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					Breast Cancer

  Katrina Allen
 Shanice Willies
    What is Breast Cancer?
• Maligment tumor in breast
• Starts in lining of ducts



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    What part of the body does
       this cancer affect?
•   Breast
•   Bloodstream
•   Lymph nodes
•   Possibly spread to other parts of the
    body- lungs, colon- Bronchitis
          Normal Function
• Production of milk for offspring



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               Risk Factors
•   Female, although males can contract as well
•   Genetic Mutations
•   Family History
•   Personal History
•   Long Menstrual History
•   High-Dosage of Radiation to chest
•   High Breast Tissue Density
•   Never having Children
•   Oral Contraceptives
•   Having a child after the age of 30
     Risk Factors Continued…
•   Overweight/Obese after menopause
•   Post menopause hormonal therapy
•   Physical Inactivity
•   Alcoholic
•   Overweight in general
          Signs/Symptoms
•   Abnormality detected on mammogram
•   Breast Lump, Tenderness
•   Thickening, Retraction
•   Swelling, Spontaneous Discharge
•   Distortion, Dimpling, Ulceration
•   Nipple Pain, Large Bump in Breast
•   Scaliness
        Detection/Diagnosis
•   Mammography
•   Physicals
•   Biopsied Lumps
•   Magnetic Resonance Imaging
           Starting Process
•   Starts like any other cancer
•   Mutation
•   Tumor
•   Spreads
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Breast Cancer cells




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             Survival Rate
•   5-year, localized breast cancer- 98%
•   5-year, regionally spread- 81%
•   5-year, others spread- 26%
•   10-years, all stages- 88%
    Treatment


•   Lumpectomy
•   Mastectomy
•   Radiation Therapy
•   Chemotherapy
•   Hormone Therapy
•   Combination
     Side Effects of Treatment
•   Lymphedema- Swelling of Arm
•   Hot Flashes
•   Vaginal Discharge
•   Nausea
•   Hair Loss
•   Early Menopause
•   Hot Flashes
•   Fatigue
•   Temporarily lowered blood counts
                 Doctors!
•   Surgeons
•   Medical Oncologists
•   Plastic Surgeons
•   Radiation Oncologists
       **they usually work as a team**
              Statistics
• Death rates declined 2.3% per year
  from1990 to 2002
• 61,980 new cases are expected to
  occur among women in 2006
• An estimated 41,430 deaths from breast
  cancer in 2006
                Sources
•   www.ehow.com
•   www.alternative-cancer-treatments.com
•   www.webmd.com
•   www.google.com/images