Breast Cancer

By: Bailey Kooistra

What is it?

A cancer that starts in the tissue of the breast.
  • Women are 100 times more likely to get breast cancer than men.
  • Over the course of a lifetime 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer

Symptoms:

  • Swelling of a part or all of the breast.
  • Skin irritation.
  • Lumps on or around the breast.
  • Redness, scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin.
  • Breast pain or discomfort.

  • Weight loss.

Prevention:

  • Limit alcohol intake.
  • Don't smoke.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Be physically active.
  • Breast-feed
  • Avoid exposure to radiation and environmental pollution.

Treatment

-Surgery

-Chemotherapy

-Radiation Therapy

- Hormonal Therapy

Detection

-Mammograms

-Ultrasound

-MRI

-Molecular Breast Imaging

Risk Factors

-Age

-Personal history of beast cancer

-Family history of breast cancer

-Genetic factors