Today is 22nd august, the day for which I have been waiting for. I was sitting at a corner in a laboratory and expecting my biopsy reports. I don’t know why but my heart was saying that the report would be negative…. Or actually I was just fooling myself. Last month I noticed a nodule on my left breast and then went to the doctor for advice. The doctor told me that it could be breast cancer and asked me to go for biopsy. Since then I have been collecting information about breast cancer.
The easiest way to reduce breast cancer is early detection. if cancer is ascertained at an early stage then it can be cured.
In a survey it is found that among those who suffered breat cancer 80-90 % women were the one who first identified it. They usually observed a nodule in their breast or unusual growth and they went to the doctor.
In breast cancer approximately 50% women die and this happen due to their carelessness. They go to the doctor when the cancer is on 3rd or 4 th stage. Breast cancer has become a very common disease but we can stop it, for example in Kolkata we hardly used to see 8-9 women per lakh population but this number has increased to 30. As per doctor Ashish Mukherjee of Netaji subhas Chandra bose cancer institute, cancer starts with breast and with time it spread to bones, muscles and then brain and the patient die.
What is the cause of breast cancer ? in women, a hormone is secreted from the ovary, which is known as ostrogen, when this secretion is more, then the women get breast cancer.
How to ascertain breast cancer ?
If the size of the breast become too large or unusual but there is no pain, if there is bleeding from nipple and this condition remain so for few days then we should be cautious. And we should consult a doctor.
In most cases breast cancer is due to food habits and life style pattern. Eating Fast food, junk fiood and spicy food, drinking alcolhol and smoking and lack of exercise or any physical activity , all can lead to breast cancer. According to Dr Sengupta of cancer institute , breast cancer can be genetic also. In this situationthe genes BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 change their composition for certain reason. These genes are found in all women but girls whose mothers and grandny have suffered from breast cancer they should go for a BRCA test. If the report come positive then they should get married by age 20 and should have children 1 or 2 children and should breast feed her children. Then the girl should go for histectomy or overy removal surgery in order to avoid breast cancer.
Women who fail to notice it at an early stage need to go for chemotherapy or breast removal surgery to save their life. Now a days with plastic surgery they can go for a reconstructive surgery of breast.
I got my reports and against my wishes the test were positive but my cancer is at stage 2 and I know by now that it can be cured……. Thank you GOD.