Among all cancers in women, he takes the first place. In most cases, breast cancer develops in the presence of precancerous changes. This is primarily a benign mammary dysplasia and papilloma ducts.
Breast cancer is represented macroscopically nodular and diffuse forms, as well as cancer of the nipple and the nipple of the field (Paget’s disease of the breast). For the nodular cancers are characterized by the node having a diameter of up to several centimeters. In some cases, a tight knot, is permeated with whitish layers tissue penetrating into the surrounding fatty tissue, in others – a soft, juicy on the cut, splits easily. Diffuse prostate cancer is covered for a considerable distance, the contours of the tumor are marked bad. Sometimes the cancer invades the skin and forms on the surface of decaying mushroom formation – a cancerous ulcer. In some cases, the tumor spreads along the surface of the breast and all the iron is covered with a dense shell.
In histological structure are the following types of breast cancer:
• noninvasive: intralobular and intraduct;
Noninvasive breast cancer can be intralobular (lobular carcinoma in situ), and intraduct (ductal carcinoma in situ).
Infiltrating (invasive) cancer is characterized by varying degrees of tissue and cell irregularities, which allowed to distinguish different degree of malignancy. This type of cancer include, in particular, infiltrating ductal and lobular carcinoma, which usually has the structure of scirrhus, as well as Paget’s disease. (more…)
If you have ever received a therapeutic massage, you already know the benefits of massage therapy for your body and for your mind. When most people come to me to receive a massage they mention wanting relaxation of tight, sore muscles. In addition, clients always mention wanting stress relief.
We massage therapists know that massaging away tightness and pain always helps with stress relief, because there is a link between pain relief and stress relief.
The most common ‘tight muscle’ request for massage in my massage practice is massage for back pain and massage for neck and shoulder pain. I get requests for other areas too. However neck, shoulder and back massage are my most common requests from clients. Massage therapists are skilled at helping muscles relax and release using many different types of massage therapy.
Yet what most people are not aware of is there is one huge muscle in the body that cannot be directly physically reached by a massage therapist. This muscle is profoundly affected (like other muscles) by stress, pain, repetitive use, emotional trauma.
This is the heart muscle. Say hi to your heart.
Your heart is a huge muscle in your body. It gets sore and tight too from being stressed out and always on the go. In fact the heart muscle is very much connected to the link between our mind and body. Just think about how your heart feels when you are stressed out. There can be a pinching feeling there, or a binding feeling, or a clenched feeling. When the heart muscle is tight it limits blood flow to the rest of body which can result in lower energy levels, fatigue, pain, and soreness.
Unlike other muscles in the body, the heart cannot be physical touched or massaged in the same way the shoulders muscle can. This is because the ribcage protects the heart and lungs. However the heart is deeply affected and benefits greatly from massage therapy, but on a more subtle level. The heart just like other muscles in our body relaxes in synergy with our other muscles as they relax too. The whole body/mind is connected in one fabric of awareness, so when we affect one area of the body we affect the rest of the body as well. (more…)