Informative Essay: Facts About Breast Cancer

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Stanley Okoroama
Professor A.
P.E. 234
08/02/2015
Cancer Facts about breast cancer:
1. The leading risk factor for breast cancer is simply being a woman. Though breast cancer occurs in men, the disease is 100 times more common in women than in men and women are at 200 times the risk of developing the disease compared to risk in men.
2. Most breast cancer – about 85 percent – occurs in women who have no family history of breast cancer.
3. About 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers can be traced to specific, inherited gene mutations, such as the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations.
4. Men can also get breast cancer. About 2,150 are diagnosed annually – or about 1,000 men.
5. A woman born today has about a one in eight chance of being …show more content…

Symptoms could be any type of pain in the breast, signs are changes in the breast; size, form, shape etc. Facts about brain cancer:
1. The most common brain tumors are cancers from other parts of the body (e.g. lung, breast, colon or prostate) that spreads to the brain.
2. Primary brain tumors originate in the brain and there are over 126 such tumors listed by WHOM.
3. Glomma is the commonest primary brain tumor and originates from supporting brain cells that are called glial cells and 50% of all brain tumors begin as benign tumors.
4. Another brain tumor called ‘Astrocytoma’s’ are so named because their cells look like stars; the word ‘Astor’ in Latin means "star".
5. A primary brain tumor usually is restricted to brain and does not spread to other organs. If brain death occurs in these patients, it is possible to donate their organs. Facts about skin …show more content…

2.Lung cancer accounts for about 14 percent of all new cancers.
3.About two out of three people diagnosed with lung cancer are 65 or older.
4.Fewer than 2 percent of all cases are found in people younger than 45.
5.African American men are about 40 percent more likely to develop lung cancer than Caucasian men. The rate is about the same in African American women and in Caucasian women.
Symptoms maybe; A cough that does not go away or gets worse. Chest pain that is often worse with deep breathing, coughing, or laughing. Hoarseness. Weight loss and loss of appetite.
Coughing up blood or rust-colored sputum (spit or phlegm). Shortness of breath.
Feeling tired or weak.
Facts about bone cancer:
1. Osteosarcoma: This is the most common type and occurs mostly in males between the ages of ten and twenty-five. The tumors will occur in the long bones of the legs and arms as well as around the shoulders and knees.
2. Ewing’s Sarcoma: This is an aggressive type of bone cancer that occurs in children who are between the ages of four and fifteen. It is found in the midpoint of the long bones in the legs and

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