By: Deanna Voris
About Breat Cancer
Breast Cancer is a cancer that starts in the breast on a female or a male. Cancer cells form in the tissues from the breast.
The main signs of breast cancer are fever, flatigue, pain, unexpected wight loss and skin change. If these things get worse, then that is a sign of cancer. But remember, having any of these does not mean that you have cancer and many other things cause these signs and symptoms. The symptoms are on the following link:
A woman's risk for breast cancer is increased if she starts to menstruate before age 12 , has her first child after 30, stops menstruating after age 55, or has a menstrual cycle shorter or longer than the average of 26-29 days.
Stages of Breast Cancer
Stage 0.) The cancer has just formed in the breast
Stage 1,2,3.) The timor in the breasthas enlarge and spread to close a lymph nodes
Stage 4.)The breast cancer has matastasized, or spread, to other organs in the body.
- Surgery- the cells or tumor will be moved surgically
- Radiation therapy- Use a type of light that you cannot see with your eyes to go through your skin and "laser" the cancer. It will kill the cells and shrink the tumor.
- Chemotherapy- Take medication that stops the cell cycle ( the cancer cells ) The cancer cells will not make any more cancer cells.
Stage 0- 100%
Stage 1- 100%
Stage 2- 93%
Stage 3- 72%
Stage 4- 22%
You have a tighter survival rate if your cancer is in remission. Remission means that the cancer has shrunk, stopped growing, or completely disappear. You are never cured of cancer, but your cancer can be in remission forever.