Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer (Breast Cancer) What is breast cancer? One in nine women develop breast cancer at some point in his life. This is a major cause of death for women aged 34 to 54.

Men can also suffer from breast cancer
Although there are some change due to better treatment and early detection, England is a country with the highest mortality rate for breast cancer in the world. But research is beginning to reap dividends in a new way to understand how breast cancer cells work.Breast cancer is a malignant disease (cancer) cells form in breast tissue. DNA damage to cells results in uncontrolled cell division in growth, and, finally, sufficient cells accumulate to form lumps. Tues invade the surrounding normal breast tissue and can be broken into lumps of primary spread in the lymph channels or bloodstream to other organs where secondary lumps (metastases) can be formed.

Breast is divided into the ducts and lobules. The most common form of breast cancer emerged from the channel and is known as invasive ductal carcinoma. Cancer arising from the lobules (lobular invasive carcinoma).

Like most cancers, the key to successful treatment is early diagnosis of cancer before it has had a chance to spread to other organs

Causes of Breast Cancer

One good reason why most women affected by breast cancer is still unknown, but considered as a combination of genetic, environmental and lifestyle. Scientists have identified two genes that are more likely to include damage to someone with breast cancer. This gene also cause for some other cancers. However, even these two mutated genes thought to be responsible only for about five to 10 percent of cases of breast cancer.

Hormones seem to have an important role in breast cancer.Studies have shown a relationship between levels of estrogen (female sex hormone) and breast cancer risk. The exact cause of breast cancer has not been clearly identified, but there are several contributing factors including.


Breast cancer genetics
Less than one of 20 cases of breast cancer are declining, so if a relative has breast cancer is most likely a coincidence.However, you should be more careful if you have:
  1. relative who was diagnosed under age 40 will develop cancer 
  2. close relative with cancer in both breasts male relative with breast cancer
  3. Two close relatives on the same side of the family diagnosed with breast cancer under 60 or with ovarian cancer
Three close relatives diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer at any age

Breast Cancer Prevention 

There is increasing evidence to suggest that breastfeeding can protect you against breast cancer. It's not known exactly how this happened but a large study (150,000 women) by Cancer Research UK in 2002 compared to the history of breastfeeding women with breast cancer in women who do not. The results showed that the longer women breast-feeding during the period of his life, the less likely they are affected by breast cancer, reduce the risk by 4.3percent for each year of breastfeeding, and by 7 percent for every child born and given the breast milk.

Symptoms of Breast Cancer

The most potent way to detect when there are physical changes in the breast. The key is for a woman to know what is 'normal'(reasonable state of your breasts), so all changes can be observed.All women should practice breast care. This includes knowing what is normal for your breasts in terms of appearance and texture, so you can see any changes and check as soon as possible.

Examples of things to watch out for include:
  1. lump or thickening of tissue
  2. Any flaking skin or discharge from the nipple.
  3. 'Tethering' skin, as if it were drawn from the
  4. Any unusual sensation or discomfort
  5. Change of line, shape or size of the breast

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