Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight can increase the risk of breast cancer, especially after menopause.
If you bear children, breast-feed your babies for as long as possible. Women who breast-feed their babies for at least a year in total have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer later.
Get regular breast cancer screenings. Follow your doctor or health care provider’s recommendations to decide what type of screening you need and how often you need it.
Drink little or no alcohol. Alcohol use is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Women should limit intake to no more than one drink per day, regardless of the type of alcohol.
Eat healthy to avoid tipping the scale. Embrace a diet high in vegetables and fruit and low in sugared drinks, refined carbohydrates and fatty foods.
Avoid electromagnetic fields as much as possible.Limit your exposure and protect yourself from radiation produced by cell phones, towers, base stations, and Wi-Fi stations, as well as minimizing your exposure from radiation-based medical scans.
Control stress level – whether meditation, yoga, deep breathing, or another de-stressor, find something that works for you and do it.
Find out if you have a family history of breast cancer. Genetic breast cancer accounts for at least ten per cent of all cases of the illness.
02nd September 2015 IamHER2 is glad to be associated with Neelam Kumar, twice a breast cancer survivor. Her inspiring words to our HER2 patients
"To Cancer With Love - My Journey of Joy" was born out of my need to feel joy in the grim situation I found myself in. All the books I read on Cancer were powerful stories only of courage but they all ended in the person's death. I wanted a happily ever after story that would lift my own spirit. So I wrote this book.
A Survivor needs neither pity nor doomsday predictions. What we need is positivity and support around us.
This is when I discovered this fun, fearless, courageous, witty girl called Carol inside me. She made me laugh right through my loss of hair, the funny reaction of people who came to console me and the physical discomfort I went through. A person who comes so close to death gains a new perspective on life and wants to share it.
Thus was born the first book on the humorous side of getting Cancer. Manisha Koirala who has written the foreword and others have termed it inspirational.
31th August 2015 IamHER2 Co-sponsors A Cancer Book Launch
IamHER2 co-sponsored the book launch of 'To Cancer With Love - My Journey Of Joy' by Neelam Kumar, twice a breast cancer survivor and an author on 26th August, 2015 in Mumbai.
The event was supported by top Oncologists Dr. Sudeep Gupta and Dr. Muzammil Shaikh along with renowned theatre artists.
16th July 2015 Bags Of Honor.
We hear many people say that they used to like the color pink until they got breast cancer. Now, the sight of pink is enough to relive all the nauseating sensations of cancer treatment. A lot of cancer patients don't want to be associated with the Pink Ribbon, or any Ribbon or color for that matter.
"Bags of Honor" honors the sacrifice for the fight and salutes the courage to dream new dreams and live it right
"Bags of Honor" handbag collection are sturdy canvas handbags for cancer survivors, supporters and caretakers. Wear your survivorship and supportership as a badge of honor.
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15th May 2015
On this Mother's Day, we approached the kids of HER2 positive Breast Cancer Survivors associated with our initiative to write a Greeting Card for their Mom. The result was heartwarming. Have a look!
16th April 2015 Magnifying the sub-types of Breast Cancer for guiding treatment.
06th April 2015 Losing husband to cancer didn’t stop this woman to fight aggressive breast cancer.
02nd April 2015 Dr. Ganapathi Bhat - Best Medical Oncologist in India
India’s leading media and marketing group, Praxis Media Private Limited declared the prestigious National Healthcare Achievers, 2015 to identify and honor leading doctors, surgeons, clinics, hospitals, healthcare companies, researchers, individuals and organizations that have displayed exemplary excellence as healthcare service providers across the country.
Our expert panelist Dr. Ganapathi Bhat being awarded as the Best Medical Oncologist in India is a moment of pride for the IamHER2 team.
Our heartiest congratulations to Dr. Bhat for this achievement.
27th March 2015 Freezing scalps - Preserving hair during chemotherapy
Hair loss is one of the most obvious side effects of cancer treatment. Now, a growing number of breast cancer patients are freezing their scalps as a way to preserve their hair during chemotherapy .
The hair-saving treatment, widely used in Europe, requires a specialized frozen cap worn tightly on the head before, during and for a couple hours after a chemotherapy session. The method can be time consuming, expensive and uncomfortable, but numerous women swear by the results.“I had the wig ready , but I never had to use it,“ said Eileen Bruno, 50, who completed chemo and cold cap treatment while maintaining her full head of thick hair, last year.
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03rd March 2015 An aggressive breast cancer failed to put her down. Watch her share the secret to beating it.
05th February 2015
4th February being the World Cancer Day, the IamHER2 team participated in one of the workshops mentioned in the calendar of 'World Cancer Day' in Mumbai with one of the patients - Mrs. Archana Bagaria
The workshop highlighted the effects of positive thinking, good habits and yoga post cancer treatment.
Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror with your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips. Look out for any unevenly shaped breasts or any swelling, dimpling, puckering, or bulging of the skin, redness or soreness.
Now, raise your arms and look for the same changes.
In the mirror, look for any signs of fluid coming out of one or both nipples (this could be a watery, milky, or yellow fluid or blood).
Feel your breasts while lying down, using your right hand to feel your left breast and then your left hand to feel your right breast. Use a firm, smooth touch with the first few finger pads of your hand, keeping the fingers flat and together.
Finally, feel your breasts while you are standing or sitting. Many women find that the easiest way to feel their breasts is when their skin is wet and slippery, so they like to do this step in the shower. Cover your entire breast, using the same hand movements described in step 4.
12th November 2014 Dr. K. Pavithran on our expert panel
We are glad to announce that Dr. K. Pavithran, Medical Oncologist has joined our expert panel. He is currently working as Professor and Head of the Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala, India.
1st November 2014 This is how a HER2 breast cancer cell is different from a normal breast cancer cell
29th October 2014 Complete Organic Diet- Sahi diet
Nutrition forms an integral part of the diet. To provide such nutritious food to cancer patients, Oral cancer survivor Mr. Pankaj Gohil has started a tiffin service called Sahi Tiffin. He consulted EcoNutritionist Kavita Mukhi who planned his diet. The tiffin consists of comfort food cooked using forgotten super foods like Organic Millets, Non Refined, Unprocessed Whole foods & Vegetables. These are cooked in a manner to ensure that their nutritional value is not destroyed.
For Sahi Organic Comfort Lunches from Monday to Friday, please contact Pankaj Gohil on +91-9819865135.
22nd October 2014 Breast cancer can look like any of the following
18th October 2014 Clinical trial for cancer drugs
The Drug Technical Advisory Committee of India has recommended waiving off clinical trials of two cancer drugs – Aflibercept and Trastuzumab used in treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer and metastatic breast cancer respectively.
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