In the past, the month of October has meant orange, yellow, and other gorgeous autumn colors. Welcome to Breast Cancer Awareness Month — the season of pink ribbons and blatant consumerism. Artificially flavored, colored, and sweetened foods, candy, alcoholic beverages, buckets of chicken, toxic beauty products, useless trinkets, NFL athletes — even handguns — have been adorned with the ubiquitous pink ribbon. Nothing, no matter how egregious, seems to be off limits. The current rate of 1 in 8 women developing breast cancer in her lifetime is truly a national tragedy.
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Ask any woman, and she probably knows someone who has had breast cancer, or she has had it herself. It is downright scary. While breast cancer rates have decreased marginally over the past decade possibly due to the decrease in prescribed hormone replacement therapy , they remain high. Men are not immune either. Death rates in women have also dropped since
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Food for Breast Cancer. Herceptin binds selectively to the HER2 protein, thereby reducing cancer cell growth and proliferation. Herceptin normally is administered intravenously alone or in combination with a chemotherapy regimen. There are a few foods and spices that have been shown to amplify the effects of Herceptin, thereby increasing its effectiveness. Herceptin and other similar monoclonal antibodies can result in side effects such as flu-like symptoms fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, increased cough, headache , low white blood cell count, anemia, increased infections, and muscle pain.
Concerned about cancer prevention? Take charge by making changes such as eating a healthy diet and getting regular screenings. You've probably heard conflicting reports about cancer prevention.