I chose to focus on the topic of breast cancer because multiple members of my family have been diagnosed with this type of cancer. I wanted to research breast cancer due to the fact that there are a large number of women in my family. A number of people in my family have passed due to different types of cancer. Breast cancer, being the most common, I would like to be informed on the signs and symptoms due to the risk that anyone of us could be diagnosed with this type of cancer. “Cancer is an uncontrolled growth of cells, and in this case, breast cells. Cancer occurs as a result of mutations in the genes responsible for regulating the growth of cells and keeping them healthy.” (Breastcancer.org) Over time, these mutations can activate and deactivate others in a cell. That way, the changed cell can now divide without control and can eventually develop a tumor. Tumors are large groups of abnormal cells, and can be malignant or benign, meaning they can be dangerous or harmless. Unfortunately, breast cancer is a malignant tumor that develops in a certain part of the breast, and it can eventually spread to other tissues of the breast. Even though all women are at risk of developing breast cancer, studies show that the incidence rates vary based on age. “Approximately 77% of breast cancer cases occur in women over 50 years of age.” It may also vary based on ethnic backgrounds. “According to the American Cancer Society, white women develop breast cancer at a higher rate than African-American women, but African-American women are more likely to get breast cancer before they are 40, and are more likely to die from it at any age.” (Imaginis.com) Breast cancer is almost always genetic, and not caused by outside forces like the environment. The symptoms of breast cancer include: “swelling or all or part of the breast, skin irritation or dimpling, breast pain, redness, scaliness, or thickening of skin, or lumps in underarm areas.” (Breastcancer.org) Sometimes, those symptoms are less serious conditions such as a cyst or an infection. Still, it’s important to see a doctor if you notice any changes of your breast. This cancer’s diagnostic process can take up to weeks at a time and can include many different kinds of tests. “Breast radiologists quickly diagnose patients using digital mammography, CT, MRI and PET scan imaging.” (Cancer.buemont.edu) There are four stages of breast cancer; moving further throughout the stages, the tumor spreads from the breast to other parts of the body. It gets progressively worse, and the chance of survival lowers. It’s best to detect breast cancer at the earliest point possible so you can receive treatment for it before it gets worse. Treatments for breast cancer include: “surgery, then perhaps radiation, hormonal (anti-estrogen) therapy, and/or chemotherapy.” (Breastcancer.org) Each of these treatments have large amounts of side effects, but they are manageable and…
specialist) to write an informative white paper about the business of developing new drugs for cancer patients.
I must first inform you that cancer itself is responsible for many of my ancestors’ deaths. My birth mother passed away from heart disease (when I was nine years old), my father remarried and for the sake of this article we will call her my second mother (not step). My second mothers’ Father, brother, and sister were all taken as a result of cancer. My father passed away on 22 July 2010…
Marieb defines cancer as “A logical, coordinated process in which a precise sequence of tiny alterations change a normal cell into a killer”. The cells that divide uncontrollably are called neoplasm, or a tumor, and there are two types of neoplasm, the benign and the malignant. The benign neoplasm is the less hazardous of the two for it is a slow growing compact mass of cells. Once removed it usually does not recur. In contrast, the malignant neoplasm is more alarming for it grows quickly and…
The esophagus main purpose is to control the passage of food to the stomach, but painful and/or difficulty swallowing makes it hard for food to pass through (dysphagia). Cancer of the esophagus is presented as a malignant tumor arising from the tissue of the esophagus and is known as one of the leading causes of cancer deaths.
There are two main types of esophageal cancer and are named according…
Karen R Lindner
Wright Career College
Pancreatic cancer occurs in approximately 29000 patients every year. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer related deaths. Worldwide, pancreatic cancer is the eighth most common cause of death from cancer in both sexes combined. There have been advancements in the perioperative management, but the 5yr survival rate remains unchanged. Surgical resection is still the only potentially curative treatment for the disease…
By: Natalie Pritchard
Human Development 1
27 February 2015
Most people know what breast cancer is or have at least heard about it from others. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast; a tumor is a group of cancer cells that grow in tissue and spread to distant areas of the body. The disease occurs almost entirely…
Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Cancerous cells are also called malignant cells.
Causes, Incidence, and Risk factors
Cells are the building blocks of living things.
Cancer grows out of normal cells in the body. Normal cells multiply when the body needs them, and die when the body doesn't need them. Cancer appears to occur when the growth of cells in the body is out of control and cells divide too quickly. It can also occur when cells forget how to die.…
November 1, 2014
Serious illness brings change to the lives of the patient as well as the lives of their friends and family. Cancer affects a patient’s self-esteem and happiness. Without help to control the hard times, a patient will struggle to find hope and strength to keep them in a positive outlook. A patient’s cancer type reflects on how serious a patient’s emotional and physiological health is. According to the International…
I’m going to solve is the cancer conspiracy in the U.S. The cure for cancer has been suppressed and hidden from the public since the 1800’s to present day. Some individuals, companies and government organizations are involved in suppressing information about treatments to keep their multi-billion dollar industry thriving. A massive conspiracy to hide perhaps the greatest cure known to mankind can be solved
To understand the cancer conspiracy one most first understand cancer and what causes it and the…
Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer
HS200 Section #2
Unit 2 Capstone Project: Pancreatic Cancer
Mr. Andre I would like to give an insight about the diagnosis you have just been diagnosed with. I hope it gives you a better understanding and helps you with the type of stage you have and if any treatment can be successful for you. I hope you can come to an option and go back to doing as you have done with your…
What is Breast cancer? While breast cancer is the cancer that develops from breast tissue. Which in this case it is effecting the breast. This disease breast cancer was found in the 1990’s. Over 175,000 women a diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Emotional stage with breast cancer often experience a predictable, stressful period, and scared their going to die. Most of these women go through the same feelings because you can die from breast cancer. Cancer is a group of diseases that…