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¿Qué es el cáncer de mama?

El cáncer de mama es un tipo de cáncer que se forma en las células de las mamas.

Después del cáncer de piel, el cáncer de mama es el tipo de cáncer más frecuente diagnosticado en las mujeres en los Estados Unidos. El cáncer de mama puede presentarse tanto en hombres como en mujeres, pero es mucho más frecuente en las mujeres.

El apoyo considerable a la concienciación y la aportación de fondos para la investigación ayudaron a generar avances en el diagnóstico y tratamiento del cáncer de mama. Las tasas de supervivencia del cáncer de mama han aumentado, y la cantidad de muertes relacionadas con esta enfermedad se está reduciendo constantemente, en gran medida debido a factores como la detección más temprana, un nuevo enfoque de tratamiento personalizado y un mejor entendimiento de la enfermedad.

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¿Qué hongos medicinales tienen propiedades útiles en el cáncer de mama?

Reishi, Champiñón del sol, Maitake y Coriolus

Una importante corriente científica actual estudia algunos de los componentes de las setas medicinales (polisacáridos y proteo-polisacáridos) por su capacidad de estimular el sistema inmunitario humano, tanto innato como mediado por células.

La estimulación inducida en el propio organismo parece ser la clave de los efectos observados en numerosos ensayos clínicos donde la toma de preparados de setas medicinales junto con medicación oncológica convencional, ha contribuido a disminuir el tiempo de tratamiento de la quimio/ radioterapia, sus efectos secundarios y ha sido eficaz en el aumento de la calidad de vida en los pacientes.

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