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Transcript of Breast Cancer
Be physically active
Breast feed as long
as possible Sex, Race, Age Breast Cancer
By: Michell Mustian What is Breast Cancer? Breast Cancer is a kind of cancer that develops in breast cells. Breast Cancer usually develops in the inner lining of milk ducts. Symptom No. 1 A lump in the breast.
The lumps are usually
painless. Symptom No. 2 Swelling in the
armpit Symptom No. 3 Any change in the
or contour of breast. How do you get Breast Cancer? People can get Breast Cancer many different ways. Such as: Getting older, Genetics, taller than average, and alcohol consumption. Duration Breast Cancer will
continue to spread
until it is treated. Symptom No. 4 Change in nipple such
as: Itching, dimpling, a
burning sensation, or
Symptom No. 5 A noticeable flattening
or indentation on breast.
This may indicate a tumor
that cannot be seen or felt Edwin Smith was the first person to
discover Breast Cancer. They discovered
it long before 1600 B.C. The disease was
very rare back then. Until there started to become more women involved. In the 1990's the symbol for Breast Cancer- The Pink Ribbon-brought out a revolution for this cancer. Women are mostly affected from Breast Cancer. However, men can also be affected but it is very rare. The sex mostly affected by breast cancer are women. Men can be affected by it too but it is very rare. People of all types of races can be diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Ages likely to get it are ages 50 and up. However, there is a risk that you can get it at any age. Numbers Affected About 232,340 cases of Breast Cancer will occur
About 39,620 deaths from Breast Cancer will occur in 2013
Right now there are more than 2.9 Million survivors in the United States Treatments Surgery
Radiation Therapy- Uses high energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells
Chemotherapy- Uses drugs to kill cancer cells. Can either be taken by mouth or injected to muscle or vein.
Hormone Therapy- Removes hormones or blocks their action and stops cancer cells from growing. Preventions Research and Advances The good news about breast cancer is that people are starting to find it earlier and earlier when they are smaller and haven't spread elsewhere in the body. Interesting Facts In the U.S and average of 112 women die of breast cancer. That's every 15 minutes. U.s has the most cases of Breast Cancer in the world. 1 in 9 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. One case of breast cancer is diagnosed ever 2 minutes. The left breast is more likely to develop cancer than the right breast. Breast Cancer patients with diabetes are 50% more likely to die than those who don't have diabetes.