Terrified chi surrendered with her beloved bed and all toy, openly wept as her owner walked away

Every female who has fully formed breasts is recommended to check them for breast cancer at least once a month (more often is considered more prudent). However, some women seem to either forget to do such an important "self-check" (40% of all breast cancer diagnosed is found by self-examination), or simply do not know how or what they are looking for if they were to do one.

Guidelines on how to perform a self-examination of the breasts:

1. In the shower or bath - are the best places to self-check the breasts (the hot water and soap tent to make the skin more soft and easy to feel any underlying problems that may be present). Using the finger-tips - move around the entire breast in a circular motion (start from the outside and work inwards), together with the axilla (armpit) to feel for any unusual lumps or knots, thickening of the skin, or rashes similar to eczema (dry skin, red patches, itchy) and psoriasis (patches of raised skin [red] and silvery scales) around the nipple which may indicate Paget's disease (a rear form of breast cancer that affects the nipple).

2. In front of a mirror - with both arms at the sides, slowly raise them above the head while looking for any unusual changes to the contours of the breasts, swelling, skin dimpling, nipple inversion (nipple turned inwards), or discharge of the nipples. Next rest the palms of the hands on the hips and flex firmly the chest muscles (both left and right breasts may not match exactly [usual in most women]) to look for any dimpling, or puckering (wrinkles or irregular folds) to either breast.

3. Lying down on the floor/bed - with a pillow placed under the right shoulder while extending the right arm over the head - check the breast and axilla using the tips of the fingers of the left-hand in the same way as previously explained in the shower. Also squeeze the nipple to check for any discharge that may be present. This procedure must then be repeated for the left breast by placing the pillow under the left shoulder and using the right hand to complete the examination.

Note: If anything unusual is found, it is recommended to make an appointment with either a doctor or health adviser as soon as possible to clarify any findings. If breast cancer is suspected, a referral will be made to a specialist who may order a mammogram to check for the possibility of a breast tumor. Around 80% of lumps found in the breast are NOT cancerous; however, because the remaining 20% are, self-examinations of the breasts are vital.

THEY BROUGHT ME TO THE SHELTER TO DIE INSTEAD OF LOVING ME :( ...

They brought me to this place that isnt my home. Everything that belonged to me and my mom, they had already packed. They took off my collar that had my name. I became nobody's dog that day. I sit here and wonder what I did so bad.

I would have given them all the love I had. I poke my nose through the bars looking for a familiar face, but I know they are never coming back. I wonder if my mom knows what they have done?

Today is my one and only chance to find someone to love me - I cant believe this has happened :( NOT RESERVED SHE WILL BE KILLED SHORTLY at Lancaster Animal Care Center.

We are NOT the City Shelter to where pictures were taken. FOR MORE INFO ON THIS PET please contact:
Lancaster Animal Care Center
5210 West Avenue I, Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 940-4191
Ask for information about animal ID number A5255595

Fidonation, if you or someone you know is interested in giving this pup the forever family he rightfully deserves, please contact the Lancaster Animal Care Center.

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Although there exists an overwhelming array of modern-day treatment options for breast cancer, such as: chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, targeted therapies, surgery, and clinical trial therapies, etc., there are also a certain amount of alternative and traditional herbal medicine options too.

Herbal medicine has been used to treat people's illnesses for many thousands of years, and as the understanding of modern-day medicine has progressed during the last 100 years or so, so too has that of many of the herbal remedies that are used in traditional medicine (over more or less the same period of time).

This has led to a growing number of people to look to traditional herbal medicine (as an alternative to modern-day medicine) which focuses on two things: the detoxification of the body by ridding it of unwanted elements, and the strengthening of the body's immunity to prevent a relapse after treatment.

Turmeric, the popular Indian curry spice that is used in Ayurvedic medicine (a form of traditional/alternative medicine inherent to the Indian subcontinent) and Chinese medicine, has been used to cure illnesses for the past 4,000 years or so, and which of recent, came into the spotlight as a possible cure for breast cancer.

It is derived from the Curcuma longa (plant) which is a member of the ginger family, and due to its excellent anti-inflammatory properties, has been used to treat both digestive and liver problems, skin diseases, and certain types of wounds for many years. However, recent studies have shown that turmeric may also have other abilities too.

Found growing in the tropical regions of South Asia, and in particular India, turmeric's active ingredient curcumin, is believed to contain excellent anti-cancer and anti-oxidant properties which may help to neutralize the body's free radicals (particles that damage cells) by helping to prevent the damage they cause.

Curcumin, due to its strong anti-oxidant properties may actually help prevent, or treat, certain types of cancer, such as: breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and skin cancer. Along with helping lower the level of two of the body's enzymes that cause inflammation, and inhibiting the grouping of platelets.

(enzymes are large biological molecules responsible for thousands of metabolic processes that help sustain life, and platelets are cells that do not have a nucleus which when grouped together form blood clots).

Turmeric (curcumin) can be administered as a fluid extract, powder filled capsule, or a tincture, which is an alcohol-based derivative of the fresh herb. And although turmeric is now being used in clinical trials for breast cancer and other cancers alike, it is so, only as an add-on to traditional medicine treatments.

It can be concluded that turmeric does have many cancer fighting properties that are certainly a benefit to most cancer sufferers who use it; however, due to a certain lack of information still as to how much those benefits may actually be, remains unclear. Turmeric, therefore may still be some years away from being the stand-alone cure for breast cancer.

2 Responses to "Terrified chi surrendered with her beloved bed and all toy, openly wept as her owner walked away"

  1. Someone PLEASE go get this beautiful girl and love her forever!

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  2. I just checked the Lancaster website the dog is not listed anymore. Was she adopted already?

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