breast health - Promoting and understanding breast health...

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Promoting and Promoting and understanding breast understanding breast health health Gender-Related Health Gender-Related Health Killinger Killinger
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First of all, what is a ‘breast’? First of all, what is a ‘breast’? Everything from armpit to sternum From above your collar bone to your mid rib cage Men, you have them too!
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How common is breast cancer? How common is breast cancer? The most common cancer in women 1 in 3 cases of CA in women is breast CA 192,000 new cases in 2001 Women have a 1 in 8 chance of getting breast CA during their life
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How dangerous is breast How dangerous is breast cancer? cancer? 40,200 deaths in 2001 Chances of survival good though; 86% survival rate 5 years after diagnosis 76%…………….10 years………. 58%……………..15 years……….. 53%……………..20 years
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Who is at greatest risk? Who is at greatest risk? Women Over the age of 50 (40?) Have mom or sisters w/ breast cancer Have no children and or delaying child bearing until after age 30 History of breast cancer in the past Overweight
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Oy, the Jewish Connection Oy, the Jewish Connection Ashkenazi Jews may have three genetic coding errors that may predispose them to breast and ovarian cancer BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes (blood test) Can carry the genetic risk factors without developing cancer (These genes account for only 5-10% of all breast cancers)
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