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Unformatted text preview: Promoting and Promoting and understanding breast understanding breast health health Gender-Related Health Gender-Related Health Killinger Killinger 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! 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 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 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 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)...
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This note was uploaded on 01/03/2012 for the course DIAG 717 taught by Professor Killinger during the Summer '09 term at Palmer Chiropractic.

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