Daily Archives: June 20, 2016

10 Ways To Make Sure You Have The Right Oncologist

Once you have cancer, you’ll also have an oncologist – a cancer doctor. You may very well be seeing this doctor for the rest of your life. How do you know if this doctor is your perfect match – or half of a relationship destined to fail? 

  • 1. You feel comfortable talking about your deepest feelings.

    Cancer isn’t just a physical disease; it’s very emotional. As you go through treatment, making life-or-death decisions all along the way, it’s critical to be able to say what’s in your heart.

Brief History Of Breast Cancer: How It All Started

Breast cancer diagnostics, treatment and prevention has come a long way since its humble beginnings in ancient Egypt. Check out the history of this common and, at least to early doctors, extremely puzzling disease.

Breast cancer: now and then
Breast cancer: now and then

Breast cancer is among the most well-known and researched cancers in the medical world today. A diagnosis of breast cancer in 2012, while certainly terrifying, is no long the death sentence it was several years ago. In fact, women who detect breast cancer early in its development have a very good chance of a cancer-free future.

Nutrition Tips to Put to Work

Making wise nutritional choices is one of the best defenses against breast cancer.

Here are a few nutrition tips that can to put to work in your own life:

  • Eat a plant! At least two-thirds of your plate should be fresh vegetables and whole grains. No more than one-third should be animal protein.
  • Start your day with whole grain cereals. They contain folates, a B vitamin, which helps prevent breast cancer. Top with melons and strawberries, which are also rich in folates.
  • Add asparagus,

All About Breast Cancer Screening

Breast screening aims to find breast cancers early. It uses an X-ray test called a mammogram that can spot cancers when they are too small to see or feel.

Breast screening does, however, have some risks you should be aware of (see below).

As the likelihood of getting breast cancer increases with age, all women who are aged 50-70 and registered with a GP are automatically invited for breast cancer screening every three years.

In the meantime, if you are worried about breast cancer symptoms, such as a lump or area of thickened tissue in a breast,