Breast Cancer

Public Health Report

Objective: To provide information on the stages, statistics, and treatment of breast cancer in men and women

What is Breast Cancer?

  • Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breasts. (American Cancer Society, 2016)

Statistics of Breast Cancer

  • Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer mortality in the United States. (Maughan, 2010)
  • 1/8 women will be diagnosed in their lifetime. (Maughan, 2010)
  • Breast Cancer is one of the rarest cancers in men. (Gethins, 2012)
  • 1/1,000 men will be diagnosed in their lifetime. (Gethins, 2012)

Treatment and Detection of Breast Cancer

  • Clinical trials have demonstrated that use of mammographic screening and advances in therapy can improve prognosis for women with Breast cancer. (Chu, Kessler, Ries, hankey, Miller, & Edwards, 1996)

  • Recommendations to get a mammogram begins at age 40.(Chu, Kessler, Ries, hankey, Miller, & Edwards, 1996)

  • Mammography is a technique using X-rays to diagnose and locate tumors of the breasts. (Chu, Kessler, Ries, hankey, Miller, & Edwards, 1996)

  • Treatments include a combination of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and antihormone therapies. (Gethins, 2012)