Breast Cancer: Breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast cancer, know what doctors say - Newztezz Online


Monday, August 8, 2022

Breast Cancer: Breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast cancer, know what doctors say

There are very few people who are aware of the positive effects of breast feeding on women's health. Breastfeeding also reduces the chances of type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in India . According to different age groups, about 25.6 per one lakh women suffer from this cancer and about 12.7 die from it. One in eight women will be affected by some form of breast cancer during their lifetime. According to doctors, there are many reasons behind this. These include hereditary origin, changed socioeconomic conditions, increased work pressure, working in different shifts, and the effects of weather.

Actually, the cases of breast cancer are increasing rapidly, which is very worrying. According to Dr Anupam Mahanta, Senior Consultant, Medical Oncology, Ayursundara Super Specialty Hospital, Guwahati, early menstruation, age of motherhood, that is, the first complete pregnancy after maternal age, and less breast-feeding, can significantly increase the risk of breast cancer cases. Is.

positive effect on women's health

Dr. Mahant explained, 'Women who are breastfeeding or who take milk with the help of a pump, they can feel the rapid changes in the breast during breastfeeding. Due to this, they are more aware of their breast health than before.

Dr. Mahant said, 'However, there are very few people who are aware of the positive effect on women's health due to breast feeding. Very few women know that breastfeeding not only reduces the risk of type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure, but can also reduce a mother's risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

How does breastfeeding reduce the risk of breast cancer?

He said, 'Breastfeeding reduces those hormones, due to which there is a possibility of breast cancer. Dr. Mahant said, 'Due to hormonal changes and breastfeeding, your periods can be delayed.

Second, when a woman is lactating, the cells mature and because of this, the breast tissue also gets destroyed. In fact, during the production of milk for pregnancy and lactation, the cells mature and become capable of fighting cancer.

Can babies be fed milk during treatment?

Babies can be breastfed during breast cancer treatment, but it depends on the technology of treatment. Before breast cancer surgery, women should stop breastfeeding to reduce blood flow to their breasts.

Do not breastfeed during chemotherapy

Explaining Dr. Mahant, 'Keeping in view the safety of the child, it is advisable not to breastfeed during chemotherapy. The effect of many chemotherapy drugs can be seen in very high amounts in breast milk.

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