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October is world breast cancer awareness month and we at Rao salute survivors.

Breast cancer has become one of the most common cancers among Indian women and every 1 in 8 women develop breast cancer. There are many types which differ in the capability of spreading to other body tissues. The causes of breast cancer are however not yet fully known although a high amount of risk factors have been identified.

Some of the breast cancer symptoms and signs are as discussed below

  • Nipple discharge
  • Lump in the breast or armpit
  • Orange peel texture
  • Dimpling of the breast skin
  • Breast numbness and pain
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the next or armpit
  • Change in the size or shape of the breast or nipple

As per reports women who eat less and exercise more are less susceptible to developing breast cancer and the rates are said to be reduced by as much as 30 %. Their findings, however, suggest that regular and vigorous exercise and maintenance of normal weight is associated with a significant reduction in the risk of developing breast cancer. This is a very important finding and deserves the attention that it is getting. It is common for both physicians and patients to blame the diagnosis for unavoidable influenced such as family history or yet any other identified environmental factors.

When you think of breast cancer as a disease, it may be influenced by our behavior which is a positive way of dealing with the issue. Being a woman is the single biggest risk factor for developing breast cancer and the average lifetime risk for a woman is 1 in 8 and all women must know these tips to help lower their risk. Maintaining a normal weight and exercising regularly are not only providing going to give protection against heart disease, but also reduce your risk of getting breast cancer.  Some of the factors are listed below

  • Limit alcohol consumption: There is a link exists between alcohol consumption and the risk of developing breast cancer. It has been estimated that women who drink more than 3 ounces of alcohol per week which can be wine, beer, mixed drinks may increase their risk of developing breast cancer by at least 10 percent. Higher levels of alcohol are associated with a further increase in the risk of developing breast cancer.
  • Limiting the hormone exposure after menopause: Although short-term use of hormone replacement can be termed to be sage after menopause, long-term usage of hormones are said to increase a certain amount of risks.
  • Going for High Fat Diets: There is data which shows how reduction the fat content of your diet results in modest reductions in breast cancer risk.  It can also help you in the reduction of your risk of other diseases, such as heart disease, and help with weight control.
  • Menopause: Menopausal women must consult with their physicians about the pro and cons of any sort of hormone replacement treatment.
  • Risk Assessment: Women with a strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer should be evaluated in a risk assessment program. They are the most susceptible and getting yourself screened is the best way to do so.

Rao Hospital with its most advanced treatments and complete women care has been named one of the best hospitals in this region for Fertility and Gynaecological services. Furthermore, our team of certified doctors & nurses are guaranteed to provide you with the best in clinical care during your pregnancy planning, birthing, and beyond. We ensure safe and ethical practice and assure you with best results.

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