Breast Cancer – Basics
Breast cancer is the second most fatal forms of cancer for women in the United States. As of it is not common but Men can also contract breast cancer. According to the Mayo Clinic, it was anticipated in 2007 that some 2000 men would sicken with breast cancer, compared to 178,000 women.
How to Identify Breast Cancer-
Indications can include a change in the nipple or size and shape of the breast, breast lump or bloody discharge from the nipples, or a flattening of the skin on the breast.
Breast Cancer – Features
Breast cancer happens when cells in the breast grow abnormally and catch up with healthy cells.
The types of general surgeries carried out to treat breast cancer are:
- a radical mastectomy
- simple mastectomy or
Radical mastectomies are not as common as they once were in treating breast cancer.
Breast Cancer -Warnings
Risk elements include:
- family medical history
- being a woman older than 50
- genetic predisposition
- exposure to radiation
- those with early menstrual cycles or late menopause
- and those who have had hormonal treatments.
Breast Cancer – Prevention/Solution
Breast cancer is normally treated with surgery and treatment. Treatments depend upon the degree of the cancer.
Treatments might include:
- chemotherapy or
- hormone therapy