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    Breast cancer Breast cancer Presentation Transcript

    • 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
    • Chemotherapy
      Regimens
    • 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.
    • 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