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Be Aware of Breast Cancer! By: Adam Stumpf PD.3

What is Cancer / Breast Cancer?

Cancer is when a cell in the human body mutates into an abnormal cell, and this abnormal cell divides uncontrollably and spreads to other parts of the body. Breast cancer specifically, is when the cancer cell starts in the breast area of its victim.

Watch Out!

There are no clear health factors or risks that causes for Breast Cancer. However, scientist say that it may be linked to age, because 81% of women that have breast cancer are over 50 years old. Also, it may be inherited through genes of parents. Whatever causes Breast Cancer may have gotten passed down to you.

Wait But, Who Can Get Breast Cancer?

Only women can get breast cancer right? Wrong! anyone can develop breast cancer, even guys! In women, the odds of developing breast cancer are about a 1 in 8 (12.5%) chance. However, there's a 1 in 1,000 (.1%) chance a man can get breast cancer. Breast cancer is also more common in white people over Hispanics, Africans, and Asians. However, is an African women develops breast cancer, it is more severe.

Prevention!

Here are just a few quick tips to lower your risk at getting breast cancer:


  • Limit alcohol intake
  • Don't smoke
  • Stay in optimal weight
  • Physical exercise
  • Breast feed (women only, obviously)

How is Breast Cancer Diagnosed?

Breast cancer is diagnosed by a machine called a mammogram. A mammogram takes an X-Ray picture of the breast, which spots cancer in women who show no other symptoms.

How is Breast Cancer Even Treated?

Breast Cancer is mostly treated by systemic therapies because they can reach anywhere in the body. Many different drugs can be used including Chemotherapy and Hormone therapy, with Chemotherapy being the most common.