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).
These proteins are then used as a blueprint for the function and structure of the organism. When the DNA is mutated, it alters the normal growth of the cells. This results in the cells not dying as they normally would, and a tumor may form; these tumors are commonly called "cancer" (www.cancer.gov). A tumor can be benign, which means it is not cancerous, or it can be malignant, which is cancerous. The tumor is comprised of abnormal cells.
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A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. The disease occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it, too” (Breast Cancer). Today many women are becoming diagnosed with breast cancer. It has become the most type of cancer in women, regardless of ethnicity or background. There are many risk factors that can cause breast cancer.
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