Breast cancer tumor can take a long time to develop, so early detection via mammogram may be too late. Mammograms and some other early detection devices may be too late in changing the course of the disease. Breast cancer is the the leading cancer killer of young women in the United States.
The regular breast self‐exams that women are encouraged to do, do not appear to reduce breast cancer mortality, the effects of physician breast examination are unknown, and it is not clear that screening for breast cancer with mammography, thermography, ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging does more good than harm on a population level because of the need to balance the cases in which there is benefit with the number of unnecessary biopsies and surgeries.
You should still be doing breast self-exams every month, breast cancer when caught in the very early stages is now 95% curable. In conjunction with family history and external input, like the birth control pill can act as “fertilizer” to certain susceptible tumors, can certainly speed up the tumor process.
- A plant-based diet may be beneficial in preventing, slowing down, and even reversing breast cancer.
- Diets containing less meat will reduce the risk of breast cancer by lowering one’s exposure to anabolic steroids, heterocyclic amines.
- Dairy contains hormones that may increase breast cancer risk directly, or indirectly by contributing to premature puberty.
Melatonin suppression by meat and dairy may also contribute.
Organic strawberries block cancer cell growth and, other berries, may block breast-cell DNA damage. Apples also reduce breast cancer risk. Soy foods have the distinction of both helping prevent breast cancer, by supporting normal pubertal development, and improving survival, especially for women on Tamoxifen.
To decrease your risk of breast cancer, daily tea consumption, flax seeds, black beans, turmeric, and an hour of exercise every day.
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- There are some plant foods, though, that it may help to avoid. Kimchi, acrylamide in crispy carbs, and alcohol increase’s risk. The good news is that numerous vegetables , may be protective against breast cancer. The most useful are likely cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli, kale, and cabbage) and allium family vegetables (such as garlic, onions and leeks).
Eating an egg a day increases your odds of breast cancer three times.