Breast Cancer

It Hits So Close To The Heart

Definition

Breast Cancer is the rapid division of cells found in the breast.

  • typically found in or around the milk ducts, or milk glands.

  • Will start to spread throughout the body.




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The Symptoms of Breast Cancer & How It Impacts Their Lives

Breast Cancer has many symptoms as well as many unknown symptoms:

  • Some of these symptoms include lumps, skin changes and swelling.
  • There are similar symptoms to those of breast cancer that could be the result of non-cancerous conditions such as infections or cysts.

When diagnosed with breast cancer, there are many factors that affect daily lives. You would have a harder time with:

  • Staying organized
  • Paying for treatment
  • Maintaining a job

You would have to deal with making lifestyle changes and managing symptoms and side effects.

How Common is Breast Cancer?

Breast Cancer is one of the most common cancers found in women.

  • The current odds for a woman to be diagnosed with breast cancer is 1 in 8 (Cancer.org/riskfactors)

  • In recent years lung cancer diagnoses and deaths have been declining.

  • Breast cancer can also be found in men.

How is Breast Cancer Diagnosed?

There are many ways to diagnose breast cancer, but that's why it is important to have your recommended screening tests.

  • Breast cancer can be found after symptoms appear.
  • Many women may have no symptoms if they have early breast cancer.
  • If you discover any new lumps, bumps, or masses in the breast, that could be the first sign of breast cancer.

What are the Possible Causes of This Type of Cancer?

There are three main risk factors in developing breast cancer, Gender, Age, and your blood line.

  • Women develop breast cancer because they have hormones than men don’t have.

  • The risk of developing breast cancer becomes tremendously greater as you age.

  • A lot of breast cancer cases are believed to be genetic mutations from the patient's family.

What Happens at The Cellular and Molecular Level of Breast Cancer?

  • ATP molecules provide the energy in a normal cell
  • There is a bacteria (Pleomorphic bacteria) that is inside cancer cells that block the production of ATP molecules causing the cell to become cancerous.

Here's a Video about Breast Cancer Treaments

  • Mastectomies are the removal of one or both breast to prevent the spread of cancer.
  • Giving a dose of Chemotherapy to the nipple is a new highly effective technique.
  • In most cases surgery is performed to remove a tumor in the breast.
Breast cancer treatment : health video

Cancer- Related Fatigue.

Cancer- related fatigue can be found in many cases and appears most after the cancer is fully treated.

  • Cancer- related fatigue is when a patient becomes irregularly tired and sluggish.

  • This can cause disruptions in a treated patient’s day and routine.

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