Disadvantages include disruption of the menstrual cycle in women. Learning that one is infected with breast caner is traumatizing and can cause depression. Women who are diagnosed must remember and understand that they are not alone in the struggle with their disease. Many women today aren’t aware of what breast cancer really is and how it works. Hopefully after this paper women will become more aware of this cancer and want to be more involved.
Parabens Parabens are preservatives. The reason they became controversial is they can act like estrogen inside the body, and over... ... middle of paper ... ...ess of how disingenuous that information may be; creating false fear does not address a real problem. According to the American Cancer Society, the best things women can do to prevent breast cancer is maintain a healthy weight, eat a healthy diet, and limit alcohol consumption. A woman should know her genetics and know her body, and see a doctor if she notices something suspicious or out-of-place. Prevention and early detection provide the best defenses to breast cancer.
The emotion (pathos) generated by the story of the author’s sister struggling and dying from cancer is strong. Therefore, the rhetorical principles: logos, ethos, and pathos are not equally balanced. Rubbing oil on our breasts’ will not stop breast cancer; this claim lacks logic (logos). Trust in the company and the oil is low (ethos), and emotion is too high (pathos). Because these rhetorical principles are not equally strong their message is weak.
There is not ... ... middle of paper ... ... cells in the body, but also come with different side effects. For example, the drug Taxol has been shown to greatly decrease the amount of leukemia in patients but comes with side effects that include numbness, white patches, fever, etc (Hortobagyi 1991). Society puts a lot of pressure on women to be aware of breast cancer, and to do everything in their power to save their breasts. But this is not always the best option. Being a woman myself and having to deal with “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” is a little bit annoying.
It is a disease that does not distinguish between race, religion and social status. In more recent cases, many young women are being diagnosed with aggressive forms of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer found in women today; without the proper knowledge, prevention, and treatment of the disease, it will continue to affect women and few men in the community. The research paper will be based on three key points of interest; (1) Understanding breast cancer; (2) Staging and proper diagnosis of breast cancer; (3) Medical advances in preventions and cures. It will address the many causes and risks factors, a scientific system for diagnosing, as well as showcase any new treatments that may be beneficial to the cancer community.
Inheritance of breast cancer is not the cause for most breast cancer patients (American Cancer Society, 2011). Some changeable lifestyle factors can attribute to breast cancer.... ... middle of paper ... ...% (Kluger and Park, 2013). This drop in risk percentages definitely display why her choice was beneficial. Also, there are reconstructive surgeries offered after a mastectomy (Kluger and Park, 2013). If a female family member of mine had an increase in breast cancer risk, I would first recommend that she and a doctor evaluate the cause of the increased risk.
Taking a regular pap smear test is the best way to screen and diagnose these conditions. In fact, the reason why cervical cancer death rates have declined in the US is the increase in the use of pap test among women in their reproductive years. However, women may ask, "How often do I need a pap test?" What is a Pap Test? Pap smear (named after Papanicolaou, the physician who discovered the procedure) is a test used to examine samples of cells taken from a woman’s cervix.
Experts in the field of oncology have reviewed both CAM and pharmaceutical drug methods to determine which pathway is the best alternative for their patient’s health and well-being. It was once thought that the only way to fight cancer is to use chemotherapy/radiotherapy but research has proven that there are a variety of complex techniques and therapies to bring an increase in cancer survival rates. Both methods of medicine have reported being attacked by the other for their views on treating patients. It is important to keep the patient in the center when determining the best plan. The best treatment plan for breast cancer patients today is most likely ... ... middle of paper ... ...cine, 8, 243-58.
These risk factors are not however, totally conclusive. My mother, also being a victim of breast cancer had none of the above listed risk factors, but still developed the sickness. “Even if none of the risk factors applies to you, you must still be wary and attend regular examinations, because every woman is at risk.” (Subak-Sharpe, 42) Early detection of breast cancer is the key to surviving the illness. Once the tumor has grown too much, it is often too late. “Large tumors interact with lymph nodes which interconnect with the breast, facilitating the spreading of the disease, which in almost all cases, leads to certain death.” (Link, 144) There are essentially two methods of detection with breast cancer.
One battle that is not easy to fight, but winning the battle is worth it all is breast cancer. The reason I chose to write about breast cancer is because my aunt who means a lot to me was diagnosed with it a few years ago. Many people hear and discuss about breast, but they do not what it means and why it is important. When a tumor that is malignant is found in the cells in the breast and its spreads through the surrounding tissues in the breast is known as breast cancer. Most women are not usually alert if they have the disease because they do not know how to check for lumps in their breasts.