Ways to Control Weight after Breast Cancer Treatment

According to medical experts, many people put on weight after the treatment of breast cancer and in fact, they succumb to it despite being uncomfortable. Hence, it is advisable to lose weight for better health and well-being.

As a woman, if you have had breast cancer treatment and put on weight suddenly, then there could be several reasons. Some people eat food for emotional support, which increases their weight and make them feel uncomfortable. They often crave more and eat higher-calorie foods than required.

In fact, some hormonal drugs also cause weight gain in patients. And some women are less active or start living a sedentary lifestyle, which not only slow down their recovery process, but also enhance their weight.

According to some evidences, being obese could gradually amplify the risk of breast cancer. Hence, losing weight for good and patients should set a realistic goal. They need to set an aim to lose about few pounds a week through healthy eating as well as regular physical activity.

Some doctors suggest that patients should avoid junk food and fad diets. They should try to eat as much as fruit and vegetables as possible. In fact, patients should restrict the amount of sugary drinks and foods that are high in fat. Fast foods and processed foods tend to increase the weight. Even women should limit or quit smoking or drinking.

It’s essential to do regular physical activity to shed weight and gain vital energy. You can do moderate intensity exercise or anything according to your doctors.


Benefits of Being Physically Active During or After Breast Cancer Treatment

Most people think that breast cancer is quite dangerous can’t be conquered; however, it must be noted that there is a life beyond breast cancer. So, if you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, you should start taking a balanced diet, indulge in exercise and yoga for better results. As women often busy in different types of screening and medications; it is more than important to indulge in regular exercise.

Staying physically active during or after treatment

In fact, staying physically active during or after treatment is quite safe and a great range of benefits. Doctors encourage people to get active and join rehab programs for ultimate advantages. Rehab centres also motivate patients to focus on fitness and exercise to prevent or reduce the “deconditioning” – loss of muscle tone and aerobic fitness

Certain type of physical activity also helps people to ease pain

Certain type of physical activity also helps people to ease pain and side effects of extensive cancer treatment. In fact, exercise can minimise fatigue to help avoid being overweight or reduce the risk of osteoporosis, which itself is quite threatening.

According to experts, regular exercise can improve your mood

According to experts, regular exercise can improve your mood and reduce anxiety, sadness as well as depression. Hence, being active has long-term and effective benefits on health. It also minimise the risk of heart attacks or strokes and even reduce the risk of the cancer striking back. If you are trying to lose weight fast after breast cancer treatment, you can indulge in physical exercise.  Experts recommend 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity in a week.

Facts and Statistics about Breast Cancer

According to a study, breast cancer can strike both men and women equally; however, women are more likely to develop this disease than men all across the world. In fact, according to medical experts, most cancer in breast forms only before or after menopause.

According to a study, breast cancer is the most common cancer

According to a study, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, in North America as well as Western Europe where lifespan are longer. Moreover, breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women age 20 to 59 in high-income countries as well. Isn’t it alarming?

Medical experts state that a woman who perceives

Medical experts state that a woman who perceives that she is prone to breast cancer would be advised to carry out regular breast self-examination. In this way, they can avoid the risks or negative health conditions.

Doctors also say that if women perform a regular/monthly examination

Doctors also say that if women perform a regular/monthly examination they can easily spot any lump or abnormality on her breast.  At such time, doctors ask patients to stay away from the factors that increase the chance of getting a disease. However, it must be noted that every lump is not cancerous; sometimes some lumps in the breast tissue may be due to hormonal changes.

Doctors often suggest to avoid smoking

Doctors often suggest avoiding smoking because it is a greater risk factor for cancers. Doctors often divide the risk determinants as well as risk modulations. However, determinant risk factors often include: age, gender, genetic predisposition, family history, personal history, early or and late menopause, etc.

All about Dense Breast And Breast Cancer Risk

As it is a well-known fact that breasts are made up of fatty tissue, fibrous tissue, as well as glandular tissue. However, if a woman has dense breast then it is essential to take immediate actions because they might have a risk of breast cancer.

Unfortunately, dense breast tissue makes it tougher to see cancerous cells on mammograms or other screening procedures. However, a wide number of factors can affect breast density from age, menopausal status, medications, pregnancy, and even genetics.  

Doctors also do not take chances and suggest mammograms at regular intervals because it is a great way to find breast cancer at its early stage. However, if your mammogram exhibits that that you have dense breast tissues, you may be wondering what does it means.

Here, it must be noted that having dense breasts is not abnormal. So, what is it?  Your breasts will become dense if you have a lot of fibrous or glandular tissue and not much fat. Some women have dense breast tissue than others, which make it tougher to identify cancerous cells in the breast. For most women, breasts become less dense with age; however, in some the case is reverse. 

Radiologists can read x-rays like mammograms and check your mammogram for abnormal tissues and look at breast density. Your doctor can tell you if your mammogram exhibits that, you have dense breasts and what to do next. This conditions is little tricky because women who have dense breasts have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer. However, it must also be noted that it’s still unclear how dense breast tissue is linked to breast cancer risk.

Ways to Minimise the Risk of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is rising across the world, affecting more and more women and has become the most common cause of cancer in women. In many countries, breast cancer is the commonest cause of death in females. In fact, according to a report, 5.2% of all deaths in females in 2010 was from breast cancer, which is quite threatening and alarming statistics.

In fact, a report states that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, which may open the eyes of medical experts all over the world. Since the risk of breast cancer increases as you age, your lifetime risk changes accordingly.

According to medical experts, the consequences of breast cancer can be easily minimised if it can be detected at its earlier stages because only focused and effective treatment can improve life expectancy in women.

Today, many countries are increasing breast cancer awareness in public to tackle the problem and make it less threatening. It must be noted that the major types of malignancies are preventable or curable.

Many institutes have suggested that early detection can minimise overall mortality rate. These institutes take initiatives to assist people to recognize early signs of breast cancer. They even help people to identify dense breast through a wide range of screening techniques.

 They even ask people to go for screening programs in order to identify early cancer or pre-cancer signs. They also suggest women to go for mammography. In fact, careful attention should be given to rehabilitation and proper care. According to some doctors, certain lifestyle changes (restricting smoking and alcohol) can be helpful to handle the condition.

Breast Cancer Awareness – The Best Way to Handle the Condition

According to some reports, most women do not understand what breast cancer is and they can’t even understand what to do. In fact, some women believe that benign breast conditions are dangerous and is an ideal sign of breast cancer; however, it is not the case. Benign breast are common, but it must be noted that most breast changes are not at all cancerous or pose any threat.

It must also be noted that women’s breasts changes constantly during the stages of development, through pregnancy and the even menopause.

Hence, there is no point in worrying because female hormones play an important part in the overall developmental stages of breasts. Do you know the main hormones that play an essential role in breast development are oestrogen and progesterone?

Most breast changes are normal or even due to a benign (not cancer) breast condition. However, it must be noted some benign breast conditions may cause problems and need immediate treatment. Hence, if you notice any change that’s not normal, it is essential to visit your doctor.

According to medical experts, some women feel extreme breast pain or have breast cysts or even have Duct ectasia, which may or may not be fatal. Hence, it is always good to talk to your doctor regarding your problem.

Doctors often say that breast pain is normal in women of almost all ages, which may cause anxiety in them. However, it must be noted that breast pain alone is not usually a symptom of breast cancer. Doctors often suggest having a complete diagnosis of breasts to detect the signs of breast cancer. However, the conditions become tough, if a woman have dense breasts. In such cases, doctors suggest breast MRI or other screening techniques. So, take actions if you find anything unusual and discuss your problem.

Most Common Signs and Symptoms Of Breast Cancer

Signs and symptoms of breast cancer are known across the world. It may include sudden or gradual change in size or shape of breasts. In fact, it is one of the most important factors to consider. Doctors also pay special attention to the change in shape or size of breasts. Even a small lump or area that feels thicker comparatively than the rest of the breast may also create a fatal condition.

Hence, it is advisable to visit a doctor as soon as possible to spot the problem. It could be the sign of breast cancer. Some doctors also suggest to keep track of change in skin texture or redness or rash on the skin or even around the nipple because it may cause problem to women. All such symptoms are quite common and hence should be ignored because such changes could be benign.

That’s why, if you notice a subtle change, it’s vital to see your local doctor as soon as possible. Some people think that having breast cancer will cause other symptoms like sadness, feeling tired, or weight loss, but this is not the case in reality. So, if you notice a change, it’s important to visit your doctor.

However, it must be noted that most changes will not be cancer and may not become threat. But, breast cancer is the most common cancer across the world, so it is essential that you find out what’s causing the change in your breast. You can a female nurse to examine your breast. When your doctor tests and examines your breast they may or may not feel the need for further investigation, however, in some cases they suggest breast MRI if they find any sort of dense breast.