Breast Cancer : The Second Leading Cause Of Death

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BREAST CANCER
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women. Breast Cancer was first discovered more than 3,500 years ago, surgery was an available option is the mid-19th century. Many procedures were available in the 1990’s and early detection without technology because of visible symptoms. Breast Cancer rate has decreased thirty four percent since the 1990’s. Breast cancer doesn’t just affect women but as well. .01% of men are diagnosed with breast cancer.
Breast cancer has yet to be cured, but there are several ways for it to be treated -chemotherapy, radiation, surgery for the tumor to be removed. Every case as well as the individual is different and treated the way the physician thinks is best. Depending on the stage the tumor is in when discovered the individual may have a mastectomy or choose to have surgery to help prevent recurrence. In 1982 the largest breast cancer foundation was found by Nancy Brinker in honor of her sister Susan G. Komen. Nancy made a promise to her sister to find a cure and to never stop until it was done. Due to the success of her foundation there is much sponsorship and with the help of those they have been able to provided screening and examinations.
INTRODUCTION
Facts & Statistics
Statistics state that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime. Though Breast Cancer is diagnosed most commonly in women, there is a risk for men as well. Non-Hispanic white women have the highest…
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