Specific Purpose: To inform the audience of how simple steps can help them catch breast cancer in its earlier stages before it is too late. Central Idea/ Thesis: Through the help of mammograms, self-examinations, and funding you can find a way to either detect breast cancer in its earlier stages or possibly be able to prevent it all together. Introduction
I. “Each year, about 192,000 women and 1,900 men in the United States are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. And each year, nearly 40,000 women and 440 men die from invasive breast cancer.” (U.S News, 2010)
II. Breast Cancer is something that many people love to avoid. I grew up in a family where it quickly became a big part of our lives. My great grandmother’s life was nearly taken due to breast cancer. Her struggle through the process made me want to provide information on how helpful breast check up’s could be.
III. There are many ways you can stay up to date on what is going on with your health in regards to breast cancer. Lots of medical equipment and funding have become very helpful in the fight against breast cancer.
IV. Today I will inform you of all the options men and women have that are available to them to help in the early detection and possibly the prevention of breast cancer. I will explain how mammograms, self-examinations, and funding make it possible to fight the cause.
(Let’s begin by first discussing mammograms)
I. What is a mammogram?
A. Mammograms are used to look for breast cancer in women who don’t have any symptoms B. Mammograms can help to reduce the number of death among the women ages 40-70 C. Some mammograms can give false-negative and false-positive results. D. Many men have breast symptoms, including enlarged or painful breast tissue, but the majority does not need a mammogram, say researchers from Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. E. It can lead to an early detection of breast cancer.