Breast Cancer

What is Breast Cancer?

Cancers develop from normal cells in the body that have been damaged and as a result have gone haywire. These renegade cells no longer obey the body's commands, no longer perform their usual functions, and grow in a haphazard and disorganized fashion to infiltrate and overtake the normal tissues around them. Every day, a few of the billions of cells that make up the body sustain this kind of damage and go haywire. When all is working as it should, your ever-vigilant immune system recognizes these troublemakers and destroys them before they can take root. When that defense system breaks down, however, a cancer forms.

Breast CancerIn the breast, these cancers can occur early in life (before the menopause, or premenopausal) or later in life (after the menopause, or postmenopausal). The two kinds of breast cancer differ dramatically. The breast cancer that develops early in life has a strong genetic component, by which 1 mean it runs in the family. You inherit a tendency for the cells of the breast tissue to go haywire, whereas the late-life cancers don't have such a strong family tendency. The early-life cancers tend to be much more aggressive when they do develop; they grow more quickly and don't respond to treatment as readily as the late-life kind. For all their differences, however, the nutritional factors that affect them are remarkably similar. We would like to insert a word of caution at this point: Nutrition is a tool to improve risk of cancer and enhance your response to conventional cancer treatments. It is not, alone, a treatment for breast cancer. So, in addition to conventional treatment methods, what does nutrition have to offer? Let's take a look at the nutrients involved.

 
 
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