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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Cancer Can Be Avoided




1.  Every person has cancer cells in the body.  These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion.  When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to mor
e than 10 times in a person's lifetime.

3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and f
orming tumours.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.


WHAT CANCER CELLS FEED ON:

a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal,Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk, cancer cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes t o nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water--best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

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Remember that the first steps in the journey are always the most difficult to take."

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Better Breast Cancer Early Detection Tool?

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A new kind of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine helps doctors diagnose breast cancer earlier. Patients lie on their stomach and their breasts are placed in two coils, which focus radio waves and allow for more complete images that give a three-dimensional look inside the breast.

Two-hundred thousand women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in the United States.



Mammograms, however, may not be the best way to detect it. Now, there's a new test to help doctors pinpoint and treat breast cancer.

Suzette Lipscomb knows how to get the most out of every moment and she plans to share most of those moments with her little girl, Ava. "I always wanted a little girl, but I was a little afraid that I may pass on some type of tendency toward the disease," Suzette says.

The disease she feared? Breast cancer.

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Her grandmother beat it and so did she. It wasn't easy though, during her battle she was forced to make a difficult decision. Suzette says, "I was trying to make a decision as to whether or not to remove both my breasts."

Richard Reitherman, a breast radiologist at CAD Imaging Sciences in White Plains, N.Y., used the new CAD-sciences breast imaging system to help decide which treatment would work best.

For the test, patients lie on their stomach with their breasts in two coils, which help focus radio waves for more complete images.

"She and her surgeon know exactly how big the tumor is, so it gives her the best treatment," Dr. Reitherman says. For Suzette it showed her second breast was clear.

A dye injected into the patient helps pinpoint cancer and if chemotherapy treatments are working. In the scan, the red areas are cancer -- cancer that was missed in a mammogram.

In fact, 20 percent of women who don't have the CAD-sciences MRI will need a second surgery, something Suzette was able to avoid.

"I feel like the luckiest woman alive that not only did I have my cancer caught early enough that I'm alive, but that I was able to have a child," Suzette says.

Not all women are candidates for this CAD-sciences MRI. It's used for women who have already been diagnosed and need to know a course of action. It's also used for women who are high risk and have a family history of the disease. The procedure takes about 30 minutes; results are available 15 minutes later.



BACKGROUND: -- Women have a new imaging tool set to help diagnose breast cancer. The 3TP method generates a unique color-coded map by measuring changes (color and intensity) in contrast agent concentration in normal and cancerous tissues over time. It provides information that is not readily available from traditional mammography or MRI. In addition, the 3TP system is ergonomically designed to be comfortable for the patient, regardless of breast size.

HOW M.R.I. WORKS: -- Magnetic resonance imaging uses radiofrequency waves and a strong magnetic field instead of X-rays to provide clear and detailed pictures of internal organs and tissues. These radio waves are directed at protons in hydrogen atoms -- one of the most abundant atoms in the human body, because of the body's high water content. The waves "excite" the protons, and when they "relax," they emit strong radio signals. A computer can turn those signals into a high-contrast image showing differences in the water content and distribution in various bodily tissues. It is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to traditional X-ray mammography for the early diagnosis of breast cancer because women aren't exposed to the same radiation they experience with X-rays.

ABOUT BREAST CANCER: -- Breast cancer is a type of cancer in which cells in the breast become abnormal and grow and divide uncontrollably, eventually forming a mass called a tumor. Some tumors are benign, meaning that they do not invade other types of tissue, although if they become big enough, they can interfere with some bodily functions, such as the flow of blood or urine. Malignant tumors have cells that can invade nearby tissues. When a cancer "metastasizes," cells from the original tumor break off and travel to other parts of the body via the blood or lymph systems. More than 75 percent of breast cancers begin in the milk ducts within the breast. The next most common site is in the glandular tissue that makes the milk.

DO-IT-YOURSELF BREAST EXAM: -- Although it is not a substitute for regular tests by your doctor, women can perform a basic breast self-exam at home. In fact, more than 90 percent of all breast lumps are found by the women themselves. Breast tissue is shaped like a comma with the tail curving up toward the armpit, and normally has a lumpy feel. Because hormones can affect the breast tissue, the best time to examine your breasts is a few days after
your period ends, when hormone levels are stable.

[SOURCE: Science Daily]
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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My EntreCard Friends

Hereunder is the roster of my EntreCard friends whose sites or blogs I strive to visit each day and make a "DROP" on their EC cards:
  1. My Ark Full of Worry-Free Thoughts
  2. Make Money with the Internet
  3. Losing Weight Intentionally
  4. Wonderful Things In Life
  5. eAve: Entertainment Avenue
  6. The Vegan Lifestyle
  7. Mariuca
  8. The Exaggerator
  9. Ready To Be Rich
  10. Mariuca's Perfume Gallery
  11. Chizmosa Lounge
  12. Health Eagle
  13. Sketch's Corner
  14. muzik
  15. Living Well Naturally
  16. LinGZ.spot
  17. Easy Bingo
  18. The Stiletto Philosopher
  19. Mom Writes for a Cause
  20. Jong's Trivialities and Stuff
  21. Make Money Online
  22. Tekkaus
  23. Cancer-Precations
  24. Futurism Now
  25. Not Your Typical Weight Loss Blog
  26. I Love/Hate America
  27. Potpourri of Ramblings
  28. Everyday [un]Happenings
  29. Losing It - Getting Fit
  30. Make Money Online with EJ Cooksey
  31. Ask Ms Recipe
  32. Saving the Earth Every Day
  33. The Certified Pinoy Blogger
  34. Make Money Online with Makoy
  35. Makoy's Take on the Arts and the Entertainment
  36. Bioplastic Product & Biodegradable
  37. Top Celebrities and Sports Talent
  38. Hydroponics - Soil-less Gardening
  39. Alternative Energy
  40. Super Ghost Blogger
  41. Nice Home Live
  42. Holidays and Home
  43. At Home in the Ozarks
  44. Caraga...Rising Paradise
  45. My Life's Journey
  46. Color It Green
  47. hangelbel's work from home
  48. Points of View (Discussion Blog)
  49. Literatti - An Artistic Blog
  50. KISS - Keep It Short and Simple

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Mindanao State University Places 2nd in 2008 Philippine Bar Examinations

With a score of 85.67 per cent, Mindanao State University law graduate Mylene Amerol-Macumbal placed 2nd to Judy Lardizabal of San Sebastian College of Law, who scored 85.70 per cent.

Third is Oliver Baclay Jr. of the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) with 85.6, followed by Majesty Eve Jala of Ateneo de Manila (85.50); Ma. Elizabeth Liceralde of the University of the Philippines (85.40); and Michael Macapagal also of UP (84.15).

Denise Dy and April Love Regis, both from ADMU, are tied in the seventh place (84.00), followed by Christine Joy Tan of ADMU (83.80). 

Shirley Velasquez of UP and Jihan Jacob of San Beda are in the ninth spot (83.75).  Vanessa Raymundo of San Beda College (83.70) completes the top 10.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BAR PASSERS!!!

Hereunder is the list of those who passed the September 2008 Bar Examinations given by the Supreme Court of the Philippines:

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1001  RABAGO Rey S 
1002  RABORAR Eden R 
1003  RACHO Melanie V 
1004  RADJAIE Tareeq Yahya Timhar A 
1005  RAFAL Chris A 
1006  RAGASA Jerleah Remedios B 
1007  RAGAY Mera Jane C 
1008  RAIMUNDO Rhudilyn April B 
1009  RAMIREZ Leslie B 
1010  RAMIREZ Shaina Anella B 
1011  RAMOS Anna Lorem R 
1012  RAMOS Gemma Lou P 
1013  RAMOS Ginalyn Y 
1014  RAMOS Patrick T 
1015  RAMOS, III Primo A 
1016  RANARA Lilibeth R 
1017  RANCES Domnina T 
1018  RANCES Esther Rose N 
1019  RAPISTA Judy Marie E 
1020  RAYMUNDO Vanessa C 
1021  RAZON Judy B 
1022  RECINTO Alex G 
1023  RECIO Marichelle B 
1024  RECTA Gracea Hephzibah R 
1025  REFAZO Mynoa M 
1026  REFE Analyn E 
1027  REGIS April Love C 
1028  REMIGIO, JR. Glenn A 
1029  REMULLA Giselle B 
1030  RENEGADO Renato C 
1031  RENOMERON Timm B 
1032  RESURRECCION Maria Greta R 
1033  REUYAN-DABON Joyous S 
1034  REVILLA, JR. Quirino P 
1035  REYES Antoinette E 
1036  REYES Irene Patricia N 
1037  REYES John Adelbert L 
1038  REYES Johnson G 
1039  REYES Kristine Mari I 
1040  REYES Mark A 
1041  REYES Ron Winston A 
1042  REYES Valerie Jill S 
1043  RIBAS James Paul J 
1044  RICAFORT Evita Mariz M 
1045  RICO Ellen S 
1046  RIVAMONTE Ryan B 
1047  RIVAS Polaris Grace H 
1048  RIVERA Augustine A 
1049  RIVERA Francinina Gracia I 
1050  RIVERA Joy S 
1051  RIVERA-ESTRELLA Jaycee R 
1052  ROBILLO Ernesto Raphael V 
1053  ROBLES Frederick Joe N 
1054  RODRIGO, III Romeo G 
1055  RODRIGUEZ Karen Joyce D 
1056  RODRIGUEZ Niño A 
1057  RODRIGUEZ Renel Joseph T 
1058  RONGO Marcelino C 
1059  ROQUE Anna Kristina D 
1060  ROQUE Nelson Silvestre 
1061  ROSALES Juvy Grace E 
1062  ROSARIO Albert R 
1063  ROSARIO Lotis P 
1064  ROSELLO Jalika Mae F 
1065  ROVERO, JR. Vicente F 
1066  ROXAS Chino Paolo Z 
1067  ROXAS Johndy B 
1068  ROXAS Rea M 
1069  RUANTO Chris Paolo R 
1070  RUBENECIA Vic Allan E 
1071  RUBIO Carl Andrew M 
1072  RUIZ Ariel N 
1073  RUIZ Cholyn Mae M 
1074  RUIZ Jose Meno C 
1075  SABARRE Rino E 
1076  SABARRE-INFANTE Rosario E 
1077  SABERON Paul Richard A 
1078  SABIO Fides Angeli G 
1079  SADANG Felton C 
1080  SADIA Francisco F 
1081  SAGA Alvin L 
1082  SAGAUINIT Kenneth C 
1083  SAGMON Ingrid P 
1084  SAGPAEY Jake A 
1085  SAHIRON Lilian I 
1086  SAIDDI Pherham S 
1087  SAJILI Aquino J 
1088  SAKANDAL Al-kadam A 
1089  SAKKAM Eric Ismael P 
1090  SALA Mashur S 
1091  SALADAGA Romeo A 
1092  SALAZAR Armida B 
1093  SALAZAR Didith A 
1094  SALAZAR Doris Sharry P 
1095  SALAZAR Johnsen A 
1096  SALAZAR Roberto A 
1097  SALCEDO Karl Andre G 
1098  SALE Jenny U 
1099  SALEM Ephraim Garnet M 
1100  SALIENTE Jacqueline Kate T 
1101  SALONGA Christianne Grace F 
1102  SALUD Joseph B 
1103  SALVA Jocelyn T 
1104  SALVE Allan O 
1105  SALVO Ariel C 
1106  SAMONTE Aren Marie H 
1107  SAMPIOR Jorrey T 
1108  SAMSON Benjamin R 
1109  SAN JOSE Aiza Katrina L 
1110  SANCHEZ Bheejhay D 
1111  SANCHEZ, II Jay Karel P 
1112  SANTIAGO Genesi M 
1113  SANTIAGO James A 
1114  SANTIAGO Jay Patrick R 
1115  SANTIAGO Joann Norpeth M 
1116  SANTIAGO Michael M 
1117  SANTOS Jhon V 
1118  SANTOS Ma. Angelica M 
1119  SANTOS Melissa A 
1120  SANTOS Michelle Sharon Clara C 
1121  SANTOS Phillip Charles G 
1122  SANTOS Regina Azucena G 
1123  SAQUETON Maria Cresenciana M 
1124  SAQUING Sheryl B 
1125  SARENAS Jason Kyle M 
1126  SARMIENTO Ramon Abraham A 
1127  SARNO Michael Angelo C 
1128  SATURNINO Charles Ian O 
1129  SAYAO Rosemarie B 
1130  SECILLANO Jefferson C 
1131  SEE Mary Kimberlie C 
1132  SEGURA Richelle R 
1133  SELPATEN Rodante C 
1134  SEMA Omar Yasser C 
1135  SENO Andrei P 
1136  SERRANO Edward Robinson P 
1137  SERRANO Juanito D 
1138  SESE John Martin H 
1139  SETIAS Lorevi Grace C 
1140  SEVA Farrah Mae R 
1141  SEVILLA Miracle Joy P 
1142  SIA Teresa Geraldine C 
1143  SIA, III Quintin P 
1144  SIAO Kristin Charisse C 
1145  SIASON Alfonso Miguel ML 
1146  SIH Davidson Rich L 
1147  SILANGA Donnalee G 
1148  SILVALA Michael Philip B 
1149  SINOGBA Rosalio S 
1150  SIRUNO Christian Paul G 
1151  SISON Adrian Manuel P 
1152  SISON Anna Marin F 
1153  SISON Jeffrey Michael F 
1154  SISON Sarah Maria Q 
1155  SISON-JAVIER Sheila Marie V 
1156  SOBERANO Maria Jomah F 
1157  SOJOR Alvie Marie L 
1158  SOLANO John Albert S 
1159  SOLERO Dhalya Grace M 
1160  SOLIDON Trina Joy A 
1161  SOLIS Carlo Roberto C 
1162  SOLIVAS Jasmine L 
1163  SOMBRITO Jenny Mae Z 
1164  SOMERA Helen Grace J 
1165  SORIANO Donna S 
1166  SORIANO Marlon U 
1167  STA. ANA-LAZARO Bernadeth N 
1168  STA. ROSA Karla A 
1169  SUBEJANO Z'sa May B 
1170  SUBIBI Arneil B 
1171  SUELO Risha Mae J 
1172  SUGUE Neil Anthony L 
1173  SUGUI Louella S 
1174  SUGUITAN Sara Jane A 
1175  SUMAGAYSAY Nasty Jones S 
1176  SUMPO Gilda A 
1177  SUSON Mary Ann W 
1178  SY Anthony Jordan L 
1179  SY Maritess C 
1180  TABANERA Lynnicel L 
1181  TABLATE Jaemarie N 
1182  TADEO Ryan T 
1183  TAGABING-GALANO Lovelorn S 
1184  TAMAYO Ray Jean D 
1185  TAMON Bernard O 
1186  TAMPON Aaron L 
1187  TAN Art Laurent A 
1188  TAN Ashley Lene N 
1189  TAN Christine Joy K 
1190  TAN Eunice Hyacinth L 
1191  TAN Francis Ambrosio S 
1192  TAN Norma A 
1193  TANDOG Frances Cyrille F 
1194  TANGONAN, III Eugenio N 
1195  TANGUANCO Alvin B 
1196  TAPAYAN Olive Grace A 
1197  TAPIA Arvin Q 
1198  TAYLAN Kathrine S 
1199  TE Marilyn O 
1200  TECSON Arlene Grace DV 
1201  TECSON Ferdinand C 
1202  TED Rosbie I 
1203  TELAN Allison Zoila M 
1204  TELAN Melissa Anne M 
1205  TEMPROSA Charmie Clare T 
1206  TEODORO Edison C 
1207  TEODOSIO Therese T 
1208  TIMBOL Chrysostom T 
1209  TIMBREZA Nannette M 
1210  TINAZA Leah B 
1211  TIPAN Erlinda Candy S 
1212  TIU Heli B 
1213  TOLEDO Marjorie Ann C 
1214  TOLENTINO Mark Kristopher G 
1215  TOLENTINO Rommel T 
1216  TOLOSA, JR. Benjamin S 
1217  TOPACIO Anthony Leonard G 
1218  TOQUERO Ismael A 
1219  TORBELA Paolo G 
1220  TORMES Francy D 
1221  TORMIS Maria Carmen R 
1222  TORREDES Artemio Jay G 
1223  TORRENTIRA Aldrin O 
1224  TORREVILLAS Manuenilda Rosario A 
1225  TORRIL Jennifer M 
1226  TRINIDAD Rudyard Anthony M 
1227  TRIPOLI Christopher P 
1228  TUAZON, III Jerome Victor C 
1229  TUBBAN Henry Junior B 
1230  TUMANENG Angeline M 
1231  TUPAS Gene Carl L 
1232  TUTOR, JR. Fidel S 
1233  TY Robert Leo C 
1234  UBOD Ronel A 
1235  UDARBE Dendo G 
1236  UGALINO Karen Anne M 
1237  ULANDAY Marcelo N 
1238  UMILA, II Benito B 
1239  UNTALAN Mialeen C 
1240  UY Jerilee V 
1241  UY Juan Carlos T 
1242  VALDEHUESA-ALFANTE Cathlyn E 
1243  VALDEHUEZA Christian L 
1244  VALENZUELA Carol G 
1245  VALERA, JR. Joseph D 
1246  VALLEJO Jenny May G 
1247  VARGAS Carlo Alessandro B 
1248  VASQUEZ Gerald DL 
1249  VEGA Marie Crystal May C 
1250  VEHEMENTE Renato R 
1251  VELASQUEZ Cielito May T 
1252  VELASQUEZ Kaima Via B 
1253  VELASQUEZ Shirley G 
1254  VELOSO Marius Fitzgerald E 
1255  VENERACION Ma. Theresa S 
1256  VER Christian Francis C 
1257  VERANO Samuel C 
1258  VERGARA Manolo Geoffrey C 
1259  VERGARA, III Melito A 
1260  VILLABLANCA Reymond Q 
1261  VILLAMOR Jordana Day V 
1262  VILLAMOR Michael Angelo A 
1263  VILLAMOR Vimari D 
1264  VILLANIA Reynold B 
1265  VILLANUEVA Karl Anthony B 
1266  VILLANUEVA Monica Isabelle I 
1267  VILLANUEVA Wilnerson B 
1268  VILLARIÑA Glenn C 
1269  VILLASFER Dennis R 
1270  VILLEGAS Adelwiza S 
1271  VILLEGAS Jonathan C 
1272  VILLEGAS, II Enrique C 
1273  VILLENA Charito R 
1274  VILLENA Katherine C 
1275  VILLEROZ Raymond C 
1276  VIRAY, III Marcial Joseph M 
1277  VISTO Jay M 
1278  VITAL Menita J 
1279  WADINGAN Lisle D 
1280  WATANABE Ayako S 
1281  WEE SIT IV Manuel M 
1282  WONG Jessa G 
1283  WONG Lynvic M 
1284  XAVIER Ela R 
1285  YABUT Michael C 
1286  YADAO, JR. Arturo Y 
1287  YAMBAO Marissa C 
1288  YANOGACIO Mariel A 
1289  YANSON Juvy D 
1290  YANTO-VIRAY Catherine A 
1291  YEBAN Ryan John T 
1292  YPULONG Rhyne A 
1293  YU Frederick T 
1294  YUMUL Bess Joy M 
1295  YUTATCO-SZE Gloriosa P 
1296  YUZON-CHAVES Kristine Rosary E 
1297  ZALES Marvin L 
1298  ZALSOS-UYCHIAT Maria Paz Teresa V 
1299  ZAMBRANO Sheryl Jane C 
1300  ZAMORA Ysabel Maria J 
1301  ZAMORAS Joseph Ian S 
1302  ZAPANTA Andrei J 
1303  ZAPATA Ronadale M 
1304  ZARA-RESURRECCION Jennefer F 
1305  ZARAGOSA Jinky C 
1306  ZARENO Michelle May I 
1307  ZIPAGAN Myra T 
1308  ZOLETA Tristan Ysaak M 
1309  ZOSA Athena M 
1310  ZOSA, III Manuel Eufracio

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Battle Against Breast Cancer Can Be Won: Types of Breast Cancer

Part 1     [2]     [3]     [4]

CANCER OF THE BREAST
is the most common cancer among women (alongside skin cancer).  It is the second leading cause of cancer death (following lung cancer) for women in the United States.  


Statistics 

The American Cancer Society estimates that every year, about 175,000 people are diagnosed as having breast cancer, and about 43,300 deaths occur from the disease.

The lifetime risk of developing breast cancer for American women is one in eight.  Surveys suggest that it is the health problem most feared by women--but the good news is that, since 1990, the number of new cases of breast cancer has stopped increasing.

And if breast cancer is detected early, the five-year-and-beyond survival rates is very high--about 95 per cent.

The human breast is a gland that contains milk ducts, lobes, fatty tissue, and a network of lymphatic vessels.  Cancerous tumors can arise in virtually any part of the breast, and are most often detected when a woman feels a lump.

In general, cancerous lumps are firm, never go away, and are usually (though not always) pain-free.  The vast majority of breast lumps are not cancerous (many are cysts or fibroid masses), but there is no way to tell without a professional's examination.

A lump that seems to be growing or does not move when pushed may be cancerous or may simply be caused by normal fibrocystic changes during the menstrual cycle.  A biopsy is required to identify the lump.  

Breast cancer can also cause a yellow, bloody, or clear discharge from the nipple. 

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Types of Breast Cancer

People tend to think of breast cancer as a single entity, but there are actually different types of the disease.  Some types of breast cancer include the following:

1.  Adenoid cystic carcinoma, malignant cysto-sarcoma phylliodes, medullary carcinoma, and tubular carcinoma.  -- These and several other relatively uncommon types of breast cancer tend to be less aggressive than the other forms. 

2.  Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). -- This is a condition that most doctors consider to be breast cancer at its earliest stage.  DCIS is a cancer contained within the milk ducts.  The rate of this type of cancer has increased dramatically over the past twenty-five years.  Fortunately, the survival rate for DCIS is nearly 100 percent.

3.  Infiltrating ductal carcinoma. -- This is a cancer that arises in the lining of the milk ducts and infiltrates (invades) the surrounding breast tissue.  Approximately 80 percent of all cases of breast cancer are infiltrating ductal carcinomas.

4.  Inflammatory carcinoma. -- In this type of cancer, a tumor arises in the lining of the milk ducts, and, as it grows, it plugs the lymphatic and blood vessels.  The skin thickens and turns red, and the breast becomes extremely tender and looks infected.  This type of cancer spreads very quickly due to the rich blood and lymph vessel supply associated with the inflammatory reaction.

5.  Intraductal carcinoma in situ. -- This is a localized type of cancer in which cancerous cells grow within the ducts.  This type of cancer may not invade other tissues.

6.  Lobular carcinoma. -- A less common form of breast cancer, lobular carcinoma--breast cancer that arises in the loves--accounts for about 9 per cent of breast cancers.   Lobular carcinomas occasionally occur in both breasts simultaneously.

7.  Paget's disease of the nipple. -- This form of cancer occurs when cells from an underlying cancerous tumor migrate to the nipple.  The symptoms are itching, redness, and soreness of the nipple.  Paget's disease always signals the presence of primary ductal carcinoma elsewhere in the breast tissue.

[SOURCE:   Phyllis A. Balch, CNC and James F. Balch, MD, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Third Edition, p. 221]

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