Breast Cancer extra credit

Breast Cancer extra credit - Breast Cancer Breast cancer...

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Breast Cancer Breast cancer occurs when the cells in the tissues or glands multiply uncontrollably, eventually forming a malignant tumor. The lymph nodes that are located under your arm are also affected. It is vital to catch the diease before it has spread to the lymph nodes because then it can circulate to other parts of the body. 90% of breast cancer develops from genes becoming abnormal due to wear and tear throughout life. (“What Is Breast Cancer?”) It is very hard to recognize symptoms of breast cancer since the disease develops over a long period of time. Also, the symptoms are usually to indistinct to know for sure. Symptoms include: swollen breast, skin irritation, pain, redness, discharge from the nipple, or a lump in your underarm. Mammograms are used to detect lumps in your breast, but they are not always accurate. Luckily for my mom, she did a self-exam herself and found something abnormal, in an early enough stage to fully treat. (“What Is Breast Cancer?”) Treatments vary based on the type of breast cancer a patient has. Surgeries called
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course ZOO 161 taught by Professor Haynes during the Fall '08 term at Miami University.

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