More on Fibrocystic breasts and cancer...
"Gross cystic disease of the breast, defined on the basis of the presence of palpable cysts, is reported to occur in 7% of women in the Western world.1 Overall, the available evidence suggests that women with breast cysts have a moderately increased risk of breast cancer.1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 It should be noted that breast cysts are not considered to be premalignant lesions but are simply markers of an increased risk affecting the whole organ.1
It has been observed that the fluid in breast cysts consistently shows a bimodal distribution in the concentration of many substances, including cations,12 13 14 15 16 17 hormones,12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 and growth factors.15 19 20 Thus, two major types of cysts can be identified21: type I cysts have high concentrations of potassium and low concentrations of sodium and chloride, high concentrations of androgen and oestrogen conjugates, and high concentrations of epidermal growth factor; type II cysts have an electrolyte composition more similar to that found in plasma (high concentrations of sodium and chloride and low concentrations of potassium) and lower concentrations of sex hormones and epidermal growth factor. It has been suggested that women with type I breast cysts have an increased risk of developing breast cancer.10 21 "
Cohort study of association of risk of breast cancer with cyst type in women with gross cystic disease of the breast | BMJ
(Note: palpable breast cysts are notable in about 7% of Western women, and that it is only the Type 1 cysts that are linked to an increase in the risk for developing breast cancer. The cysts do not become cancer, they are simply an indicator that the person has an increased likelihood of breast cancer development. )
Last edited by cori93437; 07-22-2012 at 06:00 PM.
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.
Yes, there are doctors out there who are horrible and rotten to the core. That is neither here nor there. There are also good ones. If you don't like yours, vote with your feet and go find a better one.
Oh, but that kind of cuts in to the tinfoil hat theories about the fact that THEY are all out to get us............
Once again. My breast cysts are gone. I did not say anything about breast cancer. MY BREAST CYSTS ARE GONE. I have other news but I'm not in the mood to type. Bird, please read as many times as necessary.