On Saturday, June 20th, SPT Wellness participated as a Sponsor for the Ellen Hermanson Foundation to help support the importance of Mammograms and SAVING LIVES, by donating their products & a Swag Bag to raise money for the South Hampton Hospital in Long Island.
According to BreastCancer.org, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In the US, an estimated 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 60,290 cases of non-invasive cases, are expected to be diagnosed in women in 2015 while only 2,350 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men.
In order to prevent an increase in breast cancer cases, it is extremely important for both men and women to be screened for signs or symptoms. Screening means checking the breasts through three main exams: Mammogram, Clinical Breast Exam and Breast Self-Exam. Medical clinics, hospitals, or health care providers’ officers typically offer breast cancer screenings.
A new lump or masses are the two common signs of breast cancer. A mass that is painless, hard or has irregular edges is more likely to be cancerous, but they can also be tender, soft or rounded. It is important that your health care provider check any changes or findings in your breast.
Although the causes of breast cancer are still unknown, there are many risk factors that may increase your chances of acquiring breast cancer. Some of these factors include age, having certain gene mutations such as BRCA 1 or 2, being overweight, not maintaining a healthy, balanced diet and drinking alcohol.
There are plenty of breast cancer-fighting foods that can be incorporated into your daily diet. The top three include mushrooms, broccoli sprouts and pomegranates…YUM!
A study published in Nutrition and Cancer in 2010 found that a higher consumption of mushrooms is associated with a lower risk of breast cancer, while the peppery sprouts of broccoli sprouts are high in sulforaphane, an antioxidant that is known to target and destroy cells that influence tumor growth. Pomegranates are rich with crunchy seeds that are endowed with ellagic acid, a potent antioxidant that may hinder and enzyme that plays a role in breast cancer development.
As always, SPT has another option just for you!
Grape Seed OPC
It keeps the connective tissues with anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, antihistaminic, anti-allergic, and anti-ulcerative properties. It helps to prevent Cancer and degenerative diseases.
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