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Breast cancer health care, emotions passage and help information
What Is Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer develops when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. The tumor is malignant (cancer) if the cells can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. Breast cancer occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get breast cancer, too.
Where breast cancer starts?
Breast cancer can start from different parts of the breast. Most breast cancers begin in the ducts that carry milk to the nipple. Some start in the glands that make breast milk (lobular cancers).
Many types of breast cancer can cause a lump in the breast, not all do. Many breast cancers are found on screening mammograms which can detect cancers at an earlier stage, often before they can be felt, and before symptoms develop. There are other symptoms of breast cancer women should watch for and report to a health care provider.
It’s also important to understand that most breast lumps are benign and not cancer (malignant). Non-cancerous breast tumors are abnormal growths, but they do not spread outside of the breast and they are not life threatening. But some benign breast lumps can increase a woman's risk of getting breast cancer.
How breast cancer spreads?
Breast cancer can spread when the cancer cells get into the blood or lymph system and are carried to other parts of the body.
The lymph system is a network of lymph (or lymphatic) vessels found throughout the body that connects lymph nodes (small bean-shaped collections of immune system cells). The clear fluid inside the lymph vessels contains tissue by-products and waste material, as well as immune system cells. The lymph vessels carry lymph fluid away from the breast. In the case of breast cancer, cancer cells can enter those lymph vessels and start to grow in lymph nodes. Lymph nodes under the arm (axillaries nodes) must be check by a specialist as soon as it is discover.
Emotions and Breast Cancer
During the treatment, women may find themselves overwhelmed by many different emotions. This happens a lot. Some amount of depression, anxiety, and fear is normal when breast cancer is a part of their life. A certain amount of distress is normal as well. Some women are affected more than others. But everyone can benefit from help and support from other people, whether friends and family, religious groups, support groups, professional counselors, or others.
Emotional issues can arise after treatment as well. For example, women will probably be concerned that the cancer might come back. Maybe they are more aware of the effects that cancer has had on their family, friends, and career. They may take a new look at their relationships with those around them. Unexpected issues might also cause concern. For instance, they might be stressed by financial concerns resulting from their treatment. They might also see their health care team less often after treatment and have more time on their hands. Any of these things might make them anxious.
Special issues women with breast cancer face
Many women with breast cancer face additional stressful issues. For example, their appearance might have changed as a result of breast cancer surgery. They may also have concerns about sexuality after breast cancer.
For younger breast cancer survivors, changes in appearance and sexuality might be even more stressful. Some women might still be thinking about starting a family or having more children, and might worry about how the cancer and its treatment might affect this. Others might have already started families and might worry about how this could affect them. For some women, chemotherapy can cause early menopause, which can be very distressing on its own.
Finding help and support
Almost everyone who is going through or has been through cancer can benefit from some type of support. They need people they can turn to for strength and comfort. Support can come in many forms: family, friends, cancer support groups, religious or spiritual groups, online support communities, or one-on-one counselors. Also, some people feel safe in education groups. Others would rather talk in an informal setting, such as church. Whatever the source of strength or comfort is, it is important to show the person that he/she has a place to go with his/her concerns.
How can you help?
Unleashed Creations Pet Spa & Resort is proudly supporting the Breast Cancer Society for the cure and National Breast Cancer Awareness month. We will donate $3 for each customer who uses our services throughout October, our goal is to reach $2000 dollars. Please help us in this good cause by sharing the word with friends, family, co-workers, social media, and others to make this happen.
We will keep record of the customers who are part of this campaign by contributing on this cause and it will be a gift raffle at the end of the month for supportive customers.
We will raffle 3 gift baskets with products and coupons with services for our furry friends and their supportive and caring parents; which will be record on Facebook live for our participants to witness the announcement of the winners.
This is a pure passion campaign that with the art in the hands of our 16th and 20th years of experienced groomers, the love for dogs and YOUR HELP, will be a success, not only for us, but for all the souls with a daily fight against breast cancer. Show them that there is someone out there fighting for them. Be a hero, help us fight cancer. Call now…!
Suwanee Magazine November 2, 2015