Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 2013 Breakthroughs

by editor on October 22, 2013

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Each year there are many breakthroughs that bring us closer and closer to advance treatments for many types of breast cancers. Here we will touch on some of the new 2013 breast cancer breakthroughs for breast cancer awareness month.

What are the numbers like now?

It is the truth that still—one in eight women will develop breast cancer. There have been great strides in raising awareness over the last decade—but now; prevention is the best focus. Now we know so much more about tests and how to deal with it once we are in treatment but there have been more breakthroughs in prevention than anything else.

We now know that there are things our bodies need to reduce or even eradicate the reason for developing it. Here we will touch on some great ways to prevent the disease and other tips for breast cancer awareness month.

We now know that cancer fighting food is out there in force:

A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in January 2013 found that eating vegetables was linked to the prevention of ER (estrogen receptor) negative breast cancer. This is an aggressive type of breast cancer that is not fueled by hormones. This is responsible for 15-20 percent of all breast cancers. It can also be said that the carotenoids that are in fruits also have the same effect.

New breakthrough options for at-risk people for breast cancer awareness month:

According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology had brought to the attention to oncologists the drug called Exemestane. This can be used to target at risk—but still healthy—postmenopausal women. It has been shown to reduce the risk by 73 percent in postmenopausal women.

Breast density requirement:

Some states in the U.S. require medical professionals to report to their patients that they possess dense breast tissue. This is because the government wants people to know that they may be at risk because dense breast tissue holds more of the cells that have a chance of breast cancer.

Chemo with hair loss prevention:

There is a great little cap called the Dignicap this is a cap that is worn during chemo that will circulate a coolant to the hair follicles. This prevents the toxins from reaching the hair and poisoning it so it falls out. This is not 100 percent but it had reduced hair loss for many.
There have been many breast cancer awareness month 2013 breakthroughs with more prevention focus on the way.

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