The Pros And Cons Of Breast Cancer
Yes approx. 1 in 10 women who have breast cancer have been found to have the inherited gene. (breastcancer.org, n.d.) Although, even if there is someone in your family that has had breast cancer, there is no real evidence to prove that another family member will indeed get breast cancer.
Early detection through self-examination, and mammogram screening for breast cancer can save thousands of lives each year. Mammogram screening at age 50 is recommend every two years, however depending on one’s history mammograms can be done at any age. Treatment for breast cancer will depend on how early it is caught. “Surgery is considered primary treatment for early-stage breast cancer; many patients are cured with surgery alone. The goals of breast cancer surgery include complete resection of the primary tumor with negative margins to reduce the risk of local recurrences and pathologic staging of the tumor and axillary lymph nodes (ALNs) to provide necessary prognostic information.” Stopeck, A. (n.d.). With all the new technology and the awareness to date more and more women and men are able to call their selves breast cancer