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The Chronic Conditions: Breast Cancer and High Blood Pressure

A few of the chronic health conditions that occur in my family are breast cancer and high blood pressure. My great grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer later in her life, this was a while ago so she did not receive the type of treatment needed. One reason being that in that time period you needed to catch it early on for them to do much with it, and the second reason being that she caught it too late. Breast Cancer is not something that she overcame, since her diagnosis no one else in the family has been diagnosed. My grandmother is getting close to the age where most women are diagnosed but it is not something that has occurred since then. High blood pressure, on the other hand, is something very common in my family. My dad, both grandfathers, and both great grandfathers either currently have or have had high blood pressure. I will be talking about statistics, preventive tactics, exercises, and environmental effects of both breast cancer and high blood pressure.
I have been aware that my great grandmother had breast cancer but until I started researching for this paper I didn’t really understand what exactly breast cancer was. I know it is bad and if left untreated or caught too late it is very fatal, I am really into a show called "Parenthood" and one of the characters is diagnosed. This show is so well produced that it brings you into it, I feel like I am part of the family. The character's name is Kristina, and she's a mom of three. She is in her late thirties to early forties when she has her last child and shortly after the baby is born she goes in for a mammogram and it turns out to be not what she expected. Breast cancer is not something that you know is there, it comes out of nowhere and it is not pai...

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