The earlier breast cancer is detected – the higher the survival rate

If the first site of a cancerous growth or tumour is in the breast, the condition is called breast cancer. You can develop breast cancer by looking for changes in the size and shape of one or both breasts, unusual pain in the breasts or armpits, swelling under the armpits or below the collarbone and changes in the shape or position of a nipples.There is evidence that women ages 40 to 49 may benefit from mammograms, particularly those at greater risk for developing breast cancer. Women should talk to their doctor about whether they should be screened annually starting at age 40. Discussing with your doctor or pharmacist the long-term use of oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy, which may increase risks. They can weigh the pros and cons.

  • Maintaining a healthy weight with regular exercise, and following Canada’s Food Guide. Obesity has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.
  • Limiting alcohol consumption to one drink or less per day-or stopping altogether. A British study reported that even one daily drink increases the risk of breast cancer and the risk rises with each drink, regardless of alcohol type.
  • Not smoking. Smoking and second-hand-smoke exposure have been linked to breast cancer. 

Improve lymphatic circulation:

Boost your immune function by incorporating proper breathing techniques with yoga and other forms of breath work. Learn to do lymphatic massage on yourself . Use hydrotherapy such as alternating hot and cold showers and wear loose-fitting bras, avoiding the underwire variety,  which reduce circulation of the vital lymph fluids of the immune system.

Aim to prevent disease:

Exercise a minimum of six times per week for 30 minutes each time. Eat a minimum of five servings of fruits and vegetables every day and lose weight. Flaxseed decreases the receptors of IGF (insulin growth factor) so take six tablespoons of freshly ground seed daily to get the equivalent of one tablespoon of oil.

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