Author’s Bio: Ria Ellendula is an incoming college freshman who is passionate about public health and healthcare policy
Breast Cancer is a type of cancer in which cells in the breast grow at an abnormally rapid rate. There are different types of breast cancer, and each type depends on the cells that are affected. The cancer can develop in various areas of the breast and can spread outside the breast through blood vessels and lymph vessels.
The two most common types of breast cancer are:
Other less common types include Paget’s disease, medullary, mucnois, inflammatory breast cancer, and more.
Static Risk Factors
Dynamic Risk Factors
Breast cancer can be caused by other serious diseases. Notably, the Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and atypical hyperplasia are breast diseases that may lead to breast cancer. During this stage, the cancer cells are in the lining of the ducts and have not affected surrounding tissue.
Since Breast Cancer can elicit itself in many different forms, there are various types of symptoms that someone could have. Some warning signs include:
Breast cancer is treated in various different ways. The most common forms of treating breast cancer include:
Surgery: Surgeries can be done for different reasons. Such reasons include:
Chemotherapy: uses special medicines to shrink or kill the cancer cells
Hormonal therapy: blocks cancer cells from getting the hormones they need to grow
Biological therapy: Works with your body’s immune system to help it fight cancer cells or to control side effects from other cancer treatments
Radiation therapy: Using high-energy rays to kill the cancer cells
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