Susan G. Komen For The Cure

1157 WordsApr 17, 20165 Pages
Susan G. Komen for the Cure I. Attention Step: a. Attention getter: About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have NO (make sure to emphasize) family history of breast cancer. This disease occurs mainly in women but men can also get it. b. Why should we care? According to (Bender, 2012) 40,000 women and approximately 390 men will die this year from breast cancer. Cancer does not discriminate; it could be someone you know. It could be you. c. d. According to breastcancer.org, Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide and the second most common cancer overall. In 2016, an estimated 247,000 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. alone. So no matter who you are or where you live, understanding breast cancer is very important. But the most important thing to know is that a diagnosis is NOT a death sentence, it can be treated. Transition Statement II. Need/Problem Step: a. According to genetics and social science research there are striking differences between White and minority populations affected with breast cancer in the U.S. These disparities are likely due to a combination of cultural, environmental and genetic factors that differ between the groups. Historically, scientists have separately explored either the genetic or the social/behavioral contributions to cancer. The research team profiled in this case study takes the position that we cannot effectively grasp the complexity of cancer etiology, nor design appropriate
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