Women who began their period before age 12 or started menopause at an older age are more likely to develop breast cancer (Mayo Clinic Staff). Women who have never had children or had children after age thirty-five are also at greater risk (Mayo Clinic Staff). Any of these situations will alter the hormone levels of a woman’s body. In relation to this risk factor, doctors believe that growing older is one fac... ... middle of paper ... ...ave had discussions where we determined that, as a family, we should be proactive in preventing or, if need be, treating breast cancer. My mom is even considering genome mapping.
Women who use any or all of these measures reduce their risk of breast cancer. Even so, these women are still in jeopardy of contracting breast cancer. The fact is, the specific cause of breast cancer is unknown. These treatment options do not guarantee that at risk women will not be burdened with this deadly disease. What is needed to eliminate complete... ... middle of paper ... ...h.” Online.
Being a woman myself and having to deal with “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” is a little bit annoying. I understand that it raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research, but it also seems a little sexist in the fact that we don’t have this much support for testicular cancer research and treatments. Women should not be pressured to get rid of the cancer and not their breasts, or to even be worried about cancer if they have no reason to be.
In the 17th century, the medicine was based on humorless due to the general belief that it was caused by the imbalance of essential fluids controlling the body. In the 18th century, various medical explanations were brought forward such as too much sexual activity, lack of sexual activity, injuries to the breasts, or curdled breast milk. Mammogram is an x-ray picture of a person’s breast essential for the screening of breast cancer. It is essential for the early detection of breast cancer which helps in the reduction of deaths associated with the disease. The benefits of mammogram cannot be stressed enough that is why a woman is required to start it at the right age; hence after the age of 50 y... ... middle of paper ... ...mograms, then they have to discuss it with their doctor.
Diethylstilbestrol, also known as DES, is a medicine that helps prevent women from having pregnancy complications including miscarriages. “This is amazing!” one may say, but do they really know the consequences of taking this new medication? Diethylstilbestrol was a huge turning point for most pregnant women in the early twentieth century; however, it had many underlying negative consequences that would later affect the mother and child with the word no one ever wants to hear; cancer. To begin with, DES is a medication that some women would take during their pregnancy. Diethylstilbestrol is a synthetic estrogen that was created by man (“DES Exposure: Questions and Answers”).
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.
Thankfully the treatment has improved. Patients who get the cancer removed and take care of themselves after, for example, by exercising and eating healthy, will live longer. There are many risks that increase the likelihood of developing breast cancer, for instance, age, family history, and race. A women who made history with breast cancer was Betty Ford, Betty was one of the first lady’s to speak openly about her disease. Betty encouraged women who have been affected with the disease to go to their doctor as soon as possible and told women who had shared that they didn’t have breast cancer to do self breast exams regularly and get mammograms.
Abortions with mifepristone can cause painful cramping, nausea and bleeding that may last for several days. About one in 100 women may experience bleeding so heavy that surgery is required to stop it. These side effects and the fact that the morning after pill takes longer to terminate a pregnancy than a surgical method are downsides that may advise against not using the pill. "Most people think you take the pill and the pregnancy is gone, and nothing else is involved," said Dr. Deborah Oyer, a family doctor with Aurora Medical Services in Seattle. " Women who have gone through a spontaneous miscarriage know it doesn't feel good."
This is especially true with cosmetic surgeries. One of the bigger surgeries when it comes to cosmetics is breast augmentation; though thousands of women go through this surgery, no one takes into consideration the side effects that come with it. As stated by National Cancer Institute, women who receive breast implants, "twice as likely to die from brain cancer, three times as likely to die from lung cancer, and four times as likely to commit suicide, as compared to other plastic surgery patients" (Willhate 15). Due to recent study, it shows how breast implants negatively impact the body, with its links to cancer. However, these are one of the few problems that women who receive breast implants have.