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Early signs of breast cancer

 Breast cancer may affect an eighth of women during their lifetime, and it is considered one of the most common types of cancer in women around the world. Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer that may affect women, but it is no longer the type of cancer mainly responsible for their death. One in eight women around the world suffers from breast cancer, and this health information may help to understand and diagnose breast cancer, and to consider its various treatment options depending on the type of diagnosis.

Early symptoms of breast cancer:

The patient has many of the following symptoms, and she must consult a doctor immediately, including:

  •  Breast secretion of a transparent substance, and it may be similar to blood from the nipple, which may sometimes be associated with a lump in the breast.
  •  An obvious change in the size or shape of the breast; The patient may notice a difference between the size or color of the breasts, and she may notice an increase in the size of one of the breasts.
  •  The surface of the breast skin is wrinkled, and a redness similar to an orange peel.
  • Retraction and dentation of the nipple.
  •  The patient may notice a change in the position of the nipple, either to the right or to the left, with the appearance of clear serrations on the surface of the breast, just by touching.
  •  Flatness of the skin that covers the breast, and dry breasts may lead to its flattening, and the patient can notice this by comparing its texture with the texture of the other breast.
  • Chest or armpit pain is not related to a woman's menstrual period.
  • Where the pain of breast cancer differs from the pain of the menstrual period in that the pain of menstruation disappear as soon as the end of menstruation, while the pain of breast cancer remains constant all the time.
  •  Swelling in one of the armpits, and the appearance of clear swelling that can be seen in the patient.

Causes of breast cancer:

 There are some risk factors that may increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, including:

 Getting old:

Where more than 80% of women suffering from breast cancer are over the age of 50, and age is a dangerous factor in breast cancer cases; The older a woman gets, the greater the risk of developing breast cancer.

Genetic factor:

Whereas, women who have a hereditary history of breast or ovarian cancer are more likely to have the disease, compared to those who do not have a previous history of disease, and if two close family members have the disease, this does not mean that they share the same genes; Because it is a relatively common disease, and it is not completely dependent on the genetic factor.

Previous presence of benign lumps in the patient:

Whereas, women who have had some types of benign lumps from the disease (non-cancerous) are more likely to develop cancer at a later time, such as: Unusual ductal enlargement.

 Estrogen factor:

Whereas women who have advanced in age and entered menopause are more likely to develop breast cancer; This is because their bodies are exposed to the hormone estrogen for a longer period, and exposure to the hormone estrogen begins at the start of menstruation, and decreases dramatically at menopause.

Sudden obesity after menopause:

As menopause in women makes them more likely to gain weight; This may increase the risk of developing breast cancer in particular. This is because the hormone estrogen decreases dramatically after menopause.

Foods to fight breast cancer:

There are many plant-based and naturally available foods in our food that have proven effective in fighting breast cancer, including:


Cranberry has anti-cancer properties. Because it contains a wide variety of antioxidants, such as ellagic acid, anthocyanin, and petrostilbene, and large amounts of polyphenols, which are eight times as effective as vitamin C. These antioxidants contribute to hindering the division of cancer cells in the breast, and stopping them in their early stages of division.


It is a member of the cruciferous family, which belongs to vegetables, and it has been found that cabbage contains anti-cancer substances of various types, known as the indole-3-carbinol compound, which protects against breast cancer by activating the hormone estrogen.


Researcher Sarah J. Nechuta, MPH, PhD at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, said that the more solid vegetables you eat, the better your body will be, and the sulphurophanes in broccoli, responsible for its bitter taste, have been shown to enhance the performance of vital liver enzymes, which work. In turn, it helps rid the body of toxins. It was found that the level of this enzyme is usually low in women with breast cancer.


As turmeric is rich in important elements for strengthening immunity, such as: dietary fiber, protein, vitamin C, K, E and many minerals, such as: calcium, copper, sodium, potassium, zinc, and antioxidants, which give it several anti-inflammatory and cellular properties. Cancer, and microbes, as the substance curcumin; It is an active substance found in turmeric, and it was found to have a role in stimulating the self-destruction of cancer cells and resisting breast cancer.


Where tomatoes contain powerful antioxidants such as: flavonoids, in addition to lycopene in the tomato peel, which is responsible for the tomato's red color, which plays a role in reducing the risk of many types of cancer, especially breast cancer. In addition to tomatoes contain important elements, such as: potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, and iron. This gives it a major role in enhancing the body's immunity.

Garlic and onions:

It contains garlic and onions on many anti-cancer substances, such as: selenium and allicin, and many studies have shown that the properties that garlic contains fight cancer, especially prostate and breast cancer, and that the substance quercetin present in onions has an anti-cancer effect as well, in addition to Because it contains flavonoids; Which works to preserve tissues in the body, inhibit cell damage, and contains vitamin E and C, which are antioxidants, to enhance immunity and protect the body.