Breast cancer

Why did we choose this topic? Breast cancer continues to be the most common cancer among Canadian women. On average, 100 Canadian women will die of breast cancer every week.What is breast Cancer?Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues. Breast cancer is a malignant (cancerous) growth that begins in the tissues of the breast.Illu_breast_anatomy.jpgtypes of breast cancer
1- Invasive ductal carcinoma: develops in the milk ducts ,
but breaks out of the duct tubes, and invades, or infiltrates,
surrounding tissues
2 -Invasive lobular carcinoma.Cancer cells within the lobular
tissue of the breast which have invaded surrounding tissue
3 -OthersCancers that arise from epithelial.They are rare and make up less than 1% of breast cancer




Breast anatomy

symptoms
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breast cancer symptomes

Risks factors
-Major risks factors: gender, age, genitics , strong family history, Previous breast cancer,
earlier radiation treatment.
Minor risks factors: Reproductive factors ,Menstrual history, Obesity, Alcohol consumption, History, Dense breast tissue, Birth control pills,hormone therapy

Treatments:
The treatment which is best for you will depend on many factors, including the characteristics of your breast cancer, the size and location of the tumour.
  1. surgery
  2. radiation therapy
  3. chemotherapy
  4. Hormone therapy







Statistics of breast cancer in Canada

Year: 2010
Males
Females
Cases
180
23,200
Incidence rate*
1
102
Incidence rank
-
1st
Deaths
50
5,300
Death rate*
<0.5
21
5-year survival (2002-2004)
84%
87%

*age-standardized to the 1991 Canadian Standard Population (per 100,000)
Statistics of breast cancer in Canada

Conclution:

In conclution, it is important to be aware of what changes to look and feel for in your breasts. Any changes should be reported to your doctor.


Bibliography ;
http://www.cbcf.org/breastcancer/bc_diagnosis_ty.asp http://www.calgaryhealthregion.ca/breasthealth/breast_cancer/types_of_breast_cancer.htmhttp://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/centres/cancer/breast/causes.htmlhttp://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/cancerlibrary/what-is-cancerhttp://www.breastcancer.org/