Breast Cancer

Kinds of Breast Cancer:

There are two types of main kinds of breast cancer:

Ductal carcinoma:  Which begins in the ducts that move milk within the breast, many breast cancer patients endure this type

Lobular carcinoma: That starts its journey from the parts of the breast that produce the milk

Sometimes it can start other places but on rare occasions.

Causes

Age and Gender:

You are more likely to get breast cancer as you grow older.  Many advanced breast cancer cases are found in older women such as over the age of 50.

Alcohol Use:

Drinking more than 1-2 glasses of alcohol a day can make the likely-hood of getting breast cancer higher.

Radiation:

If you went through radiation therapy as a child or young adult to help cure cancer in your chest, you have a much higher risk for developing breast cancer later.  The younger you start this radiation, the higher the risk, especially if the radiation was given during breast development, i.e. puberty

Fact: Breast implants and wearing underwire bras do not raise your risk for breast cancer. There is no evidence of a direct link between them)

Fact: 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime

Information from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001911/

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Ally
    Jun 20, 2012 @ 19:41:58

    Thats some good info.

    Reply

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