea and water .Vitamin D is essential for woman to reduce the cancer risk. Healthy life style lowers the risk of breast cancer.
Know your family history:
It is very important to know whether any one from your ancestors has suffered from cancer disease or not. If they have suffered from it you have to take every test which is indicated by doctor. Perform monthly breast self exams which reduces the risk.

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The Five Steps of a Breast Self-Exam
Step 1: Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror with your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips.
Here's what you should look for:
  • Breasts that are their usual size, shape, and colour.
  • Breasts that are evenly shaped without visible distortion or swelling.
If you see any of the following changes, bring them to your doctor's attention:
  • Dimpling, puckering, or bulging of the skin
  • A nipple that has changed position or an inverted nipple (pushed inward instead of sticking out)
  • Redness, soreness, rash, or swelling
Step 2: Now, raise your arms and look for the same changes.
Step 3: While you're at the mirror, look for any signs of fluid coming out of one or both nipples (this could be a watery, milky, or yellow fluid or blood).
Step 4: Next, feel your breasts while lying down, using your right hand to feel your left breast and then your left hand to feel your right breast. Use a firm, smooth touch with the first few finger pads of your hand, keeping the fingers flat and together. Use a circular motion, about the size of a quarter. Cover the entire breast from top to bottom, side to side — from your collarbone to the top of your abdomen, and from your armpit to your cleavage.
Follow a pattern to be sure that you cover the whole breast. You can begin at the nipple, moving in larger and larger circles until you reach the outer edge of the breast. You can also move your fingers up and down vertically, in rows, as if you were mowing a lawn. This up-and-down approach seems to work best for most women. Be sure to feel all the tissue from the front to the back of your breasts: for the skin and tissue just beneath, use light pressure; use medium pressure for tissue in the middle of your breasts; use firm pressure for the deep tissue in the back. When you've reached the deep tissue, you should be able to feel down to your ribcage.
Step 5: Finally, feel your breasts while you are standing or sitting. Many women find that the easiest way to feel their breasts is when their skin is wet and slippery, so they like to do this step in the shower. Cover your entire breast, using the same hand movements described in step 4.

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