Breast Cancer

"Losing is NOT an Option"

Definition & Symptoms

Breast cancer is a cancer that forms in the tissue of the breasts. Cells in the milk ducts and/or milk glands of the breasts begin to grow abnormally. The symptoms of breast cancer include: Nipple tenderness, nipple discharge, changes in skin texture and enlargement of pores around breasts, and swollen/scaly skin in breast area.

Causes & Prevention

There is not a 100% of what exactly triggers breast cancer, but breast cancer can be inherited through family genetics especially if one has BRSA Genes. There are also not any said ways to prevent breast cancer from coming, but doctors suggest to live as healthy of a life as possible and NOT to take medicines to prevent cancer before it even occurs.

Diagnosis & Treatment

Diagnosis should be done by professional doctor. Types of Diagnosis include: Mammograms, Breast Ultrasounds, and Breast MRI's. The treatments used for breast cancer are: Lumpectomy, Radiation Therapy, Mastectomy, Chemotherapy, & Hormonal Therapy.

Statistics

Overall women are 100 times more likely to catch breast cancer than men. Generally this cancer occurs more on women over the age of 45 or those whom are in menopause. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. The death rate of breast cancer has dropped over 7% since 2002. Many women and even men celebrate the fight to stop breast cancer during October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month).