Breast Cancer : Cancer And Cancer Essay

1536 Words Nov 25th, 2014 7 Pages
Breast cancer begins as a group of cancer cells that invade tissues in the breast . When new cells form when they are not needed from the body or don 't die when they are supposed to, a build up of cells creates a mass of tissue called a tumor or lump. Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that forms in the tissues of the breast. Mostly in women but can also occur in men. Statistics show that 1 in 8 women in America will have invasive breast cancer in her lifetime and it is estimated that 40,000 women were expected to pass away in the year 2014 all due to breast cancer. Statistic also show that breast cancer death rates are higher than any other type of cancer in the body and the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. According to research 15% of women who have breast cancer have a family member who also has breast cancer and about 5-10% of breast cancers are connected to gene mutation . Mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are the most common. Those with the BRCA1 mutation have a 55-65% risk of developing breast cancer before age 70 and those with a BRCA2 mutation have a 45% risk of developing breast cancer . There are many different types of breast cancers such as Ductal carcinoma ,Lobular carcinoma and Inflammatory breast cancer. Although Breast cancer has many different causes and risks , there are treatments and current research being done today. Abnormal cells inside the milk duct of the breast is known as Ductal Carcinoma .…

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