Informative Speech On Breast Cancer

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Cancer occurs when cells begin to grow uncontrollably. With people having cells throughout their body, this means that you can get cancer anywhere in your body. Cancer can also spread to different areas of your body. Cancer is not a contagious disease. However, cancer can be genetic or it can be by not keeping your body healthy. Cancer normally is a very long process. Sometimes it has a positive outcome and sometimes it has a negative outcome. If it has a negative outcome from cancer, then that normally means your body just was not strong enough to fight off the disease anymore. According to the American Cancer Society, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States.
There are over thousands of people living that either have cancer or have had cancer. According to the American cancer society, “About one-half of all men and one-third of all women in the US will develop cancer during their lifetimes.” Both animals and humans can get cancer; it is not just humans. People have been able to do their research of cancer on mummies and fossilized bones. Cancer was first discovered in Egypt
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You will have more doctor visits, test, medications, and treatments then other people that do not have cancer. Screening plans will be made for someone with a history of breast cancer and it will include: a monthly breast self-exam, a yearly breast exam by your doctor, a digital mammogram every year once you get to 40 years old, and an MRI scan every year. You may have to take these tests more often than someone that does not have breast cancer or a history of breast cancer. If someone in your family has had breast cancer, then most likely your doctor will start checking you at a younger age, just to make sure you do not get it and if you do they can treat it as soon as they notice

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