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Breast Cancer : 

Breast Cancer Chapter 17 Biridiana Valdivia Isabel Barronco Esmeralda Rodriguez Terri Burch Ellen Waage Monday / Wednesday

Reasons : 

Reasons Just because everyone in the group was female; it would have been interesting to do a subject that could be prone to us.

Slide 3: 

Pathology The DNA of cells mutates and forms tumors

Risk Factors : 

Risk Factors Gender Age Family History Race Dense breast tissue Periods Birth control Children Night shifts

Statistics : 

Statistics 1 in 8 women in the US is affected Breast cancer death rates are higher than other cancer except lung cancer 1 in 4 cancers are breast cancers in the US As of 2008 2.4 mil. Women who have survived breast cancer. 10 percent of breast cancer cases are hereditary 90 percent of breast cancers are due to genetic abnormalities that happen as a result of age & life.

S y m p t o m s : 

One breast larger than the other Red or pink skin It could get swollen Rash on entire breast or small patches Orange-like texture Skin hot to the touch Pain/ itchiness Ridges or thickened areas of breast Nipple discharge other than breast milk Nipple pain or nipple turning inward A lump in the underarm area Skin irritation Breast pain S y m p t o m s

Treatment : 

Treatment Surgery Radiation Hormonal Therapy Chemotherapy

Facts: : 

Facts: Men don't get breast cancer.False. Approximately 1,700 men will be diagnosed with it and 450 will die. Finding a lump in your breast means you have breast cancerFalse, 8 of 10 breast lumps are benignThere is an increased risk for females under 35 who've been on birth control for more than 10 years.