What is Breast Cancer ?
Breast Cancer occurs when there's something abnormal growth out of control in one or both of breast. They can form a mass,called malignant tumor. Then this crazy cell will spread or the "smart people" called metastasize to the lymph nodes or other part of the body.
What cause it ?
Nobody know what cause it but some thing are known to increase the risk of having it like the age, race, sex, and genetic.
What are the symptom ?
common symptom is thickening in the breast or underarm.
change the way breast look (breast dimple look like orange peel)
change in the nipple
fluid comes out of the nipple
(PLEASE SEE YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU HAVE THIS SYMPTOM!!!)
How it diagnose ?
Breast self exam (at home or by your doctor on your annual check up)
(If doctor find something on your mammogram, he/she will take sample /biopsy to help find pup if the lump is benign or malignant /safe or not)
How it treated ?
For breast Cancer patient, doctor usually treated with surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and targeted therapy.
In some cases the patients have to decide to remove just the dance breast (lumpectomy) or remove entire breast (mastectomy)
Can it be prevented ?
Hmmmm I was searching and searching... but expert said they not sure about the way to prevent the breast cancer because they don't know what the cause it. And also because some of the the risk factor cannot be control (sex. age, race, genetic). So I think just stay as healthy as you can. Eat right, exercise, and do the self breast exam every now and then. Talk to your doctor right away if you find out any symptom as early as possible.
So that's my review for Breast Cancer... October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's time for us to educated ourselves and please talk to others and help others to understand how important to take care of themselves. :-)
Photograph by Judith Point's Photograph for Breast Cancer
My friend, Nancy made this ribbon for me... :-) She so nice..."Thank you,Nancy!"