Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Writing a Descriptive Essay about Breast Cancer

The term that is being discussed in the following definition is breast cancer which kills thousands of women every year. According to NABCO (National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations) breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer. Although breast cancer occurs in both men and women, there is low frequency in men. Breast cancer is the foremost cause of death of women between the ages of 40 and 49. Cancer is a group of more than 100 different diseases and occurs when cells become abnormal and are without control or order. These cells grow without control and replace normal healthy tissue.


Female breasts are made up of different kinds of cells: adipose (fatty tissue), stroma (connective tissue), and the epithelium that forms milk-producing glands. Everyone must know how to identify the breast cancer. The main symptoms of breast cancer are masses, pain, enlarged lymph nodes etc. Erythema, an abnormal redness of skin is also a symptom of breast cancer. Nipple discharge is also a related symptom of breast cancer. Women can detect this disease by self testing. Women must perform self examination twice in a week.

The best way to treat a disease is to prevent it. There is no established rule for prevention for breast cancer. There are two major categories of cancer treatment. Local or systemic. The method which used to destroy or control the cancer cells in a specific area of the body is local treatment and the method used to destroy or control the cells anywhere in the body is the systemic treatment. Radiation and surgery are the examples for local treatment. Chemotherapy and hormone therapy are comes under systemic treatment. There are many other possible treatments for breast cancer that are currently under study.

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