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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dr, Breast Cancer Fears, Estrogen Risks, Foods To Prevent

Breast Cancer,  Estrogen Risks, and Foods To Prevent Breast Cancer

November 2, 2011

breast cancer fears, estrogen risks
Today's show was about breast cancer.  Just during the duration of today's Dr. Oz Show 23 more women across America were diagnosed with breast cancer.  This happens each and every day.  Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer for women and it doesn't care about your race or ethnicity.  It can also be deadly as well.  Every 69 seconds a woman dies from breast cancer.  Today Dr. Oz gives advice that every woman should take notice too.  Today Dr. Oz gave the facts to end the confusion and discussed ways in which you can protect yourself.

Breast cancer screenings are critical for every woman. Did you know that 85% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are still alive 10 years later after diagnosis.

Dr. Oz had on a guest physician named Ruth Oratz.  She said that your exposure to estrogen is the #1 risk factor for breast cancer.  She said that only 5-10% have a genetic susceptibility.  The estrogen's exposure to breast tissue can cause cancers to start developing.

Estrogen Risk Factors

  • You started menstruating before age 12
  • You had first child after 30
  • You bottle fed your children
  • You went into menopause after 55
  • You had hormone treatments
How can we control our estrogen levels?
  • Controlling weight.  Being overweight and having more fat cells increase the amounts of estrogen that women have in their bodies.  Fat cells produce and store estrogen.  Women 45 pounds overweight have twice the risk of getting breast cancer.
  • Breast density - Dense breast tissue is more at risk of developing breast cancer.  Dr. Oz said that "You would think" that you could tell if your breasts were dense or not, simply by touching them. However, you can not.  Dr. Ruth Oratz said that the only way to tell if you have dense breasts is through a mammogram.  Dense breasts make it much harder to detect breast cancers.  If you have dense breasts ultrasounds are very helpful.  MRI's are helpful as well.  There is a new test called digital tomosynthesis that takes a three dimensional image of your breasts.

Foods To Prevent Breast Cancer

Sulfur Rich Foods - Broccoli, Cauliflower, Arugula, Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts contain an ingredient called sulforaphane are the best foods that you can eat when it comes to cancer fighting properties. Broccoli sprouts are fabulous because just a pinch of broccoli sprouts has as much compounds as what a pound of fully grown broccoli does!

Folate Rich Foods - Eggs, spinich, asparagus, oranges, and more. Folate rich foods helps prevent damage to your DNA. Women who have high levels of folic acid in their body have a 44% reduction in their risk of developing breast cancer. Sprouted green lentils are also very high in folate.

Fiber Rich Foods - Whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Wheat, oats, pears, strawberries, raspberries, and more!

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