Breast Cancer Report : Awareness For A Lifetime

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Miami Dade College – Kendall Campus

Breast Cancer Report
Awareness for a lifetime

Vanessa Rodriguez.
Human Anatomy and Physiology II (BSC2086) – Lecture
Dr. R. Moradi. MD
September 19th, 2015
Table of Content:
1. Introduction ………………………………………………………………………….. 3
2. Causes ……………………………………………………………………………….. 4
3. Signs/Symptoms ……………………………………………………………………... 4-5
4. Diagnosis ……………………………………………………………………………. 5-6
5. Specific/Curative …………………………………………………………………….. 6-7
6. Prognosis …………………………………………………………………………….. 7-8
7. Conclusion …………………………………………………………………………… 8-9
8. Bibliography …………………………………………………………………………. 10 I decided to write about this specific topic since it has been also part of my life. My grandmother was a breast cancer
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Most cancers form tumors, but not all tumors are cancerous. Some tumors are benign or noncancerous as those like freckles and moles which stop the growing process and do not spread to other parts of the body and therefor do not create new tumors. Malignant or cancerous on the other hand interfere with body functions and draw nutrients from the body tissues due to the tumors they create. Cancers continue to grow and spread by direct extension or through a process named metastasis, whereby the malignant cells travel through the lymphatic or blood vessels eventually forming new tumors in other parts of the body.
There are many types of cancer since it can be spread or appear in basically any part of the body. The word itself encompasses more than 100 diseases that are potentially life-threatening, with the exception of some types of skin cancers.
Breast cancer is among these possible diseases and to understand it better you also need to comprehend the basic anatomy of the breast. The normal breast consists of milk-producing glands that are connected to the surface of the skin at the nipple by narrow ducts. These are supported by connective tissue made up of fat and fibrous material. Blood vessels, nerves, and lymphatic channels to the lymph nodes make up most of the rest of the breast tissue.
So now knowing all of this what is really breast cancer? So, breast cancer is the patient’s own cells that have multiplied uncontrollably and those
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