What to do when you find a breast lump (Part 2)….
Breast thermography is an important way to get information on you breast health. It is a safe, no radiation procedure where infrared images are taken of the breast showing you the vascular heat patterns that could potentially be problematic.
Ultrasound is a radiation-free procedure that detects both the outer borders of the mass and gives you following information: if the mass is solid (more serious) or if it’s a fluid filled cyst (less serious).
Breast Health Tips
16 oz Water + Lemon.
You are the most dehydrated in the morning. When you drink water especially with lemon, not only are you hydrating your cells, you are also alkalizing you pH level making your body more resistant to infections and cancer.
Reduce alcohol, caffeine, and sugar and replace with herbal teas:
drinking caffeine increases your estrogen levels in women, and
sugar decreases the immune system and feeds cancer cells.
Step 1) Do Nothing; shift your focus away from others and redirect back to yourself. Take a deep belly breath. Deep breathing moves the diaphragm, lymph fluid and energy in the entire body.
Step 2) Collect information and record (1-2 months)
Collect info about your lump such as the SIZE and QUALITY
Freely moving- move finger over eyelid and notice the skin is easily moveable around the lump. These lumps are less problematic in nature.
Fixed – move finger over your nose; the skin is hard to move without moving the nose. These types of lumps are more problematic in nature.
Step 3) Increase your breast health!
* Start Essentially Pink’s breast health S.E.X.Y steps
* Drink 16 Oz water with Lemon first thing in the morning
* Cut out/reduce caffeine, sugar, alcohol
* Increase use of herbal teas such as dandelion, ginger, and peppermint
* Get Breast Thermography – If you live in the San Diego area, “My Pink Image” in Solana Beach & “Discovery” screening mobile service are both great options
* Take note if lump persists for longer than 2 months, has a fixed quality, feels hard, is noticeable all month long and gets bigger.
* * RED FLAGS for CANCER:
– Unexplained rash on the breast or arm pit area
– Puckering of the breast tissue
– Nipple discharge tinged with blood
– Nipple inversion
– Itchy and scaly skin around the nipple.