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Will eating kale help fight breast cancer?

Will eating kale help fight breast cancer?

Not necessarily: There are no specific dietary factors known to prevent breast cancer. However kale and many other vegetables contain tremendous amounts of trace vitamins and other nutrients including anti-oxidants, which may help reduce the risk of developing a cancer. In general a low-fat, plant-based diet is healthier and can be considered preventative for many chronic diseases as well as cancer. ...Read more

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Why do doctors after giving the pellets for testoterone, give a small pill that women use for breast cancer, saying to fight the oestrogen, from testo?

Why do doctors after giving the pellets for testoterone, give a small pill that women use for breast cancer, saying to fight the oestrogen, from testo?

Metabolism pathway: Testosterone can be metabolised to Estradiol by the enzyme aromatase. Aromatase inhibitor will inhibit aromatase enzyme and as the result will prevent the conversion to estrodiol which is female hormone. That also will enhance potency of the testosterone. ...Read more

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I thought breast cancer also followed paternal lineage. My paternal grandmother and aunt, both died in 50's and my cousin is fighting a second occurrence (my age - 50's). I got myself checked, but breast center only asked about mom's side.

True: Most inherited breast cancers are associated to mutations in the genes brca 1 and 2. These mutations can indeed come from your father's side. People with suspicious family history like yours should visit a professional with expertise in inherited cancers. Good for you for being aware of this. ...Read more

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My antibodies are fighting with my good cells and is destroying them in my thyroid area and my breast and in my uterus?

My antibodies are fighting with my good cells and is destroying them in my thyroid area and my breast and in my uterus?

How do you know?: If you have immune thyroiditis or thyroid inflammation, it may interfere with your thyroid's ability to produce a normal amount of thyroid hormone, but that's easy to fix with the proper dose of brand name T4 replacement, checked by lab in your doctor's office. That inflammation won't harm any other part of your body. ...Read more

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My WBC is 1.6. My spleen is ok and breast cancer runs in my family. I do daycare and have been able to fight off illnesses.what does this mean? I

My WBC is 1.6. My spleen is ok and breast cancer runs in my family. I do daycare and have been able to fight off illnesses.what does this mean? I

Low wbc count.: Various reasons brings it down such as viral illness , bone marrrow diseases , autoimmune illnesses , some kind of medications etc. See a hematologist. ...Read more

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How can I fight chemotherapy induced nausea during breast cancer treatment?

How can I fight chemotherapy induced nausea during breast cancer treatment?

Medication: Begin with basic nausea medicines such as Compazine or phenergan, (promethazine) if not improved then more expensive medications such as Zofran or others. It also helps if patients avoid smells or foods that seem to trigger the symptom. Sometimes even perfumes and non food smells may be an issue and you can avoid them if suspected. Foods like crackers, 7-up, ginger ale or ginger root can help. ...Read more

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My best friend is fighting stage IV breast cancer an how the cancer spread through her brain and lungs and lymph node, what are her chances?

My best friend is fighting stage IV breast cancer an how the cancer spread through her brain and lungs and lymph node, what are her chances?

Not great: Once cancer reaches the brain, survival is diminished. But there are long term survivors that have brain metastasis. The best thing that you can do is provide hope and support for her. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Mom was at stage 4 breast cancer, done w chemo and double mastectomy, healing for radiation. Natural supplements that will fight or stop/slow spread?

Unknown: Good question, but answer is not clear as far as i know. Consider a multivitamin and/or calcium + vitamin d supplement with a healthy diet. Would avoid any types of hormonal supplements and strongly recommend she discontinue smoking. During radiotherapy, avoid high dose/potency antioxidants. ...Read more

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What's a good sized breasts?

What's a good sized breasts?

Size of breasts: Usually the ones you are born with are just the right size. However many people seem to think that they have to look like the movie stars in order to be noticed by the opposite sex, so they become self conscious about their breast size. ...Read more

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