Presentation on theme: " Breast cancer is a disease where malignant (cancer) cells grow in the breast tissue. Its considered a heterogeneous disease- differing by individual,"— Presentation transcript:
Breast cancer is a disease where malignant (cancer) cells grow in the breast tissue. Its considered a heterogeneous disease- differing by individual, age group, and even the kinds of cells within the tumors. Usually it originates in the inner lining of the milk ducts or in the lobules which supply the ducts with milk.
Size, stage, and rate of growth depend on the treatment. Men can get breast cancer.
Women are most likely to get this disease however men that get it have worse outcomes due to late detection.
Average age to get breast cancer- 68 By race 1. White 2. Black 3. Asian/ Pacific Islander 4. Hisponic 5. American Indian/ Alaska Native
15% of cancer cases are breast cancer 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in their life Breast cancer is the second highest cancer in women behind skin cancer Chances of getting cancer doubles if an immediate family member had it