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breast cancer
healthy diet plan
history of breast cancer
self breast examination
brca1 and brca2
types of cancers
frequent exercise
natural phenomenon
radiation treatment
Are You Aware Of Breast Cancer Causes?
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Are You Aware Of Breast Cancer Causes?

Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancers among women and it starts as an abnormal group of cells that multiply in an uncontrolled manner. This uncontrolled growth causes damage to neighboring tissues and can appear as a lump or tumor.

No one knows the reasons for this uncontrolled growth, however several efforts are being made to find out the reasons for this wide spread disease. Some factors affecting breast cancer are

Gender

Every female has a life time risk of breast cancer due to her gender.

Inherited Breast Cancer

If a woman inherits the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes her risk of breast cancer increases as compared to other women who do not inherit these genes. Inheritance of both these defective genes increases the risk of developing not only breast, but ovarian cancer as well.

Women with a family history of breast or other types of cancers can identify the transmission of these defective genes through blood tests. You can consult a genetic counselor or your doctor to review family history of this cancer and measure your risk of being affected by the disease.

Age Factor

Age is a natural phenomenon that can’t be stopped by anybody and with increasing years the risk of developing this cancer increases.

Family History of Breast Cancer

Family history plays a vital role in increasing risk of a woman developing breast cancer. If one close relative has developed breast cancer your risk double and having two relatives with breast cancer increase your risk 100 %.

Exposure to Radiation

If a woman is exposed to radiation treatment at chest levels her risk of breast cancer increases.

Obesity

Obesity is one of the major factors that increase the risk of cancer. Obesity should be eliminated from a woman’s life to reduce her risk of this disease. Body weight can be reduced by following a healthy diet plan with frequent exercise.

Those who know these reasons should remain careful about the health of their breasts and should perform self-breast examination to catch any anomalies as they occur. Breast examination should be the part of every woman’s life in order to reduce the risk of breast cancer. If this risk has not been taken carefully it will cause death. So, perform self breast examination to get rid of this risk. Breast is one of the important part of your you should take care of it. During self breast examination if you find anything unusual do immediately consult your doctor for further assistance. Hope you will take it seriously.


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