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Breast Cancer: A Public Health Concern

Discusses the causes, effects and treatment of Breast Cancer
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Holly Modlin

on 7 March 2011

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Transcript of Breast Cancer: A Public Health Concern

Breast Cancer: A Public Health Concern to explore Breast Cancer to create awareness to save lives What is it? Why is it an issue? More than 25 million people around the world have been diagnoised with breast cancer; 10 million could die in the next 25 years. Where does it occur? In the breasts of women, and men, all over the world.
Britain has the highest death rate for BC in Europe, which is ranked 11th in the world. Who does it affect? Primarliy white women, however,
people across the world, including men. Millenium Goal Factors What does it cost? What is its impact? Organizations such as the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure, have contributed a great deal to research in search of a cure for cancer. They also provide invaluable resources to educate paitents as well as teach the importance of early detection. Why I'm Interested My home county, Edgecombe, is ranked 16th in the nation for death due to Breast Cancer. When these cells
break
out of here to here Invasive BC is occurring. you are now at
risk of the tumor metastasizing. spreading to other parts of the body through
the lymphatic system and/or blood stream When
these
cells
grow abnormally it is called DCIS non-invasive BC Social Networking holds a key part in advancing public health due to how many people it reaches. This networking allows quick interaction and immediate results. It can be used to spread information and get more people involved. 5-10% of breast cancers are inherited
due to genetic mutations of either
the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene. this is more likely
in generaltionally
Jewish families White women have the highest diagnosis rate
while African-American women have the highest death rate
for Breast Cancer Risk factors include: being female, over the age of 60, overweight, family history, personal histoy, radiation exposure, hormone therapy, high breast density, lack of exercise, having more than 3 children, not having any children, having first child after age 35 Starting menstruation before 12 or menopause after 55. The number of Breast Cancer cases have declined 2% in the last few years. While doctors aren't sure exactly why, it is evident that this research is helping to save lives. It is an issue, and therefore the research is a success if one life is affected. there is no way to prevent it http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/ http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/healthdisparities/index.htm http://www.komen.org/ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41828959 http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CancerBasics/economic-impact-of-cancer http://health.usnews.com/health-news/diet-fitness/diabetes/articles/2011/02/27/higher-vitamin-d-intake-could-cut-cancer-risk http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001911/ Treatment: mastectomy, lumpectomy, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone therapy and tamoxifen 4000 IU per day
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