s we go through life, our bodies are susceptible to many negative things. One of those things is Cancer. Nearly every part of the human body could support malignant cellular growth, so cancers are given names that reflect the part of the body in which the malignancy originated. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers that women get. Breast cancer does not affect only women. It affects men, too, through their partners, wives, mothers and sisters. But, men have breasts too, and they can suffer from a malignancy in their breast the same as a woman can.
We want you to be aware of these (and other) facts, and we want to assist you in learning as much as you can about breast cancer. As a more knowledgeable person, you may be able to avoid a problem that might appear later, or you may better understand what someone that is suffering from breast cancer is facing every day.
Most people are curious about where breast cancer comes from, because they hold onto the dream that by knowing what causes breast cancer, they can avoid getting it. We wish we could answer more of those types of questions, but as you will see, we are seriously limited by the lack of real knowledge about what causes cancer. Take a look under Suspected Causes.
If we cannot prevent cancer, then maybe we can keep a close eye on our body and find cancer before it gets big enough or advanced enough to kill us. We can personally do a skin check, a testicular self-exam, or a breast self-exam. Write to us at BreastCare@comcast.net if you want information on the skin check or the testicular self exam. However, you can easily check out how you can give yourself a Breast Self-Exam by clicking here.
If you or someone special in your life has been diagnosed with breast cancer, you are probably wondering what the next step will be. The doctors will do what they know to be the best thing, to stop the cancer from growing any further, and hopefully to make the cancer go away. Second opinions are a very good idea, because some doctors are more current on certain aspects of the treatment of breast cancer than other doctors may be. Each case is completely individual, but you can get a general idea of what is happening in this medical field by looking at Treatment Of Breast Cancer.
Several experts have contributed some interesting information about Breast Massage. They talk about how to do it and why you would want to do it. You will find some interesting theories and concepts here, information that every woman may want to find out about.
Many people that suffer from serious (and often deadly) diseases have said that having the disease is the easier part. The harder part is being the support person; the one that is always there, flawlessly serving their every need, tirelessly holding their hand, speaking the kind words that get them through the days (and the long nights). We want to offer some suggestions for those that serve as Partners And Support Persons.
There are many organizations and groups that can help the breast cancer patient and the support person to keep informed about new medical procedures, new drugs, drug trials, etc. Each organization tries to maintain a website with current information, making them a valuable resource for both the patient and the support person. You will find many good Links to excellent resources in our Topics Of Interest section.