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How to Check for Breast Cancer|stage 4 breast cancer treatment According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), breast cancer is the leading cause of death for American women. Breast cancer is easier to treat when detected early, which makes breast awareness key to ensuring breast health. There are a number of ways you can check the health of your breasts and uncover potential abnormalities.[1] You should also be aware that although it is uncommon, men can get breast cancer, so if you are a male and have seen any changes in your breast tissue, see a doctor immediately 1 Increase your breast awareness. Get comfortable with your breasts and be aware of what their "normal" state is. "Normal" is unique for each woman, but get to know how your breasts generally look and feel. Establish a familiarity with them and their texture, contours, size, etc. You’ll be better able to recognize any changes and then communicate those changes to your physician. In addition, becoming more aware can help you feel empowered as you take an active role in your own health and well-being.[3]
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How to Defend Yourself Against Breast Cancer|Breast Cancer treatment While it is impossible to predict with certainty who will get the breast cancer and who won't, there are some things you can do to reduce your risk and defend yourself. By maintaining a lifestyle designed to optimize your breast health, getting regular breast health screenings, and assessing your risk level, you can defend yourself against breast cancer. 1 Reduce alcohol use. Studies show that significant alcohol intake can contribute to the development of breast cancer. Try to limit your alcohol intake to no more than one alcoholic drink per day.[ 2 Avoid using tobacco. The carcinogenic properties of tobacco have been linked to a variety of different cancers, including breast cancer. If you smoke, talk to your doctor about the best way to reduce or eliminate your tobacco use. 3 Maintain a healthy diet. There is some evidence that your diet can affect your risk for breast cancer and other types of cancer. The Mediterranean Diet may be particularly helpful for reducing your risk of getting breast cancer. A good diet can also help you maintain a healthy weight, which is an important factor in breast cancer prevention.[3] The Mediterranean Diet is recommended by the Mayo Clinic for breast and heart health. This diet focuses on plant based nutrition (fruits, vegetables, mixed nuts, and legumes), use of healthy fats (olive oil, canola oil), and a reduced intake of salt and red meat 4 Get plenty of exercise. Not only is exercise good for your body, but it helps you to maintain a healthy weight. Studies show that people who are physically active are less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer. Try to exercise at least four hours a week 5 Limit unnecessary exposure to radiation. Avoid radiation-based medical imaging techniques, like X-rays, CT scans, or PET scans, unless you and your doctor feel that they
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How to Identify Lung Cancer Symptoms|best lung cancer treatment Lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancer – and one of the most difficult to diagnose. Many people notice no symptoms until the cancer has reached an advanced stage; others do have symptoms but, because those symptoms are so vague, mistakenly attribute them to minor illnesses. It is wise, therefore, to learn as much as possible about the signs and symptoms of lung cancer, especially if you smoke or have other risk factors. This guide will help you know what to look for 1 See a doctor if you have a persistent cough. One of the most common symptoms of lung cancer is a cough that does not go away. See a doctor if your cough lasts more than two weeks, if it increases in intensity over time, or if you cough up blood (this is called hemoptysis) or a lot of phlegm.
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How to Prepare Financially for Cancer|health gym While cancer is a potentially life-threatening ailment, it can also devastate you and your family financially. However, whether you’re planning for the possibility of cancer in the future or you just received a cancer diagnosis, there are a variety of things you can do to limit the financial impact of cancer treatment. Ultimately, while your insurance may cover a large part of cancer treatment, most people will be responsible for deductibles, copays, and incidental costs. In the end, by purchasing good insurance, working with your healthcare providers, and planning for the future, you’ll be better able to tackle the financial challenges of a cancer diagnosis. 1 Get an insurance plan that provides good cancer coverage. While many plans provide some sort of cancer coverage, not all provide very good coverage. As a result, you should spend time shopping around for plans that have very good cancer coverage. Good plans will typically: Pay 100% of costs after your deductible. Allow you to choose your health care providers and not restrict you to a specific network of doctors and hospitals. Have very large annual limits (more than 1 or 2 million dollars)
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Gentlemen, do you have any idea on what is the most common cancer found among men? It is none other than prostrate cancer. Even if you don't have prostrate cancer, doesn't mean you won't get it later on life because there are still risk factors, which if you act now, you can have a higher chance to prevent or eliminate it completely at its earliest detection as possible. Learn about the prevention, screening, and treatments of prostrate cancer. - Please go ahead and "Like" this video, and feel free to share it! - Don't forget to follow the "Instafo" video channel to stay up-to-date for all the latest. - Do you have any comment? Share your thoughts. We love to hear from you! Instafo is all about one thing - publishing useful information that matters to educate, enrich, and empower others living in a fast-paced world to reinvent their very own existence on all possibilities without limitation.
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How to Recover After a Radiotherapy Treatment|health gym Cancer can be life changing. Here are some recommendations you can follow to recover yourself from recent radiotherapy treatment. 1 Don't expect too much of yourself. Accept that it will take time to recover. Your body will take its time to recover from such an aggressive treatment as radiotherapy 2 Remember that support is available to help you through any physical or emotional changes. A doctor will always be there in case you need one and you can always go to a psychologist to help you with your emotional problems. 3 See some friends, plan a holiday or start a new hobby. This will help you recover your normal daily routine. 4 Eat well and healthy. It’s important to have a nutritious and well-balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, even if your appetite and interest in food have been reduced. 5 Give up smoking. If you are a smoker, it’s important to try to give up. Smoking can delay your recovery and puts you at greater risk of developing a second cancer.
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Ladies, when was your last screening? Why? Because breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. With early prevention or detection, you can eliminate the risk or better treat it from recurring. Now you might have questions like, what are the risk and protective factors? What are the treatment options? These questions and more that every woman should know shall be addressed for your own breast cancer awareness. - Please go ahead and "Like" this video, and feel free to share it! - Don't forget to follow the "Instafo" video channel to stay up-to-date for all the latest. - Do you have any comment? Share your thoughts. We love to hear from you! Instafo is all about one thing - publishing useful information that matters to educate, enrich, and empower others living in a fast-paced world to reinvent their very own existence on all possibilities without limitation.
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would i know if i had breast cancer |breast cancer cough symptom Affecting one in eight women, breast cancer is second only to skin cancer in the number of cases of cancer diagnosed each year. It is the second leading cause of cancer death, following lung cancer.[1] Although men have a lower risk than women, they can also be diagnosed with breast cancer. A history of breast cancer in your family makes it especially important to be proactive and be aware of any changes in your breasts. Awareness and early detection increase the success of treatment and survival rates. 1 Understand the changing research on the usefulness of breast self-examination. In the past, a monthly breast self-examination (BSE) was recommended for all women. However, in 2009 after the publication of several large studies, the US Preventative Services Task Force recommended against teaching women to do consistent and formal self-examinations.[2] These research studies concluded that BSE didn't reduce mortality or increase the number of cancers found.[3] Recommendations by the American Cancer Society and the US Preventative Services Task Force state that BSE should be done at the discretion of women and that they be informed of the limitations of BSE. Perhaps most importantly, these organization stress how important it is that women be aware of what is normal for their breast tissue. In other words, a BSE does and should not take the place of a physician's examination for detecting abnormalities. However, doing a BSE can help you become more aware of what is normal in your breasts and can help you assist your doctor in detecting changes. BSE should never be seen as a way to replace a clinic breast exam done by a physician
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How to Identify a Lump in a Breast|breast cancer clinical trials If you find a lump in your breast, don't panic. It is normal to feel concern, but you should keep in mind that the majority breast lumps are benign, or non-cancerous; however, if in doubt, it is important to call your doctor and to have the breast lump examined (in the event of a cancerous breast lump, early detection and treatment is essential). The important thing is to know how to identify a breast lump so that you do not miss anything that could be of concern down the road. 1 Perform monthly self-breast exams to identify a lump in a breast. Most lumps are found by women, often by accident (in fact, 40% of breast cancers are found by women self-reporting a lump in their breast to their doctor). [1] Start by standing in front of a mirror to look at your breasts, with your hands on your hips (as this optimizes the positioning of your breasts so that you can look at them and compare them). [2] Things to look for include: breasts that are similar to their normal in terms of size, shape, and color; no swelling; no skin changes; no nipple discharge or nipple changes; and no redness or soreness. The next step in your breast self-exam is to raise your arms above your head, and to examine your breasts for the same features listed above. [3] This change in position of your arms alters how your breasts sit, and is another way to identify any changes.
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How to Choose a Breast Cancer Surgeon|breast cancer and surgery When you receive a breast cancer diagnosis, you will be referred to medical specialists to treat the disease. If you and your doctors decide that surgery is your best treatment option, you'll need to choose a breast cancer surgeon - a doctor who can help you find the best treatment for you. 1 Seek recommendations from people you trust. Ask family, friends, your OB/Gyn, and your primary care doctor about breast cancer surgeons they know. Many hospitals can give physician referrals, including information about a doctor's background, over the phone or online. Your insurance company can also provide you with a list of in-network breast cancer surgeons and cancer specialists. 2 Search the websites of organizations that promote cancer research and treatment such as the American Cancer Society. Hospitals, medical organizations, medical universities, and government websites can also help you locate cancer specialists and surgeons in your area. 3
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How to Cure Breast Cancer|breast cancer research treatment One in eight women develop breast cancer at some point in their lives. It is the second most common cancer in women, with lung cancer being number one. Fortunately, many advances have been made in the medical community, both with early detection of breast cancers and suspicious breast lumps, as well as with treatment options that are available for breast cancer. If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and the stage is not too advanced, it may very well be able to be effectively treated and cured 1 Determine the stage and severity of your breast cancer.[2] Before being able to realistically discuss treatment options with your doctor, you will need to know the details of your breast cancer. Things to be aware of include whether it is present in one or both breasts, the size of the tumor, whether there is one lump or multiple lumps, and whether or not it has spread to the lymph nodes in your armpit and/or to other areas of your body (called metastasis). All of this information will help your doctor to determine the stage of your cancer, which will in turn dictate your treatment options. The stages of breast cancer are: Stage I — The tumor is localized to the breast and is less than 2 cm in diameter. Stage II — The tumor is present in the breast and axillary (armpit) lymph nodes. It may be up to 5 cm in diameter. Stage III — The tumor is greater than 5 cm in diameter, and has spread to local areas surrounding the breast.
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Pancreatic cancer surgery is also known as pancreaticoduodenectomy; the surgery includes the removal of wide part of the pancreas which is called as the head. Sometimes depending upon the criticality they may also remove a portion of common bile duct, gallbladder, duodenum and some part of the stomach. This is the surgical way of treating the pancreatic cancer. One can get the best surgeon for their cancer treatment in India. The surgeons and hospitals are updated with all the latest techniques. They are very professional and have seen and treated many cancer patients in their medical career. It is easy to approach them with the help of India cancer surgery site. Contact Us: INDIA CANCER SURGERY SITE International Helpline Number : +91 9371770341 Tags : Pancreatic Cancer Surgery in Delhi, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery in Mumbai, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery in Bangalore, Pancreatic Cancer Surgery in Chennai
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cannot lose weight after chemotherapy|health gym Maintaining a healthy body weight is essential when undergoing treatment for cancer. Whether you start treatment with a low body weight or develop a low body weight as a result of your treatment, getting your weight back to a healthy level is important. Low body weight can decrease the effectiveness of your treatment. Unfortunately, cancer treatments often make it difficult to eat, but there are ways to get around this to achieve a healthy weight. 1 Eat small meals regularly. Low appetite is a common side effect of cancer treatments. Oftentimes, you may lack the appetite to finish a full meal all at once. You can try to combat this by eating smaller meals throughout the day. Eat about every 2 hours. Have small meals as well as snacks. Ask your doctor for a reasonable calorie count and try to break that down throughout your daily meals. Do not wait until you feel hungry as you might not notice hunger pains if you're feeling nauseous from treatment.[1] Try to prepare meals and snacks ahead of time or have someone do so for you. It can be hard to make something to eat if you're not feeling well. 2 Opt to increase calories when possible. Whenever you have the chance, add more calories to a dish. There are many ways to add a few hundred more calories to an existing meal: Use whole milk and cream over skim or fat free varieties. Use milk instead of water for canned soup and packet sauces.
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How to Care for Someone with Breast Cancer|condolences for cancer diagnosis A breast cancer diagnosis is life-changing for everyone involved. If your spouse, family member, or loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer, your relationship is going to change significantly. But you can make it through this difficult time, especially if you seek out help. Although the exact details of the care your loved one will need depends on many factors (treatment options, type and severity of cancer, personality, etc.), this article is a good starting point for any primary caregiver. 1 Let your loved one lead. Your loved one may need to talk right away or they may need space to figure out how they are feeling. Be supportive of them either way. For now, it is probably best to listen and let your loved one lead the conversation. 2 Talk about it. As your loved one comes to terms with their diagnosis, you’re going to need to start thinking about logistical concerns. Figure out what your loved one does and doesn’t want out of their cancer treatment and care. Are they interested in surgery? Chemo? What will your insurance cover? How will you break the news to other family members, especially if you have children?
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how to help breast cancer Friend With Breast Cancer|financial help for cancer patients Both women and men can get breast cancer. It is a difficult and frightening experience for the sufferer and their family and friends. 1 Understand you role in the situation. You can not expect to cure or fix the problem, and you cannot expect to understand what they are feeling or thinking. Someone who feels threatened by death, possible complications in the case of surgery, or that is soon to undergo cancer treatments experience a variety of very strong emotions. You should be there to support them. Your priority is to take care of them while they feel like they are in in a scared, helpless state. Not all breast cancer patients behave like this, but it is not unusual. 2 Comfort them. Your friend might not know how they feel. A feeling of numbness can set in during the initial weeks of diagnosis, surgery, and treatment. Strange things may surface in their minds when they feel close to death, or they may imagine breast removal so horrible that they can never be a whole person again. 3 Understand their situation. Emotions may be uncontrollable. Understand that their priorities may change, as well as their behavior. It's not easy to talk when your mind is preoccupied. Assume they are scared and can be irrational and, if any fights arise, do what you can to resolve them and know that it isn't important and might not actually have anything to do with you. 4 Support them, no matter what. Be prepared and willing to help and comfort them when they need it, and to distance yourself when they need space. If their condition worsens, be ready for them to spend long nights in hospitals. Be willing to do tasks for them they cannot manage in their current state of mind. However, sometimes all that is needed is your presence, that's all.
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