Healthcare Resources: Breast Cancer Information

Breast cancer is a serious and sometimes deadly cancer strain that affects around 207,000 women. Malignant tumors arise in the breast tissues of the woman, and grow to become larger and more dangerous as the cancer spreads. With early diagnosis and treatment, women have a better chance at making a full remission and recovery. It is the most common cancer among women today.

What is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that grows on the cells within the breast tissue. It is known to move within the breast, and metastasize to distant areas of the body. It is known to mostly be common in women, but it can also occur in men. The lymphatic system is one of the most common ways that breast cancer can spread throughout the body.

  • What is Breast Cancer: Medical site that explains in detail the various area of breast cancer, and what is involved when it happens within the body.
  • Breast Cancer: This is a very explanatory website for children to learn more about breast cancer on.

Signs and Symptoms

Breast cancers can be found on a number of occasions, for a number of reasons. When something is just not right with your breasts, or even if a mammogram is done, might detect breast cancer can be detected. Lumps that are in the breast, and new are normally one of the indicators of cancer depending on they feel. Any new changes in breasts should be checked out immediately to rule out any serious risk factors.

  • Breast Cancer Signs: The signs, symptoms, treatments, and diagnose information is all supplied on one easy to navigate site.
  • Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer: Not only do you receive information on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, but you also get myths and facts on breast cancer.

Risk Facts

A risk factor is something that determines how at risk a person is at contracting a disease or condition. Some people who have risk factors for something, does not mean they will actually contract the disease or condition. Approximately one in eight women will have breast cancer. 75% of women will have no known risk factors, and still be diagnosed with breast cancer.

  • Risk Factors for Breast Cancer: Explanations of the highest, to the lowest risk factors in women for breast cancer.
  • Risk Factors: A list of risk factors that may or may not higher the risk of having breast cancer in the future. This is just an approximation of what may actually put you at risk. If you have all of the factors, it does not necessarily mean that you will contract breast cancer.

Carcinogenesis

Carcinogenesis is the process which normal cells are transferred into cancer cells. Carcinogenesis means, and is stated as the ‘creation of cancer.’ There are a number of carcinogens that can result in different cancers, some more serious than others. If you are exposed to carcinogens, it does not necessarily mean you will contract cancer.

  • Multistep Carcinogenesis: Overview of steps that are taken with carcinogenesis when it is regarding breast cancer.
  • Estrogen Carcinogenesis: The effects that estrogen has on breast cancer. Information regarding smaller to larger doses of estrogen, and whether or not having one or the other can lower your breast cancer risks.

Screening and Diagnosis

Around 180,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year. This can account to around 46,000 deaths per year in the United States. Screening can include self-breast examinations, clinical breast examinations, and mammograms. This provides women with a way to continually check for breast cancer.

Reduce the Risk

There is still not enough information and research to determine why one woman might get breast cancer, while another does not. This means that there is no way you can actually fully prevent breast cancer from happening. Both the internal and external environments have a role to play when it comes to developing breast cancer. Although, none of these factors are actual factors that cause the breast cancer.

  • Lower Your Risk: Information regarding the risks you might have, and be at compared to other factors. All of the factors that are both outside and inside influences are mentioned.
  • Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer: Tips to help you reduce your risk of breast cancer.

Treatment

Breast cancer is treated in a number of different ways. Depending on the type of breast cancer or the stage of breast cancer that you are at depends on the way the cancer is treated. There are also test and treatments in progress that are being offered in trials. They are not determined that they actually work, but give a small amount of hope to those chosen for the trials.

  • Breast Cancer Treatment: Overview and statistics of treatments for breast cancer. The site includes in depth information regarding the treatment options.
  • Treatments: Information regarding the many different types of treatments. List of types and reasons why one treatment might be needed over another.

Emotional Impact and Support

Having breast cancer can be an emotional and heart troubling time. By having a strong support system, people to talk too, and information about your problem helps put your mind at ease. Sharing the feelings that you have and things you have been through helps you let it out to people who care. Support systems can be found through groups nearby, hospitals, or even through the internet.

  • Feelings and Support: Provides a healthy alternative to share your feelings and stories with other people in the same situation. They create a strong support group and management system.
  • Lymphedema Management: Lymphedema management, and how to cope once surgery is done. Strong support group and people to talk too going through the same problem.

Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the study by professionals on causes, treatments, transmission, and controlling factors of the disease or condition at hand. There are certain aspects that are researched to find as much information out as possible. This specific branch of medicine focuses only on the epidemiology of diseases and condition in hope of finding a cure.

  • Epidemiology of Breast Cancer: Information regarding the findings of breast cancer, and what factors play a role according to the medical professionals.
  • Epidemiology Studies: A study conducted by health professionals that shows the relations between certain factors and breast cancer.

The Pink Ribbon and Breast Cancer Awareness

The Pink Ribbon and Breast Cancer Awareness move is something that more people should open up too. This not only supports breast cancer prevention, but it also helps with research to cure it as well. There are a number of fundraisers, such as the walk to cure breast cancer, and many other organizational events to support the cause. They offer a wide range of products with proceeds going to the breast cancer research.

  • Pink Ribbon Awareness: Many events to gain awareness of breast cancer in the world. They have fundraisers, running, and many other options to sign up for. Share your experiences through the website with other women who care.
  • Official Pink Ribbon: This is the official pink ribbon website. You can attend events, donate, purchase products, or sign up to become a sponsor.

Research in Breast Cancer

There has been a lot of research conducted on a wide variety of cancers. Although we have yet to find a cure for breast cancer, research continues to be done and helps women beat breast cancer. There is a hope, and the more research that can be done, the more people will have their lives spared from this deadly disease.

  • Research for Breast Cancer: This is a wonderful resource for finding information on sharing your thoughts and feelings. You can also sign up to make a difference in the breast cancer society. They are fighting to find a cure.
  • Breast Cancer Research: A print and online research about advancements in breast cancer research.