Do not take unusual pain, sensations and other symptoms lightly. You can never be so sure these days. Even if no one in your family has had cancer, do not cross out the possibility that you may have developed it.
Blood in the urine, recurrent abdominal pains, lumps in the breast and other body parts should be checked by doctors – not just once, but ask for second opinions to assure all avenues are pursued. Do not be contented with just one answer – ask for detailed explanations of why you are experiencing pain, or why lumps are present. Initiate and demand for an observation. If the symptoms still persist after a few weeks, seek other tests such as CT scan or MRI(which should be recommended by your doctor/physician of course).
Read this article and learn from the experience of a misdiagnosed patient.
Oct 12, 2012 in Information
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as such will surely give everyone more opportunity to help in the fight against this disease. Although we believe in spreading the word to increase awareness year round, governments, organizations, and individuals obviously step up every October to raise not just awareness, but also funds that can be used to fight breast cancer, whether to be used in research or subsidize screening procedures for women cannot afford them.
If you are wondering how to help this month of October, don’t hesitate to look up your local news online, because wherever you are there will surely be several events you can participate in or online stores you can buy products whose profits will go to charity supporting breast cancer awareness and research. Of course, you can also step up and hold your own event!
Observe the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and let every woman know that their health is more important even than investing in the Forex.
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Aug 23, 2012 in Detection and Diagnosis, Information, News and Updates
No one knows exactly how breast cancer is developed, or acquired. Some say it’s hereditary, but the truth is, we all have a cancer gene in our bodies waiting to be awakened. Activation is the key for a tumor to run wild in our bodies, the key is to avoid its awakening. Unfortunately, no one knows how to do that so the least any of us can hope to do is to just be cautious and be aware of the symptoms so that we can detect it early and therefore survive it.
When it comes to breast cancer, it is much more vital to be paranoid if your family has a history of it. In this case, we recommend a mammogram annually. Also, women become more susceptible to breast cancer as they age, women who are 30 and above should go for occasional check-ups. Menstrual cycle is also a factor, if you started and therefore ended too early, you might want to be more attuned to risk factors.
Jun 15, 2012 in Information
Most cancers will indeed benefit from a healthy shift to a better lifestyle, a factor which greatly influences many diseases. Millions of people who smoke will surely get lung cancer, people who love red meat are more likely to get colorectal cancer and so on and so forth. Changes can be so revealing that lives people never could have imagined with their vices can be a totally new world. There are a lot of challenges to overcome such as with dietary adjustments and the withdrawal symptoms of smoking and much more but hey, “No Pain, No Gain”. So you want to live longer, live healthier for a better you for the life you save, is yours after all!