The News on Breast Cancer January 2007 Presented By: Dail Jacob BScN, CON[C] “Somewhere in your life, you will meet someone who is touched by breast cancer.” What is Cancer? Cancer is many diseases, the different types correlate with the origin of the cells involved.
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Presented By: Dail Jacob BScN, CON[C]
you will meet someone
who is touched by breast cancer.”
There is no single cause of breast cancer but some factors appear to increase the risk of developing it:
*The most common site of breast tumors in women is the upper outer quadrant of the breast. In men it is close to the nipple.
*If these signs are noted, a person should see a physician for assessment as soon as possible! Many patient’s out of fear do not seek help.
By omitting smoking, drinking, alcohol, caffeine, and a high fat diet makes your chances of getting breast cancer almost zero? T/F
Only women in their 50’s get breast cancer? T/F
If you have lumpy breasts, you are more likely to get breast cancer in the future? T/F
An injury to the breast can cause breast cancer? T/F
Stress has been associated with breast cancer? T/F
7. Breast cancer is associated with wearing an under wire bra and use of deodorant? T/F
8. Women who consume soy products, soya sauce and oysters have a reduced incidence of breast cancer? T/F
9. Microwave oven use is associated with increase cancer? T/F
10 Doing a self breast exam can prevent breast cancer? T/F
11 Doing a self breast exam in the shower is the best way to detect lumps? T/F
12 Small breasted women do not get breast cancer? T/FMost Common Beliefs/Myths About Breast Cancer
The tumor is no more than 2 centimeters (cm) across (T1)
Stage 2 :Divided into 2 groups
Stage 2A means:
Stage 3: Stage 3 breast cancer is divided into 3 groupsStage 3A means
Indication: Systemic control of disease.
Indication: local control of disease.
Stool test for occult blood