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.
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. The uncontrolled growth and alter genes is what causes tumors to form.
White women are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than are African-American women, but African-American women are more likely to die from this cancer. However in women under 45 years of age, breast cancer is more common in African-American women. Women with dense breast tissue have a risk that ... ... middle of paper ... ...d permanently arrested. (National Action Plan for Cancer Survivorship, 2014) Why is this important? Mammograms don’t prevent breast cancer, but they can save lives by finding breast cancer as early as possible (breastcancer.org).
Breast Cancer Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women today (after lung cancer) and is the most common cancer among women, excluding nonmelanoma skin cancers. According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.2 million people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year worldwide. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2001 approximately 192,200 new cases of invasive breast cancer (Stages I-IV) will be diagnosed among women in the United States. Another 46,400 women will be diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a non-invasive breast cancer. DCIS is the earliest form of breast cancer, confined to the milk ducts of the breast.
About 40,800 United States ladies were killed off by breast cancer in the year 2000 (Meister). Breast cancer also affects more that 1,000 men, in the United States, a year (National Cancer Institute). According to the National Cancer Institute, the number of women in the United States who learns that they have been diagnosed with cancer exceeds 180,000. Breast cancer, following skin cancer, is now the most prominent form of cancer among women in the United States. What are the reasons people get cancer?
Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Prevention Every year for the last fifty years the number of cases of breast cancer in women has steadily increased. The only cancer that claims more women's lives in the United States is Lung Cancer. (http://rex.nci.nih.gov/NCI_Pub_Interface/raterisk/rates42.html) This naturally causes concern among women, and thus the question of prevention is immediately asked. With prevention of lung cancer, the easiest and most effective way is to avoid smoking completely. Breast cancer, on the other hand does not have such a direct behavioral action that dramatically changes a person's risk.
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 . Some people will only accept that they are surviving Gutierrez 2 cancer, and that it is never gone. The earlier it is discovered, and the quicker it is removed , the better chance you have of that cancer not be returning. When a malignant mass reaches ... ... middle of paper ... ...e drug tamoxifen may prevent breast cancer in women who are at a high risk. Women who took the drug tamoxifen had a 45 percent lower incidence of cancer than woman who took the dummy pill.
NO – there is no evidence that influences breast cancer risk Birth control pills cause breast cancer. NO – most birth control pills contain a low dose of estrogens and progesterone (they however can provide protection against ovarian cancer) Breast cancer diagnosis is an automatic death sentence NO – 96% of women diagnosed with breast cancer live at least 5 years, more than 70% will survive 10 years
Eighty percent of breast cancer are found in women over the age... ... middle of paper ... ...2. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. The chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman's death is about one in thirty-six which is about three percent. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1989, with larger decreases in women younger than fifty. These decreases are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment.
This tumor is called a carcinoma, which causes a single abnormal cell to multiple at rapid rates. A malignant tumor damages tissue and can spread. Cancer spreads when it breaks away and gets into the bloodstream. The tumor can be removed but there is still a possibility that they will grow back. When breast cancer spreads it is called metastatic breast cancer.