Essay on The Death Rates For Breast Cancer

834 Words Oct 16th, 2015 4 Pages
More than 40,00 women in the United States are expected to die from breast cancer in 2015. Death rates for breast cancer are higher than any other cancer, besides lung cancer for women in the United States. In addition, American women are most commonly diagnosed with breast cancer over any other cancer with the exception of skin cancer. In fact, 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. Breast cancer is the number one diagnosed cancer among women worldwide. Even though women in the U.S are being diagnosed earlier than ever, near 300,000 women are expected to be diagnosed this year alone, and death rates have been on a steady decline since 1989, due to increased awareness, advancements in treatment and earlier detection through screening, breast cancer is still the leading cause of death by cancer among women worldwide. Although a great amount of research and funding, at least 1.5 billion dollars yearly, is allocated to studying breast cancer, there is still a lot to be learned about the deadly disease.
Breast cancer can be classified into different types based on how the cells appear when looked at through a microscope or on proteins attached to or inside of the cancerous cells. Carcinomas are a type of cancer that begin in the epithelial cells of organs and tissue; in fact, most breast cancers are carcinomas. There are three common types of breast cancer, that will be discussed here, and many less common…

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