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A Holistic Approach To Cancer

Many years ago, I read the autobiography of seven times Tour de France winner and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong. That was my first experience of reading about cancer. Not just cancer, reading about what he went through was gut-wrenching. Since then, whenever I come across someone going through cancer treatment or has recovered takes me back to that book and the same feelings appear. Given that I write for all Mummas, I wanted to discuss breast cancer and how you can be vigilant to detect it early and seek treatment before it’s too late.

A Holistic Approach To Cancer (Breast Cancer)

Causes of Cancer

In layman language, out of those innumerable cells in our body, some become faulty and mutate. Those defective cells replicate defying our immune system and form the tumor, i.e. cancer. Some types of cancers are caused by the way one leads his/her life, also called as lifestyle choices. Whereas, there are some forms which are hereditary like breast cancer.

About Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a tumour that forms in the muscle tissues of the breasts. Although it majorly impacts women, men also get breast cancer.

Causes of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is hereditary. If someone on the mother’s side or the mother has/had it, then there are chances that it might get passed on to the women in next generation. However, it’s not necessary one will surely get it. There are now tests done to investigate it.

Symptoms of Breast Cancer

  1. Constant soreness in nipples
  2. Swollen or inverted nipples
  3. Discharge from nipples
  4. Lumps around the breast area or in the underarm area

Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

Medically, “biopsy” is the process for diagnosis of cancer. As a method of early detection, breast self-examination is a technique used for examining the breast tissue for any physical or visual changes.

Treatment and Care for Cancer

Cancer can form anywhere in the body. If not diagnosed or treated timely, it may lead to serious consequences. Cancer not only affects the person who is going through it but also people around him/her. The family and friends are equally impacted. It’s tough to see your loved ones suffering.

Alongwith the treatment and care, a cancer patient and his/her family also needs guidance. Caring for a cancer patient also means lending them an ear, listen to them, helping them in their transport and movement, and assisting them in their everyday chores.

After establishing their cancer care clinics in UK and Honk Kong, ICD Healthcare has come to India to bring the advance cancer treatment, care and assisting the patients in recovery.  ICD is a partnership between patient, doctor, science and disease.

Here’s what Dr. Harjit Bahia, COO of ICD Healthcare has to say:

Cancer not only requires attentive medical care but it’s also very important to provide psychological support to the patient. ICD Healthcare has a holistic approach and personalised cancer care for every patient. Their aim is to fight cancer worldwide.

19 thoughts on “A Holistic Approach To Cancer

  1. Cancer is actually become so common hear days and prevention of cancer is being discussed left right and centre. But a holistic approach is news to me

  2. this is one topic that every woman should read about. in fact, I read that 1 in every 8 women in India dies of breast cancer, and this number is really scary and staggering. great informative post.

  3. Very informative article on the Breast Cancer. Some of the info on causes, symptom, diagnosis and treatment are well captured. I will share it with friends so they also know.

  4. An excellent initiative to raise awareness and spread the need for Holistic cancer treatment.Breast cancer needs awareness.

  5. That’s an all-encompassing article about Breast cancer. Thanks for sharing this. We need more such holistic clinics like ICD helthcare

  6. Breast cancer is something every woman should know and be aware about… It is very common in women and most of them dont even know about it! Thanks for this post!

  7. Considering the fact that cancer is really so common nowadays this article is a must read. The way you have laid out the cards calling out symptoms i think this is an article i will always turn back to.

  8. I have seen someone close suffer from Cancer and was nodding my head to every single point here. It’s important to listen to those who are suffering and provide not only medical care but also psychological support.

  9. Early diagnose is better so it can be treated well in time. Good to read about ICD and will check it out here in the UK.

  10. this was quite an insight! i always wanted to know more about cancer but i didnt fight info that was simple enough for me to understand, this one is detailed, yet simple. loved reading it.

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