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Breast Cancer.

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    MP50posted 5 years ago

    Can breast cancer be prevented?

    1. overcrok profile image80
      overcrokposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes it can be prevented, but it depends mainly on genetics. Avoiding hormonal supplement combination of estrogen and progesterone can decrease the risk, also alcohol and all the substances known for a certain hormonal involvement. Like testicles, breast should be checked once a month.

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        MP50posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Good Answer Thanks.

      2. couturepopcafe profile image60
        couturepopcafeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        No, it doesn't depend on genetics.  Breast cancer cells are estrogen feeders.  Too much estrogen, perhaps breast cancer.  Estrogen also resides in fat.  Too much fat, perhaps breast cancer.  Breasts contain more fatty tissue to begin with.  Free radical (cancer) cells have a lower incidence of survival in a healthy environment, ph balanced, oxygenated, and nutritionally edified.

    2. Kris Heeter profile image80
      Kris Heeterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, a certain number of breast cancers can be prevent.  Breast cancer is not really considered "one disease" any more - the causes vary significantly and there are a variety of different tumor types  - all with different origins  (I've covered a small aspect of this in a recent hub).  But the good news is that the research indicates that at least a third can be prevented through nutrition and lifestyle changes.

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        MP50posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        That is  good new's........I think you know your stuff.....Thanks.

    3. fit2day profile image77
      fit2dayposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Anything can be prevented, the sad thing is that prevention doesn't make money , so people aren't told specifically what to do in the area of prevention. Just telling people to exercise, eat right and quit smoking is very void of details, especially since most people have a misunderstanding of eating right.

      What people need to understand is the fact that cancer is a very complex disease and is usually caused by a chain of factors instead of one single thing. The companies producing foods, cosmetics, etc. that link to cancer are also the ones giving the most money to breast cancer organizations.

      Ultimately people need to educate themselves and not just go along with what's said in the media in terms of health.

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        MP50posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Good Answer and well put.

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      MP50posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank You for the interesting comments...........

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    That depends on the underlying cause?

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      MP50posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good Answer Thanks.

  3. Healthy Fat Guy profile image60
    Healthy Fat Guyposted 5 years ago

    Wow,  this site has quite the forum community!

    I don't know if "prevent" is the right word.  But there is loads of evidence that certain supplements can cut down the risk of any type of cancer.

    First...Vit D  at least 1,000 IU a day.  More than what's in a multi.  Or just get more sun.  But the evidence is overwhelming.

    Antioxidants...Prevents cell damage from free radicals.  Berries in particular.

    Medicinal mushrooms...Cordyceps sinensis,  maitake,  ganoderma lucidum.  Supercharges NK (natural killer) cells,  interleukin production,  organ function...

    I feel a new hub coming on...

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      MP50posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Go for the new Hub and get it written Bro..........

      1. Healthy Fat Guy profile image60
        Healthy Fat Guyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Absolutely,  I'll just need to track down some research on the subject.  Unfortunately,  there are not a lot of good web resources about this stuff.  You really need some library books.  And they take time to go through.

        And I also read about the problems with your kidneys.  I'm trying to get together some info on that also.

        Best wishes MP 50.  You inspire me!

        And you look great!

    2. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      HFG - you're on the money.

  4. cathylynn99 profile image75
    cathylynn99posted 5 years ago

    the sulforophane in broccoli is linked to a lower incidence of breast cancer. as is a normal body weight and very low alcohol intake.

    not all breast cancer is estrogen-dependent and genetics is definitely a factor. if your mother or sister has breast cancer, your risk is higher than average.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't agree.  I think genetic risk factors are a small percentage of total risk.  Lifestyle is a much greater influence on the way our bodies behave.

      But often it's difficult to assess which came first.  Does one contract an ailment because our parents did or does one contract an ailment because we follow the same lifestyle as our parents did?

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        cathylynn99posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        7 of the genes responsible for the development of breast cancer have been identified.

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          cathylynn99posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          i'm talking about inherited genes.

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            cathylynn99posted 5 years agoin reply to this

            cornell university says 27% of breast cancer is inherited.

            1. Kris Heeter profile image80
              Kris Heeterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              I think that number by Cornell may be a bit dated (2003) and it may be based on just one study that they published. 

              NIH (National Institutes of Health, the CDC (Centers of Disease Control) and ACS (American Cancer Society), all put the statistics pretty much between 5-10% based on compiled data from a number of funded studies.   These types of studies can vary - depending upon a number of variables. 

              I haven't looked at that Cornell study and I'm now curious:)  I may dig up that published work this week to see how they conducted the study.  Sequencing the known genes back then was harder and I suspect the data pool much smaller.

  5. Kris Heeter profile image80
    Kris Heeterposted 5 years ago

    I think maybe we all may have a different interpretation of the word "genetics". 

    Inherited genetic breast cancer is around 5% - pretty low.   Genetic mutations that lead to cancer (that occur due to lifestyle and environmental exposure) is greater.  A significant number of "non-inherited" type breast cancer tumors have been examined and scientists have found a high and greatly varied number of genetic rearrangements - changes in the DNA (I've written a short hub on this) that are not inherited.

    The things we breath in, use on our body and eat can all cause some genetic changes and DNA damage during our life time.  Will those be inherited to the next generation?  Probably not.  These types of genetic changes are somatic (they do not affect eggs and sperm).

    The estrogen pathway and estrogen-like chemicals do have significant affects - those to can cause changes how DNA is expressed.

  6. nadejda13 profile image61
    nadejda13posted 5 years ago

    Catalytic Therapy of cancer can be used not only as therapy for existing cancer but as prevention as well. See more about this modality in one of my hubs.

  7. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Other than double mastectomy, it can't be 100% prevented.  You can, however, reduce your risk.

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      MP50posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank You for your comment....

 
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