Breast Cancer Breast cancer is only one of 200 different types of cancer. It is considered a woman’s disease but both men and women have the disease. Every year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Twelve percent of all women will get the disease and 3.5% of them will die. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women who are 40 to 55 years old.
Advanced Technology of the Treatment of Breast Cancer This year 203,000 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer, and 40,000 of them are expected to die. Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women the ages of 35-54. There are numerous ways breast cancer can be treated if found early. The key to treating breast cancer is early detection, beast self-exams, and early mammograms. One out of every eight women will get diagnosed with Breast Cancer this year; therefore, new advanced technology of the treatment of Breast Cancer is the key to life after the disease.
When a malignant tumor increases in size, it compromises the organ which it is increasing. When more and more tumors start developing in that organ, the organ fails and the body will not survive. Cancer can affect the Pancreas, Lungs, Liver , Brain, etc. To prevent breast cancer it is important to have diagnostic procedures like Mammograms, Skin examinations, etc A malignant breast tumor may be removed by taking the immediate area that surrounds the mass or it can be removed by taking the complete breast. If the cancer cells have not spread throughout the body, or at least to another organ, you should be able to call yourself an survivor .
Not all cases, but most women who get breast cancer are over the age of 50. According to the National Cancer Institute 232,340 female breast cancers and 2,240 male breast cancers are reported in the U.S every year and about 39,620 deaths caused by this cancer each year. Women are encouraged to get mammograms starting at an early age. Mammograms are yearly check up of your breasts that are done to make sure you don’t have breast cancer. A mammography is an X-ray testing of the breast that can detect breast cancer at an early stage.
The stage before invasive cancer is called in Situ, meaning that the early malignancy has not yet become capable of invasion. Thus, ductal carcinoma in Situ is considered a minimal breast cancer (“Breast Cancer-Encyclopedia”). Breast cancer does not have a single cause. Men can get breast cancer but women are 100 times more likely to develop the disease. Eighty percent of breast cancer are found in women over the age... ... middle of paper ... ...2.
(1) Breast Cancer can lead Peutz Jeghers syndrome the effects of Peutz Jeghgers is spots on your lips and in their mouths. Women with no children or who had a child after age 30 have slightly higher breast cancer risk. “Screening for breast cancer is early diagnosis increases chance of survival and annual mammogram after age 40”. Women who took Diethylstilbestrol while pregnant could have a slightly higher risk of developing breast cancer. Birth control peals also cause higher risks 40 to 50 percent for breast cancer risk calms down after they have stopped taking them.
While the progressive steps of breast cancer are unknown, the cells in the breast trigger a reaction of cell reproduction. These new cancer cells form tumors. If cancer cells are active or are considered malign, the tumor grows at tremendous speeds, and may end up in metastasis. Metastasis is a complex process in which cells break away from their primary tumors, and via the blood supply or through the lymph system relocate into other organs, thus spreading cancer throughout the body. Generally, if a lump is smaller than one centimeter, it is considered benign, although every woman should consult her doctor about any unusual bumps or feeling in the chest.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that in the United States more than 175,000 new cases are diagnosed and more than 43,000 women die each year from cancer originating in the breast. One in eight American women will develop this illness at some time during her life (Cummings). The rate of incidence increases with age, and women 75 years and older are at the highest risk. Breast cancer can affect males, but the disease strikes women about 100 times as often as it does men. The good news is that if a woman develops breast cancer, her options are much greater than ever before due to advancements in technology, and proper treatment can usually preserve the breast while enhancing sur... ... middle of paper ... ...nal Cancer Institute: 1-5.
Let’s find out. So what exactly is cancer? Doctors seem to throw that word around quite a bit. Well, cancer is actually a blanket term for a class of diseases that grow abnormal cells in the body and attack the healthy ones, which then begin reproducing very fast, causing the tissue around those cells to metastasize, or spread. So how does one get cancer?
Breast Cancer Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. The American cancer society estimates that in 2002 about 192,200 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed among women in the U.S. alone. Breast cancer also occurs in men. An estimated 1,500 cases will be diagnosed among men. In 2002, there will be about 40,600 deaths from breast cancer in the United States.