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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Breast Cancer Breast cancer is a malignant growth that begins in thetissues of the breast. The types of breast cancer areductal carcinoma in situ, lobular carcinoma in situ,invasive ductal carcinoma, invasive lobular carcinoma,inflammatory breast cancer, triple-negative breast cancer,paget disease of the nipple, phyllodes tumor, and angiosarcoma. Symptoms: Cancer is most commonly diagnosed in women andless than 1% of men of all breast cancers develop in men.About 5% to 10% of breast cancer cases are thought to becaused by inherited gene mutations. The cause of breastcancer is unknown, but it could be genetic or environmental. Swelling of all or part of a breast Skin irritation or dimpling Breast or nipple pain Nipple retraction Redness, scaliness, or thickeningof the nipple or breast skin Nipple discharge Risk Factors: Race and ethnicity; overall, whitewomen are slightly more likely todevelop breast cancer than African-American women. Increasing age A family history of breast cancer Dense breast tissue Diagnosis Methodsand Tests: Breast exam Mammogram Breast ultrasound Removing a sample of breast cells fortesting (biopsy) Common Traditionaland AlternativeTreatments: MRI Surgery Radiation therapy Chemotherapy Hormone therapy Targeted therapy Bone-directed therapy Sources: N.A. (2014, January 21). Breast Cancer: Detailed Guide.Retrieved from (2014). Breast Cancer Facts. Retrieved from Erinoff, Helen Dunn, and Lydia Dharia (2006).Introduction- Noninvasive Diagnostic Tests for Breast Abnormalities.Retrieved from (2014). Breast Cancer Home Page. Retrieved from Clinic Staff (2013, May 22). Breast Cancer Treatments and Drugs. Retrieved from Living with andManaging BreastCancer: Exercise program Balanced, healthy diet Breast reconstruction therapy Follow-up care women are diagnosed with breast cancer 1 in 8
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