A Study On Breast Cancer Essay

1014 Words Mar 19th, 2016 5 Pages
This week while I was researching information for my cohort presentation I found a really interesting article that talked about Breast Cancer. The article I read was from Mayo Clinic which is an organization. The title of the article is Disease and conditions: Breast Cancer by Mayo Clinic Staff. What is Breast Cancer? Breast Cancer is cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts. This cancer, is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States. An interesting fact that I never knew was that breast cancer can occur both in men and woman, but it 's more common in women. Signs and symptoms of breast cancer may include, a breast lump or thickening that feels different from the surrounding tissue, change in the size, shape or appearance of a breast. Changes to the skin over the breast such as dimpling, peeling or redness. Although, it is not clear what causes breast cancer they know that it occurs when breast cells begin growing abnormally. They form lump or mass and can spread through your breast or other parts of the body. Some risk factors are being female. Increasing age, your risk of breast cancer increases as you age. A personal history of breast cancer, if you have had breast cancer before you can have it again. A family history of breast cancer, if your sister, mom or daughter has had it, you are most likely to have breast cancer too. Obesity, being obese increases your risk. Beginning your period at a young age, if you had your period before the age of…

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