Chinese Medicine: How to Prevent and Reduce Breast Cancer

Today, not only women suffer breast cancer but some men do as well. Currently, breast cancer has become a major threat to human health and life. Perhaps this makes a lot of breast cancer patients anxious, especially male patients who are ashamed to describe the disease and fear of exposing this terrible cancer. So which things have an anti-cancer effect? How long can patients with advanced stages of breast cancer live?


Many people love drinking tea, and China itself is considered a nation of tea. Tea is China’s most unique dietary element, and is one of the world’s most recognized healthy drinks. According to analysis, tea contains more than 300 kinds of chemical components, such as protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and amino acids, polyphenols, catechins, aromatic oils, LPS etc. It has is a medicinal substance of important nutritional value and its functions are necessary for the body. According to a survey in Shizuoka, Japan, green tea, longjing tea, maofeng tea and other teas are good for the inhibition of breast cancer. Green tea production areas in fact demonstrate significantly lower rates cancer morbidity and mortality than any other place. This is because tea is composed of anti-cancer ingredients, mainly catechins, whic make up about 15% -20% of green tea. In addition, tea contains vitamin C and E, which also have some anti-cancer effects.


In 100 grams of cabbage enzyme, 1% is methanol enzyme, so if you eat 50 grams of cabbage per day, you can get 500mg of methanol enzyme. This will ensure that the concentration of “Methanol enzyme” will achieve an effective amount to prevent breast cancer.

Cabbage is a favorite amongst Beijingers in the winter, and in a New York State University Health study of more than 600 women, it was found that amongst women who eat cabbage for all three meals a day, when compared to women who do not eat cabbage, the incidence of breast cancer rate is 54 percent lower.

Nutrition experts also analyzed that the incidence of breast cancer in Chinese women is only about 5 percent that of American women, and that this is directly related to Chinese women eating more cabbage.

In 100 grams of cabbage enzyme, 1% is methanol enzyme, so if you eat 50 grams of cabbage per day, you can get 500mg of methanol enzyme. This will ensure that the concentration of “Methanol enzyme” will achieve an effective amount to prevent breast cancer.


Modern nutritional studies have found that kelp is low in calories and high in resin and mineral content, so when eaten it is easily digested and absorbed, has anti-aging effects, but does not incur any worry about becoming fat.

In addition, kelp also contains Iodine, which can promote ovarian follicular luteinization. Thus, it balances estrogen levels in the female body caused by endocrine disorders and prevents an excess of estrogen, eliminating breast hyperplasia and effectively preventing breast cancer

Moderate exercise is good for health.

Here is a “ten-step breast-protecting exercise” that can protect the breasts and prevent breast cancer.

Elbow movement (adjusts the breast glands and armpit blood circulation)

Shoulder movement (relaxes shoulder muscles, adjusts the shoulder and chest shape)

Chest (Chest exercises to promote blood circulation, encouraging blood flow in the breast)

Rocking chest movement (extend arms laterally and increase the speed of blood circulation in the breast)

Riase the fist upward (stretches the tendon, exercises both sides of the chest muscles and strengthens blood circulation in the breast)

Backstroke style armswing (chest muscles gain adequate exercise, creating a beautiful figure)

Butterfly stroke armswing (the exercise of chest muscles and respiratory muscles beneath the breast is good prevention)

Left forearm and direction (to promote blood oxygenation, effectively pulling the surrounding breast tissue)

Forearm, wrist rotation (exercise the area around the breast to enhance blood and lymph endocrine function)

Chest massage (when the shoulder nerve greatly expands, blood supply increases, promoting blood circulation)

A good diet and regular exercise can prevent breast cancer. How long patients with advanced breast cancer live has a strong relationship with their diet.

Moderate exercise and a positive mood and reduce the suffering of the sick and prolong the lives of patients

What are the early symptoms of breast cancer?

Breast cancer is not new to us. In our lives, breast cancer will bring us serious harm, so we want to understand the symptoms of early breast cancer in order to get early detection and treatment. So what are the early symptoms of breast cancer? Let’s take a look at it.

  • What are the early symptoms of breast cancer?

Tumors: most patients use lumps found inside the breast as a means of diagnosis. Adult women should pay close attention to breast lumps. With breast cancer tumors are usually singular, and multiple lesions in the same breast is rarely seen. Tumors are morphologically diverse, and they are generally considered irregular phenomenon. The edges are not clear and it has a rigid texture.

Cancerous tumors in the early stage are confined to within the breast. They still can be pushed, but do not seem benign as there is a greater range of motion. Once it violates the fascia or skin, the tumor cannot be pushed, and the disease has reached an advanced stage.

Pain: Most patients feel no pain, and a small number of patients are diagnosed through pain. The pain is usually a paroxysmal sharp pain or dull ache. Until the later stages, pain is not very severe.

Nipple discharge: nipple discharge may be physiological or pathological, and non-pregnant or lactating nipple discharge has an incidence of about 3% to 8%. Discharge can be colorless, white, yellow, brown, bloody, etc. and can also be watery, bloody, serum-like and purulent; discharge can be a lot or little, and not in regular time intervals. The patient often seeks treatment because discharge contaminates underwear. Nipple discharge cytology smears should be done to clarify. Most breast cancer is accompanied by breast lumps. Simply having nipple discharge as a symptom is rare.

What are the early symptoms of breast cancer? Breast skin changes: Breast skin changes are related to the depth of the tumor location and extent of the tumor’s infiltration. Small tumors located deep in the skin will show little skin change, but large tumors located in shallow skin and which adhered to the skin earlier will render skin sag or show signs of dimples. If cancer cells clog the lymphatic vessels, the skin will show subcutaneous swelling, making it appear like the skin of an orange, and is a symptom of late stage cancer.

Nipple changes: normal people have symmetrical breasts, but when there exist cancer near the nipple, the nipple is often pulled upwards, so the vertical positions of the nipples do not match. Nipple retraction is an important sign of breast cancer in the breast center. Nipples become hard to pull with a finger, and the nipple is in a stubborn retracted state. Eczema-like cancer will show an erosion of the nipple, often with skin crusts; changes in the disease and the boundaries of the skin are very clear, and as the disease advances the skin thickens.

What are the early symptoms of breast cancer? The above is a brief introduction to breast cancer. We believe that this introduction will be of help to more patients. Female friends must have regular medical examinations to prevent this female disease.

What are the early signs of breast cancer?

  1. Postmenopausal women especially, in the early stages of breast cancer, sometimes feel mild pain and discomfort in one breast, or part of one shoulder will feel heaviness and soreness that can even extend to the upper arm.
  1. In the early stage, breast lumps can be felt, are about the size of beans, and are hard but movable. Generally there is no significant pain, though a few experience paroxysmal dull or sharp pain and other symptoms.
  2. Breast shape changes: one of the early symptoms of breast cancer are that the skin bulges at tumor locations. The skin appears like orange peel, and even swells, discolors, or shows eczema-like changes and so on.
  1. Nipple retraction at the center of the nipple: the breast skin has mild depression (medically called “dimple disease”), there is nipple erosion, asymmetrical nipples or thickening of the breast skin, and the increasing size of pores (medically called “orange peel syndrome”).

5, Nipple discharge: if discharge is bloody or serum-lie, attention should be paid and further examination done.

6, Of the regional lymph nodes, ipsilateral axillary lymph nodes are most commonly seen. Supraclavicular lymph nodes occur when the cancer is already in a late stage.

What are the early manifestations of breast cancer?

Early breast cancer gives rise to obvious symptoms, and as long as there is careful observation and early treatment of symptoms, the development of the disease can be well controlled. How can one detect breast cancer early? The below are warnings to our female friends that will help them achieve early detection, early diagnosis and timely treatment, all of which will improve the recovery and survival rate of breast cancer.

  1. On the breast a painless, single small lump in the breast that is not easy to push appears. Often found while bathing or dressing.
  1. Sudden inverted nipple. This is due to deep invasion of the cancerous breast’s nipple tube, creating a contraction that pulls the nipple.
  1. The breast skin develops an orange peel-like texture or ulceration. The cancerous tumor violates and clogs the lymphatic channel, causing local edema and skin bumps. Because hair follicles and subcutaneous tissue are closely linked, when there is edema depressions occur at the hair follicles, forming the so-called “orange peel-like texture”. Subcutaneous edema easily leads to ulceration.
  1. Abnormal nipple discharge or bleeding, as well as wounds that do not heal over a few weeks. This is a local inflammatory response caused by cancer.
  1. Sudden deformity in the breasts. Breast size and nipple height changes, creating a loss of symmetry between the breast. This is the cancerous tumor invading the breast duct so that the surface of the skin experiences contraction, that the breasts lose their symmetrical curves. Depression deep in the skin is often an indication of the presence of a tumor.

What are the common symptoms of early breast cancer?

The first symptom is that there is localized bulging of the breast. Breast tumors that have developed to a certain level will create a bulge on the skin surface, with or without skin pigmentation.

Second are signs of dimpling. Due to the depth of the breast at which there is tumor invasion, the suspensory ligament will lose elasticity and contract, thereby pulling the skin and causing local depressions that form a dimple shape. But not all dimples imply breast cancer. Breast chronic inflammation, fat necrosis, breast subcutaneous thrombophlebitis and postoperative scar contracture can also cause the skin to sag, and careful diagnosis is required.

Three, changes of the nipple and areola. Tumor scars appear below the nipple, pulling the nipple and causing it to be skewed or inverted; violations of the can cause nipple ulcers and erosion. There are eczema-like symptoms on the cancerous breast like nipple crusting, scaling, erosion, and asymmetry.

Four, “orange-peel” symptom. There is subcutaneous lymphatic invasion of the breast, and obstruction of lymph flow can cause skin edema, but parts of the skin where hair follicles are located will not swell, causing breast surface depressions that appear like orange peel. While inflammatory breast cancer is not impossible, inflammatory breast cancer often covers a wider area, even involving the entire breast.

What are common symptoms of breast cancer? The above content is an introduction to symptoms of early breast cancer by our experts. Breast cancer must be treated as soon as possible, so as not to miss the best time for treatment. Here, I wish the patient a speedy recovery.

Other symptoms of breast cancer

  1. Painless tumors: Painless tumors at the breast are one of the main reasons for patients seeking treatment.
  2. Expansion and development: cancerous breast cells double on average every 90 days, and before it can be detected clinically, it can remain undetected for an average of 12years (between 6-20 years). When tumors occur, they develop in the following ways: local extensions, lymphatic spread, hematogenous spread.
  3. Nipple discharge: discharge can be colorless, white, yellow, brown, bloody, etc.; it may be watery, bloody, serum-like or purulent; discharge can be a lot or little in quantity, and time intervals between may also inconsistent.
  4. 4 nipple and areola abnormalities: nipple becomes flat, depressed, or fully retracted into the areola to become an invisible nipple. Sometimes the entire breast is lifted, and both nipple is not horizontally aligned. Nipple erosion is another typical symptom of breast cancer. Inflammatory breast cancer will lead to local skin inflammation appearing; skin color changes from pink to dark red, and while more limited at the start, will soon expand to most of the breast skin. This is accompanied by skin edema. The skin thickens, becomes rough, and surface temperature rises.
  5. Breast cancer that is untreated or administered ineffective drugs, will gradually violate some of the following areas: lymph nodes, bones, lungs, liver, brain, pleural cavity, pericardial effusion, hypercalcemia, and spinal cord compression.

What are the symptoms of clinical breast cancer?

Symptom 1. Painless lumps: painless breast lumps is often the main symptom that motivates the patient to seek treatment.

Symptom 2. Nipple discharge: discharge can be colorless, white, yellow, brown, bloody, etc.; it may be watery, bloody, serous or purulent; discharge may be in large or small quantities, and the time interval between may also be inconsistent.

Symptoms 3. Nipple and areola abnormalities: there is flattening, retraction and depression of the nipple, sometimes even until the nipple has fully retracted into the areola and become invisible. Sometimes the entire breast is lifted such that the two nipples are not horizontally aligned. Nipple erosion is also a typical symptom of breast cancer. When there is inflammatory breast cancer, local skin inflammation appears; skin color turns from pink to dark red, is limited at the start, but soon expands to most of the breast skin and is accompanied by skin edema. The skin thickens, becomes rough, and surface temperature rises.

Symptom 4. Proliferation and development: the time required for breast cancer cells to double averages about 90 days, and before terminal tumors can be clinically identified, the tumor stays undetected for an average of 12 years (between 6 to 20 years). Once the tumor occur, it develops in the following ways: local expansion, lymphatic spread and hematogenous spread.

Symptom 5. Breast cancer left untreated, or administered drugs with no results, will gradually affect the following areas: lymph nodes, bones, lungs, liver, brain, pleural cavity, pericardial effusion, hypercalcemia, and spinal cord compression.

What are the clinical manifestations of breast cancer?

Lymph node metastasis of breast cancer most frequently appears as ipsilateral axillary lymph nodes, first scattered, painless, hard, small in number, and easily pushed; later, there is an increase in the number of lymph nodes, and they accumulate into a group, adhering stubbornly to the skin or deep axillary tissue. A small number of patients experience contralateral axillary lymph node metastasis.

Breast cancer metastasis to the lungs may cause chest pain, shortness of breath, pleural effusion, etc.; metastasis to the vertebrae may result in lesion pain and even paraplegia; liver metastases may lead to jaundice, hepatomegaly and so on.

What clinical manifestations of breast cancer are there? The earliest manifestation is that the solitary, painless and progressively growing small tumors appear on the infected breast. Tumors located in the upper outer quadrant are the most common, followed by tumors on the nipple and areola area and the upper quadrant. Because there are no more evident symptoms, patients with tumors often unintentionally (such as when bathing or dressing) discover them. A small number of patients may experience varying degrees of tenderness, irritation or nipple discharge. Tumors grow relatively quickly, and invasion into surrounding tissue can cause changes in breast shape, and the appearance of other symptoms such as sagging of the skin on the tumor surface, the nipple close by being pulled in the direction of the tumor, nipple retraction and so on. Larger tumors can make the entire breast tissue contract, and the tumor protrudes obviously. The cancerous tumor continues to grow, forming a so-called “orange peel-like” change. These are important signs of breast cancer.

When breast cancer reaches later development, surface skin is violated, and there may be skin induration, and even ulceration of the skin. When the tumor invades deeper levels, it can invade the chest fascia, chest tissue, and even stubbornly adhere to the chest wall and become difficult to push.

It should be noted that some specific forms of breast cancer (such as breast and nipple eczema and inflammatory carcinoma) might have different clinical manifestations of development than general breast cancer.

Which factors influence the occurrence of breast cancer?

  1. Age of menarche: if menarche is experienced before 13 years of age, the risk of disease is 2.2 times that of people who experience menarche at an age of over 17 years old.
  2. Age: In women, the incidence rises with age. It is rare before menarche as well as before age 20, but after the age of 20 the incidence rate increases rapidly. It becomes even higher between 45 to 50 years old, but increases at a relatively flat rate. After menopause the incidence continues to rise, reaching a peak around 70 years old. Mortality also rises with age, and there is a gradual rise in mortality after 25 years of age, and this upward trend continues until old age.
  3. Genetic factors: women with an immediate family member that has a history of breast cancer will have 2 to 3 times the risk of getting breast cancer compared to the normal population.
  4. Other breast diseases.
  5. Menopausal age: those who experience menopause at an age older than 55 years of age menopause increase the risk of less than 45 years old.
  6. Postmenopausal estrogen replacement therapy: long-term use of supplementary estrogen may increase the risk of breast cancer.
  7. Oral contraceptives.
  8. Age of first pregnancy: risk increases with the age of first pregnancy, and those with first pregnancy after 35 years of age have greater risk than those who have never been pregnant.
  9. Food: fatty diets in particular can increase the risk of breast cancer.
  10. Alcohol consumption.
  11. Weight gain may be an important risk factor for post-menopausal women.

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