A Brief Look at Breast Cancer Essay

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BREAST CANCER Introduction/Background Cancer is characterized by unregulated/uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. The etiological factors of Cancer include both external factors (tobacco, infectious organisms, chemicals, and radiation) and inherent factors (inherited mutations, hormones, immune conditions, and mutations that occur from metabolism). The etiological factors may act together or in sequence to trigger the development of cancer. It may take several years for the manifestation of the disease to be obvious after the initial trigger. CDC: Female Breast Cancer Incidence Rates by State, 2010 Incidence/Mortality Breast cancer is the most common non-cutaneous malignancy, it accounts for one third of all…show more content…
BREAST CANCER Introduction/Background Cancer is characterized by unregulated/uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. The etiological factors of Cancer include both external factors (tobacco, infectious organisms, chemicals, and radiation) and inherent factors (inherited mutations, hormones, immune conditions, and mutations that occur from metabolism). The etiological factors may act together or in sequence to trigger the development of cancer. It may take several years for the manifestation of the disease to be obvious after the initial trigger. CDC: Female Breast Cancer Incidence Rates by State, 2010 Incidence/Mortality Breast cancer is the most common non-cutaneous malignancy, it accounts for one third of all diagnosed female cancers in US, and it’s the second leading cause of cancer death in the world. About 6.6% of all breast cancer cases are diagnosed in women less than 40 of age, 2.4% in women less than 35, and 0.65% in women less than 30. [4]. CDC: Female Breast Cancer Incidence Rates by Race and Ethnicity, U.S., 1999–2010 The incidence rates of breast cancer were stable among all racial/ethnic groups from 2004 to 2008 and the death rates have been declining since the early 1990s except in American Indians/Alaska Natives, among whom rates have remained stable. There are obvious disparities in breast cancer death rates by state, socioeconomic status and race. Decline in death rates were observed in 36 states and the District of Columbia over

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