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  • Individual Woman's Breast Cancer Risk
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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 i...
  • 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; theref...
  • Increased Risk For Breast Cancer
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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...
  • Risks Of Breast Cancer
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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 year ...
  • Diet And Breast Cancer Breast Cancer
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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 (Loh...
  • Your Risk Of Breast Cancer
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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...
  • Females XIV Stages Of Breast Cancer
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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 cancer...
  • Test Negative For The Brca 1 Mutation
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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...
  • Womens Risk Of Developing Breast Cancer
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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...
  • Whey Proteins May Help Prevent Breast Cancer
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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...
  • Decrease In Estrogen Levels
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    THE PRO'S AND CON'S OF HORMONAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY The Pro's and Con's of Hormonal Replacement Therapy LaSalle University In this paper I will be focusing on the positive and negative aspects of hormonal replacement therapy. To understand replacement therapy we first need to look at what occurs in a women's body during menopause. As a woman is my 40's like so many others, I will be in need of this information in the not so distant future, and as such this topic serves a considerable purpose. Aw...
  • Woman's Risk Of Developing 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 80...
  • Patients Risk For Breast Cancer
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    Introduction, Signs and Symptoms, Terminology, Definitions ONE Patients diagnosed with breast cancer should obtain a second opinion as soon as possible. Chapter 2 ONE Breast cancer begins with a single glandular mutation in the breast. ONE Risks Previous breast cancer, age over 50 and strong history of family breast cancer increases a patients risk for breast cancer. ONE Risks Minor risk factors include menarche at 12 years or younger, onset of menopause after age 55, having no children or first...
  • Eating Soy Foods
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    Nutrition and Bone Growth: Anatomy Lab Sec. 3 For years soy has been looked at as a breast cancer and heart disease preventer, bone protecter, a lesson er of menopause symptoms and many others. Recent studies now show that we ve been loading up on soy with no real clear evidence of findings that soy does all these things. Neither a group of breast-cancer survivors nor post-menopausal women who took a soy supplement experienced any relief. To make matters worse, soy's role in helping to prevent b...
  • Prevention Of Breast Cancer Does 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 Rockhill...
  • Risk For Breast Cancer
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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...

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