Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Breast Cancer

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One of the most dangerous type of cancer is breast cancer. Breast cancer is a cancer that attacks the breast tissue. Breast cancer is commonly suffered by women, but men can also be affected by this cancer.

Causes of Breast Cancer
The exact cause or causes of breast cancer Remain unknown. But, there are several factors that are believed can cause breast cancer. Some of these factors include:

  • Estrogen hormone, estrogen hormone can increase the risk of breast cancer if consumed in a long time.
  • Ever had breast cancer, if a woman has already had breast cancer, she has a greater chance of developing a new cancer in the other breast.
  • Family history, breast cancer risk will increase if you have a family who had suffered from breast cancer.
  • Genetic factors and hormonal.
  • menarche (first menstrual period) before 12 years old, menopause after 55 years old and the first pregnancy after 30 years old. This means that the risk of breast cancer increases with age.
  • Radiation Exposure.
  • Obesity after menopause.
  • Taking birth control pills.
  • diethylstilbestrol (DES), usually, DES given to pregnant women to reduce the risk of pregnancy complications and miscarriage. According to research, DES can increase the risk of breast cancer.

Symptoms of Breast Cancer
As well as other types of cancer, breast cancer has symptoms that can be recognized. The symptoms of breast cancer are:

  • A lump in the breast, the first symptoms of breast cancer is a lump around the breast tissue. Usually, the lump is not accompanied by pain. In early-stage of breast cancer, this lump can be moved easily by a finger. In the next stage of breast cancer, this lump enlarged and attached to the skin around the breast.
  • The nipple pushed into the body.
  • Changes in color and texture of breast skin, these changes include: the color of nipples become more reddish, areola color changes (an area around the nipple), skin will look like an orange peel (peau d'orange), shrink and will arise ulcers on the breast.
  • Nipple discharge, other symptoms of breast cancer are discharge from the nipple in abormal condition (watery fluid which is accompanied by blood and even fester).

Breast Cancer Treatment
Breast cancer treatment can be performed after cancer patients examined thoroughly. Breast cancer treatment can be done in several ways, such as mastectomy (surgical removal of breast), radiation and chemotherapy.

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10 Respones to "Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Breast Cancer"

Breast Cancer said...

The first symptom of breast cancer for many women is a lump in their breast. But 9 out of 10 breast lumps (90%) are benign.

Nice post and thank you

June 1, 2011 at 11:41 PM
hcgcancer said...

Breast cancer is the second most dreaded cancer form after the lung cancer. Thanks for sharing such a informative post.

June 18, 2011 at 4:30 AM
Angie said...

It is a very nice post to share. and quite informative as lots of people are unaware of such facts. really appreciating.
Keep sharing such information. will be looking forward for some more. thanks

June 24, 2011 at 1:48 PM
Anonymous said...

very interesting, thanks

July 8, 2011 at 1:27 AM
jonshon said...

I agreed with you. Managing healthy diet and regular exercise we can easily cure or prevent breast cancer. I want to say that understanding the importance and cause of breast cancer help us to stop cancer cell developing in breast.

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January 14, 2012 at 11:48 PM
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