Presentation on theme: "Breast Cancer The Power of the Pink Ribbon By: Gabrielle Sorapuru."— Presentation transcript:
Breast Cancer The Power of the Pink Ribbon By: Gabrielle Sorapuru
What is Breast Cancer Breast cancer is a condition in which malignant (cancer) cells develop within the breasts tissue. A heterogeneous disease – Different and varied cells combine Categorized into groups based on where it forms. – The Ducts and Lobes (Organs that produce breast milk) are the most common but it can also form in other tissues within the breast in rare occasions
Affect of Breast Cancer On Women Approximately 1 in every 8 female will develop some sort of breast cancer within their life time. Roughly 15% of women with breast cancer have a relative with breast cancer also
Breast Cancer and men Many males don’t know that they are at risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. Affects approximately 1 in every 1000 men. Believed to be caused by a mutation in DNA.
Discovering Breast Cancer Breast lumps – Most breast lumps are not cancerous, however, there are instances in which they are Mammograms are the most common way to discover if a person has breast cancer – Routine check ups
Stages 5 possible stages for breast cancer 0 stage is the low stage also the beast stage to treat breast cancer – Cancer is confined to where it started 5 stage is the high and worst stage – Cancer has spread to various other tissues within the breast
Treatments Several different kinds of treatment options – Chemotherapy/Radiation Radiation to the designated area of cancer to kill the cancerous cells – Surgery Doctors remove cancerous tissue – Biological Treatment used to strengthen the immune system to help fight off the cancer.
Ratings of Survival Stage5-year Survival Rate 093% 188% 2A*81% 2B*74% 3A*67% 3B*41% 3C*49% 415% *A represents early in that stage *B represents later in that stage *C represents its almost spread to the next stage
Organizations Organizations such as the Breast Cancer Foundation promote events that raise awareness – Walks – Charities – Breast Cancer Awareness Month October