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Breast Cancer Symptoms And Signs

Breast cancer is not usually recognizable through mammography screening or any other form of technological screening. This is because mammography screening has become a very commonly used form of diagnosis. Majority of women do not even show major signs and symptoms after diagnosis. It can also happen that sometimes the signs observed are for another completely different disease.

Breast Cancer

Some of the early warning signs for breast cancer are-

  • A change in the feel or look of your breasts
  • A change in the feel or look of your nipples
  • Unusual nipple discharge.

The different things you can notice in the change or look of your breast are-

  • When you are feeling you’re breasts, if you feel lumps or hard knots or some form of unusual thickening inside the breast or the underarm area near your breast,
  • The breast looking swollen, warmth, redness or the darkening of the breast.
  • Sudden change in the sizes of your breasts or extremely uneven sizes.
  • Puckering or dimpling of the skin around or on your breast area.

The different things you can notice in the change or look of your nipples are-

  • Scaly sore, itchy or a rash sort of thing on or around the nipple.
  • A pulling feeling in the nipples of any other parts of the breast.
  • Unusual discharge from the nipple which starts suddenly and occurs in random incidents.
  • Chilling sudden pain in the nipple or any other part of the breast.

In most of the incidents observed by women, these symptoms can also result in some other disease or problem the breast, such as benign breast conditions or breast pains. But it is always safe to diagnose the problem as the early breast cancer is diagnosed the higher are the chances of cure and the lower the side effects of the treatment.


Lumpiness or lumps in the breasts.

Breast tissues naturally are grown with a lumpy structure. Some women’s breasts are lumpier than others and this. To differentiate the natural bumpiness from bumpiness cause by cancer, see if both your breasts have the same feel and check if the bumpiness has suddenly occurred and you did not have it since a long time. Lumps or bumpiness that are hard and unusual are a sign of breast cancer.

Nipple discharge

A bloody or clear liquid leaking from the nipple suddenly, out of nowhere can be a serious sign of breast cancer. A little discharge can be your body’s natural reaction to pinching your nipple hard. If there is discharge without squeezing or occurs only in one breast is a dangerous sign. If there is milky discharge it is usually not a sign to worry about as it is a natural form of discharge.

Cancer Rank

Breast Cancer Prevention

In case you’re worried about breast cancer, you may think about whether there are steps you can take toward breast cancer counteractive action. Some hazard factors, for example, family ancestry, can’t be changed. Notwithstanding, there are way of life transforms you can make to bring down your hazard.

What would i be able to do to lessen my danger of breast cancer?

Way of life changes have been appeared in concentrates to diminish breast cancer chance even in high-hazard ladies. Coming up next are steps you can go for broke:


Utmost liquor. The more liquor you drink, the more noteworthy your danger of creating breast cancer. The general suggestion — in view of research on the impact of liquor on breast cancer chance — is to confine yourself to under 1 drink for each day as even little sums increment hazard.

Try not to smoke. Gathering proof recommends a connection among smoking and breast cancer hazard, especially in premenopausal ladies. What’s more, not smoking is extraordinary compared to other things you can improve the situation your general wellbeing.

Control your weight. Being overweight or large builds the danger of breast cancer. This is particularly valid if corpulence happens further down the road, especially after menopause.

Be physically dynamic. Physical action can enable you to keep up a sound weight, which, thusly, counteracts breast cancer. For most solid grown-ups, the Department of Health and Human Services prescribes no less than 150 minutes every seven day stretch of moderate oxygen consuming action or 75 minutes of incredible vigorous action week after week, in addition to quality preparing something like two times per week.

Breast-feed. Breast-sustaining may assume a job in breast cancer counteractive action. The more you breast-feed, the more prominent the defensive impact.

Cutoff portion and term of hormone treatment. Mix hormone treatment for more than three to five years builds the danger of breast cancer. In case you’re taking hormone treatment for menopausal manifestations, get some information about different choices. You may have the capacity to deal with your manifestations with nonhormonal treatments and prescriptions. On the off chance that you choose that the advantages of here and now hormone treatment exceed the dangers, utilize the least portion that works for you and keep on having your specialist screen the period of time you are taking hormones.


Stay away from introduction to radiation and natural contamination. Therapeutic imaging techniques, for example, modernized tomography, utilize high dosages of radiation. While more investigations are required, some exploration recommends a connection between breast cancer and radiation introduction. Lessen your introduction by having such tests just when completely essential.

Will a sound eating routine forestall breast cancer?

Eating a solid eating routine may diminish your danger of a few sorts of cancer, and additionally diabetes, coronary illness and stroke. For instance, ladies who eat a Mediterranean eating regimen enhanced with additional virgin olive oil and blended nuts may have a lessened danger of breast cancer. The Mediterranean eating regimen centers around for the most part on plant-based sustenances, for example, products of the soil, entire grains, vegetables and nuts. Individuals who pursue the Mediterranean eating regimen pick solid fats, similar to olive oil, over spread and fish rather than red meat.Keeping up a sound weight likewise is a key factor in breast cancer anticipation.

Is there a connection between anti-conception medication pills and breast cancer?

Some  hormonal contraception, which incorporates conception prevention pills and intrauterine devices (IUDs) that discharge hormones, expands the danger of breast cancer. In any case, the hazard is viewed as little, and it diminishes after you quit utilizing hormonal contraceptives.



Cancer Patient

Medical Innovation In Cancer

The fight against cancer intensified quite a long while ago, and researchers have been ever since striving to come up with faster, better and more effective cancer treatments. The good news is that they have been pretty successful and have achieved quite a lot of breakthroughs when it comes to innovation in cancer care and treatment. Let’s run you through the recent developments:

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Precision treatment:
No longer is cancer care generic in nature. Merely curing the patient is no longer the goal – curing the patient with the perfect medicines and procedures that are entirely in sync with the patient’s medical history, current lifestyle, genetics, diet and a host of other factors. Precision treatment is the best, as it overcomes the cons of generic therapy, which is, of course, useful – but not as much and quicker as the general treatment.

Artificial intelligence in cancer care:
Microsoft has been working on artificial intelligence and machine-based cancer care laboratory. It is expected to be completed within a decade and will then be sure to serve cancer patients all around the world. Artificial intelligence, combined with the efforts of the researcher’s knowledge and experience will then be used to chart out cancer treatments.

Intraoperative radiation for breast cancer:
Why opt for full breast radiation, that too in multiple sittings when you can opt for intra-operative radiation? This newest technology allows you to finish off your chemo session in one session itself. This is a surgery oriented treatment; wherein, the patient is treated and given chemoradiation during the surgery itself. It is instrumental in the primary stage of breast cancer.


Instead of fighting the ever elusive cancer cells, which adapt in every surrounding and are hard to detect, this therapy works on improvising the body’s immunity against cancer. The only defense mechanism against cancer is the body’s own immunity, and this is precisely what is being capitalized on in this therapy. Strengthen the immunity, make it stronger to tackle the cancer cells in all their forms and finally get rid of cancer entirely. And this therapy has seen a pretty high success rate too.

Gene mutations:
How about taking out cancer-causing elements from your genes itself? Gene mutation work towards doing this! If cancer cells are found in the DNA after genetic testing, these cancer-causing agents are muted right away to increase or rather, eliminate your risk against cancer. This therapy too has been quite effective in cancer care too.

Awareness Jewelry

Breast Cancer Awareness Jewelry

While going through her treatments, she was watching a football game with her husband and had the idea to design a decorative football that represented breast cancer. She thought about all the support and love she was receiving while going through a very difficult treatment regime and how many women struggle with finances. She decided that she could sell her work (knowing how many people attend and watch football games) and donate a percentage to women who were experiencing financial hardships while undergoing treatment.


While sick in bed, she created her first breast cancer awareness football and realized that what she had was a gift which, along with the support of her 3 daughters and husband, gave her strength to get through her treatment. She made several more footballs and started Yola Sports/Luxury Design.


Today, Yolanda is cancer-free and has expanded her design range to include business card holders, compact mirrors, Bibles, photo albums, and other specialty gifts such as the Capital Breast Care Center butterfly logo lapel pin. 15% of all proceeds from her breast cancer awareness products will be donated back to Capital Breast Care Center.


Yolanda has been a supporter of CBCC for the past several years. She has attended each Gift of Life Breakfast and in 2010 was asked by CBCC Executive Director Beth Beck to design a special lapel pin for the staff. The butterfly lapel pin was born and became an instant hit at the 2010 Gift of Life Breakfast.


Available designs:


  • 2-1/4″ Round Gold-Finish Medallion – $89.99
  • Business Card Case – $125.00
  • Retractable Makeup Brush – $200.00
  • Capital Breast Care Center Round Lapel Pin – $45.00
  • Breast Cancer Stiletto Shoe – $1,200.00
  • Baseball – $399.00
  • Hockey Puck Paperweight – $399.99
  • Breast Cancer Wood Clock – $249.99


All items are decorated using Swarovski Crystals. These items can be personalized with name, initials or numbers depending on the size of the item. You can also request a different color or design. 15% of each sale will be donated to Capital Breast Care Center.

New Mammography Recommendations

CBCC on New Mammography Recommendations

CBCC also issued the following response to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations:

We respect the evidence-based guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force; however, guidelines that make sense on a global scale are not always appropriate for certain populations. Capital Breast Care Center recognizes there are conflicting recommendations from professional organizations about when to begin mammography screening. The Center is not changing its screening recommendations—all women beginning at age 40 should continue to receive regular mammograms.

Capital Breast Care Center primarily serves low-income, African American/Black women, who may be unaware of their personal risks for breast cancer or who may lack access to regular healthcare screenings.

The National Cancer Institute states: “Lack of medical coverage, barriers to early detection and screening, and unequal access to improvements in cancer treatment may contribute to observed differences in survival between African American/Black and White women.”

Capital Breast Care Center was established explicitly to address this particular health disparity. Our impact is demonstrated by the following:

  • 2,000 women, 80 percent of whom are uninsured, access the Center each year for breast cancer screening services.
  • One half of all breast cancers detected at Capital Breast Care Center is in women under the age of 50.
  • Capital Breast Care Center detects cancer in our patients at twice the national average.
  • At yearly screenings, women receive other important services, such as education on cancer risk and breast health.
  • Capital Breast Care Center serves all women, regardless of their ability to pay.

Early screening is crucial for African American/Black women who have certain risk factors, particularly those in the DC-metropolitan area.

Give the Gift of Life

Give the Gift of Life

Capital Breast Care Center’s mission is to provide comprehensive, culturally appropriate breast cancer screening services and to promote health and wellness to women in the DC metropolitan area, regardless of their ability to pay.


The Center, also known as CBCC, not only offers state-of-the-art care, but its professional and compassionate staff are as skilled at listening to their patients as they are in providing clinical breast exams and mammograms.


A visit to CBCC is worlds apart from a visit to a traditional medical office or clinic. Each visit consists of comprehensive breast cancer risk assessment, health education, health assessment and family history. Promoting breast health and overall health and wellness are not mutually exclusive. This is even more so for our patients who are low income, uninsured or underinsured.


More than 60% of CBCC’s patients possess no insurance and 25% participate in Medicaid programs. You can support CBCC by choosing to obtain your clinical breast exam, especially if you are under age 40, or mammogram at CBCC.


Why this matters


  • More insured patients coming to the Center equates to more funds to cover the costs of breast care services for more uninsured women, notably the clinical breast exam (CBE) and vital patient education.
  • An insured patient’s insurance company reimburses CBCC for the time and breast health services and screening at a rate of 20-30%.
  • For one uninsured patient, a screening mammogram costs $300 on average, plus the time charged for a clinical breast exam, health education and detailed family history.
  • Every insured patient’s appointment enables CBCC an insurance reimbursement, which is more funding to cover the costs for services for the uninsured when they come to the Center.


How You Can Give the Gift of Life


Make the decision to get a mammogram and clinical breast exam at CBCC, this will protect your own breast health and enable a woman without insurance the chance to protect hers as well.