By Jacob Roberts and Brigid Casey
Information On Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is a disease in which the cells in the breast grow rapidly.
The symptoms of breast cancer usually are in the form of lumps in the breast, but also can include any unusual alteration in the breast.
How Prevalent It Is:
One in eight women have or will have breast cancer, that is around 12% of the U.S. population.
Technology has improved over the years and now we have four major diagnostic techniques for determining if a person has breast cancer, those include mammograms, ultrasound, breast biopsy, and an MRI.
There is no exact reason as to why the cells within the breast change, leading to breast cancer, but some believe hormones may play a role in it but do not understand why.
Genes within the cell change, which can cause breast cancer.
To treat breast cancer surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy are the three ways to go. To help prevent breast cancer, it is important to stay healthy, fit, and restrict alcohol.
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