How To Prevent And Cure Breast Cancer With One Natural Ingredient

By Jyotsana Rao

If you see the statistics, the number of patients diagnosed with breast cancer has increased steadily, and it is expected that it will continue to increase. According to experts, one in eight women has a chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime.

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This deadly disease usually starts off in the inner lining of the lobules or milk ducts that supply the breasts with milk, and then, the tumor can spread to the other parts of the body. The most common symptom of breast cancer is the formation of a lump or mass in the breast(s) and it is usually discovered during self-examination. The lumps are usually painless and hard, but sometimes, they can be painful as well.

Other symptoms of breast cancer are swelling in the breast(s), irritation around the breast area, pain in the nipple or entire breast, change in the shape of breast(s), redness or thickening of the breast skin, nipple retraction or discharge from nipples.

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There are many factors that cause breast cancer. Like genetics. For example, if there is a history of breast cancer or ovarian cancer in your immediate or extended family, the chances are high that you might get affected by breast cancer. If your breast tissue is dense or if you have some types of dense breast lumps, you more likely to develop breast cancer in the later stages of your life. Your age, weight, height, estrogen levels, and addiction to certain drugs are some of the other factors that can cause breast cancer.

Since the disease is associated with a number of risk factors, a lot of research has been done to find ways to prevent it. One of the most effective solutions is the consumption of flaxseeds, which can be considered as a potential cure for breast cancer.

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You might be wondering, “what’s so special about flaxseeds?” Here’s how flaxseeds can help in preventing breast cancer.

Flaxseeds, also known as linseed, are considered as a rich source of lignans, dietary fiber, and omega-3 fats. In fact, flaxseeds are considered as the richest source of lignans on the planet. It has been proved in various studies that lignans significantly reduced the size of cancerous tumors in both rats and mice. They extracted lignans from flaxseeds and added that to the diet of mice that were suffering from cancer. After this treatment, the size of their tumors was reduced by almost 45%.

It works great against breast cancer as well. Flaxseeds have a weak estrogenic effect on the body, and thus, they are classified as a phytoestrogen. They reduce the amount of natural estrogen that affects breast cells.

The lignans help in reducing the development of breast cancer by interfering with the natural estrogen process in the body. Along with lignans, flaxseed is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids and fiber that help in protecting your body against any type of cancer. After a lot of research and studies, it has been proved that flaxseeds help not only in preventing the occurrence of breast cancer but also in treating this disease.

A clinical experiment was once conducted on patients with breast cancer. The patients were given muffins of two types – some were given muffins that had flaxseeds and others were given muffins without flaxseeds.

In the patients who consumed muffins with flaxseeds, it was noticed that they had increased apoptosis and decreased cell proliferation. Are you wondering what apoptosis is and how it helps in treating breast cancer? Apoptosis is a process that describes the death rate of cancer cells. These cancer cells usually live longer than the normal and healthy cells, and this is why it is difficult to kill them. Proliferation, on the other hand, describes the growth of a tumor. The speed of growth of cancer tumors is generally very fast because the cancer cells proliferate quickly. Consuming just 2-3 tablespoons of flaxseeds daily can accelerate the death rate of cancer cells.

Thus, consuming flaxseeds is a natural way of protecting your body from falling prey to breast cancer. All you need to do is grind flaxseeds in a spice grinder or a simple mixer grinder and just consume the powder. You can also consult your doctor and plan the amount of consumption with him/her.

As we all know, prevention is the best medicine. And next comes self-recognition. Whenever you feel there is something wrong with your body, it is best to get a body examination done to rule out any possible diseases.

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Jyotsana Rao is an engineering graduate from NIT, Nagpur, who discovered her love for writing during her undergraduate days. She... more

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