• Breast Cancer Age Risk Women
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    Probability of Breast Cancer A National Cancer Institute (NCI) report estimates that about 1 in 8 women in the United States (approximately 13. 3 percent) will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. This estimate is based on cancer rates from 1997 through 1999, as reported in NCI's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program publication SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1973-1999. This publication presents estimates of the risk of developing breast cancer in 10-, 20-, and 30-year ...
  • Advanced Technology Of The Treatment Of Breast Cancer
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    Advanced Technology of the Treatment of Breast Cancer This year 203, 000 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer, and 40, 000 of them are expected to die. Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women the ages of 35-54. There are numerous ways breast cancer can be treated if found early. The key to treating breast cancer is early detection, beast self-exams, and early mammograms. One out of every eight women will get diagnosed with Breast Cancer this year; the...
  • Breast Cancer Treatment Radiation Stage Therapy
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    Breast Cancer Treatment Only lung cancer kills more women each year in the United States than breast cancer does. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that over 184, 000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in women in 1996 (ACS Breast). Although these statistics are alarming, there are a number of treatment options available for those that are diagnosed with breast cancer. The best way to treat any disease is to prevent it. Since little is known about breast cancer, there are no est...
  • Breast Cancer Women Risk Treatment
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    Breast Cancer: Risk Factors, Detection & Treatment Among all American women who die when they are between the ages of forty and forty-five, the cause of death most likely to be listed on their death certificates is BREAST CANCER. Breast tumors are responsible for the greatest number of deaths among women, and breast cancer alone is the cause of almost one fifth of all cancer related mortalities. It results in the death of thirty seven thousand American women every year. Currently, there is no co...
  • Breast Cancer Family Association Bse
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    Breast Cancer Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in most in women today (NABCO: Facts About Breast Cancer 1). It is a known fact that its cure and origin are unknown. Breast cancer is when an uncontrolled growth of cells without a specific function form in the breast area of a person, killing normal cells and tissue. This process in turn causes a lump or mass to form known as cancer. Although breast cancer cannot be prevented, there are some steps a person can take to reduce the ...
  • Breast Cancer And New Treatments
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    Breast Cancer and New Treatments Breast Cancer affects one in eight of American women, and is the second most common cause of cancer death in America. I chose to write my term paper on breast cancer because it is a disease that has effected some members of my family. Due to this possibly inherited condition, I felt that researching the topic would help me learn ways to prevent the disease and educate myself to perform self-exams that may result in early detection. Breast cancer is a malignant tu...
  • Breast Cancer 2 Women Risk Metastases
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    Breast Cancer INCIDENCE Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among women and has the highest fatality rate of all cancers affecting this sex. It is the leading cause of death among women aged 35-54. In 1999 an estimated 175, 000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer. That is one woman every three minutes. At the same time 43, 000 will die, at the rate of one every two minutes. The incidence of men diagnosed with breast cancer is rare, however it does occur. Approximately 1, 300 men a y...
  • Breast Cancer Women Diet Fat
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    Diet and Breast Cancer Breast cancer is an unforgivable disease. It attacks a highly visible and sensitive organ. An organ that is closely associated with femininity and nurturing. When this disease strikes a breast, the risk is very great that it will strike again, either in the same breast, or at other sites such as bones or lungs. Once the disease has recurred, the only available treatments are drugs and radiation. An estimated 207, 000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year (Lo...
  • Breast Cancer One Women Risk
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    Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women, it accounts for one of every three diagnoses in the United States. Breast cancers are malignancies, life threatening tumors that develops in one or both breasts. A female breast consists of fatty and fibrous connective tissues. The interior of the breast is divided into about twenty different sections called lobes. Each of the lobes is further divided in to lobules, which are structures that contain small milk-producing glands. These glan...
  • Breast Cancer Women Risk Tumors
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    Breast cancer is a frightening disease. It can be fatal, and while two thirds of the cases occur among mature women, it also strikes younger females and about nine thousand males each year. The fear generated by breast cancer is intensified by the somewhat shocking reality that breast cancer has actually increased over the last fifty years. In 1940, a woman had a one-in-twenty chance of developing the disease, while today one out of every eight women will get breast cancer. According to the Nati...
  • Breast Cancer Cells Tumor Lymph
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    Breast Cancer Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. The American cancer society estimates that in 2002 about 192, 200 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed among women in the U. S. alone. Breast cancer also occurs in men. An estimated 1, 500 cases will be diagnosed among men. In 2002, there will be about 40, 600 deaths from breast cancer in the United States. What is breast cancer? Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that has developed from cells of the breast. To make it e...
  • Breast Cancer In Women
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    Breast Cancer in Women As most of us look ahead into what we expect for our future, we will envision a life of good health, success and family. What if the health factor was not good? What if the woman in the family became ill with one of the most uprising and terminal illnesses. Breast cancer is a type of cancer which develops from a mutated gene. "One in 10 American women who live to be 70 develop breast cancer, with more than 180, 000 new cases diagnosed each year." (Predicting breast-cancer,...
  • Breast Cancer Stage Women Risk
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    BREAST CANCER) Anatomy of the breast The breast is a gland designed to make milk. II) What is breast cancer? Breast cancer is an abnormal growth of cells. These abnormal growths are called tumors. Not all tumors are cancerous. Non-cancerous tumors - benign Cancerous tumors - malignant If not treated the cancer may spread to other parts of the body. Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women and the second leading cause of cancer death next to lung cancer. The incidence of breast cance...
  • Brest Cancer Breast Brca Gene
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    "One in every ten women in the United States will develop breast cancer sometime during her life." (Breast Care). More than six percent of these cases are linked to hereditary. There are many measures that can be taken to detect breast cancer early in its stages. Women who believe they have a higher risk should have the breast cancer gene testing. In order for a woman to consider her case of breast cancer to be hereditary, she must contain either the BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 gene mutation in her genetic...
  • Stem Cell Research And Breast Cancer
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    Breast cancer is a disturbing reality for many women in the United States today. One out of every eight women will acquire breast cancer in her life time. Forty-thousand women were expected to die just last year alone from breast cancer and over 276, 000 women have been diagnosed with new cases of breast cancer since 2003. Breast cancer is the leading cancer detected among Caucasian and African American women in the United States today. Swift action must be taken to eradicate breast cancer in Am...
  • Breast Cancer Women Risk Test
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    Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Breast Cancer touches each of our lives in someway. Almost everyone knows somebody who has been touched by it, and many of us live in fear of what it will do to us personally. Breast cancer has been around ever since I can remember; it has affected my grandmother and my mother. Unfortunately my mother was not able to fight this terrible disease and died when I was only sixteen. These were very hard times for me, and ever since then, my life has never been the sa...
  • New Breast Cancer Prevention
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    Researchers Link Diet To Prevention Breast cancer is the most common malignant tumor among women and is the number two killer of women in the United States. Approximately one woman in nine will develop breast cancer in her lifetime (DeGregorio & Wiebe, 1995). The most common form of cancer found in women, breast cancer is devastating socially, psychologically, and physically in ways that too often are considered secondary to the disease process itself. According to Dr. Paul Keh un (1991), a cane...
  • What Is Breast Cancer
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    Introduction: What is breast cancer? Breast cancer will strike one in every eight American women. This makes it the most common cancer in woman. Approximately 200, 000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Of that number, 40, 000 will die from breast cancer each year. (Journal of Environmental Health 2003) Breast cancer is just one type of cancer. Cancerous cells are cells that grow without the normal system of controls placed upon them. Breast cancer develops from the mammary ducts...
  • Breast Cancer Woman Risk Exercise
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    The Prevention of Breast Cancer Does exercise really help prevent breast cancer or is that just an act of wellness. Well in 1985 Researchers from Harvard University discovered that exercise really prevents the risk of breast cancer by 35%. Just because that theory was brought up woman who exercised hard as teenagers still did not believe regular exercise could reduce the risk of breast cancer. We found no protective effect whatsoever, study author Beverly Rockhill said at that time. But Rockhil...
  • Breast Cancer Women Risk Disease
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    Cancer is not just one disease but rather a group of diseases. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women (after skin cancer) and one out of eight women will develop this disease. Since this disease is so common and affects so many women, every woman should be well informed on the subject of breast cancer including detection, treatment, and different ways to fight breast cancer. All forms of cancer cause cells in the body to change and grow out of control. Most types of cancer ce...