GENETICS OF BREAST CANCER

GENETICS OF BREAST CANCER

Genes are short segments of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) found in chromosomes. DNA contains the instructions for building proteins. And proteins control the structure and function of all the cells that make up your body. Think of your genes as an instruction manual for...

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WHEN SHOULD I GET AN ULTRASOUND OR MAMMOGRAM?

WHEN SHOULD I GET AN ULTRASOUND OR MAMMOGRAM?

A breast ultrasound/mammogram is most often done to find out if a problem found on physical exam of the breast may be a tumor or not. Imaging is very crucial in early diagnosis of breast cancer therefore you should never hesitate to go for it even if just to be sure...

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Pinktober celebrating surviving

Pinktober celebrating surviving

Surviving breast cancer frequently entails commemorating significant anniversaries with a variety of events. On this occasion, some breast cancer survivors are reflective and quiet as they reflect on the challenges and successes of their diagnosis and treatment....

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Increasing number of breast cancer in young girls

Increasing number of breast cancer in young girls

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women between the ages of 15 and 39, accounting for 5.6% of all invasive breast cancer in women. Adolescents and young adult are more likely than older women to have familial cancer predisposition genes, larger breast tumors,...

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HEALTHY LIFE STYLE FOR BREAST CANCER PATIENT

HEALTHY LIFE STYLE FOR BREAST CANCER PATIENT

Managing and maintaining health means increased energy levels, and a better ability to accomplish our daily goals. Be physically active (get regular exercise). Obtain and keep a healthy weight. (Overweight or obese women with breast cancer should reduce their intake...

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FACTS ABOUT BREAST CANCER

FACTS ABOUT BREAST CANCER

Every minute, somewhere in the world, a woman dies from breast cancer. That’s more than 1,400 women every day. Breast cancer happens when cells in the breast grow and divide in an uncontrolled way, creating a mass of tissue called a tumor. World Health Organization...

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SURVIVAL STORY : LIFE AFTER BREAST CANCER

SURVIVAL STORY : LIFE AFTER BREAST CANCER

Hearing the words “you have breast cancer” changes the lives of thousands of women every year in Pakistan. Learn more about the personal experiences of a breast cancer survivor as she opens up about her journey and life after breast cancer.   Hameeda Nasir was 26...

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ROLE OF LACTATION IN BREAST CANCER PREVENTION

ROLE OF LACTATION IN BREAST CANCER PREVENTION

The term ‘lactation’ (breast feeding) refers to the process by which the mother produces milk to breastfeed, whether directly or through expressing or pumping breastmilk. Where breastfeeding is healthy for your baby and a wonderful way to bond with them it has also...

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