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IN Health & Fitness ON 14 Oct, 2016
Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among women, after skin cancer. Of now, about 12% (1 in 8) of women, in US are expected to develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. According to American Cancer Society's 2016 estimates, about 246,600 new cases will be diagnosed and about 40,450 women will die from breast cancer, in the US.
According to a study, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women after lung cancer. Moreover, the chance that a woman will die of breast cancer is 1 in 36, that is, 3%. The most affected age group is 19-60 years.
Krtin Nithiyanandam hails from Surrey, England. Recently he has announced that a triple-negative breast cancer can be treated. Which is, by far a deadly and untreatable form of the disease. A breakthrough for all the doctors!.
Read on to know about this disease and make people around you aware of it this October. Coz, it's October for Cancer!
Risk factors of breast cancer include consumption of alcohol, obesity, lack of exercise, ionizing radiation, early age at first menstruation and hormone replacement therapy at menopause.
Signs of breast cancer are- a lump in the breast, change in shape, dimpling of the skin, fluid coming from the nipple or a red scaly patch of skin. In some cases, there may be bone pain, shortness of breath or yellow skin.
Spread awareness about the disease because more the awareness, greater are the chances of detection at an early stage. Therefore, faster the diagnosis and recovery. This is not just for women but also for men. Guys, save your women by being aware!
Think Pink Foundation is situated in Melbourne. It supports breast cancer patients. It has a very different approach. It focuses on wellness and not on illness. Everything is just the way you see it. Just like beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. All their programs are free of charge. They focus on the emotional aspect of the disease, right from initial diagnosis, treatment to survivorship.
Chemotherapy generally abbreviated as "chemo" refers to the use of drugs and medicines to cure cancer. These drugs interfere with a cancer cell's ability to divide and reproduce. They can be delivered directly to the cancer sites or can be infused into the bloodstream to attack cancer cells throughout the body.
Radiation Therapy is a common treatment of cancer. It uses high-energy particles and waves, such as X-rays, gamma rays, electron beams or protons to destroy cancer cells.
He is a 16-year-old boy who may have made a breakthrough for the cure of a fast moving form of breast cancer.
Krtin Nithiyanandam caused an important change to the cancer cells. He said, "While most cancers have receptors that bind to drugs, the triple-negative form of breast cancer doesn't, making drugs ineffective. Triple-negative refers to the fact that the cancer lacks the three receptors known to fuel most breast cancers. The treatment is supposed to silence the genes that produce a particular protein that leads this type of cancer to be so aggressive, thereby turning it into a slower-moving and more easily treatable form."
There are loads of researches and studies about this. Vitamin B17 is found in seeds of plants of the prunasin family, such as apricots and apples. Laetrile, the extract form of Vitamin B17 is known for preventing cancer development through production of hydrogen cyanide. Catch the complete study here.
This is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October just to increase awareness about it and raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. This even offers information and support to the ones who are affected by breast cancer.