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Transcript of Breast Cancer
By: Jayna Pavlinich
What Is Breast Cancer?
How Does Breast Cancer Effect the U.S. Population?
How is Breast Cancer Effective worldwide?
Breast cancer is the most common among women in the United States other than skin cancer.
How do people with breast cancer affect people without Breast Cancer?
Second leading cause of death with women.
Breast Cancer can be found in both men and women.
Every 2 minutes a women is diagnosed.
Every 13 minutes a women dies.
About 232,340 new cases of breast cancer in women are found in 2013.
2.8 million U.S. women have breast cancer.
1 out of 8 women born today will be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in their life.
The leading cause of dead world wide.
Every 19 second a women is diagnose.
Every 74 second a women dies.
10.6 million women will die from breast cancer in the next 25 years.
Risk Factors With Getting Breast Cancer
Genetic alterations: Inherited changes in certain genes like BRCA1 and BRCA2.
Family History: If family member was diagnosed before age 50. If their mother, sister, daughter is diagnosed with the disease.
Personal history with Breast Cancer: Having it in the past.
Reproductive and menstrual history: Having a menstrual cycle before the age 12. Women who went through menopause after the age 55. Having the first full-term pregnancy before the age 30 or never having a pregnancy at all.
Prevention for Breast Cancer
Maintain a health weight and have recommended amounts of physical activity.
Drink little to no alcohol.
Avoid hormonal replacement therapy.
Breast-feed your baby as much as possible.
Ways to check for Breast Cancer
In early years women were suppose to get a mammogram every two years after they get to their early 50's. But that was changed to when a women turns 40 because women started to die in their 50's from this disease.
If your blood relative had breast cancer it is good to start to be tested when you 25-30 or 10 years before the age of the relative.
About 2 1/2 million people in the U.S. are cancer survivors.
How to Survive with Breast Cancer?
The first feeling women feel after hearing they have Breast Cancer is shock and often anger.
Don't go to the doctor alone.
Take someone because the doctor gives a lot of information and it can be overwhelming.
Find out more information about the problem.
Get some background on what is happening and ways to help get through it.
Get a second option.
There could be more than one option or right answer for the process.
Tell family and friends for support through the time.
The spouse may feel like he has more responsibility like caring for the kids. But they are worried and feel the need to step up and help.The children however; worry to and might become clingy. Some friends may distance themselves. But everyone should be positive no matter what the outcome.
Is the death rate declining?
The American Cancer Society reported that the cancer death rate has dropped 20% in two decades.
They said that people diagnosed with cancer had improved in both medical and behavior changes.
In the years coming up doctors will have a better understanding on cancer and ways to prevent it. They also have ways to early treatment methods and finding it early in the journey.
New future with treatment and diagnosis
25% fewer individuals are going to develop secondary breast cancer by 2020.
By 2030, they hope people that develop this will live longer than 5 years.
They are going to do cancer research by getting samples and improving methods of storing, retrieving, organizing, and analyzing data.
20% of all breast cancer will be prevented and 60% will be diagnosed before they are symptomatic in the year 2025.
In 2030, they are expected to know how tumors grow and process.
The drug Perjeta is a treatment for breast cancer that will more likely to be cancer-free by the time of surgery.
Its proscribed by the doctor after the diagnosis and before surgery to help get rid of the tumor.
It helps make the tumor smaller and easier for them to be removed.
Perjeta only works in about 20% of breast cancer patients who have tumors and overproduce protein known as HER-2. This makes cells grow and divide.
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Political Cartoon 2
Political Cartoon 3
This political cartoon is saying that men don't realize how many women get breast cancer because that don't really get it.
This cartoon is saying that they don't want to give money to women to get mammograms earlier in their life but now that they are dead they wont have anxiety about it.
This cartoon is saying that the fed. Medical Panel thinks that they shouldn't funded mammograms until women are the right age but on the other hand they may be able to detect it early.
People in Kenya get Breast Cancer in their teens and early twenties.
Researchers want to go and uncover the mutations and see if they are gene mutations or if it has to deal with the environment.
Them they will find ways to cure that and bring it back to the U.S. and other places and help with a cure.