Breast Cancer Awareness and Common Causes.Dr. Swati Suradkar
Hello, here we are going to discuss breast cancer. As a breast surgeon in Pune, I understand women’s health problems. Breast cancer is the most common cancer found in women and the fifth most common cause of death caused by cancer after lung cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, and colon cancer. Every single year, it accounts for 1% of the deaths that occur every single year in the world. For example, in 2005, 502,000 people died because of breast cancer. That made up 7% of the deaths caused by cancer and 1% of all deaths in the world.
Unfortunately for women in the United States, it is the second biggest cancer killer (after lung cancer) and affects one in eight women. One in thirty-three women in the United States will die from breast cancer. Unfortunately, these numbers are increasing.
Breast Cancer Rates are on the Increase.
Ever since the 1970s, the number of breast cancer cases has begun steadily increasing. The belief, according to doctors, is the lifestyle at which women in the western part of the world live. However, this is not the only cause of it and other causes could simply be environmental. Doctors are not exactly sure why the cells of the breast tissue begin to mutate and mitosis becomes irregular. All they do know is that since the 1970s, it has begun to increase steadily and they play it partially on the lifestyles of the women.
Common causes of Breast Cancer
Some of the causes that doctors do believe cause breast cancer are: hereditary (genetics), age, gender (male or female), diet, alcohol consumption, and obesity. The saying is very simple: if you are healthy, you will be healthy. Alcohol is bad for the body and can cause damage to the cells. Cause too much damage to a cell and it can become mutated which could lead to a growth of some sort or a tumor. Obesity also plays a part in it because it was found that a woman that gained 22lbs after entering menopause increased her chances of getting breast cancer by eighteen percent. It has been found that smoking can cause breast cancer; radiation to the chest, and hormones can also cause breast cancer. It is very simple. If things are changed around in the body and the levels of hormones in the body are altered, the body begins to change its methods of working. If cells mitotic speed changes, it could become altered enough to mutate, which is the starting sign of a tumor.
The thing to remember about breast cancer that is commonly forgotten is that the tissue of the breast is identical whether it is a man or woman. Because of this, a man can have breast cancer; however, it is a lot less common in men. Breast cancer can be found in men and women. It can kill both men and women. There are ways to lower your risks about it; however, anyone can get breast cancer, just like anyone can get any cancer. A cancer is simply a mutation of the cells, and if this is not controlled, it can cause death to the person.
My self Dr.Swati Suradkar Fellowship – Breast Surgery, Trained at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. Now working in a various hospital as a Breast Surgeon in Pune. I am always ready to provide breast cancer treatment in Pune. Feel free to contact me for any kind of breast cancer problems.