Breast Cancer is All Over the World

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Breast Cancer is all over the world. It doesn’t just affect older women, it affects young women and men. Breast Cancer is a cancerous tumor that has developed within the cells of the breast. The most ordinary area in the breast for breast cancer to develop is the ducts, and less ordinary in the lobules of the breast. The cancerous cells can intrude healthy breast tissue over time, or cells can break off from the tumor and travel to the lymph nodes and into the lymphatic system which could take them to other parts of the body (“Breast Cancer-Woman’s”). Breast caner appears in the milk-producing glands of the breast tissue. Groups of glands in normal breast tissue are called lobules. The products of these glands are secreted into a …show more content…
You may experience side effects or complications from cancer treatment. For example, radiation therapy may cause temporary swelling of the breast, and aches and pains around the area. Lymphedema may start six to eight weeks after surgery or after radiation treatment for cancer. It can also start slowly after cancer treatment is over. You may not notice symptoms until eighteen to twenty-four months after treatment. Sometimes it can take a year to develop (“Breast Cancer-NY Times”). The longer a woman waits to have her first full-term pregnancy, the greater her breast cancer risk is. Her breast tissue does not mature into cancer-resistant until the last months of a full-term pregnancy. A delayed first full-term pregnancy increase her risk because it extends the length of time during which her breasts remain susceptible to carcinogens. Because American women already force a high risk, they raise even a small percentage through the procurement (“Breast Cancer-Book”). There are various treatments used to combat breast cancer. Some are surgery, Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy, Hormone Therapy, and Biological Therapy. Which those are not all of the treatments. Surgery is to remove the malignant tumor from the breast. Radiotherapy is a treatment that uses drugs to kill cancer cells. Hormone therapy is used to lower the levels of estrogen and progesterone and block the effects of these hormones. Biological therapy uses laboratory made antibodies
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