BREAST CANCER BACKGROUND

Breast cancer strikes 1 in 9 women in the United States over their lifetimes, and is the second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer. The good news is that if a women develops breast cancer, her options are much greater than ever before, and proper treatment can usually preserve the breast while enhancing survival. Cure is much more likely with proper treatment, and understanding the nature of the disease.

This is true today even for locally advanced breast cancer. The Cancer Group Institute's material explains to you, in plain English, the definition, frequency, risk factors, evaluation and staging of breast cancer. Our treatment transcripts explain all about the historic and latest effective treatment. We tell you everything you need to know, now, to manage a breast cancer problem in the best way possible.

Breast cancer

EARLY BREAST CANCER TREATMENT

Preliminary results of a landmark clinical trial, at the University of Chicago, have found that paclitaxel (Taxol), when given in addition to standard chemotherapy, improved patients survival by 26%, and reduced the risk of recurrence by 22%. This finding is one of the most significant advances in the treatment of Stage II breast cancer in the past 20 years.

Our Breast cancer transcripts explains about"hormones" and "diet", in the promotion of Breast cancer. We tell you about the correlation with consumption of dietary fat, dietary sugar, or the ratio in 75% of cases affecting postmenopausal women, and about 50% of cases affecting premenopausal women. Genetic factors may also play an important bearing of Breast cancer, especially in younger women.

Did you know that 1% of all Breast cancer cases occur in men. Women from Western countries have about six times the risk of Breast cancer, as do women from Asian or other underdeveloped countries.

It is likely that the impact of diet on Breast cancer occurs at an early age, such as in childhood or adolescence. There is ample evidence implicating hormones in the cause of Breast cancer, but the role of individual hormones is still uncertain. Breast cancer in the family is seen in Mothers, Daughters, and Sisters, particularly, but it is also seen in Aunts, Cousins, and Grandmothers. Mothers, Daughters, and Sisters of women who develop Breast cancer before menopause have a higher risk of developing Breast cancer. Did you know that women who were first pregnant after the age of 31 years old are 3 to 4 times more likely to develop Breast cancer than those who complete their first pregnancy before the age of 18. Women who have their first pregnancy between 18 and 31 years old are equally at risk for Breast cancer Risk factors contributing to Breast cancer are early first menstrual periods (menarche), late menopause, oral estrogens, history of cancer of the ovary, uterine, or colon, also the use of alcoholic beverages.

Known factors that decrease the risk of Breast cancer. Asian ancestry, term pregnancy before the age of 18, early menopause, and sugical castration before the age of 37. Breast cancer accounts for over 185,000 new cancer cases in the United States. It causes 45,000 deaths per year, it is the second cause of cancer death after Lung cancer. We have taken all the relevant information regarding Breast cancer to help you understand just how this cancer develops and acts.

  • We tell you how a surgeon named Halstead pioneered radical mastectomy.
  • We tell you what causes or increases the risk for getting Breast cancer, all written in plain English.
  • We tell you how it spreads, how it is detected and evaluated. All the Stages, and how curable is Breast cancer. In the transcript we explain the conventional treatments for Breast cancer, including Surgery, Chemotherapy, Hormonal Therapy and Radiation.
  • We explain about the drugs most commonly used such as Adriamycin, Cyclophosphamide, Methotrexate and 5-Fluorouracil Combinations such as CAF or CMF.
  • We explain the Latest most effective treatments for Breast cancer, including lumpectomies and breast radiation.
  • We tell you everything you need to know to make the right choices today to deal with Breast cancer. Newer treatments offer more hope of survival and comfort than ever before