What is Breast Cancer?

Breast Cancer is the common form of cancer that affects women. It is starts in the cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into surrounding tissues or spread to distant areas of the body. Breast cancer occurs when malignant tumors develop in the breast. These cells can spread by breaking away from the original tumor and entering blood vessels or lymph vessels, which branch into tissue throughout the body. Other than that, when the cancer cells travel to other parts of the body and begin damaging other tissues and organs, the process is called metastasis.

Important of breast self-exam

There are important for adult women of all ages to perform breast self-exams at least once a month. Breast self-exams help the people to be familiar with how the breast look and feel so they can alert healthcare professional if they are any changes. It only needs to make breast self-exams once a month. Breast self-exam can perform in several steps includes:

  1. In The Shower

  2. Using the pads or fingers and move around the entire breast in a circular pattern moving from the outside to the center, checking the entire breast and armpit area. Make sure to check both breasts each month feeling for any lump, thickening, or hardeaned knot. If any changes and get kumps at the breasts checked by the doctor get the advice.

  3. In Front of a Mirror

  4. Inspect breasts with arms at the sides. Next, raise the arm high overhead. Then, look for any changes in the contour, any swelling, or dimpling of the skin, or changes in the nipples. Next, rest palms on hips and press firmly to flex chest muscles. Left and right breast will not exactly match which is few women's breast do, so look for any dimpling, puckering, or changes, particularly on one side.

  5. Lying Down

  6. The breast tissue spreads out evenly along the chest wall when lying down. Place the pillow under right shoulder and right arm behind head. Then, using left hand and move the pads of fingers around right breast gently in small circular motions covering the entire breast area and armpit.

    People need use a light, medium and firm pressure. Squeeze the nipple and check for discharge and lumps. Repeat these steps for left breast.

Can Alternative Therapies Help Treat Breast Cancer?

Acupuncture is one of the alternative treatment treatment technique that being used to treat breast cancer. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a person will become sick when the 'ying' and ' yang' in the person's body was not balanced. Therefore, when undergoing acupuncture treatment, it can stimulate the blood flow hence balance back the 'ying' and 'yang'.

Acupuncture treatment may help reducing the formation of cancer cells in the breast for breast cancer patient. It can also strengthen the immune system to fight against the breast cancer cells. Other than that, this alternative therapies will be more effective when it is combined with herbal medicines intake.

Acupunture treatment must be done by professional acupuncturist to reduce pain and also smoothing the blood flow which has been blocked. One of the popular acupuncturist in Malaysia that can be shared is Master Leong. He has two branch of the acupuncture treatment centre. For more details please click.

Can Men Get Breast Cancer?

Men brease cancer is a disease that rare but have chance to get breast cancer. Men posses a small amout of nonfunctioning breast cancer (breast tissue that cannot produce milk) that is concentrated in the area directly behind the nipple on the chest wall. Other than that, the cancer that develop in male breast occurs when uncontrolled growth with the potential for spread of some of the cells of this breast tissue. These cells become abnormal in appearance and behaviour that they are then called cancer cells.

Herbs for Breast Cancer Patient

Symptoms of cancer can be reduces with herbs and it proved by Traditional Chinese Medicine. This is because herbs are natural substances that has no side effects. It used a combination formula of herbs and become excellent concoction.

Every formula made is depend on the person condition. There are herbs that being used to move the Qi, herbs for immune building, anti-cancer herbs, and herbs for neutralizing toxins combined together with the herbs which improving the underlying imbalances. Example of herbs for breast cancer are butchers broom, chaparral and red clover. For those people that want to find the herbs centre can try or google TheTole acupuncture centre. This treatment centre have many types of herbs for many types of cancer.

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