The picture on the left is an image of a normal breast. Which is what it should look like without breast cancer. the picture on the right is an image of a breast that is a woman that was diagnosis with breast cancer. as you can see the black spot that is circled is the lump which is the breast cancer.
In this video it has a breast cancer doctor that is talking about the major facts of the surgery that is getting performed. It demonstrates how they remove the cancer and where they insert the needle.
Breast ultrasound – a machine uses sound waves to make detailed pictures, called sonograms, of areas inside the breast.Diagnostic mammogram – if you have a problem in your breast, such as lumps, or if an area of the breast looks abnormal on a screening mammogram, doctors may have you get a diagnostic mammogram, this is a more detailed x-ray of the breast.Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – a kind of body scan that uses a magnet linked to a computer. The MRI scan will make detailed pictures of areas inside the breat.Biopsy – this is a test that removes tissue or fluid from the breast to be looked at under a microscope and do more testing. There are different kinds of biopsies (for example, fine-needle aspiration, core biopsy, or open biopsy.)
Mammogram – is an x-ray of the breast. Mammograms are the best methods to detect breast cancer early when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms. Having regular mammograms can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer . If you are age 40 years or older, be sure to have screening mammogram every one to two years.Clinical breast- a clinical breast exam is an examination by a doctor or nurse, who uses his or her hands to feel for lumps or other changes.Breast self-exam- a breast self-exam is when you check your own breasts for lumps, changes in size or shape of the breast, or any other changes in the breast or underarm (armpit).
Surgery – An operation where doctors
This chart is showing age group percentages that females/males were diagnosis with breast cancer. By the look of the chart the age group 50-59 is the most percentage that people get diagnosis with breast cancer.
Breast CancerBy:Christopher Kline
What is breast cancer Breast Cancer is finding a lump in the breast that is malignant tumor. It starts in the cells of the breast and it grows and metastasis to other areas of the body.
Causes (risk factors) Getting older Being older when you first had your menstrual period. Starting menopause at a later age Being older at the birth of your first child Never giving birth Not breast feeding
Video Here is a quick video on a women who had breast cancer removed from the breast. http://www.memorialcare.org/medical_services/breast-care/breast-cancer-surgery-video.cfm
Causes (risk factors) Using birth control pills , also called oral contraceptives. Drinking alcohol (more than drink a day). Not getting exercise on a regular basis
Causes continued Personal history of breast cancer Family history of breast cancer (mother, sister, daughter) Treatment with radiation therapy to the breast/chest Being overweight Long term use of hormone replacement therapy (estrogene and progesterone)
Symptoms New lump in breast or underarm (armpit) Thickening or swelling of breast of the breast Irritation or dimpling of breast skin. Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area
Symptoms Continued Nipple discharge other than breast milk, including blood. Any change in the size or the shape of the breast Pain in any area of the breast
Prevention Get screened for breast cancer regularly. Control your weight and exercise. Know your family history of breast cancer. Find out the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy. Limit the amount of alcohol you drink.
Diagnosis Breast ultrasound Diagnostic mammogram Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Biopsy
Screening test Mammogram Clinical self-exam Breast self-exam
Treatment Surgery Chemotherapy Hormonal therapy Biological Therapy Radiation
Questions asked to breast cancer patients How did you find out that you had breast cancer? What was going through your mind when you were notified that you were diagnosis with breast cancer? How did you tell your family that you had breast cancer? How old were your when you were diagnosis with breast cancer?