What Are The Basic Causes Of Breast Cancer?

According to Ayurveda philosophy, breast cancer is a tridoshic (involving all three body humors) disorder of breast tissue. Basic causes for breast cancer could be both hereditary and acquired. Researchers have identified hormonal, lifestyle and environmental factors that may increase your risk of breast cancer.

   Basic Causes of Breast Cancer:

age-Age

The risk of breast cancer goes up with age.

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The risk is higher among women whose close blood relatives have this disease.

-Genetic Rgeneticisk factors

Inherited changes (mutations) in certain genes like BRCA1 and BRCA2 can increase the risk.

breast_cancer   -Personal History Of Breast Cancer

A woman with cancer in one breast has a greater chance of getting another breast cancer (this is different from a return of the first cancer).

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Overall, white women are slightly more likely to get breast cancer than African-American women.

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Women who began having periods early (before age 12) or who went through menopause (stopped having periods) after the age of 55 have a slightly increased risk of breast cancer.

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Dense breast tissue means there is more gland tissue and less fatty tissue. Women with denser breast tissue have a higher risk of breast cancer.


Breast radiation early in life

Women who have had radiation treatment to the chest area (as treatment for another cancer) as a child or young adult have a greatly increased risk.

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The use of alcohol and tobacco smoke is clearly linked to an increased risk of getting breast cancer. Even as little as one drink a day can increase risk.

reason-being-overweightBeing Overweight Or Obese

Being overweight or obese after menopause (or because of weight gain that took place as an adult) is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer.

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10 Foods That Destroy Cancer Cells

Cancer cells can be defeated by our body but requires some degree of immunity to do so. Recent research has revealed a compound called TIC10, which triggers a protein, this protein called TRAIL  (tumour-necrosis-factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand) suppresses tumor development and prevents it from spreading. These 10 foods will help fight cancer cell build up.

1. Turmeric: Rich in curcumin, which is a very powerful antioxidant. It work well as an anti-oxidant and even suppresses inflammation.

2. Sea Vegetables: Nore, Hijaiki, Wakame, Arame and Kombu are several sea vegetables that are rich in magnesium, calcium and iodine. It’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds can be effective in lowering colon cancer risk.

3. Resveratrol: It is a phenolic compound that contributes to the antioxidant property of grapes. It is an antimutagen that inhibits cyclooxygenase-2 (CoX-2) which has shown to reduce cancerous growth.

4. Chorella and Spirulina: South Korean research indicates that carotenoids from chorella are effective in preventing cancer. Spirulina, is rich in Vitamin B, E and K and has significant immunity boosting properties.

5. Green Tea: It contains epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG), a catechin that blocks tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF).

6. Cruciferous Vegetables: Arugula, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale and turnips are rich in Vitamin C, E, K, and folate. These can prevent DNA damage and induce cell death in carcinogens.

7. Tomatoes: Is a rich source of carotenoids, particularly lycopene. Raw tomato juice consumed for a month has proven to reduce 30% of TNF production.

8. Mushrooms: Contains compounds such as schizophyllan, active hexose correlated compound (AHCC), maitake D-fraction and Coriolus versicolor that together prevent any mutagen or radiation induced activity.

9. Garlic: Contains allicin, which is a powerful antioxidant. Fresh garlic is the best bet as other processed variants like the oil and powder contain fractured amounts of allicin.

10. Hemp Oil: Promotes melatonin supply and full body healing. It is also a rich source of omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 acids.