Breast Cancer : Cancer And Cancer Essay

1563 Words Feb 9th, 2016 7 Pages
BREAST CANCER “We don’t know how strong we are until being strong is the only choice we have” (Breast Cancer Awareness). This paper will be about what cancer is, survival rates, chemotherapy (what it is, how it helps), radiation therapy, breast cancer rates in African American Women, the types of tumors and the difference between them, and information from women with personal experience with this specific type of cancer. Cancer begins when cells in a part of the body start to grow out pf control. The body is made of trillions of cells. Cancer cell growth is different from normal cell growth. Cancer cells don’t die; they keep on growing and form new cancer cells in the body to spread. No matter where the cancer spreads, it is always named after the place it had started. For instance, breast cancer that has spread to your heart is still considered breast cancer. Different types of cancers act differently. Like, lung and breast cancer are very different types of diseases. They grow at different rates and respond to different types treatments. That is why cancer patients need specific treatment that is aimed at their type of cancer (Oaks). There are many different names for tumors, growth, lump, or neoplasm. The mass of tissue from not normal cells are tumors. But the good news is that not all tumors are cancerous. I’ve done some research over two specific types of tumors, Benign and Malignant. The word Benign means “To be of a gentle nature”. These types of tumors grow…

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