The other day I went for a regular mammogram screening. And I was good to go. Thank goodness
So today I'd like to talk about "Breast Cancer" and what we need to know.
Did you know that this year an estimated 276,480 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with "invasive" breast cancer and 48,530 with "situ" breast cancer?
And that there are 4 types of breast cancer . . .
Metastatic breast cancer is also classified as Stage 4 breast cancer
Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Now . . . Doctors know that breast cancer occurs when some breast cells begin to grow abnormally. These cells most often begin in the milk-producing ducts (invasive ductal carcinoma). And cells may spread (metastasize) through the breast to the lymph nodes or to other parts of the body.
We also know . . . Often a lump in the breast or underarm that doesn't go away is the first symptom of breast cancer. These lumps are usually painless, although some may cause a prickly sensation.
But the most devastating part . . . is that breast cancer cells have to divide "30 times" before they can be felt. And up to the 28th cell division, neither you nor your doctor can detect it by hand. And each cell division takes 1 to 2 months, so by the time you can feel a cancerous lump . . . the cancer has been in the body for 2 to 5 years.
How unbelievably devastating is that information?
So here are some warning signs to be on the look out for:
A new lump in the breast or underarm (armpit)
Thickening or swelling of part of the breast
Irritation or dimpling of breast skin
Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast
Pulling in of the nipple
Or pain in the nipple area
Now, although scientists have identified many risk factors that increase a woman's chance of developing breast cancer, The National Institute of Environmental Health Science says, "they do not yet know what causes normal cells to become cancerous".
Okay . . . so this is my take on breast cancer. . . .
You see . . . I believe there is an answer!
I've spoken a lot over this past year in my Health Tips about how this Western diet of ours has compromised our "immune system" and therefore allowed our "bad" bacteria to run amuck in our body.
We've spoken about how this overgrowth of "bad" bacteria plays a major roll in just about every illness we have, even weight issues.
I've told you about "bad" bacteria's toxic byproduct called "Ethanol". And that this "bad" bacteria releases "ethanol" into our bloodstream which causes devastating effects to our health.
Well . . . this disease (breast cancer) is no different . . .
You see . . . "Ethanol" destroys enzymes, which cause the release of free radicals into the body that can damage our DNA.
NOW, LISTEN UP PEOPLE . . . THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT . . .
The results from this toxin called "ethanol" that gets released into the body's bloodstream . . . is an acquired change to the DNA of a "single cell". This change is a "mutation"! And once this change occurs, the mutated cell "divides' and "multiplies" into many "mutated cells".
Remember we just spoke about how science knows that breast cancer cells divide 30 times before we can feel a lump?
Well . . . "Ethanol" is the cause!
And this is how "ANY" cancer starts!!!!!
You see . . . "Ethanol" stops the absorption of "iron", with iron being the most important "oxygen" support in the blood. And without this ample support - disease will surely occur!
And the reason for this is . . . cells that live "too long" in an oxygen "deprived" environment become "malignant".
Now . . . this is also an important part to this devastation . . .
"Ethanol" impairs the body's ability to breakdown and absorb certain nutrients which "increases" the blood level of "estrogen", which as we know is a sex hormone that is linked to a high risk of "breast cancer"!
And with this . . . it's a never ending cycle because "Ethanol" kills our "good" bacteria and serves as a "fertilizer" to help the "bad" bacteria grow, which in turn . . . produces its byproduct of more "Ethanol".
So unless we STOP this never ending process, more and more women of today will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
Ladies . . . we can reverse this process!
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