This is a rare form of the breast cancer. It is starting on the nipple and then it extends to areola. This condition is most commonly happening in women who are older than 50. It is known that many women who have Paget’s disease of breast have underlying invasive breast cancer or underlying ductal breast cancer. There are rare cases when the Paget’s disease of breast confined to the nipple itself. The most common signs and symptoms of Paget’s disease of breast are thickening skin on the breast; flaky or scaly skin on your nipple; a lump in the breast; crusty, oozing or hardened skin resembling eczema on the nipple, areola or both; a flattened or turned – in nipple; itching; a tingling or burning sensation; redness. It is not known the cause for Paget’s disease of breast. There are many doctors who think that this disease is resulting from an underlying breast cancer. There are many factors which can increase the risk of Paget’s disease of breast, such as age; radiation exposure; a personal history of breast cancer; excess weight; family history; a personal history of breast abnormalities; dense breast tissue; alcohol; race. If you suffer from Paget’s disease of breast, then you need to talk with your doctor before you start using some of the below mentioned home remedies because we do not guarantee you that they will help you for sure. Many of these home remedies are the same which are used for breast cancer because Paget’s disease of breast is one form of the breast cancer.
Home remedies for Paget’s disease of breast
Choose a healthy diet: It is known fact that women who eat a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra – virgin olive oil and mixed nuts have decreased chances of getting Paget’s disease of breast. This type of diet focus mostly on plant – based foods, such as nuts, legumes, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Those people who follow a Mediterranean diet choosy healthy fats, such as fish instead of red meat and olive oil over butter.
Maintain a healthy weight: If you have healthy weight, then you should work to maintain that weight. If you are obese or overweight, then you should talk with your doctor about healthy ways to lose your weight. You should reduce the number of calories which you eat and you should slowly increase the amount of exercise.
Fiber: You should follow a diet that is rich in fiber. Some foods that are rich in fiber are beans, pistachios, almonds, sesame seeds, flaxseeds, spices, dry herbs, peppers, whole wheat, oats, corn and brown rice.
Evening primrose oil: There are some doctors who are saying that the application of evening primrose oil can help to alleviate the breast pain to a great extent.
Limit postmenopausal hormone therapy: It is known that the combination of hormone therapy can increase the risk of breast cancer. You need to talk with your doctor about the benefits and risks of the hormone therapy. It is known fact that there are many women who experience bothersome signs and symptoms during the menopause and for these women the increased risk of getting breast cancer can be acceptable in order to get a relief from the signs and symptoms of menopause. If you want to reduce the risk of breast cancer and Paget’s disease of breast, then you should use the lowest dose of hormone therapy which is possible for the shortest period.
Natural cures for Paget’s disease of breast
Lignans: These are compounds which can prevent the estrogen – dependent tumors by slowing down the rate of progression and growth. Lignans are present in the seeds of peanuts, flaxseeds, strawberries, cashews and sunflowers.
Angus cactus: This natural cure is also known as chaste – tree berry. It is said that this natural cure has a positive impact on the breast. It can help to balance female hormones. This is a reason why it is recommended in the natural treatment of the breast tenderness.
Garlic: Garlic has alkyl sulfur compounds which are giving it certain antibiotic properties which are making it very effective anti – cancer agent. It is causing the malignant cells to undergo the natural cell death which is also known as apoptosis. This natural cure plays an important role in activating the immune cells against cancerous cells. It is recommended to eat garlic in raw form, such as powder, clove or oil rather than consuming it in cooked form.
Gingko biloba: It is known that this home remedy can increase the circulation of the blood to the all parts of the body in which breast area is also included. This is a reason why this natural cure is very useful in reducing breast swelling and heaviness.
Wheatgrass: When you take wheatgrass in form of juice or when you consume it in raw form, then it is shown to regress the cancer cell’s growth. This natural cure has the ability to enhance the immune system and it can help your body to rid of waste products and toxins.
Vitamin E: You should increase the amount of foods rich in Vitamin E that you consume. Some foods which are rich in Vitamin E are wheat germ, leafy greens, soybean, oatmeal and almonds.
What you should avoid: There are many things which you should avoid if you suffer from Paget’s disease of breast, such as junk food; processed refined foods; well – done meat; charred or grilled foods; fatty foods; poultry and dairy products; over the counter meat; animal and vegetable oils; salt; sugar; white flour; saturated fats; preservatives; artificial flavorings; saturated fats; nicotine; drugs, alcohol; caffeine.
Green tea: This home remedy has anti – inflammatory properties which are very effective against breast cancer formation. You should make a green tea by boiling the leaves in one cup of water until it reduces to half.
Proper bra: You need to wear proper bra which is supporting your breasts properly.
Grapes: This natural cure has a compound called proanthocyanidins which can reduce the body’s estrogen production and it can effectively treat breast cancer which is evident from the clinical trials that are performed on several patients. In this study was showed that the grape extract affects the breast cancer tumors which are hormone – sensitive.
Broccoli: This home remedy has linamarase gener which when is present inside the cancer cells, then it can break down into cyanide and it can effectively kill the tumorous cells.
Quit smoking and illegal drugs: You need to quit unhealthy practices, such as taking illegal drugs or cigarette smoking.
Soybean: This is dietary element which is considered to be an absolute must for people who suffer from breast cancer. It is shown that soybeans have phytoestrogens and several other compounds which can block the cancerous cells from using estrogen. Also soybeans have isoflavones and they are needed for the prevention of cancer at early stages. You can take soybeans as sprouts or in cooked form.
Vitamin B: You should eat more foods that are rich in Vitamin B, such as whole grains, beans, bran flakes, muesli, cheese, milk, turkey, pork, beef, cod, trout and salmon.
Olive oil: There are some studies in which are suggested that the hydroxytyrosol which is a major component of the olive oil can prevent the breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
Exercise most days of the week: You should aim for at least thirty minutes of exercise on most days of the week. If you have not been active in the last period, then you should ask your doctor when it is okay to start exercising and you should start slowly.
Flaxseed: This natural cure has dietary fiber and it is super – food in many ways. Also it has chemicals which are known as lignans and they are protecting the body from cancers like breast cancer. Also flaxseeds have Omega – 3 fatty acids which are known to prevent and fight cancer.
Vitamin D: It is shown that the intake of Vitamin D can lower the risk of breast cancer. You can get the Vitamin D through foods rich in it, such as cod liver oil, eggs and milk.
Walnuts: This natural cure has Omega – 3 fatty acids and other nutrients which can help to eliminate free radicals and ease the inflammation. It was found that walnuts can restrict the growth of breast cancer tumors. There are some studies in which are said that you should eat two cups (two ounces) of walnuts per day because they will induce remarkable changes in the genes which are leading to breast cancer.
Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all: You need to limit the amount of alcohol which you drink. You should try not to drink more than one cup of alcohol per day if you have chosen to drink.