According to statistical data, breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among American women. Experts estimate that 12% or in average 1 in 8 women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
Current year estimates for breast cancer
The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2016 are:
- About 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed at
- About 61,000 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
- About 40,450 women will die from breast cancer.
When it comes to breast cancer and its prevention it is important to mention that age, diet, physical activity and lifestyle have important role in its development. According to experts, even 15 % of women fall victim due to genetic susceptibility.
Breast cancer is a malignancy (abnormal cells) arising in the mammary glands. Despite the fact that it affects both men and women, it is much more common at women.
By learning how to recognize the physical signs of breast cancer, women actually may save their life. Keep in mind that early diagnosis is crucial for treatment and recovery. When it comes to warning signs of breast cancer, they usually are visual and include lumps found within the breast and nearby lymph nodes, while non-visual signs include pain and skin irritation around the breast area.
What Causes Breast Cancer
Radiation, carcinogens, hormones and also genetic factor are some of the known cancer causes. Although we cannot change the genetic factor, by leading healthy lifestyle you can prevent cancer.
But are you aware of the fact that there is something many people consume on daily basis and that product significantly increase the risk of you having cancer?
Researchers at Kaiser Permanente conducted a study in which have revealed how consuming high-fat dairy product will increases the risk of death for women with breast cancer.
On the other hand, it seems that low-fat product doesn’t have any relation for breast cancer.
In fact, one of the few factors that can develop breast cancer is estrogen. This hormone is produced and stored in adipose tissue or fat cells. In fact, that is the reason why high-fat dairy product increase the risk of mortality for women with breast cancer.
In addition to this, most of dairy products which are sold in Western Countries come from pregnant cows. Experts explain that these cows have higher estrogen and progesterone level. Knowing this fact you should consider buying low-fat dairy products instead of a high-fat products.
This is even more important for people who suffer from estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer.
At the study mentioned above it was discovered that full-fat product contribute in the increment of breast cancer reappearance probability and risk of mortality for women with breast cancer.
Several products were examined in the study, including:
- Whole milk
- Condense or evaporated milk
- Ice Cream
For the purposes of this study in order to see how those products associated with breast cancer, participants were observed in period of 12 years. The result of the study were really shocking.
It was discovered that participants who consume high-fat dairy product daily have even 64% higher chances of dying from any cause and 49% higher chance of dying from breast cancer than those who consume low-fat product or lower amount of high-fat product.
Regardless of the fact that this study reveals how full-fat dairy products relate to breast cancer, it is still too early to conclude that full-fat dairy product will surely lead to a fatal breast cancer outcome. In future more researches, tests and experiments should be done in order to support this study.
It is advisable to avoid these dairy products. In addition to this, below you can read few more things you can do to and thus to decrease the possibility of breast cancer and increase survival chance:
Exercise regularly, preferably every day,
Do not smoke,
Eat lots of fruits and vegetable and reduce the consumption of processed food,
Maintain your body weight,
Avoid consummation of alcohol,
Routine check up and follow the advices from your doctor.