The Fatal Disease of Breast Cancer

1384 Words Jan 29th, 2018 6 Pages
Breast cancer is when the breast cell’s get out of control and grows too much, then create a tumor, which may or may not be malignant (cancerous). Risk factors are very important information for individuals to know so that there is a clearer picture of the risks. Signs and symptoms are also a part of the information an individual needs to be aware of to aid in the discovery of breast cancer. For women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, having the proper treatment helps the outlook of the prognosis better. Overall, with the input of nursing interventions, individuals can be more educated on breast cancer, and understand the importance of getting screened.
Risk Factors Risk factors associated with the environment and an individual’s lifestyle increase the chance of developing breast cancer. Habits such as smoking and heavily drinking alcohol are also related, and living a sedentary lifestyle is also associated risk factors. Risks related to the body such as obesity are found to increase the risk; factors such as obesity related to weight gain after menopause which is caused by increased estrogen levels also are related. The increase of weight in adulthood, particularly around the waist area, is connected to the development of breast cancer in some adult women. Women who have never given birth or give birth after the age of 35 are at risk. Past treatments or medications such as oral…
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