By Helen St. Cyr & Ben Allen
Symptoms of Breast Cancer
Lump in under arm area
Nipple discharge other than milk
Nipple Pain Or turning inward
Swelling of all of breast or part of
Skin irritation or dimpling
Scaliness, thickening or redness of nipple or breast tissue
May suffer from nausea
Lack of energy
Lack of appetite
sudden and unexplained weight loss
Figure 2 is a picture of the the symptoms of breast cancer
How Does it Impact People
figure 3 is a picture from the side affects of chemo therapy
How Prevalent is Breast Cancer
‘Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in american women and second most common cause of cancer death for women.’
‘One in eight women is likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.’
Males make up about 1% of breast cancer diagnoses
figure 4 is a picture of statistics
What are the Treatments and Cures?
There is no known cure for breast cancer. Breast cancer can be treated with a mastectomy, which is the full removal of the breast. A lumpectomy removes the tumor and leaves the breast intact, but there is a higher risk of the cancer relapsing. Radiation therapy to shrink the tumor is also an option in most cases.
Figure 8 is a picture of surgically removing the cancer from the breast
How to Check for Breast Cancer
Make sure nipples are facing the way they usually are.
put your hand over your head and check for the same things and also see if any abnormal fluid comes out.
Feel your breast while standing up with just the tips of your finger pads and repeat but while laying down.
Figure 9 is how to check for breast cancer
Fallon, L. Fleming, and Margaret Alic. "Mastectomy." The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Ed. Jacqueline L. Longe. 5th ed. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2015. Science in Context. Web. 21 Dec. 2015.
Ed. Laurie J. Fundukian. Vol. 1. 3rd ed. Detroit: Gale, 2010. p225-232. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale, Cengage Learning
Cloe, Adam. "How Does Breast Cancer Affect the Body?"LIVESTRONG.COM. LIVESTRONG.COM, 16 Aug. 2013. Web. 22 Dec. 2015.
"How Is Breast Cancer Diagnosed?" How Is Breast Cancer Diagnosed?American Cancer Society, 6 Oct. 2015. Web. 22 Dec. 2015.
Ben Allen's Annotation
From the data base of Gale Group I found an article by Laurie J. Fundukian she wrote for the Gale Encyclopedia on many volumes but has not wrote her own stand alone book.The Gale Group is a very credible source because most of it is not bias and has very famous and well known people working on the articles. From what I read she is not bias nor is the data base of Gale Group. The mission statement of the database is to provide information to the public. This article however was wrote in 2010 and some of the data and facts may be different.
My source for #1 is credible because one of the authors of the article was Dr. Margaret Alic. Margaret Alic has a PhD in molecular biology. She has written a book about women in history and science. She has worked in medical writing for more than eight years. This makes the source credible because the article was written by at least one doctor who has experience learning about what is happening on a molecular level. This source is also credible because I found the article on the Gale Science in Context database. The database's purpose is to provide credible information to everyone. This virtual encyclopedia would not be biased because it is just meant to provide facts and information, it is not promoting anything.