Thursday 10 November 2011, 13:52

An insight to breast cancer

Regular examinations are must to rule out breast cancer

An insight to breast cancer

Now days we hear about breast cancer more often it is increasing with a passage of time. Breast cancer is a cancer that develops in the tissues of the breast. There are two main types of breast cancer Ductal carcinoma and Lobular carcinoma. Alderfly people are more prone to develop breast cancer especially women tend to get breast cancer more than men. it can developed due to following reasons, drinking of alcohol may increase the risk of breast cancer, women who have never had children or had them only after age of 30 have increased risk of breast cancer, with the reception of hormone replacement therapy(HRT). Signs and symptoms breast cancer in early stage does not cause any symptoms but with growth of cancer symptoms evolve like change in the size, shape of feel of the breast, fluid coming from the nipple, bone pain, discomfort, swelling of one arm.

The treatment of breast cancer depends at what stage the cancer is, whether the cancer is sensitive to certain hormones or general, the cancer treatments include chemotherapy medicines to kill the cancer cells, radiation therapy to destroy cancerous tissues, surgery to remove cancerous tissue, mastectomy removes all or part of the breast. Hormonal therapy is also prescribed to women with ER-positive breast cancer to block certain hormones that fuel the growth of cancer. There is a new type of therapy for cancer known as targeted therapy. This therapy uses special anticancer drugs that target certain changes in a cell that can lead to cancer. After the treatment of breast cancer some women will have to continue the medications for a period of time other tests are performed also to check and balance.

Category: Cancer

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