Reproductive health/Breast cancer and prevention

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Preventative measures, and treatment.

Risk factors[edit | edit source]

Breast cancer has a more common occurrence in the time-span surrounding menopause.[1] Nursing lowers the chances of future cancer development.[1] While fibriotic breasts are not a cancerous condition, this increases the chances of breast cancer developing later on.

Avoid[edit | edit source]

See also:w:Risk factors for breast cancer

Avoid cooking in aluminum containers. Products containing parabens can be harmful to health. Obviously avoid materials containing cancer labels. Overuse of plastic bottles.

Limiting refined foods[edit | edit source]

Refined foods contain miniscule amounts of extraction chemicals. They also lack nutrients to make the food balanced. Limiting artificial flavors and colors is also helpful.

Estrogen dependent carcinogens[edit | edit source]


Water filtration[edit | edit source]

Chloramine while not known for being a carcinogen, is not good for health. Lead is a concern because old pipes, and materials are made of this. Mercury is the most toxic nonradioactive element, and its forms can have an even higher toxicity. Shower filters, or inline tap water drinking filters are useful to remove chlorination and miniscule amounts of other toxins.

Proper nutrition[edit | edit source]

Good for health are fiber, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, including vitamins A through E. Vitamin K is produced by intestinal flora.

Multivitamins have protective properties for women with breast cancer,[2] and it may also help with preventative measures. Fruit and vegetable intake is correlated to lower incidence of ER negative breast cancer.[3]

Medicine[edit | edit source]

Medications that can be administered directly to the preventative cancer site by injection are being researched to target specific receptor cells.[4]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Breast cancer". Encyclopedia Britannica.
  2. Multivitamins With Minerals May Protect Older Women With Invasive Breast Cancer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, October 9, 2013, doi:10.1007/s10549-013-2712-x
  3. Fruit and Vegetable Intake Is Associated With Lower Risk of ER Breast Cancer, Journal of the National Cancer Institute; AAAS, January 24, 2013
  4. "Novel noninvasive therapy prevents breast cancer formation in mice". Harvard. January 2014.