The Causes Of Cancer: The Nature Of Breast Cancer

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Even with all the advancement in medical technology, human beings are still battling to find the cure for some diseases such as cancer. Cancer refers to the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells in the human body. They lead to the growth of tumors which then infiltrate other neighboring tissues and organs. The cancerous cells are dangerous because of the manner in which they lead to the attacking of other tissues in the body. There are different types of cancer affecting the human body. All the types of cancer are dangerous and claim millions of lives. In the United States alone, cancer can be attributed as one of the leading causes of death. It claims almost 20% of all the deaths that occur in the country. Of all the different types of …show more content…
It consists of fibrous and fatty tissues that are connective. It is then divided into twenty different parts known as lobes. Each of the interior lobe is composed of different subdivisions known as lobules which contain the milk producing ducts gland. It is through the ducts that milk oozes out of the breast and then stored in chambers located just beneath the nipple. There are different types of breast cancer, they include the invasive and the noninvasive. The invasive breast cancer is one that spreads and penetrates the duct walls while the noninvasive is one that does not spread. Studies show that the penetrative or invasive breast cancer accounts for almost 80% of all the breast cancer cases. Other types of breast cancer in terms of the manner in which they occur or form include cases such as the triple negative breast cancer which occurs when the tumorous cell are negative and short of the estrogen, progesterone or other receptors such as HER2/neu receptors. Other types include the inflammatory breast cancer which is the least common type of breast cancer and only affect the skin it does not necessarily result to …show more content…
One of the factors pointed as causing breast cancer is the aspect of the genetic variation of an individual. This is a study that was based on a study of the family tree of most breast cancer victims. From the findings, it was noted that 15% to almost 20% of the breast cancer cases could be attributed to genetic disorders. In the study the genetic cause of cancer was linked to a specific gene known as p53. It is the gene responsible in the contraction and causing of cancer in women. For women possessing this gene, the chances or risk factor of contracting and developing breast cancer increases by almost 16 times than those who do not possess it. In other cases individuals whose breast and glands produce wax, there is a higher percentage of contracting and developing breast cancer. This helps one in knowing whether the genetic makeup on an individual can lead to breast cancer or

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