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What is Breast Cancer? Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Breast Cancer

In year 2007 a research by American cancer society found that 178,480 new cases of breast cancer would be diagnosed in United States and further 62,030 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the coming years. However, rates of death from breast cancer will decrease and it will keep on decreasing with the increase in awareness of breast cancer.

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer develops in the breast tissues that cause the abnormal growth of breast. Most of the time breast cancer arises in women only 1% of breast cancer occurs in men. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women. About one in eight women have the life time risk of having breast cancer.

Breast is made of fats, glands and the connective tissues. It has tiny lobes that end in to the milk glands. These tiny ducts run from glands and ends at the nipple.

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A New Way for the Breast Cancer Treatment Found

Breast cancer is a widely spreading problem of women worldwide and because of this; researchers and medical experts are also focusing on this issue from the past some time.

breast-cancer-treatmentRecently a research by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) has revealed that they will soon help the women with breast cancer to get rid of the invasive and toxic treatments for the disease.

During this study the researchers have found that lower level of ferroportion that is the only protein capable of removing iron from cells, are associated with the most aggressive and recurring cancers.

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Breast Cancer – An Overview

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is affected to women mainly. No one knows why some women get breast cancer, but there area number of risk factors.

The risk factors are as below:

  • Breast CancerAge: the chance of getting breast cancer rises as a woman gets older
  • Genes: there are genes like BRCA1 and BRCA2 that greatly increase the risk.
  • Personal Factor: beginning periods before age 12 or going through menopause after age 55

Other risks include over weight, using hormone replacement therapy, taking birth control pills, drinking alcohol, not having children or having your first child after the age of 35.

Symptoms of breast cancer may include lump in the breast, a change in the size or shape or discharge of nipple. Breast self exam and mammography can help find breast cancer at an early stage when it can be treatable. The treatment comprises of many stages.

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