13 October, 2020

Everything you need to know about Metastatic Breast Cancer

Metastatic breast cancer is a critical or most advanced stage of breast cancer commonly seen in women. Metastatic condition is breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body, most commonly the brain, liver, lungs, or bones. Cancer cells usually tend to break away from the original tumour in the breast and travel to other parts through the bloodstream or the lymphatic system. This transmission leads to the spread of tumours to other parts of the body. 

Studies reveal that nearly 30% of women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer will develop metastatic disease.

But the metastatic cancer is NOT entirely hopeless. Many people continue to live long, productive and happy lives with breast cancer even in this stage. While detecting cancer is a significant step to understanding the seriousness, soon after, the treatment procedures to cure it steps in. 

De novo metastatic condition 

Although metastatic cancer is considered as the repetition in cancer patients, 10% of women are found to have a metastatic condition when they are first diagnosed. This condition is called “de novo” metastatic condition, and the prior diagnosis of cancer is not observed here. 

Treatment procedures for Metastatic breast cancer 

  1. Radiation Therapy 

    Radiation therapy is one of the most common treatment procedures employed in treating metastatic breast cancer. It is highly useful in treating cancer in a specific area and lowers the risk of cancer weakened bone breaking. Radiation therapy also helps in opening blocked airway for easy breathing. 

  2. Surgery 

    Suggesting a surgery for metastatic breast cancer is high seen as well. There can be a lot of reasons behind getting a suggestion of surgery from your doctor. Know all the grounds before you finalise the method of treatment. 

    In the case of “de novo” metastatic condition, surgery can be an excellent option to consider. 

  3. Chemotherapy 

    Being one of the most heard cancer treatment methods, Chemotherapy works out for metastatic breast as well. It helps you in destroying the cancer cells as much as possible. Chemotherapy is often combined with targeted therapies to deal with the other organs damage caused by metastatic cancer. 

  4. Hormonal Therapy 

    Hormonal therapy is a process of lowering the amounts of the hormone estrogen in the body. Hormonal therapy is entirely about controlling the levels of estrogen and blocking action against it. Hence, it is also called as anti-estrogen therapy. Based on the patient body conditions and cancer stage, Hormonal therapy is suggested by the doctor. 

Living ahead with Metastatic Cancer 

Metastatic cancer is not an end. You can lead a happy and composed life even after. Take enough support from your family, friends and people who are living with it already. You can read up the stories of people from blogs, podcasts and discussion boards to fill up encouragement. 

This Metastatic breast cancer awareness day, spread the word of positivity, hope and love to your beloved who is going through this as well!


*Information shared here is for general purpose. Please take doctors’ advice before making any decision.


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30 January, 2018

Ways in which Dads-to-be can help out in Delivery Room

In the delivery room, it is up to the mother to do all the pushing. However, dad can play a major role in the birthing process too. Labor can be overwhelming for first-time mothers. If your partner is able to have a normal, vaginal delivery, you can ask the doctor about being present in the delivery room during birthing process. As a dad, your support and encouragement can go a long way in comforting the mother. Here are some ways in which dads-to-be can help out in the delivery room: Provide Distractions Labor has the tendency to be long and tedious. You may be spending hours doing nothing but waiting for your baby to arrive. You can take your wife’s mind off her discomfort by keeping her distracted. Music, conversations or even card games are a great way to keep her mind occupied. Speak out on her Behalf To do this, it is important you discuss her birth plan in advance. Understand how she feels about episiotomies or what her expectations of the doctor are. Don’t wait until your partner begins having her contractions to find out what kind of assistance she needs from you. Knowing her birth plan in advance makes it easier for you to articulate her needs when she is in pain,
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02 February, 2018

Reasons for periods to be late if Pregnancy test is Negative

More often than not, a missed period is an indicator of a woman’s pregnancy. However, that isn’t always correct. A woman may have a delayed or missed period but still, have a negative pregnancy test. There may be several reasons for that happening. Here are some of them: Low Hormone Levels During early pregnancy, the levels of the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) aren’t high enough for a home pregnancy test to detect. So if you’re trying to get pregnant, your negative test result on a home kit may not be correct and you might be pregnant. A woman’s cycle may keep varying and if she conceives later in the cycle, the hormone levels may be low at the time of her missed period. To rule out any complications, be sure to talk to your doctor if you miss your periods and continue to do so. Ectopic Pregnancy Although rare, an ectopic pregnancy can show up as negative on a home pregnancy test. Only about 3 percent or fewer cases of negative tests point towards an ectopic pregnancy. If you have these symptoms along with a negative result, see your doctor immediately: Severe pain in lower abdomen or on one side Dizziness or lightheadedness Bleeding or spotting Nausea and vomiting
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05 February, 2018

7 Effective tips to lose baby weight post-pregnancy

Achieving a healthy weight post-pregnancy might seem like a difficult task for most women. With added responsibilities of taking care of a newborn, adjusting to a new routine and recovering from childbirth, finding time to lose all that baby weight can be challenging. Whether you want to become pregnant in the future or lead an active, healthy life, it is important to return to a healthy weight after delivery. Here are 7 effective tips to lose baby weight post-pregnancy: Breastfeed Breast milk contains all the nutrients a baby needs to grow in the first six months of life. It has several benefits for the mother and the child. If you can and choose to breastfeed, it can help you lose baby weight quickly. A study indicated that women participants lost an average 1.68kg more weight than non-breastfeeding women by six months after delivery. However, they may not be any weight loss in the first three months and some women may experience weight gain due to increased calorie intake. Monitor Your Calories Keeping a count of your calories can help you figure out how much you are eating and how to control your diet. It can also ensure you are getting enough calories to provide you with the energy and nutrition you need as a new
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