A research states that breast cancer risk is lower in pre-menopausal women who are overweight whereas obesity increases breast cancer risk in older women. This study however does not promote gaining extra weight to prevent breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in India. At an incidence rate of 25.8 per 100,000 it is lower than in some developed countries.
After 30 minutes of waiting, it was my turn. I was all set to be examined, get a sonography done and be packed off saying this is benign. The gynaecologist felt the lump, and asked me to come to her chamber. A small alarm rang in my head. She had never done that before.
Researchers have discovered a new protein that could reduce the spread of cancer by binding the cancer cells together.
“Breast cancer is one of the most common type of cancer among women in India and it claims thousands of lives every year. Thus, we always stress for early diagnosis for a better outcome,” said senior oncologist D G Vijay of HCG Cancer Centre.
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The study examined the tissues of 78 patients who underwent mastectomy for invasive carcinoma or elective cosmetic breast surgery. In addition, they examined oral rinse and urine to determine the bacterial composition of these distant sites in the body.
According to the National Cancer Registry, breast cancer accounts for 27 per cent of all cancers in women, with one in every 28 women likely to develop it during her lifetime and one in every two women diagnosed with it succumbs.
Higher proportion of saturated fatty acids in breasts of postmenopausal women may particularly increase the risk.
Following a healthy diet can help reduce risks of breast cancer.
Cancer cells spread by migrating along protein fibers that serve as a path out of the original tumour.
The report has provided sector- and village-wise incidence and mortality cases.
With the increasing occurrence of breast cancer, there is a need for survivorship programmes in developing countries, Dr Shona Nag says.
Fibre-rich foods — especially fruits and vegetables — play a significant role in reducing breast cancer risk in premenopausal women.
With this initiative, women across Pune district will have access to state-of-the-art technology led mobile vans which are fully equipped to run the necessary screenings as well as other minor procedures