“There can be life after breast cancer. The prerequisite is early detection.”- Ann Jillian
Breast cancer influences around 2.1 million women year and it causes a ginormous number of cancer-related deaths. It mostly transpires in women. However, cases of this type of cancer in men are few and far between. Breast cancer is a type of cancer that evolves in tissues of the breast. Some common prodromes can be noticed if one is going through this deadly disease, for example, a lump in the breast, changes in size, shape or appearance of the breast, dimpling, peeling or crusting over the breast, if the nipple turns around, redness or dint over the breast skin, etc. Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Northeastern University’s Barnett Institute collaborated for the completion of breast cancer research project and discovering a protein biomarker which can prognosticate which women will develop this cancer and who will not.
This cancer at first grows in milk-producing ducts and the cancer cells grow abnormally and at a fast pace to form lumps. Variations in hormonal patterns, environmental, and lifestyle changes can increase the possibilities of developing this cancer. However, other factors that increase the risk are: being a female, having a family history of breast cancer, obesity, exposure of bosom to radiations in babyhood, early menarche and late menopause, drinking alcohol, and lastly, late childbirth or never getting pregnant. However, maintaining a healthy weight, regular self-screening of the breast to detect it and seeing a doctor at early stages, making good food choices, avoiding drinking liquor, and exercising daily can avert this cancerous growth.
Notable assistance for breast cancer cognizance and research funding has helped in creating medicaments and ministrations of this cancer and advancement in its diagnosis. Though the number of cases of this cancer has escalated the number of deaths due to its early diagnosis and detection, a newly customised approach of cure and finer apprehension of this carcinoma will definitely help in the reduction of the number of cases.