Monday, September 10, 2007

Inflammatory Breast Cancer

I got an email from a woman who had just heard about this frightening disease. She was--well--frightened. So I thought I'd write an article that puts this thing in perspective.

It is nasty--and easily misdiagnosed. There was a woman who died because her doctor told her that she must have been bitten by a spider or something and it would go away. A young girl just 16 years old died because she was afraid to tell anyone that her breast looked funny.

So read the article, learn the symptoms and tell other women to learn the symptoms as well.

Something I didn't put in the article is that this disease points out the importance of eating in such a way so as to reduce inflammation in the body. Inflammatory breast cancer is a combination of cancer in a body that is prone to inflammation due to poor diet. I've written several articles on Suite101 about diet.

So don't be in a panic--inflammatory breast cancer is very rare--just be aware.

Take a deep breath,

Dr. Ron