Breast Cancer Awareness Essay

1696 Words Jul 10th, 2012 7 Pages
Thesis Statement: While both women and men can also get the breast cancer disease there is a cure with awareness to breast cancer.
I. Breast Cancer and Who It Attacks
A) What Is the Disease and Who It Affects
1. Disease which is a malignant cancer
2. Cells forms within the tissue of the breast
3. Victims are shocked
4. Both men and women get this disease
5. Women will be diagnosed more than men
II. Common Risks Factors For Breast Cancer
A) This Disease Can Be Caused By
1. One’s diet and lifestyle
2. Obesity and lack of physical activity
B) High Risks Factors
1. Young women taking birth control for more than ten years
2. Early menstruation women
3. Late menopause in women
4. Direct family history
5. Past personal history
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Common risk factors for breast cancer can range from one’s age to diet and lifestyle. Majority of women are diagnosed over the age of sixty five. For men and women being obese can also play a major role in getting diagnosed with breast cancer. With being obese or overweight means that there is a lack of activity. “A diet in high saturated fat and alcoholic intake of more than two drinks per day can increase the chances of getting diagnosed with the breast cancer disease.”(www.nationalbreastcancer.org) For women early menstruation or late menopause, having your fist child or not even giving birth can also be considered a high risk factor. For younger women who have taken birth control for ten years or more and are under the age of thirty five are considered at being of a higher risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. Direct members of the family mainly a mother, sister, or personal history of breast cancer being benign which in cancerous can also be of a major risk factor. “There are seven different types of breast cancer ductal carcinoma in-situ, infiltrating ductal carcinoma, medullary carcinoma, infiltrating lobular carcinoma, tubular carcinoma, mucinous carcinoma and inflammatory breast cancer.”(www.komen.gov) Ductal carcinoma in-situ is an early type of breast cancer which is confined to the inside of the ductal system. Infiltrating ductal carcinoma is considered to be the most common type of breast cancer which represents

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