Causes And Effects Of Breast Cancer

Has one ever faced a change in their breast, a thick feeling from the surrounding tissues or an unusual change in your nipples such as redness or scaling? Breast Cancer is a common disease that terrifies any man or woman that has been told they have it. “It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer”(How Many Women...?) There are different symptoms, risk factors, treatments, and test that occur with breast cancer. Revealing the current information on this disease will bring the awareness needed to combat it.
Breast cancer is very rare for a male but commonly found in a female. Most males and females do not know they have breast cancer until the symptoms are shown. “Breast cancer is cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts.” For a male oozing from the nipple, swelling of the breast, sores, or lumps under the arms. (“Male Breast Cancer”). Females are similar to males, a lump or thickness around the breast, oozing from the
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BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genetic genes that produce proteins to stable cell material (“BRCA1 And BRCA2”). A study has been proven that an abnormal BRCA1 or BRCA2 occurs in 25% of people (“Experimental Target Therapy”). If the genes fail at producing proteins the cell will develop cancer and not function, as it should. Women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 have an 85% risk of developing breast cancer as well for a male (“Experimental Targeted”). Age is a strong risk factor; women above 50 or a man in between the ages 68-71 can easily develop breast cancer (“Breast Cancer Risk”) (“Male Breast Cancer”). Women and men also can be diagnosed with breast cancer if their relatives have breast cancer. For example, a mother gives birth to her child with breast cancer. There is a leading risk to breast cancer before the child reaches 40 years old (“Breast Cancer Risk Factors and

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