Breast Cancer

When I was younger my grandmother had a friend with breast cancer. I remember always asking what was breast cancer. My grandmother told me that breast cancer was for older women who had breast, that they got a lump inside of one of there tit or both. It made me feel better at the time because I was still not developed. Now I am 19 years of age and there are something’s I still question when it comes to breast cancer. Such as; “what is breast cancer”? I soon found out while doing this research that breast cancer is a tumor that is in a breast (Breast Cancer, Gale). “The cancer cells grow and divide without control or order, often making too much tissue,… it may spread to other parts of the ...

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the lining of the either the milk glands or the ducts of the breast (Ducal Epithelium, Web), defining this malignancy as a cancer. Cancer cells are characterized by uncontrolled division leading to abnormal growth and the ability of these cells to invade normal tissue locally or to spread throughout the body, a process called metastasis.” In another novels it says smokers has a 16% higher risk (Health & Wellness, Gale). I interviewed a research professor by the name of Dr. Wooden Blanks and she said quoted “it could be genetics” because it runs in her family.
Things such as these increase the rate of one having breast cancer.
A young women having her “first menstrual period before the ago of 11 or still going thur menstruation by the age of 54; first pregnancy after the age of 40; A close family member with breast cancer (grandmother, aunt, mother, etc…), a female hormone pills in the past, not breast fed or you breast fed for only a short time, eat foods high in fat, such as ...

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Added: 6/12/2011 09:09:27 PM
Submitted By: Thaddeuscoe1
Category: Health & Medicine
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