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Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer Many women do not take breast cancer or cervical cancer serious, by getting screened, until the disease has begun to develop or has spread. Cervical cancer use to be the main cause of deaths caused by cancer for women, but over the past forty or fifty years, the number of cases of cervical cancer and the number of deaths from this disease has decreased significantly, leaving another horrible disease in its place. Now breast cancer is the second major cause of...

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Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a frightening disease. It can be fatal, and while two thirds of the cases occur among mature women, it also strikes younger females and about nine thousand males each year. The fear generated by breast cancer is intensified by the somewhat shocking reality that breast cancer has actually increased over the last fifty years. In 1940, a woman had a one-in-twenty chance of developing the disease, while today one out of every eight women will get breast cancer. According to the National...

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Breast Cancer

diagnosed with breast cancer every year, which is equal to 130 women a day. It is estimated that approximately 40,000 women will die from breast cancer annually. About 2,000 men are diagnosed with breast cancer annually, with about 450 deaths in the result of male breast cancer occurring each year. Breast cancer is a disease affecting the cells and tissues in the breast including milk ducts, lobules and the connective tissues in the area. Breast cancer occurs in women when cells within breast tissue...

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Breast Cancer: Risk Factors, Detection & Treatment Among all American women who die when they are between the ages of forty and forty-five, the cause of death most likely to be listed on their death certificates is BREAST CANCER. Breast tumors are responsible for the greatest number of deaths among women, and breast cancer alone is the cause of almost one fifth of all cancer related mortalities. It results in the death of thirty seven thousand American women every year. Currently, there is...

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BSC1005 M-W 1-2:15 Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer among women of all shapes and sizes. Breast cancer is a personal topic to me because my great-grandmother on my mothers side had it and had her breast removed and just recently I found out that my grandmother on my fathers side has been diagnosed with breast cancer and that the cancer has spread to her lymph nodes. Many women today don’t know the health risks, causes, and treatments to breast cancer even though it is...

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Breast Cancer in Women In this essay I will be discussing breast cancer, a very serious issue that affects thousands of women each year. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women and is the second leading cause of death in women ages 35 to 54. The majority of breast cancer cases are sporadic, meaning there is no family history of the disease. Only 5% to 10% of women with breast cancer have a family history. Although there is no known cure for breast cancer, by educating yourself...

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One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes and one woman will die of breast cancer every thirteen minutes in the U.S. This is very sad but true. People know that it happens, but it’ll never happen to them, until it hits close to home. There are precautions that women can take to lower their risk of developing the disease. Knowing what to look for can save a life as far as early detection. The best thing that anyone can do is to educate themselves so that they are aware of signs...

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There are many different types of breast cancer. For example, breast cancer can begin in different areas of the breast like the ducts, the lobules, or in some cases, the tissue in between. In this essay I will explain the different types of breast cancer. I will also talk about the symptoms many women have when they get breast cancer. Then I will explain the treatments for breast cancer, and the alternative treatments. First of all, there are two main types of breast cancer invasive, and non-invasive...

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with breast cancer in their lifetime. * * Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. * Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die. * Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will die each year. Breast Cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. A...

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Anatomy of the Breast

------------------------------------------------- Top of Form Anatomy of the Breast The External Surface Anatomy of the Breast The female breast lies against the anterior thoracic wall, extending from the clavicle and the second rib down to the sixth rib, and from the side of the sternum across to the midaxillary line. The breasts lie anterior to the pectoralis major and serratus anterior muscles. The superior lateral portion of breast tissue projects upward and laterally into the axilla. This portion is...

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