Breast Cancer

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Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer is the most common cancer that women may face in their lifetime. It can occur at any age, but is more likely to occur after the age of 40 and as we get older. Breast cancer is an unrestrained growth of breast cells, which take places as a result of modifications, or abnormal changes in the genes, that is responsible for stabilizing the growth of cells and keeping them healthy. The genes are in each cell’s nucleus, which acts as the “control room” of each cell. Normally, the cells in our bodies replace themselves through a systematic process of cell growth: healthy new cells take over as old ones die out. But over time, transformations can turn on certain genes and turn off others in a cell. That changed cell gains the ability to keep dividing without control or order, producing more cells just like it and forming a tumor. Breast Cancer affects many women during their lives. Also, there are a number of risk factors that can cause this disease, besides inherited traits. Because of certain factors, some woman may have a greater chance of developing breast cancer than others, whether it is by heredity or not. As you get older your best defense is to know about this disease and learn what you can do about it and save your life.
A risk factor is anything that affects your chances of getting breast cancer. There are different kinds of risk factors to be aware of. Some factors, such as a person's age or race, can not be changed. Some can be related to personal activities such as smoking, drinking, and diets. Still others are linked to cancer-causing factors in the environment. Some factors influence risk more than others, and your risk for breast cancer can change over time, due to factors such as aging or lifestyle changes. The best defense is to find breast cancer as early as possible, when it is easier…...

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