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 (Types of Breast Cancer 2015); if the cancer has reached the lymph nodes. Most cancer developed in the milk ducts of the breast (Types of Breast Cancer 2015); which is the most common place where they are developed. It depends whether what type of breast cancer is being created to determine whether it’s an Invasive or not. There are many types of breast cancer, one of them is ductal carcinomas in situ or DCIS for short. DCIS is one of the most common types of breast cancers between women. DCIS is not invasive but it is malignant (Pinder, Ellis 2003, 255). According to the article DCIS- Ductal Carcinoma in Situ, the cancer normally begins in the milk ducts. DCIS is not invasive because it tends to stay in the milk ducts and does not spreads

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