S: Breast Cancer
BC: Breast Cancer
FC: Breast Cancer Beth Brown
1: What is the probability? | The chance of a woman having breast cancer some time during her life is a little less than 1 in 8. Even though many people lose their battle to cancer, there are also many successful cases. Breast cancer death rates have been going down recently, due to the fact that people are discovering cancerous lumps in their breast earlier in their stage, growing research, and better technology. Right now, there are more than 2 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
2: How does a woman know if she has breast cancer? | Women have checkups every year or so, depending on other medical problems. The doctor will most likely examine the breast for any unusual looking lumps. If one is located, the doctor will take further examinations, like mammogram, or an MRI scan. | Women check over their breasts every so often to see if there are any strange lumps. This is called a self-exam.
3: How to prevent breast cancer | Even though there is no actual way to completely stop breast cancer, there are some steps that can be taken to lessen the risks. | One way to lower your risks are by eating healthier, like lean meats, plenty of fruits of vegetables, and not eating too much sugar. Another way is by not smoking. Smoking can cause breakdowns in your body, and if you have a cancerous cell, the body could send hormones to make the cell grow into a lump located on the breast.
4: Where does this breast cancer come from? | Breast cancer can come from a gene or a cell. If there has been a cancer gene throughout your family, there is a probability that you will get it, too. Some cancer cells just develop in your body, and they grow when you hormones are strong.
5: What do I do? I have found a lump! | Relax. First, consult a doctor. They know what is best. Also, don't freak out. Remember that even if this lump is cancerous, there is family and friends that will be there for you, and help you when you need it.