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Transcript of Breast Cancer
B2 Breast Cancer Symptoms Normally, breast cancer may not cause symptoms.
Sometimes the lump in your breast will be too small to
feel, although on certain occasions you might be able to.
Swelling of all or part of the breast
Skin irritation or dumpling
Breast pain or nipple pain
Redness, and/or skaliness
Thickening of the nipple or breast skin
Lump in underarm area Prognosis of Breast Cancer
(Expected Outcome of the Disease) The outcome for breast cancer varies according to whether the cancer is diagnosed early or when it's more advanced. The earlier it's diagnosed, smaller
it is, and lower the chance it's spread, the better off you will be. Stages Stage 1- 90% of women lived more than 5 years,while 85% of women lived more than 10 years.
Stage 2- 70% of women lived more than 5 years, while 60% of women lived more than 10 years.
Stage 3- 50% of women lived more than 5 years, while 40% of women lived more than 10 years.
Stage 4- 13% of women lived more than 5 years, while 10% of women lived more than 10 years. Diagnosis Breast Cancer is diagnosed when a lump or change in the breast is found, or when an abnormal area is seen on a mammogram. Most times they aren't cancerous. However, you can only know by follow up tests, learning about the tests, and how to interpret their results can help you understand your diagnosis and make treatment choices that best suit you. Inhertiance Breast cancer is inherited by BRAC1 & BRAC2 genes,
The chromosome it is found on is Chromosome 13 & 17. Determining if You're a Carrier Genetic Testing- Process of using medical tests to look for changes (mutations) in a persons gene or chromosomes. Many are used today, but more are developing. Treatments There are many treatments for the disease, but the most commonly known are:
Hormone Therapies Potential Cures There are often cures for early diagnosed breast cancer. But if it becomes metastatic it is very difficult to cure. Small tumors diagnosed early have a higher rate of cure because they can have
axillary lumph node dissection
radiation Citations http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/symptoms