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Most commercial sunscreens contain harmful substances like oxybenzone, triclosan, parabens, and phthalates. These compounds disrupt hormonal functioning, can cause cell damage and mutation, and increase the risk of cancer. Try and find sunscreens that use titanium and zinc as the active ingredient as well as natural oils like coconut oil, shea butter, and carrot oil. Some sun exposure can also be beneficial to get the required amount of vitamin D.
In America, most of the soybean, and thus, edamame (which is "young soybean) is genetically modified and is linked with birth defects and stomach inflammation in animal studies. The isoflavones in edamame have also been shown to alter natural estrogen activity, which may increase one's risk of breast cancer and fertility problems. Soy also contains protease inhibitors that may bring on pancreatic hyperplasia and hypertrophy, resulting in severe digestive distress.
Being diagnosed with breast cancer can cause a whirlwind of emotions in a person. And, before the reality of this diagnosis can settle in,...
With breast cancer cases rising, various awareness programs and medications have started getting popular among women all over the world. Breast cancer is deadly...
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) can replace or supplement traditional treatment for breast cancer. Some people choose to fight cancer with an alkaline diet, while others try antioxidant supplements. Always talk to your doctor before taking supplements because it may worsen symptoms or other treatments. To naturally manage chemotherapy side effects and cancer, try mind-body practices like yoga or music therapy. Acupuncture and massage therapy have been proven to reduce stress, anxiety, pain, and fatigue.
Breast cancer is a disease that we’ve all heard of and even know about it to a certain extent. But, there are some obvious and not-so-obvious signs that all women must watch out for. For instance, a lump on the breast or an abnormal growth, which could indicate an underlying problem. In addition, women must be aware of the factors that can cause breast cancer, which helps in seeking timely and suitable treatment.
According to research, breast cancer prevention may benefit from selenium, a trace element with anti-oxidative properties. It can fight free radicals that may damage DNA while disrupting essential pathways needed for cancer cell growth. In the process, inflammation also decreases. And while some studies haven’t found a strong relationship between breast cancer prevention and selenium, it’s worth including in the diet. Figure out the right food sources and talk to your doctor before taking supplements.
Iodine is an essential mineral. It synthesizes hormones in the thyroid gland and is vital for the nutritional quality of breast milk. Studies link thyroid disorders with breast cancer. They are predominant in premenopausal women and have similar growth patterns. Most importantly, iodine deficiency triggers both these disorders. Researchers found that Japanese diets which are high in seafood, lower the risk of breast cancer and heart disease.
The BRCA (Breast Cancer) test checks for any harmful genetic mutations that increase the risk of cancer. However, a "negative" result doesn't mean being cancer-free. The test also detects ovarian, prostate, pancreatic, and male breast cancer. Cancer patients must take it, but it's important to understand all the permutations and combinations before doing so. It is a part of other cancer screening tests and might have mental health implications.
It’s very easy to get lost in the cloud of nutritional data that encompasses us. We have been advised by the health experts to...
Thirty percent of breast cancer survivors suffer from insomnia, but Tai Chi can lend a hand. Research has found that it’s even better than cognitive behavioral therapy, the gold standard of treatment. All it takes is one session a week. For the breast cancer patient, Tai Chi will reduce pain, fight stress, and improve fatigue. These benefits will significantly promote better sleep quality, a major influence on the quality of life.
Did you eat a lot of fruits and vegetables growing up? If you did,, then it’s time to thank your parents because research has...
True that most of us have our to-do lists and in this humdrum of life, we often get tempted to let regular health checkups...
Breast cancer recurrence is never zero, but specific habits can improve your chances. Exercise does wonders, so stay active, unlike most survivors. Focus on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and avoid high-calorie, high-fat diets. Enjoy green tea for healthy antioxidants. If you drink, limit or avoid booze. Just 3 to 4 drinks a week ups the risk by 1.3 times. Smoking makes you 6.7 times likely to get breast cancer again, so avoid cigarettes at all costs.
Teenage breast cancer is extremely rare, affecting only 1 in 1 million adolescents. Lumps can show up from normal breast growth, so don’t freak out. About 91% are non-cancerous tissue overgrowths called fibroadenomas. Hard, immovable lumps may point to breast cancer, with secretory carcinoma being the most common kind. Even then, the chances are very low. Still worried? Mammograms aren’t recommended for teens, so self-exams are the way to go. Do it once a month.