Breast Cancer Essay

Submitted By surbhaayb
Words: 467
Pages: 2

March 20, 2013.

Dear Mrs. Lindsay Desario, It is my unfortunate duty to inform you that your mammograms have shown a series of growths in the right breast. I'm sorry to have to tell you that you do have breast cancer, however, the good news is that it's early stage II and treatable. Breast cancer is an uncontrolled growth of breast cells. Usually breast cancer either begins in the cells of the lobules, which are the milk-producing glands, or the ducts, the passages that drain milk from the lobules to the nipple. A couple of weeks ago, you had reported lumps in your breast and redness and swelling around the nipple. These are the most obvious signs of the early stages of breast cancer, it's a good thing you reported them immediately. Your mammograms showed dense breast tissue in the right breast, it could be have been genetic or it could have been developed during your menstruation cycles. To add to that, during your last regular check up, your BMI was 27.8, and that's over the ideal weight for your height. The higher risk of breast cancer for women who gain weight is likely due to higher levels of estrogen, since fat tissue is the largest source of estrogen among women who are post-menopausal. These factors could potentially be the cause of the tumor growing in your breast. Luckily, you're in early stage II, meaning you have a higher chance of survival. There are many different treatment methods for the early stages of breast cancer. Most people begin their breast cancer treatment with surgery. It's just the removal of the tumor in the breast with a surgical procedure. Chemotherapy is another method of killing the cancerous cells by the use of chemical…