With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many of our patients have been asking about early detection and prevention. While early detection is important, ideally, we all want to stop the cancer from ever starting in the first place. A great resource of information for breast cancer prevention is Keeping Abreast: Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer by Khalid Mahmud.
To give you a sneak peak of some of the valuable information you can find in this book, we put together a “5 best habits” list of the many recommendations given by Dr. Mahmud for breast cancer prevention. The best part is you can implement them TODAY!
In light of the recent change in guidelines set forth by the American Cancer Society in 2015 to cut back on mammogram screenings, many women are wondering what alternatives there are to mammograms.
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, the American Cancer Society now recommends that women with “average risk” of breast cancer begin yearly mammography screenings at age 45, rather than the previous recommendation of 40. In addition, the ACS is recommending that women over age 55 transition to every other year screenings instead of annual exams.
Breast Thermography is a safe method for early detection of physiological changes that accompany breast pathology associated with cancer. We are currently researching Thermography Clinics to recommend to our patients. Some of our patients have gone ahead and found a local facility to get an appointment scheduled.
In addition to the “5 Best Habits for Breast Cancer Prevention”, research shows that hormone balance plays a very important role in preventing breast cancer. Progesterone is especially important, and natural progesterone has been shown to be breast protective (in addition to brain and bone protection as well). A majority of women are what we call “estrogen dominant” and need MORE progesterone to balance.
Wondering about your hormones? Give us a call today to make an appointment!
6/18/2019 09:26:47 pm
Breast cancer is the single most popular cancer in the entire world. There are women who are not aware about these tips to reduce the chances of getting them. If you ask me, it is a blessing that you have compiled all of these tips for women to read. To be part of the cause, I will be sharing this blog for everyone to see. I am glad that we can make a difference, let us all try and help spread these tips for everyone.
10/28/2019 01:49:05 pm
I had no idea that exercise could reduce the risk of breast cancer by up to 25%. My mother wants to be healthier by getting more health screenings. I'll pass this tip onto my mother so she can stay healthy.
11/16/2019 05:31:54 am
The diet and lifestyle of a person determine the health condition. Poor quality diet and a sedentary lifestyle could trigger major health-related issues including breast cancer. Genetics does have a certain role in such a situation. Besides, it has been found that undergoing hormonal replacement therapy could trigger breast cancer. Any symptoms which indicate that you might be suffering from such health-related issues should not be ignored.
6/23/2020 09:43:45 am
I am not worried about breast cancer but I actually feel uneasy about heavy breast, so I consulted a doctor for a remedy. He has told me about the Edinburg based clinic that specialises in the breast reduction surgery, and it is a big relaxation for me.
3/9/2022 05:37:32 am
Thank you for sharing this informative Article! It is very useful to everyone. Stay healthy and keep safe!
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