If not removed from the body, a potentially fatal tumor because of its ability to leave the breast and go to other vital organs and continue to grow. These are uncontrolled breast cells that are abnormal with uncontrolled growth.
Recommendation Beta-Carotene"...The study found that the cancer-free group ate many more beta carotene-containing fruits and vegetables than he women with breast cancer..." Recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition"In the Nurses' Health Study, beta carotene proved protective against breast cancer for more than 87,000 women..."
A cancerous tumor of the breast tissue.
Growth of malignant cells in the breast.
Recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)"In a 1991 review of 46 studies of the protective effect of vitamin C against cancer, 33 of those studies showed that vitamin C helped safeguard against the development of many cancers..."
Recommendation Test for DHEA"...Most of the 27 had abnormally low levels of DHEA..."
Recommendation Essential Fatty Acids"Lignans are particularly abundant in raw ground flax seed and are also found in whole grains and legumes..."
The uncontrolled growth of abnormal breast cells. This is one of the most common cancers affecting women. Early detection through regular breast self-exams and regular clinical breast exams and mammograms has shown excellent results in combating breast cancer.
The Condition"...The definitive diagnosis of breast cancer can only be made by doing a surgical biopsy..."
Recommendation Vitamin D"According to reseachers, women who have mutations in their vitamin D receptor gene are nearly twice as likely to develop breast cancer as are women who do not have the mutation..."
Abnormal cells in the breast growing in an uncontrolled manner.
cancer of the breast; one of the most common malignancies in women in the US
A malignant tumor that has developed from cells in the breast. It is the most common form of cancer in women and is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer.
Cancer that begins in the breast tissue.
Our Question about birth control pill use"Statistics now show that the wide use of the Pill has given rise to health hazards such as breast cancer, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease on a scale previously unknown in medicine..."
Recommendation Vitamin E" Vitamin E succinate is a derivative of fat-soluble vitamin E and has been shown to inhibit tumor cell growth..."
cancer is a general term for disease characterised by abnormal and uncontrolled division of cells. Cancer cells can invade and destroy surrounding normal tissue, and spread within the body by blood or body fluids to start secondary tumours in other parts of the body. (These are called "metastases"). Cancer in the breast begins in the lining of lobules or ducts.
"A malignant tumour of the breast. Breast cancer is the commonest form of cancer in women, but the cause is not yet known." -- Clinical Standards for Breast Screening.
Cancer that affects the female mammary glands.
A cancerous growth in breast tissue. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death among women in Europe, and in the U.S., it is second only to lung cancer. In 2005, it was estimated that over 210,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed and over 40,000 women were expected to die from the disease in the U.S. The numbers are even higher in the European Union, with an estimated 270,000 new cases of the disease diagnosed annually and 88,000 deaths. While today in the U.S. the 5-year relative survival rate for localized breast cancer is 98%, the figure for patients with distant metastases is 26%.
Cancer of the breast, usually in women, but does occur rarely in men.
An uncontrolled growth of abnormal breast cells
begins when cells in the breast grow out of control and take over healthy cells. How can I prevent breast cancer
Abnormal growth of cells within the breast tissue i.e. ducts, lobule, nipple. The malignant variety is one of the most common malignancies in females. Breast neoplasia has also been described in males, though it is rare in that population.
A common cancer that can affect both women and men. See breast cancer section.
cancer that starts in the breast.
The uncontrolled growth of abnormal breast cells. This is one of the most common kinds of cancer in women. Early detection through regular breast self-exams and a regular program of mammography and physical exams shows excellent results in combating it.
Breast cancer is diagnosed with self- and physician-examination of the breasts, mammography, ultrasound testing, and biopsy. There are many types of breast cancer that differ in their capability of spreading to other body tissues (metastasis). Treatment of breast cancer depends on the type and location of the breast cancer, as well as the age and health of the patient. The American Cancer Society recommends that a woman should have a baseline mammogram between the ages of 35 and 40 years. Between 40 and 50 years of age mammograms are recommended every other year. After age 50 years, yearly mammograms are recommended.
Recommendation Vitamin A" Vitamin A and vitamin D3 inhibit breast cancer cell division and can induce cancer cells to differentiate into mature, noncancerous cells..."
A disease in which abnormal cells in the breast divide and multiply in an uncontrolled fashion. The cells can invade nearby tissue and can spread through the bloodstream and lymphatic system (lymph nodes) to other parts of the body.
Uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the breast.
Recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition"...Beta carotene both in supplement form and in foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables should be included in your diet if you are interested in breast cancer prevention..." Recommendation Beta-Carotene"...In addition, the National Cancer Institute studied 83 women with breast cancer and found that they had lower blood levels of beta carotene..."
The Condition"...Early onset of menstrual periods Late menopause - Women who menstruate for more than 40 years seem to be at particular risk..." Our Question about age at puberty onset (female)"Early onset of menarche (beginning of the menstrual function) is a recognized risk factor for breast cancer, while a later menarche has been associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer..." Recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition"...Regarding children, plant-based diets may encourage a later menarche (beginning of the menstrual function), which has been shown to be associated with reduced risk of breast cancer in epidemiologic studies..."
Recommendation Melatonin" Melatonin has been shown to inhibit several types of cancers, especially hormone-related cancers such as breast cancer..." Recommendation Vitamin A"...Vitamin D3 works synergistically with tamoxifen (and melatonin) to inhibit breast cancer cell proliferation..."
Recommendation Test for Hormones"Testing for estrogen, progesterone and testosterone may help to properly evaluate breast and ovarian cancer risk..."
Cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare.
Recommendation Conventional Drug Avoidance" Chemotherapy given to women with early-stage breast cancer causes their bone density to decline at a faster rate than previously known, increasing the risk of osteoporosis..."
The Condition"...This allows the tissue sample removed from the breast to be looked at under the microscope and examined for cancerous cells..." Our Question about itchy or scaly nipples"Very rarely, eczema of a nipple can signal a cancerous growth beneath..."
Recommendation Melatonin"...Positive results have been shown with melatonin on its own and in combination with interferon, tumor necrosis factor, and tamoxifen..."
Recommendation DIM (di-indolmethane)/I3C (Indole-3-Carbinol)"Phytochemicals such as indole-3-carbinol (I3C) and sulforaphane are components of cruciferous vegetables which exhibit antitumorigenic activity associated with altered carcinogen metabolism and detoxification..."
Recommendation Melatonin"...Many animal studies have demonstrated an increase in tumor growth rates in animals whose pineal glands have been removed..."
Breast cancer is a cancer of the breast tissue. Worldwide, it is the most common form of cancer in females - affecting, at some time in their lives, approximately one out of nine to one out of thirteen women who reach age ninety in the Western world. It is the second most fatal cancer in women (after lung cancer), and the number of cases has significantly increased since the 1970s, a phenomenon partly blamed on modern lifestyles in the Western world.