Triple Negative Breast Cancer – Just the Facts in English
10 – 20% of all breast cancer tests as triple negative
I could give you a lot of medical jargon, but nobody wants to read that so, let’s get to the facts and what to watch for, what can cause it and how it can be prevented.
Here we go, first let’s talk about what signs will take you to your doctor.
- Visible, evident lump in your breast (no surprise there)
- Thickening or dimpling of the skin on or around the breast
- Changes to the size or shape of the breast or nipple
- Unusual discharge from the nipple (nobody wants that)
- Rash on the nipple or other area on and around the armpit
- Swelling or formation of a lump in the armpit
Ok, so now that we have that list out of the way, let’s find out what can cause it.
Let me use the medical verbage here first…ok, a definitive and direct cause of this form of cancer is unclear but studies indicate that socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals may be at a higher risk of developing TNBC (Triple Negative Breast Cancer). Alright, lets make that a little clearer…STRESS is the name of this game.
Ladies, ladies, ladies, it is time to manage your stress, seriously!!
So basically, we are allowing outside influences to stress us out, cause us depression and anxiety until we get cancer. I don’t even know how to respond to that…which if you know me, does not happen often.
Ok let’s move on, so they tested this theory on mice and they found that long-term exposure to stress causes a reaction in the fat cells of the mammary glands which then results in the higher growth rate of precancerous cells. Their glucose levels in these glands were also twice the amount present in unstressed mice, meaning that it causes our metabolic activity to speed up also speeding up how fast these precancer cells multiply.
Is everybody following the bouncing ball here.
Symptoms to watch for that can come from stress
- Binge drinking
- Poor sleeping habits
- Lack of physical activity
- Poor eating habits
- Anxiety, depression
- Exposed to higher levels of environmental stressors
Next let’s talk about prevention! It is time to heal the mind, the body and the spirit…it is time to take your health seriously. #changeyourmindset #changeyourlifestyle
- Consumption of bee propolis (contains caffeic acid phenethyl ester which may have anti-tumour effects on TNBC)
- Consumption of blueberries (contain phytochemicals that may slow tumour growth)
- Consumption of vitamin D (may eliminate proteins that TNBC relies on to spread and survive)
- Consumption of curcumin (may reduce growth of cancer cells and trigger programmed cell death)
- Cannabinoids (may lower inflammatory cytokines in cancer cells and trigger programmed cell death)
Lastly deal with your triggers, your emotional struggles, your hurt, your pain and how you manage stress. I hope you found this brief article helpful and informative.
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