Breast Cancer An Overview of the Disease Killing Thousands
What is Breast Cancer? A disease that forms from cancerous cells in the breast Cancerous cells are most commonly found in the lobules of the breast
How Do You Get Breast Cancer? 12% of women get breast cancer before they’re 80 years old Factors: Family history Reproductive history Alcohol consumption Old age Race/Ethnicity Diet and Exercise
Biology Behind Breast Cancer Mutated BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes
Stages of Breast Cancer
Symptoms of Breast Cancer Lumps in the breast Substances other than milk secreting from the nipple Inverting of the nipple Peeling nipple skin Change in size and or shape of the breast Irritation of the skin over the breast such as flaking, redness, and indenting.
Surgery Lumpectomy Mastectomy
Radiotherapy Damages DNA
Not So Fun Facts About 1 in 8 women in the United States (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. About 39,840 women in the U.S. were expected to die in 2010 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1990. About 1,970 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in men in 2010. Less than 1% of all new breast cancer cases occur in men. For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer. More than 1 in 4 cancers in women (about 28%) are breast cancer. In 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.