Breast Cancer is All Over the World

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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”).
Breast caner appears in the milk-producing glands of the breast tissue. Groups of glands in normal breast tissue are called lobules. The products of these glands are secreted into a ductal system that leads to the nipple. Depending on where in the glandular or ductal unit of the breast cancer arises, it will develop certain characteristics that are used to sub-classify breast cancer into types. The pathologist will denote the subtype at the time of evaluation with the microscope. Ductal carcinoma begins in the ducts, and lobular carcinoma has a pattern involving the lobules or glands (“Breast Cancer-Encyclopedia”). The more important classification is related to the evaluated tumor’s capability to invade, as this characteristic defines the disease as a true cancer. 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...

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...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. More than 2.9 million U.S. women with a history of breast cancer were alive on January 1, 2012. Some of these women were cancer free, while others still had evidence of cancer and may still have been undergoing (“Key Statistics”).
So as you can tell, Breast Cancer is all over the world and there is a lot to know about it. Even though men can get it to, not very many are affected by it.
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