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Did You Know You Can Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

According to the CDC, breast cancer is the second most common cause of death in women. In 2010, an estimated 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to occur in women. Men need to be vigilant, too, as 1,970 new cases will occur in men. October is breast cancer awareness month….Women in America are encouraged to do periodic mammogram screenings. Unfortunately, there have been some potentially associated risks with mammograms. The scientific community is currently debating this very issue. I suggest the following the 7 practices listed below:

  1.  Prevention….prevention….prevention…..prevention!! Perform regular self-examinations on your breast. You know your body better than anyone else. If you feel something unusual, meet your physician immediately. Early detection saves lives. Consider utilizing a safer imaging such as Thermography. Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) is a totally non-invasive, painless procedure with no radiation and no contact with the body. DITI is a clinical imaging technique that records the thermal patterns of your body. Your thermal images are used by your health care practitioner to help diagnose and monitor pain or pathology in any part of your body. Thermal imaging is used to help determine the cause of pain, to aid in the early detection of disease, to define a previously diagnosed injury or condition and to follow progress of healing and rehabilitation.
  2. Perform a urine test called, “Estronex!” Estronex Profile measures important estrogen metabolites with one simple urine collection. How your body metabolizes and eliminates certain estrogen’s plays an important role in determining risk levels. Knowing this ratio with assist you in determining how to prevent estrogen dominant cancers.
  3. Exercise consistently….Your movement is good medicine! Get out there and move….Your circulatory system and lymphatics will thank you…Try jumping on a trampoline..try skipping rope…Confuse your body with different movements.
  4. Eat to win! Change your diet..change your life. Choose Organic whole foods. Clean water and Cruciferous vegeatables (broccoli, cauliflower and brussell sprouts) are considered to have the highest levels of sulforaphane. A substance that alters the onca gene that causes cancer and helps excrete bad estrogens.
  5.  Laughter
  6. Take Selenium daily. 200 mcg daily has been reported to prevent Cancer! 1 Brazil nut has 50 to 100 mcg. Go nuts for nuts….Brazil nuts.
  7. Stress reduction and eliminate anxiety.

There are many reasons why women end up with breast cancer diagnosis. However, following these 7 steps will either, prevent, delay or eliminate the risk of contracting this dreadful disease. If you have any questions visit the Progressive Medical Center website or call us at 770-676-6000