She had a rash on her arm, lost a great amount of hair, and was in pain the whole time. She fought through it ,because us kids were the reason why she wanted to live. After 3 years, chemotherapy was a success. Thanks to all of the doctors and nurses they have saved my mom’s life and answer the question I had since a little girl. I want to achieve the goal of becoming a doctor to make an impact on others’ life and give back to the community, by helping kids and adults achieve a long lasting life.
Breast cancer continues to be the leading cause of death for middle aged women. In the past year, there were over 194,000 new cases of breast cancer in the U.S., approximately 20% of which did not access treatment in time despite the availability of educational resources. Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that develops in a female or male’s breast cells. Though the condition is not gender specific, it is most prevalent in middle aged to older women. It’s malignant foundation causes it to also conquer surrounding tissues if left untreated.
Other possible signs of breast cancer are having a swollen breast, having irritated, red, thickening or dimpled skin on the breast, having pain in the breast or nipple, having a breast nipple turning inward, and having discharge from the nipple (other than breast milk for nursing mothers). A person may notice a lump or swelling in his or her arm pit or collar bone if the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes found there. Breast cancer affects one in eight women living in the United States during their lives. Breast cancer kills more women in the United States than any cancer except lung cancer. In 2012, an estimated 232,340 new cases of i... ... middle of paper ... ...ostate, Skin.
I still thank God to this day. She is now sitting with us at home, alive and well. The recovery process was long and hard, but she managed to pull through for her 5 kids. I consider my mom to be a very lucky women with God by her side. Having conquered stage 3 breast cancer is something to be proud of.
This is why doctors encourage their patients to come to their follow-ups. Doctors aren’t really sure that if the disease doesn’t recur in a few years it doesn’t mean it won’t. This cancer is slow growing so the disease may recur in about 10 to 20 years; however time does affect the likelihood of recurrence so if there are no signs of the cancer in the x-ray then there is a chance the disease won’t recur. Doctors and medical professionals can offer only so much support and every woman who has been diagnosed with is deals with the consequences of treatment and diagnosis no matter how strong she is needs emotional support.
Like a lot of other cancers, if it is found and treated in early stages, the patient has a high chance of surviving. Prevalence and Etiology: Cervical cancer is the third most common type of cancer in women (Chen, Y. B., 2012). As of 2013 in the United States, the amount of people that have cervical cancer and the amount of people that die from cervical cancer has dropped by half in the past 30 years (Cancer Snapshots, 2013). In the United States there have been 12,340 new cases of cervical cancer this year and only 4,030 deaths (Cervical Cancer, 2013).
After being in the hospital for about two months, Jenn finally returned home two days before Christmas, not making for a great holiday, but definitely a hopeful one. These days she receives chemotherapy every three weeks at Sloan-Kettering Memorial in New York City and just recently got test results showing she is free of cancer. Although this story does not include death or life long suffering, this isn't the case for everyone. This experience has altered my life and the lives of family, friends, and a great deal of our community, raising awareness of the fact that we need to find a cure for people who are going to suffer everyday for the rest of their lives. Peo... ... middle of paper ... ...s to make better progress.
Breast Cancer in Women As most of us look ahead into what we expect for our future, we will envision a life of good health, success and family. What if the health factor was not good? What if the woman in the family became ill with one of the most uprising and terminal illnesses. Breast cancer is a type of cancer which develops from a mutated gene. “One in 10 American women who live to be 70 develop breast cancer, with more than 180,000new cases diagnosed each year.” (Predicting breast-cancer, MSNBC Health News) Most of us, when thinking of the future do not take into account the idea of becoming ill.
At the age of forty her odds are one in two hundred and seventeen (217), and in women younger than thirty they account for only one and a half percent of all breast cancer cases. About five percent of all breast cancers are inherited. Those with a family history of breast cancer in a first-degree relative (i.e. mother, sister, and daughter) are two to three times the risk of the general population. Women who take hormo... ... middle of paper ... ...f the nipple was removed it can be rebuilt from other body tissue and color is applied using tattoo techniques.