Breast cancer Facts

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(Last Updated On: June 11, 2016)

Breast cancer facts:

Breast cancer is the most common cancer now a day?s world-wide, early detection and life style changes are help to control the breast cancer.

  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women
  • 7 breast cancer cases were filed in the year 2007 worldwide
  • Australia Europe, north America are evident with highest incidence of breast cancer
  • In the last 25yrs the breast cancer cases increased by 30% in the world
  • The risk factors of breast cancer can be reduced by
  1. Breast feeding
  2. Physical activity
  3. Stop smoking
  4. Maintaining normal weight
  • Early treatment can increase the survival rate of a person rate by 98%
  • Women with a BRCA mutation and who get their ovaries surgically removed can reduce their risk of breast cancer by 50 percent.
  • The breast can be prevented by the screening
  • The reason for increased risk of developing breast cancer include are:
  1. Starting of menstrual period at an early age
  2. Obesity
  3. Using contraceptives
  4. Alcohol consumption
  5. Never having children
  6. Using hormonal replacement therapy
  7. Inherited genetic mutation for breast cancer
  • In very rare cases, men also can get breast cancer but it is about 1 in 1000men
  • Herceptin, a breast cancer drug, scientists have developed and engineered human proteins that led to monoclonal antibodies for the cancer therapy
  • According to the NIH, the survivors of breast cancer are at the risk of osteoporosis

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