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The Tragic Impact : Breast Cancer

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Brenda Castro- Sanchez
Biology 102
Professor Cynthia O’Rourke
November 8th, 2015
The Tragic Impact: Breast Cancer Cancer is all around us, we might think we are healthy but in reality we might not be. Breast cancer is one of the most common type of cancer found in women today. The truth is, there are many types of breast cancers. Men can have breast cancer as well, breast cancer doesn’t only effect women. Breast cancer is when a cell divides uncontrollably and doesn’t receive the signal to stop dividing (Types of Breast Cancer 2015). When the cancer is malignant it tends to spread throughout the body usually spread by the lymph system. The lymph system can spread the cancer through the bloodstream to other organs or parts of the body
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In the other hand, invasive ductal carcinoma also known by IDC is the same thing as DCIS, but the cancer is invasive. IDC is a cancer that spreads throughout tissues of the breast in addition if the lymph’s are infected with the cancer, it will spread to other organs. This is another common type of cancer because “80% of all breast cancers are invasive ductal carcinomas” (IDC- Invasive Ductal Carcinoma 2015, 1). Which means that 180,000 plus women are getting diagnosed in the USA each year with this type of cancer (IDC- Invasive Ductal Carcinoma 2015). Inflammatory breast cancer in the other hand is very rare. About 1%- 3% have this type of breast cancer (Types of breast cancer 2015). This type of cancer is easy to detect the skin of the breast will end up looking bumpy and thick. The cause if the inflammation is due to the blockage of the lymph vessels by the cancerous cells (Types of breast cancer 2015). However, the cancer can be thought to be an infection before screened for breast cancer. Men Breast Cancer usually starts in the ducts just like women do, in addition, men’s lymph system hit by a cancerous cell can also transport the cancer through the blood stream to other parts of the body. However it is less common because men duct cells are not as developed as females (What is breast cancer in men 2014). 1,500 cases are reported yearly in the United States (Giordano 2002). Considering the amount
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