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Research Paper on Breast Cancer - According to the American Cancer Society, Each year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer; furthermore Twelve percent of all women will contract the disease, and 3.5% of them will die from breast cancer (American Cancer Society, 2005). There are risk factors that may lead to breast cancer. There are 4 stages of breast cancer and several treatments, although treatments vary from types and stages of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women who are 40 to 55 years old (Breast Cancer, 2009).Cancer occurs when cells divide uncontrollably....   [tags: Breast Cancer]
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The Problem of Dense Breast Tissue - There are several confusing topics for women when it comes to their breast health such as how often they should be screened with a mammogram, what age to start getting their mammograms, or how often they should have a mammogram. One of the newer discussions that has emerged recently is if women should be told that they have dense breast tissue. Several states have even moved a step further and are mandating that women be told this information. I believe that the states should go beyond this when passing the law and require insurance companies to pay for supplemental testing of these women who fall into this category and have additional risk factors....   [tags: MQSA, mammogram,breast tissue]
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Breast-feeding is the Best Option - Breast-feeding is a process that involves an infant suckling its mother’s breast in order to get some milk. Breast milk can sometimes be substituted with baby formula for a number of reasons. These reasons may be death of the infant’s mother, the mother’s being a working mother and is always away, and some mothers just opt for baby formula. The formula has a number of advantages: it is readily available, cheaper, and easy to control. Breast milk is sometimes referred to as the line of equal measure between the very rich parents and the poor parents (Pryor & Kathleen, 2010)....   [tags: Health, Breast Milk]
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Overview of Breast Cancer - If you or a loved one were diagnosed with breast cancer, how would you feel. You would probably feel very afraid and worried. Breast cancer is a common and potentially deadly form of cancer that affects both men and women. There are risk factors for getting the disease and there are different types of treatment for people who have been diagnosed with the disease. There are also steps that people can take to try to prevent getting breast cancer or at least catch it early. Luckily there are many organizations working to raise awareness of the disease, to educate the public about it, and to support research about it....   [tags: lung cancer, swollen breast]
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Reducing Your Risk of Breast Cancer - The one question that needs to be asked by women is “how can I reduce my risk of getting breast cancer?” because all women are at risk. It is very important that all women know how to lessen their chances of getting breast cancer because women are most vulnerable of developing the illness. It is estimated that over “192,370 women will be diagnosed with and 40,170 women will die” of breast cancer in the year 2009; both the number of diagnoses and deaths can be cut in half if women try to lower their risk of breast cancer (seer.cancer.org)....   [tags: Breast Cancer, risk, medical, ] 1454 words
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Breast Feeding and Formula: Advantages and Disadvantages - ... Also with feeding you are preventing type 2 diabetes and lesson your chances of postpartum depression. Moms are able to get a stronger bond with child especially if you feed skin to skin. Also a single can of Enfamil formula is $15. On average your child will take up to 10 cans a month give or take. In one year you would have spent roughly $1,800. By breast feeding you can save money on things your child actually does need. Not something you want your child to need because you don’t want to breast feed....   [tags: ovarian and breast cancer, production]
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Breast Cancer Among Women - Breast cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the tissue of the breast and spread to the surrounding area of the breast. This cancer most normally begins from the inner lobules of the breast, which are called the ducts and is better known as the part of the breast that makes milk. After a woman develops cancer, she is tested to determine what type of cancer she has and which treatment is best for her. Some treatments for cancer are surgery, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy and radiation. In the present day, surgery is nevertheless the best choice when dealing with breast cancer....   [tags: Cancer, Disease, Breast, Women, Information]
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Preventing Breast Cancer Through Mammograms and Sef-exams - Because doctors warn that breast cancer is the leading killer in women; yearly mammograms and monthly self-exams are preformed. The daily routine to lower the rick of breast cancer consist of: exercise, eating healthy, and avoiding alcohol. But, what if instead, essential oil rubbed on the breasts’ everyday stopped breast cancer. In 2007 Joyce Sobotta created “Healthy Girls Breast Oil”, and claims it stops breast cancer. Unfortunately, the evidence in the oil’s claim is not apparent to women when reading its advertisement....   [tags: risk, rubbing oil on breast ]
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Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy - Decisions Must Be Made - After the removal of a breast, either partial (lumpectomy) or complete (mastectomy) a woman may consider to have the breast reformed by having breast reconstruction work carried out. However, it has been reported that although the majority of these women have been mostly satisfied with its outcome, still a sizable 20% are not. The decision to have breast reconstruction work carried out after a mastectomy is usually a very personal decision, and something that may well depend on the inner feelings of the woman involved....   [tags: the partial or total removal of a breast, surgery] 570 words
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Breast Feeding is Best - Argumentative Breast is Best      If one chooses to have a child, shouldn’t he or she be obligated to do what is best for that child. There are many important choices to make for that child, and some may be more difficult than others. Hospital or home birth. Pampers or Huggies. Crib or family bed. But when it comes to feeding, the choice is clear. Breast-feeding is the best choice that mothers can make for themselves and their child.      Not everyone agrees that breast-feeding is the best choice....   [tags: breast-feeding]
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Breast-Feeding vs Formula - In todays society there are so many books and online sources that can be found on the “how-to” of raising a child. The question is though, which one of the sources should be trusted enough to follow through and to implement techniques on children. For one of the most important decisions that a mother and family can make is the option of breast milk or formula. In a growing society where mothers are given dirty looks for nursing in public, or media outlets rage in disapproval to mothers that share nursing stories, it almost seems crazy not to pick up a bottle and feed a child....   [tags: education, family, mother, children, breast milk ]
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Breast Cancer 1 Early Onset Gene Analysis - Breast cancer is one of the most common and important diseases that affect women and ovarian cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer mortality in American women1. These cancers are triggered by germline mutations on the C-terminal of a gene called BRCA1 (or “Breast Cancer 1, Early Onset Gene”) tumor suppressor. The BRCA1 gene is located on the long (q) arm of chromosome 17 at region 2 band 1, consists of 24 exons and encodes a multidomain protein of 1863 amino acid residues in human2. The BRCA1 proteins produced from BRCA1 gene help preventing cells from growing and dividing too rapidly or in an uncontrolled way3....   [tags: breast cancer, cancer, brca1 protein] 791 words
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Should I Breast-feed my Child or Formula-feed my Child? - During the span of one year in the United States about four million babies are born. The average age for a mom in the United States is 25 years old. First time moms have many questions and decisions to make regarding the methods of feeding and the nutrients their child will be receiving. “In the United States and worldwide, more than 90 percent of infants are breast-fed, but only 36 percent are exclusively breast-fed for the first six months” (Berger et al., 2011). It’s the parent’s choice whether to formula-feed or breast-feed their child, and the parents have many questions as for which method is best....   [tags: breast milk, nutrients, diseases] 1158 words
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Does Detecting Breast Cancer with MRIs Increase the Rate of Mastectomies? - In the last years, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has become a very popular method used for the early detection of breast cancer, because it has greater sensibility than mammography. But, opponents of MRI are concerned about this type of examination because of the belief that it may increase rates of mastectomy. However, different studies have been performed and no proof of this has been recorded (Dang and Zaguiyan et al 937). Although many people think that mastectomy may increase with MRI’s, I feel that these types of screenings should be more recommendable for women at high risk for breast cancer, because cancer, if not treated on time might be fatal....   [tags: MRIs, breast cancer, mastectomies, ] 892 words
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Breast Feeding vs Formula - Breast-feeding is nutritionally, emotionally and physically superior for a mother and her child. “Human breast milk is not standard nor is it interchangeable with cow’s milk. It is a dynamic fluid that changes in composition to meet the needs of the baby as it grows” (“Giving your Baby... Diet.” par. #10). Breast milk contains growth factors and antibodies which stimulate the growing baby and protect it from illness such as diarrhea, ear infections, rashes, allergies, asthma, skin problems, pneumonia, respiratory illness and other serious illnesses....   [tags: Comparing Breast Feeding and Formula ]
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Breast-Feeding: Just Do It! - Breast-Feeding: Just Do It. Who is to say that breast-feeding is the best for your baby. For years, breast-feeding tactics have been used as the best way to feed your infant. There was never any debate as to how you should feed your child, until a few years ago when artificial baby formulas were made. Now, researches have set out to figure out which way is the best for your baby. Studies upon studies have been done in search of the answer. Finally it was proven that breast-feeding, the natural way, was superior over artificial formulas....   [tags: Breast-Feeding Essays] 1447 words
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Probability of a Breast Cancer Patient Undergoing More than one Surgery - Surgical Oncology is a subset of oncology that focuses on the surgical management of cancer. Though, it has not been ratified by a Board certification, this area of expertise is coming to its own by the success of combined treatment with chemotherapy, radiation, and targeted biological treatments. Through developing technology, such as the iKnife, surgery to target tumorous cells is becoming a necessary and popular field of medicine and is a very viable option for cancer procedures, both for treatment and prevention....   [tags: surgical oncology,breast cancer,chemotherapy]
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The Benefits and Risks of Breast Augmentation - The Benefits and Risks of Breast Augmentation Every day women are bombarded with images of beautiful models with thin figures and huge round breast. In striving to achieve the ?ideal. body type women are altering their bodies; cosmetic surgery has increased enormously in the past few years. Breast augmentation alone has increased 500% since 1992. What are the benefits of having big voluptuous breasts. Do the benefits overweigh the risks. There are two main types of breast implants. One is filled with silicone gel and the other is filled with saline (sterile salt water); both of these implants have an outer silicone shell....   [tags: Breast Implant Plastic Surgery Essays Papers]
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Local Breast Cancer Hot Spot - Local Breast Cancer Hot Spot With the waves crashing in front of you, the sun warming your body, and a slight breeze coming just over the dunes, you would never think you were sitting on a beach considered to be a breast cancer "hot spot." Unfortunatly, if you were sitting on certain Cape Cod beaches, that's just what you'd be doing. "It's an unfortunate situation, I lost two sisters and my mother-in-law to breast cancer, all of us lived on the cape most of our lives. Their doctors were pretty sure it was caused from our contaminated drinking water," said Joan Swift, of Dennis, MA....   [tags: Beaches Breast Cancer Health Essays] 1204 words
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Breast Cancer Susceptibility Genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 - Breast cancer is the most common cancer that affects women in the United States. There are at least two majors genes (BRCA1 and BRCA2) that when they mutate can cause breast cancer. These genes can be passed from parent to child, increasing the risk of developing cancer in those child that have parent carrying these genes. BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are located on chromosome 17 and chromosome 13 respectively. There is a 90% chance of developing breast cancer for a woman that has these mutated genes. In contrast, men carrying BRCA1 have no risk to develop breast cancer, but those carrying BRCA2 genes have high risk....   [tags: Breast Cancer Research Papers]
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Breast Cancer - Breast Cancer There is a large amount of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer every day but they usually do not know a lot about it in terms of how it forms and the many ways it can be treated. Breast cancer is a very serious disease that shouldn’t be taken lightly; if it is left untreated it can spread to other organs and eventually kill you.  Even if you do not have breast cancer, chances are that you know or will know someone who will get it, so it is imperative that people understand how breast cancer forms, know the stages of breast cancer, be familiar with who gets breast cancer and how you can possibly avert it, and understand all of the different ways to treat the cancer and...   [tags: Health Breast Cancer Tumor Essays Papers] 1297 words
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The Issues of Breast Cancer in Nigeria - “Mrs. Claire Anyanwu has visited her doctor everyday for the past week. She was at the convention last month. Women were encouraged to go for medical checkups. She was luckily diagnosed early enough to be treated of ‘mild breast lumps.’ It is an ailment that could lead to breast cancer. We are happy to see women respond to our awareness programs.” said Dr. Rosa Phil (1). In her article, Dr. Phil commends Mrs. Anyanwu for taking action against breast cancer as she recommends all women do the same....   [tags: Health Care ]
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A Brief Look at Breast Cancer - ... Geographical factor: Incidence and mortality of breast cancer varies from one country to the other. Studies of migrants show that the rates of breast cancer in migrants tends towards the rate in the host country within two generations, this indicates that the environment is a more important factor than genetics. Menarche and menopause: Early menarche and late menopause increases the risk of breast cancer because. Women who attain menopause after the age of 55 are twice more likely to develop breast cancer as women who attain menopause before age 44....   [tags: abnormal cells, incidence] 1745 words
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The Risk Factors of Breast Cancer - Breast cancer is the second leading cancer killer among women, after lung cancer (Breast Cancer , 2014). Cancer is a word that puts fear in many people, especially if they have family members who have either died or survived the disease. No one wants to hear that he or she has been diagnosed with any disease, especially cancer. Many women do not take breast cancer serious until they are diagnosed. Sadly, once diagnosed with this epidemic, a person’s life is altered forever. Breast cancer does not discriminate and can happen to anyone at any age....   [tags: radiation, chemotherapy, disease]
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Overview of the Treatment of Breast Cancer - Introduction In the United States, breast cancer is one of the most commonly occurring cancers in women. Within the year of 2011, 230,480 new cases and 39,520 deaths related to breast cancer were reported (National Cancer Institute, 2011). However, death rates from breast cancer have declined steadily since 1990, resulting in an increase in survivors. The American Cancer society reported in 2011, that there were around 2.6 million breast cancer survivors in the United States (American Cancer Society, 2011)....   [tags: exercise, depression, faitigue]
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Effects of Breast Cancer on Women - Breast cancer is cancer that starts in the tissues of the breast. According to Breastcancer.org, in 2013, an estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S.. Breastcancer.org also says that one in eight U.S. women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Women that discover that they have been diagnosed with breast cancer will have to deal with the life altering changes. The effects of breast cancer on women can include long-term effects, how women cope, and large changes to their bodies....   [tags: Chemotherapy, Infertility, Osteoporosis]
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The Battle to Beat Breast Cancer - The Battle to Beat Breast Cancer Breast cancer impacts women and their friends and loved ones in so many different ways. Breast cancer can be devastating. Many women die yearly due to breast cancer. Families are shattered by this killer. Spouses are left to try and pick up the pieces and carry on without their companions. Men are left to raise their children without their mothers. Children are left to face life’s journeys without their mothers. There are ways to detect breast cancer and if detected early, may possibly be the difference between life and death....   [tags: women, cancer treatment]
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Breast Cancer Prevention and Education - According to the American Cancer Society, “Breast cancer is the common disease of women in the United States, other than skin cancer.” After lung cancer, it is the leading secondary cause of cancer death in women. It helps to have some basic facts about the normal makeup of the breasts to understand breast cancer. In the past, this disease was one of the most feared forms of cancer due to its fatality rate and because complete recovery often required breast removal. The best way to fight this disease is to have a plan that helps you detect the disease in its early stages....   [tags: Health ]
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Breast Cancer; Saving the Girls - Breast cancer is the second most prominent cause of cancer deaths in women. About 1 in 8 American women living in the U.S. will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer sometime during the course of their life. About 39,620 of those women will die from it. “Breast cancer occurs when cells in the breast divide and grow without their normal control” (Komen). There are two main types of breast cancer. Ductal carcinoma, the most common type which starts in the tubes that transport milk from the breast to the nipple, and lobular carcinoma which starts in the area that helps to produce milk called the lobules....   [tags: women, ductal carcinoma, noninvasive]
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Breast Cancer- Awareness in Females - ... Factors associated with developing breast cancer that cannot be influenced include: gender, age, family history, benign breast problems, and menstrual problems (in text). In contrast, factors including: method of birth control, diet, obesity, alcohol and drug use, hormone usage, and failure to breastfeed are all factors that can influenced by the patient. One factor not mentioned previously, but can influence the growth of breast cancer tumors is race. According to Susan G Komen, Caucasians\ women are more likely to develop breast cancer, however breast cancer is more aggressive in African American and Hispanic women....   [tags: oncological analysis]
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A Closer Look at Breast Liposuction - ... All these factors will also have an effect on the success of the procedure. So, you should have to discuss with your surgeon about the procedure regarding your expectations, the procedure, after effects, chance of success, other complications and preparation before the procedure etc. Pre-operative preparations You should be well aware of the procedure and its impacts. This will definitely help you facing the procedure without stress and will help in reducing the complications. There is a routine pre-operative test for the patients....   [tags: candidates, structured bodies] 558 words
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Environmental Causes of Breast Cancer - In the United States, starting from the first breast cancer case in 1930s to today, a woman's lifetime risk of breast cancer increases to one eighth (Gray et al.). Continuously increasing breast cancer rate has caused a lot of concerns among not only ordinary people but also scientists. For decades, scientists have been working on the causes of breast cancer in order to find the corresponding methods of treatment. However, only about 25% of the breast cancer cases got explained (Brody et al.); till today, heredity, lifetime exposure to environmental estrogen (the female sex hormone), and the dietary fat are the only major known causes (“Cover Story: Breast Cancer and Environment”)....   [tags: chemicals, estrogen]
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The Biology of Breast Cancer - ... Over the past twenty years, researchers discovered more about Breast Cancer and cancer in general, then the past five-hundred years together. Within the past twenty years Breast Cancer research has expanded to six continents rather than one. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), is a distinguished group of nine men and women who are devoted to understanding breast cancer. The approach of BCRF allows them to move their ideas to patients quickly. “We empower researchers to utilize their grants to explore new theories, conduct pilot investigations and partner with fellow researchers from around the world to deepen their work and thereby improve their results” (BCRF), which shows how...   [tags: symptoms, prevention, treatment]
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Women Coping with Breast Cancer - Women Coping with Breast Cancer Coping has been closely connected to stress; it involves a process by which a person attempts to restore balance in response to a stressful life event (Henderson, Gore, Davis, and Condon, 2003). The most common cancer among Canadian women in 2010 is breast cancer. An average of 445 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and an average of 100 Canadian women will die of breast cancer every week (Canadian Cancer Society, 2010). Coping with breast cancer has been defined as being emotionally and physically challenging for women and their families (Henderson et Al., 2003)....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Cancer Diagnosis] 1682 words
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Breast Cancer is a Growing Epidemic - Breast Cancer Report Breast cancer is a growing epidemic that many women (and men) are faced with. Fortunately, there are many preventative measures you can take against it and a lot of research has been done to make it manageable. Only 5-10% of patients obtained cancer hereditarily, otherwise known as through their genes (American Cancer Society 2011). ar The real cause of cancer mutations are within two genes (Phelan 2013). Proto-oncogenes are the genes within your cell that determine what it’s function is, and how much it divides (ACS, 2011)....   [tags: mutation, tumor, gene] 632 words
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The Cure for Breast Cancer - ... Approximately 20 – 30% of women delay for 12 weeks or more from self-discovery of a breast symptom to presentation to a health care provider (Grunfeld, et al., 2002). In other words it takes a woman 3 months if not longer to inform her doctor that she might have breast cancer or some other problem wrong with her body. The human body is very fragile and it is very important to get the required amount of treatment needed to help with this illness. Let’s not forget that certain cases of breast cancer can take a person’s life if they are not treated in the proper amount of time....   [tags: research, disease, organization] 1598 words
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To Breast Feed or Not to Breastfeed - Breastfeeding rates are continually increasing. The nutritional benefit of breast over formula is a long established fact. “According to the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breastfeeding rates improved nationwide in 2000-2008, and some of the greatest improvement was among black women. However, only about 59 percent of black mothers breastfed in 2008, compared to 80 percent of Hispanic mothers and about 75 percent of white mothers. For 2008 rates of breastfeeding at a baby’s first birthday, the number was about 23 percent overall but only 12.5 percent for black mothers....   [tags: baby formula, child rearing, mother]
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NFL and Breast Cancer Awareness - NFL Breast Cancer Awareness If many of you haven't noticed, NFL players and teams have been accessorizing in a variety of pink apparel this month and it’s not just coincidental. Three years ago the NFL teamed up with The Susan G. Komen Foundation, in a campaign that runs every October to raise Breast Cancer Awareness and encourage women 40 years and older to get their annual screenings. Of the 120 million Americans who watch football each week, about 40 million are women, making this an effective messenger of cancer awareness by the amount of viewers (Pucchronicle.com)....   [tags: Advertising ]
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Symptoms of Breast Cancer - ... If your mother, sister, or daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer, your chances also increase. However, the majority of people diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease. • Gene mutations such as BRCA1 and BRCA2 can be passed on from one generation to the other. These genes can increase the risk but do not make cancer inevitable. • Any radiation treatment to your chest increases the risk of breast cancer. • Obesity can also lead to breast cancer. • Beginning of periods at a younger age (less than 12) or the beginning of a menopause at a much older age exposes you to the risk of developing breast cancer....   [tags: risk factors, treatments] 1524 words
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Breast Cancer and Skin Cancer - Breast cancer is known as the most common solid tumor among the female population in most parts of the world [WHO 2012], second only to skin cancer in the United States [Ma 2013]. In 2014, an estimated 235,030 new cases of breast cancer (BCA) will occur in the United States [Siegel 2014] with an average of 1 in 8 women developing BCA at some point in their lifetime. While this incidence has remained relatively stable since 2004, mortality rates have progressively declined by over 30% in the last two decades [ACS 2013]....   [tags: common treatment, chemotherapy] 3301 words
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Breast Cancer: The Epidemic - Are you a woman over 40. If so, do you get regular mammograms. Breast cancer is an epidemic that plagues women, even though some men can get it. According to the American Cancer Society, “breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. The disease occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it, too” (Breast Cancer). Today many women are becoming diagnosed with breast cancer....   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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What is Breast Feeding? - What is breast feeding. Feeding the baby with naturally produced milk, from the mother’s breasts is called breast feeding. This milk is produced from the ducts located in the females’ breasts. This process of feeding the baby is also called lactation. This process can continue for more than six months. Some babies are too dependent on lactation. Their mothers are able to produce natural milk for several months. The span of production of breast milk depends quite on the demands of the baby and its quantity of milk intake....   [tags: Women's Health] 858 words
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Breast Feeding Across Cultures - Breast feeding has been in practice for a very long time, as early as 2000 BC. Before the invention of formula, bottles, and pumps this was the safest most common way for a mother to feed their infants. In fact, for 99% of human history breast milk was the sole source of nutrition for children until the age of two. In today’s society there are many different and opposing personal stand points on where or not a mother should breast feed their children. It is a very controversial topic with many variables....   [tags: nutrition, formula, infant]
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Females and Breast Cancer - Today, the most common cancer in females is Breast Cancer. Breast cancer is a form of cancer that affects the cells in the breast. It can occur in men and women but it mostly occurs in women. Breast cancer starts with the body’s cells multiplying strongly and then the cells metastasize to places in the body they shouldn’t be. It develops in the milk ducts and glands of the breast tissue, and begins by forming a lump in the breast. Once the lump is formed the cancer spreads through to the channels of the lymph nodes or the bloods stream to the other organs....   [tags: men, women, prevention] 1051 words
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Breast Cancer Community Resources - Breast cancer is the predominant form of cancer diagnosed in America women, second only to skin cancer and the primary cause of cancer deaths, surpassed only by lung cancer. Approximations suggest that one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during the course of their life (American Cancer Society, 2013). As with any disease, a diagnosis of breast cancer can be tremendously challenging and freighting experience not only during the time of treatment and post treatment, but also as a survivor of the disease....   [tags: health, lung cancer]
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Breast Cancer Among Women - Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in the world today and has one of the highest mortality rates when compared to other cancers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). This cancer develops when tumors have formed within the cells of the breast and begin to divide uncontrollably while gaining the ability to metastasize (4, 7, 8). When looking at the statistics, one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in their life time (2, 4). In 2013, there was an estimated 232,340 new cases while in 2014 there was an estimated 232,670 new cases (4, 8)....   [tags: mortality rate, tumors, mutations] 1409 words
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Women and Breast Cancer - Many changes will occur to women’s breast during their lifetime, especially during menopause, puberty, and childbirth. Not a lot of women, however, are actually familiar with the anatomy and function of breasts. This would be a first good step for women towards understanding the causes of breast cancer (Brinker, 2013). The breasts are made up of fat and breast tissues along with veins, nerves, arteries, and connective tissue that help to hold them in place. In breast tissue there is a complex network of lobules-sacs that produce milk, and ducts which are canals that carry milk from lobules to the nipple openings when a mom breastfeeds....   [tags: oncological analysis] 574 words
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Chemotherapy and Breast Cancer - A total of ninety-eight patients who presented in April 2009 through May 2011 with locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) were treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy in the combined breast clinic in National Cancer Institute. In the TNM staging classification, LABC is represented by stage IIIA (T0-N2; T1/2 - N2; T3 - N1/2), stage IIIB (T4, N0-2) and stage IIIC disease (any T, N3). Various chemotherapy schedules were used according to standard practice at different times. For much of this period, the standard neoadjuvant treatment regimen was 5-fluorouracil, epirubicin and cyclophosphamide (FEC) with two schedules used: 500 mg/m2 5-fluorouracil, 75 mg/m2 epirubicin and 500 mg/m2 cyclophosphamid...   [tags: effective treatments, oncology] 600 words
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Breast Cancer - Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in the world (Breast). Every three minutes a woman is diagnosed: one in eight women will have breast cancer (Walgreens, 2011; Chen, 2010). “I have to admit, like so many women, I always knew there was a chance. But like so many women, I never thought it would be me. I never thought I'd hear those devastating words: 'You have breast cancer.' “- Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a democratic representative of Florida (2011). Mutations turn genes on and off, activating diseases; all women have a chance of developing breast cancer (Understanding; Breast)....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Breast Cancer - Breast cancer is everywhere. The pink ribbons, the “I heart boobies” bracelets, and the thousands of breast cancer walks all over the United States. These all contribute to breast cancer organizations. Over one hundred million dollars has been raised to support breast cancer. This may not seem serious by the promotions and jokes that these organizations pull support from, but don’t forget the millions of people who have breast cancer. Breast cancer affects, approximately, an eighth of all American women in their lifetime....   [tags: Medical Conditions]
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Breast Cancer - Breast cancer’s a group of cells that are cancer cells called malignant. Malignant is a tumor, which starts in parts of the breast. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death for women but not as bad of a death for men. Males or females, are born with some breast cells and tissues that have the possibility to turn into cancer cells. (“Definition.”) Any type of cancer begins in the cells. The cells are the basic building blocks that’ll make the tissue. If the process of cell growth goes wrong then new cells will form with in the body....   [tags: Surgical Options, Historical Disease]
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Breast Cancer - The definition of breast cancer “is a malignant tumor that starts from cells of the breast”. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that may grow to take over the breast. The disease occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it too (“What is” par.1). Being diagnosed with breast cancer could be very difficult to accept that you have it. There is so much information to learn about breast cancer itself. The female breast is made up mainly of lobules (milk-producing glands), ducts (tiny tubes that carry the milk from the lobules to the nipple), and stoma (fatty tissue and connective tissue surrounding the ducts and lobules, blood vessels, and lymphatic vessels) (“What is” par.2)....   [tags: Medical Research ]
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Breast Cancer - Breast Cancer as the most common cancer in Iranian women affects women at least one decade younger than their counterparts in developed countries. The highest frequency of malignancies has been observed in the 40-49 age groups [1]. It is commonly accepted that estrogen and its receptor have an important role in the pathogenesis of breast malignancies. Breast tumors are classified based on ER status to ER negative and ER positive tumors. About 40% of breast tumors are ER negative [2]. ER negative tumors in comparison to ER positive tumors tend to have worse prognosis and less likely to respond to endocrine therapy....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 497 words
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Breast Cancer - As you all know, breast cancer is the cancer type that many womens have concerns about. It’s also the second cancer causing death among women. As a woman, I need to gather informations about the singnificance of breasts, who specially at risk, how breast cancer occurs, if it’s cure or not, if itor what if anything can do about it. There’s a lot of questions that needs to be answered as women are at a higher risk. It’s important to get plenty knowledge to be aware later in life as we can be more prepared....   [tags: women, treatment, prevention]
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Breast Cancer - Breast cancer is one of the most widespread cancers among women worldwide. In the US, it is the most common, and the leading cause of cancer related deaths among women between 45 – 64 years of age (Clegg et al., 2002; Ward et al., 2008). Early detection and improved treatment procedures have resulted in gradual decline in the number of deaths caused by the disease since 1990. Nevertheless, in 2009, the estimated death toll for the disease was 40,170 (American Cancer Society, 2009). The gravity of the disease therefore demands further research towards its early diagnosis, and for evaluating the prognosis of its course....   [tags: Disease] 850 words
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Male Breast Cancer - “The term “breast cancer” refers to a malignant tumor that has developed from cells in the breast” (Breast Cancer,n.d). What society does not realize, is that men have breasts. If men can have abnormal cell growths in the breast, they are except-able to breast cancer as well. Men need to be aware of the prevention, diagnoses, and treatments for male breast cancer. Society links breast cancer to women, but what about the males in our society. Males have breast tissues,' Boys' and men's bodies normally do not produce much of the breast stimulating hormones....   [tags: Health]
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Taking a Look at Breast Lifts Implants - Breast Lifts Implants There are different methods of lifting a sagged breast; one of the preferred methods is breast lift implants. Breast is one of the sensitive parts of a woman; many women would prefer that their breasts remain firm forever. However, for certain factors such as age, birth, breast-feeding and weight loss the woman would naturally start having breasts sagging. Apart from breasts sag some women want to increase or decrease the sizes of their breasts; this is the case for women who do not want small-sized breasts....   [tags: esthetic-plastic surgery] 611 words
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Breast Cancer - Introduction Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in women and 70 percentage of breast cancer is caused by the over expression of Estrogen receptor (ER). ER represents a viable and important pharmaceutical target against cancer. It is targeted by pharmaceutical agents for hormone replacement in menopausal women and reproductive cancers such as prostate cancer, uterine cancer and breast cancer [1]. ERs are classified into two types, ER alpha and ER beta which belongs to the super family of nuclear receptors....   [tags: Health, Estrogen Receptor] 1780 words
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Bump in the Breast - Bump in the Breast I don’t want to die, I thought to myself. I didn’t do anything to deserve this. I’m a good person, but so was my mother and she had it too. Did she give it to me. Will I still be a woman if I only have one breast. Maybe death would be better than being half a woman. I can’t take this, where is the damn doctor. “Lynn, you’ll be fine. It’s just a tiny lump.” Randy said, trying to comfort me. “Yeah, well that tiny lump could kill me like it did my mother.” I paused and looked ruefully at my husband....   [tags: Personal Narrative Cancer Health Medicine Essays] 1100 words
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Breast Cancer Affects Women and Men - Breast cancer occurs in women, men can be diagnosis with breast cancer too because men have breast tissue that can develop into breast cancer. Even though exercising and eating healthier are preventions, breast cancer affects both men and women because men are diagnosed with breast cancer and women should get annual mammograms. Why are men at risk for breast cancer. Men have breast duct cells that can form breast cancer. Men breast duct cells are not as developed as women, therefore men are not at high risk for getting breast cancer....   [tags: prevention and early detection]
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Breast Cancer is All Over the World - Breast Cancer is all over the world. It doesn’t just affect older women, it affects young women and men. Breast Cancer is a cancerous tumor that has developed within the cells of the breast. The most ordinary area in the breast for breast cancer to develop is the ducts, and less ordinary in the lobules of the breast. The cancerous cells can intrude healthy breast tissue over time, or cells can break off from the tumor and travel to the lymph nodes and into the lymphatic system which could take them to other parts of the body (“Breast Cancer-Woman’s”)....   [tags: deadly diseases, prognosis, cures, symptoms] 1310 words
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Breast Cancer Awareness - According to the American Cancer Society, Every year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer; furthermore Twelve percent of all women will contract the disease, and 3.5% of them will die from breast cancer (American Cancer Society, 2005). There are risk factors that may lead to breast cancer. There are 4 stages of breast cancer and several treatments, although treatments vary from types and stages of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women who are 40 to 55 years old (Breast Cancer, 2009).When cells divides it causes cancer which then changes from an normal call to what’s called a cancerous cell that requires gene alterations....   [tags: Health ]
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Breast Cancer: Risk Factors and Treatment - Breast Cancer What would you do if you found out you had breast cancer. Who would you tell first. How would you deal with it. The diagnosis of breast cancer is becoming more common today; we need to know what the symptoms are, and how to help prevent it. Breast cancer is the leading reason of death in women in the United States; it has increased greatly over the last 30 years. Many people wonder why it has increased so much in the last few years, and there are many reasons that it has. Breast cancer is a malignant, metastasizing tumor of the mammary gland....   [tags: medical, health, medicine]
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Facts, Causes, and Information on Breast Cancer - Breast Cancer is a disease that can sometime lead to ovarian cancer and has caused a lot of women’s death. “About five to ten percent of breast cancer cases are thought to be hereditary, meaning that they result from gene defects called mutations inherited from a parent”. Related Risks early menstruation, oral contraceptives and child bearing 20 percent. (1)An environmental risk is that toxins can damage breast DNA. Over time damaged DNA can lead to cancer. Your risk of developing breast cancer increases as you get older....   [tags: treatment, chemotherapy, diagnosis] 635 words
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What is Breast Cancer? What is the Cause of it? - What is Breast Cancer. What is the Cause of it. Breast cancer is cancer cells that develop in the breast of a woman. The most common type of breast cancer is ductal carcinoma in situ. The cancer cells develop in the milk ducts of the breast. Doctors and researchers do not exactly know the cause of cancer. All they know is that it usually occurs when a cell’s DNA is damaged. When cells in the breast start to develop abnormally they begin to develop quicker than the normal cells. They also keep multiplying, causing them to metastasize throughout the breast to the persons lymph nodes and sometimes other parts of the body....   [tags: Ductal Carcinoma in Situ, Cancer Cells, Milk Ducts]
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Understanding Breast Cancer - ... Men can get breast cancer as well, but less likely than women. You may also have a higher risk of breast cancer if you have a close relative, such as a mother, sister, or daughter, who has had breast cancer. Statistics states “about 20-30% of women with breast cancer have family histories of the disease.” Two particularly genes have been identified as a risk factor. They are commonly known as BRCA1 and BRCA2, which produces proteins protecting you from cancer. Menstrual cycle is a risk as well, if you have one before age 12 or menstruating after the age of 55....   [tags: traumatic experience, god, treatment] 758 words
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Breast Cancer Pain - Breast Cancer Pain Breast Anatomy and Physiology The breasts or mammary glands are sometimes considered a part of the reproduction system. Structurally, they are modified sweat glands. They are composed of mainly fat, breast tissue, nerves, veins, arteries, and connective tissues. The breast is usually situated on top of the pectoral major muscles covering the second rib to the sixth or seventh rib and extends from the sternum to the mid-axillary line. Breast tissue has an axillary tail which extends into the armpit region....   [tags: anatomy, physiology, treatment, acupuncture]
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Breast Cancer- Leading Cause of Death - Breast cancer continues to be the leading cause of death for middle aged women. In the past year, there were over 194,000 new cases of breast cancer in the U.S., approximately 20% of which did not access treatment in time despite the availability of educational resources. Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that develops in a female or male’s breast cells. Though the condition is not gender specific, it is most prevalent in middle aged to older women. It’s malignant foundation causes it to also conquer surrounding tissues if left untreated....   [tags: Middle Aged Women, Cancer, Treatment]
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Breast Cancer Pain - ... The nerves that go through the breasts are cutaneous innervation, medial pectoral, lateral pectoral, and long thoracic nerves. These provide sensory input from the breasts to the brain. They also carry referred pain signals from the heart therefore are clinically important in assessing heart attack. During mastectomy, these nerves are frequently damaged which may cause conditions of abnormal sensation or function in the area. One such condition is winged scapula. Lymphatic system in the breasts collects wastes and provides filtration of the fluid outside of the circulatory system....   [tags: anatomy, hormone, sexual]
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Breast Cancer: Ductal Carcinoma in Situ - ... Being that all these are factors makes detecting the actual cause of breast cancer difficult. "Early detection of breast cancer increases the odds of a patient's survival, and mammography screenings are an important tool in discovering this cancer. patients are different and have varying degrees of cancer risk, and patients should regularly talk with their doctors to determine if mammography screening is right for them." (Harris,June 20,2012) In this early stage of breast cancer there may not be any symptoms present....   [tags: milk ducts, mammography screening] 685 words
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The Business of Breast Cancer and the Pink Ribbon - In terms of restrictions placed on a company by the government, America is surely seen as lax. For example, analyzing its current safety laws, not only have thousands of chemicals been unsuccessfully tested with no information about their repercussions on the environment or human health, but the ones that are accounted for are not evaluated when placed in a product. The latter is significant in combination with the current archaic policy of dose determining hazard, contradictory to the evaded scientific data that low doses, for instance of hormone disturbing chemicals, may be harmful because they impersonate the body’s own creation and synthesis of hormones....   [tags: women´s life, pinkwashing, laws]
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Role of Social Support in Breast Cancer - Following skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, as approximately 12% of women will develop invasive breast cancer throughout their lifetime (Ma, Jemal 2013). After being diagnosed with breast cancer, women face major psychological and social challenges to coping with the disease. Many studies have examined the role of social support in cancer progression. It is commonly found that having a strong social support system aids individuals during the course of their illness (Dunkel-Schetter 1984)....   [tags: Positive Influence, Coping]
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The Business of Breast Cancer and the Pink Ribbon - In the last twenty years a major evolution of marketing has occurred in relation to charity organizations. As businesses choose to utilize cause-related marketing as a profit strategy, a succession of consequences has occurred, calling for examination and discussion, specifically when dealing with breast cancer, which is popularly associated with the symbol of the pink ribbon. Breast cancer organizations and discussions about breast cancer have seen a major shift from the scientific aspect of finding the cure towards the business side of turning a profit....   [tags: Corporate Responsibility, CSR]
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Facts and Statistics of People with Breast Cancer - According to statistics found on cancer.gov, around 233,000 women in the US will develop breast cancer in 2014, with over 40,000 people expected to die from it in 2014 alone (cancer.gov, 2009). With numbers this large, breast cancer is quickly becoming a heart breaking tragedy for too many families. And the worst part about it is that there is no long term cure for cancer, even if doctors are able to remove the tumor they found from your body, there is no guarantee that another one won’t form or grow....   [tags: genes, tumor, cell]
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Human Breast Milk - Introduction Human breast milk is uniquely suited to our biologic needs and remains the best source of nutrition for the human infant (Kunz et al , 1999). It provides the necessary support for the developing immune system (Goldman et al., 1994 ; Garofalo and Goldman, 1999). The powerful anti-infective qualities of breast milk are measured by decreased infant mortality in developing countries where exclusive breastfeeding is the norm (Scariati et al, 1997 ; Ball and Wright, 1999). The human breast milk is composed of about 6% carbohydrates, about 4% fats, about 1% proteins and about 89% water....   [tags: Health, Human Milk] 1751 words
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Breast Cancer Diagnosis Methods Analysis - Abstract: Breast cancer research over the last decade has been tremendous and the novel methods being develop help in the early detection, in setting the stages of the therapy and in assessing the response of the patient to the treatment. Some of the studies look very promising and their use in future may decrease the radiation dose to the patient. This paper studies various techniques used for the diagnosis of breast cancer. Different methods are explored for their merits and de-merits for the diagnosis of breast lesion....   [tags: Medicine]
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Breast Given and Things Fall Apart - Achebe and Devi both used irony to highlight an issue at the closing of their respective stories. In “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe, the author used irony to show the disregard for the indigenous peoples and their customs by the District Commissioner and to emphasize the internal struggle of the main character, Okonkwo, as he tries to maintain his image of manliness with his actions. Mahasweti Devi closed the story “Breast-Giver” with ironic circumstances to explain the gratitude that should have been owed to Jashoda that she did not receive and the cause of her death by what had given so much to so many....   [tags: Achebe and Devi using irony]
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Breast Cancer Statistics around the World - According to World Health Organization (WHO) mortality estimates, cancer is the fourth ranked cause of death in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR), after cardiovascular diseases, infectious/parasitic diseases and injuries [1-3]. The largest increase in cancer incidence among the WHO regions in the next 15 years is likely to be in the EMR where breast cancer (BC) is recorded as the commonest type of female malignancy in almost all national cancer registries [1-4]. In most countries in the EMR (eg., Iran and Iraq), in addition to being the most important cancer, there are other features that justify increasing efforts for BC control, including the tendency for this disease to affect younge...   [tags: mortality and health care estimates] 966 words
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Women´s Health Breast Cancer - ... About 5-10% of breast cancer cases are related to family. For example, if a women’s mother or sister has breast cancer, she may be at higher risk of getting the disease. Mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 are leading factors of breast cancers in women; it will actually promote the development of cancer cells. There are other genetic reasons that may increase the risk of breast cancer. For example, according to a research done by some Chinese scholars, “genetic variants in the vicinity of pre-miR-101-2 were associated with breast cancer risk in the Chinese population.” However, most breast cancer patients do not have family history of this disease....   [tags: cells, tissues, tumor] 1133 words
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