Breast Cancer Awareness Essay

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Cancer is a disease that is caused by abnormal cells in a part of someone’s body. Anyone can be diagnosed with cancer, it is not something that only affects certain people. Sometimes the cancer can be hereditary meaning that a family member has had the same type of cancer in the past. However, one of the most common cancers for women is breast cancer. Breast cancer is a cancer that is well known since there is a month that is dedicated to bring awareness to breast cancer but not many people realize how high or low their risk for developing breast cancer is. Breast cancer affects many women, “in the United States, about one woman in eight will develop breast cancer”(Breastcancer.org). Most of the time breast cancer will affect women that are …show more content…
Invasive breast cancer means that “the cancer cells break down from inside the lobules or ducts and invade nearby tissue and with this type of cancer, the abnormal cells can reach the lymph nodes, and they eventually make their way to other organs”(Medical News Today). Non-invasive breast cancer “is when cancer is still inside place of origin and has not broken out”(Medical News Today). It is best to have non-invasive breast cancer because that means that the cancer will not be hard to treat since it has not spread throughout other parts of the body. Non-invasive breast cancer can also be called precancerous, this means that the cancer can eventually develop into invasive breast …show more content…
Breast cancer is a deadly cancer and “about 40,290 women in the United States are expected to die in 2015 but the rates of breast cancer had decreased since 1989”(Breastcancer.org). Breast cancer rates have decreases because of technology advancement and since there is a month in the year that is dedicated to increasing the awareness of breast cancer, many women have been educated about the risks factors and symptoms of this cancer. Although the cancer is well known, the importance of this cancer still needs to be

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