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  • 1. Breast Cancer
    An Overview of the Disease Killing Thousands
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Biology Behind Breast Cancer
    Mutated BRCA1 or
    BRCA2 genes
  • 5. Stages of Breast Cancer
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. Surgery
    Lumpectomy Mastectomy
  • 8. Chemotherapy
    Regimens
  • 9. Radiotherapy
    Damages DNA
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. Bibliography
    http://www.breastcancer.org/
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/DS00328/DSECTION=symptoms
    http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/breast
    http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/statistics.jsp