Informative Breast Cancer Speech Essay

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Informative Speech: Breast Cancer

Attention Getter: What do Sheryl Crow, Judy Blume, Suzanne Somers, Wanda Sykes and my Mother have in common? They are all breast cancer survivors.

Topic Disclosure: Today I am going to talk to you about breast cancer information and awareness

Preview: During my speech I will discuss:
* Symptoms and Diagnosis
* Treatment and Side effects
* Ways to lower risk and Statistics

Audience Link: There is a large amount of men and women who are diagnosed with breast cancer everyday but they usually don’t know how it forms and ways it can be treated. Breast cancer is a very serious disease that shouldn’t be taken likely. Even if you do not have breast cancer, chances are that you know or will
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II. A) Cdc.gov (2012) indicates, breast cancer is treated in several ways. It is depended on the kind of cancer and how far along it has spread. Treatment included surgery, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy and radiation.
* Surgery: Doctor cuts out and removes cancer from the tissue
* Chemotherapy: Using special medicines or drugs to shrink or kill the cancer, Drugs include pills or IV. (Maybe both)
* Hormonal Therapy: Some cancers need hormones to grow, used to block cancer cells from getting hormones to grow.
* Biological Therapy: Works with your body’s immune system to help fight the cancer or control the side effects.
* Radiation: The use of high-energy rays to kill cancer cells.
Treatments are a long process, depending on what stage you’re in will indicate how long your treatment may take.

B) There are many side effects that go along with each treatment. Some people tend to get more while others tend to just stick with the most common. Having more side effects would be something that is towards and individual, and matters by how strong ones immune system is. Some of the effects would be: anxiety, constipation, dehydration, dizziness, hair loss, fever, itching and etc.

Transition: Now that I talked about the different types of treatments and side effects I will talk about the statistics and ways to lower your risk.

III. A) Medicinenet.com (2012) states…

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