Breast Cancer

By: River Christenson

Cancer that forms in breast tissue.

Symptoms

  • tendering, thickening near breast or under arms
  • lumps
  • change in skin texture/ color
  • swelling
  • shrinkage
  • dimpling
  • nipple discharge

Causes

  • inherited gene mutation
  • acquired gene mutation
  • older age
  • being obese
  • drinking alcohol

Treatment

  • surgery
  • radiation
  • hormonal therapy
  • chemotherapy

Stats

  • 211,731 women in the US were diagnosed with breast cancer
  • 40,676 women in the US died from breast cancer

Cites

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/breast

"Symptoms and Signs." Www.nationalbreastcancer.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2013.

"Do We Know What Causes Breast Cancer?" Do We Know What Causes Breast Cancer? N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2013.

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/prevention-genetics-causes/breast

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20 Dec. 2012. Web. 26 Apr. 2013.