Facts About Breast Cancer

Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives. Breast cancer kills more women than any cancer. No one knows why some women get breast cancer, but there are a number of risk factors. Genetic mutations are recognized as one of the major causes of breast changes & pain.

In all women suffering from breast cancer, the tumor will undergo an initial benign stage. At this stage the tumor has not started its abnormal multiplication. If it is removed when it is benign, the cancer does not spread, and in most cases, the woman gets totally cured of the disease and leads a normal life.

Eating whole grains, green leafy vegetables, and fruit also give the immune system a boost and enable the body to wage its own war against cancer. Vitamin and mineral supplements help to fill in the gaps of nutrition you may miss from your diet. 

Antioxidants counteract the free radicals floating around your body, bind with them, and the body flushes them right out so they can do no harm. The presence of sodium and nitrates in processed meat products that may irritate body cells and cause changes in the DNA. 

These factors normally lead to breast cancer. It is recommended that women over 35 check their breasts monthly.