Breast Cancer Informative Speech

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Title: Breast Cancer Awareness
Preliminary Information:
General Purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for breast cancer.
Central Idea: The awareness of the causes and symptoms of breast cancer can help save a life.
Method of Organization: TOPICAL
I. Did you know about 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime?
II. Almost everyone in this room knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer.
III. This alarming statistic is in no way meant to scare you, but instead help you understand the importance of knowing what breast cancer is and how being aware can save a life.
IV. Guys, you may be thinking that this speech has nothing to
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The causes of breast cancer have mostly been observed and learned though time, rather than a precise settling.
A. Scientists cannot tell exactly why some persons develop this infection, while others don’t.
B. Therefore, they have come up with a list of factors that make certain women more susceptible to breast cancer.
C. These include getting older (due to menopause), alcohol consumption, prior cancer affections, high levels of estrogen exposure, non-cancerous lumps, dense breast tissue, genetics (family history of any type of cancer), obesity, height (for no scientific reasons, taller women are more exposed to breast cancer), radiation exposure, and hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Transition: [There are a few ways to detecting if one has breast cancer, so here are a few.]
III. Detecting breast cancer can be by several tests.
A. These include breast exams (looking for observable signs), x-rays (mammograms), breast ultrasounds, biopsies (an invasive procedure that establishes if cells are cancerous) and MRI scans.
B. All these tests are used to determine the type of cancer, the stage of illness and its aggressiveness.
Transition: [ Although treatment has come a long way, there is still no cure for breast cancer, so scientists and researchers are working to improving treatments and making them as painless as

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