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Cancer - breast
 
Standard Definition

Breast cancer is involves malignant growth of epithelial cells of the ducts or lobules of the breast. It is second to lung cancer as a leading cause of death by cancer among women. It is typically treated with one or a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and oestrogen-antagonistic drugs.

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

Breast cancer, in most cases, is responsive to oestrogen. This is why drugs such as Tamoxifen (an oestrogen antagonist) are used as treatment. However this is a simplified picture and does not recognise the role of other factors in stimulation of breast cancer proliferation.

Oestrogen metabolism, including processing through the liver and elimination via the bowel, are important determinants in the availability of oestrogen, whilst oestrogen binding can be affected by the diet. Inflammation, contributed to by diet or other sources, also plays a role, as does toxin exposure and elimination. Once again, the liver's detoxifiaction role and the body's antioxidant protection is central to the prevention of carcinogenesis

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Increasing age
  • History of benign breast disease
  • No pregnancies or first pregnancy after 30
  • Family history
  • Early onset of menstruation and late menopause
  • Long-term oral contraceptive use
  • History of breast implants
  • High doses of ionising radiation (eg. xrays)
  • History of cancer of the colon, thyroid, endometrium, or ovary
  • Diet high in animal fat, including dairy products
  • Obesity
  • Alcohol consumption
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Lump that can be felt on examination by you or your doctor. (Women detect 90% of their breast cancers with breast self-examination)
  • Dimpled, stretched or red skin
  • Enlarged lymph nodes in the armpit
  • Discharge from the nipple
  • Breast pain and soreness (rare except in very advanced cases)
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

(This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.)

  • Hormonal testing
  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
  • Heavy Metal and Toxicity assessment
  • Biochemical assessments
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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