Informative Breast Cancer Speech

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Informative Speech: Breast Cancer

Attention Getter: What do Sheryl Crow, Judy Blume, Suzanne Somers, Wanda Sykes and my Mother have in common? They are all breast cancer survivors.

Topic Disclosure: Today I am going to talk to you about breast cancer information and awareness

Preview: During my speech I will discuss:
* Symptoms and Diagnosis
* Treatment and Side effects
* Ways to lower risk and Statistics

Audience Link: There is a large amount of men and women who are diagnosed with breast cancer everyday but they usually don’t know how it forms and ways it can be treated. Breast cancer is a very serious disease that shouldn’t be taken likely. Even if you do not have breast cancer, chances are that you know or will know someone who will get it. After this speech I hope to inform and give you knowledge about breast cancer.

I. A) Breastcancer.org (2013) states: Breast cancer symptoms vary widely, from lumps to swelling and skin changes. Breast cancer has no obvious symptoms at all until tumors are formed. Just as no two people are exactly alike no two-breast cancers are exactly the same either. Webmd.com (2013) explains, when a tumor develops signs of early stages of breast cancer includes: * A lump in the breast or underarm

* Swelling in the armpit
* Pain or tenderness in the breast
* A noticeable flattening or indentation on the breast
* Any change in the size, contour, texture or temperature of the breast * Marble like area under the skin

B) Cancer.org (2012) explains the different types of testing and diagnosis for breast cancer. - Mammogram: Is a machine, which takes an x-ray of the breast that shows any tumors or lumps on the breast. Two types of Mammogram include screening and diagnosis mammogram. -Self-Exam: Which can be preformed in a warm shower, in front of a mirror or lying down. -Biopsy: A small operation done to remove tissue from the area of concern in the body. (20% turn out to have...
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