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Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

What is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer occurs when mutations in the genes cause breast cells to multiply and divide uncontrollably. 

Causes of Breast Cancer

  • Family history
  • Gene mutation
  • Late childbearing
  • Early menstruation & late menopause / obesity
  • Increased Breast Density
  • Prolonged use of oral contraceptives
  • Hormone replacement therapy after menopause
  • Alcohol intake / tobacco

Stages of Breast Cancer

Stages of Breast Cancer

Treatment of Breast Cancer

Local:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation

Systemic

  • Hormonal Therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted Therapy

by Mary Freund, FNP

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