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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. What is cancer? Cancer is a disease where cells become abnormal and lose the ability to control division. These cells divide infinitely and begin to invade other cells (kids info bits, 1).
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.
In this paper I plan to discuss the causes of breast cancer, why so many women with breast cancer are uninsured, what the health reform will do for women with breast cancer, and where uninsured women can go for screening or prevention. Today 1 out of 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer (Cancer Care). So why are so many women being diagnosed with breast cancer? Could it be that today many women are starting to get screened earlier for breast cancer than years ago? With new technology and younger women being screened earlier, doctors are doing a better job at detecting breast cancer.
It is true, some cultures dedicate the month of October to Breast Cancer Awareness, but Breast Cancer is not the only cancer that intrudes people’s bodies. With over 200 different forms of cancer, it is essential that people strive to further develop their understanding of cancer. . Cancer is a class of diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled growth (Frater). In every normal cell there is 23 pairs of chromosomes, but when a genetic change or damage to chromosome occurs within a cell, the altered gene sends an incorrect message and the cell begins to grow rapidly.