Breast Cancer Concerns

December 22, 2021

Are you a woman? Have you developed breasts? If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions odds are that you have experienced breast pain before. This painful condition that haunts women may sometimes be referred to as Fibrocystic Breast Disease 乳房造影.The complex nature of breasts is often completely underestimated. They do much more than give a woman her ‘curves’. Their main purpose, on women and all mammals, is to provide milk. Their actions are controlled by different hormones in the woman’s body.

The diagnosis of Fibrocystic Breast Disease is often overly used to diagnose any breast pain that a woman experiences. This term is also used by health care providers when they notice a ‘lumpiness’ in a woman’s tissue during a clinical exam. The actual definition of Fibrocystic Breast Disease is an overall change in the fibrous tissue with the formation of cysts.

Symptoms of Fibrocystic Breast Disease include pain, mobile lumps in the breast tissue, tenderness and intermittent swelling and hardening of the breast tissue. Because of the hormonal influence, these symptoms may worsen the week before a woman’s period starts. The upper-outer quadrant (the area closest to the underarm) is the most common site on the breast for these changes to occur.Never assume that a breast lump is just a cyst. If you have a breast lump that is new, speak with your doctor immediately. Breast pain can also be an indicator of some forms of breast cancer. Speak with your doctor if you notice anything, even pain, that is abnormal for you.

Kristen is a mammographer and registered breast sonographer. While working in the breast imaging field for 6 years, she has gain much knowledge about breast conditions from first hand experience. She is dedicated to educating women about their own health and encouraging them to be proactive in their breast health. Kristen emphasizes the importance of early detection as a means of breast cancer prevention.

It is estimated that 12% of women in the U.S. will be facing this disease in her lifetime. This deadly disease affects both men and women of which women still remain the highest rate. While it is more common among U.S women; Asia, Africa, and Middle East are also on the incline within the last decade. Imagine by 2020, 70% of women in developing countries will have breast cancer.Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that develops in the ducts and lobules, an area of the breast that produces milk. It can mature in one or both breasts. How can we prevent such a disease from taking over the life of women world wide? Understanding risk factors and doing frequent self breast exams can lead to early detection.

Women who had breast cancer also found major benefits with administering aromatherapy while receiving chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments. Aromatherapy has been recognized as a natural alternative medicine to help with balancing the body, mind, emotion, & spirit through proper management of essential oils. Essential oils are the life force and soul of the plant which protects them from viruses, bacteria, mold, fungi, & pest. These oils are the byproducts of the plant’s secondary metabolism. Learning how to adopt these essences properly can offer great benefits safeguarding our body from diseases and viruses. Please consult with your physician regarding serious health concerns and do not attempt to self diagnose.