Breast Cancer Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in women and is the second leading cause of death among women everywhere. What is breast cancer exactly, you may ask? It is a disease in which malignant cells form in the tissue of the breast. This disease occurs almost entirely in women, but men can also get breast cancer as well. Each year there is an estimate of over 220,000 women in the United States who will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die. Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimate of 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will die each year. There are many risk factors that can increase the chance of someone developing breast cancer, but it is not yet known exactly how some of these risk factors can cause cells to become cancerous. Certain inherited DNA mutations can also increase the risk of someone developing breast cancer. Breast cancer effects one in eight women during their lives. Other risk factors include age; as a women gets older her chances of it developing can increase and personal factors such as beginning the menstrual cycle before the age of 12 or going through menopause after age 55.Other risks include obesity, using hormone replacement therapy, taking birth control pills, alcohol, or even not having children or having your first child after age 35. According to radiation oncologists there are four stages of breast cancer. Stage I is when the tumor is no more than two centimeters and has not spread to the lymph nodes and the outside of the breast. Stage II is when the tumor has grown at least two to five centimeters and has either spread to the axillary lymph nodes of no more than three or has not spread to the axillary lymph nodes. Stage III, known as locally or regionally advanced cancer, is either when the tumor is larger than five centimeters with cancer cells that have spread to your axillary lymph nodes or when the tumor is smaller than five centimeters, but the cancer has spread into nearby lymph nodes and the nodes are growing…
8O1 February, 7, 2013
Breast Cancer is a cancer of the breast; one of the most common malignancies in women in the US. Many risk factors can increase your chance of developing breast cancer, but it is not yet known exactly how some of these risk factors cause cells to become cancerous. Hormones seem to play a role in many cases of breast cancer, but just how this happens is not fully understood. Hormone is a regulatory substance…
The Cancer and Molecular Basis
Breast Cancer is a group of cells, cancer cells, (malignant tumor) that begins in the breast of the body. No one has a specific cause of the cancer but many sources say that the disease has many risk factors such as smoking; drinking, and diet, but those factors are avoidable and a choice of life. Other factors as of age, race, or family history cannot be changed its inherited.
* Lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the…
Breast cancer is cancer that starts in the tissues of the breast. There are two main types of breast cancer. Ductal carcinoma starts in the tubes or ducts that move milk from the breast to the nipple. Most breast cancers are of this type. Lobular carcinoma starts in the parts of the breast, called lobules, which produce milk. In rare cases, breast cancer can start in other areas of the breast.
Breast cancer can be invasive or noninvasive. Invasive means it has…
Breast cancer Walk
One in every 8th women in the world has breast cancer and most of them don’t even know it. The earlier you detect breast cancer the better it is. Breast cancer well any type of cancer can hit you like a ton of bricks and leave you with lots of mixed emotions. As I walked through the crowd handing out filers, bracelets, hats and booklets I could see the stress and anxiety a few of the woman’s faces. I have done studying and preparation on breast cancer via class material and…
Breast Cancer is cancer formed in the breasts. This cancer originates in the breast tissue, mostly in the milk ducts and lobules. Breast cancer is treatable. Some notable symptoms of breast cancer are lumps, skin dimpling, change in skin colour or texture, inverted nipple, or clear of bloody fluid leaking from the nipple. About 5-10% of breast cancers are hereditary.
Most inherited breast cancers are either BRCA1 (breast cancer gene one) or BRCA2 (breast cancer gene two). Everyone has these two…
Breast cancer is the most common women disease in the world. In Canada it is most frequent illness among the female population, resulting more than 22,000 new diagnoses every year. Beyond 5,000 Canadian women die yearly, more than from any other cancer except for the lung. Worldwide it reports for 22% of all new tumors in women and 10% of all new cancer cases in men. Breast cancer is a crucial concern in the public health of Canada and not only in Canada, but around the world among the female population…
The Risk of Obesity Causing Breast Cancer 1
The Risk of Obesity Causing Breast Cancer
November 25, 2012
Anatomy & Physiology I
Dr. Thomas Betsy
The Risk of Obesity Causing Breast Cancer 2
There are many different types of risk factors in the world that can cause breast cancer. Obesity is one of the many risk factors that can cause the disease, but it is one…
disease which has killed millions of women over the years. Breast cancer is when cells in the breast divide and grow without normal control.
Tumors in the breast tend to grow slowly. By the time a lump is large enough to feel, it may have been growing for as long as 10 years. However, some tumors are aggressive and grow much more rapidly (Komen). Women can get other types of cancers, but most women get diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer has a negative effect on women because a lot of people…
Long Island University
Breast cancer remains a considerable threat not only to women vulnerable to it but also men who are directly and indirectly affected by the same. Research findings show that breast cancer is the most invasive type of cancer in women worldwide. Breast cancer accounts 18.2% of the total deaths worldwide caused by cancer (DeSantis et al., 2014). To ascertain the extent of obliteration caused by cancer particularly to females…