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Reeves2 Taylor Reeves English 1213, 290 24 November 2014 Topic: Breast Cancer I selected breast cancer as my topic because October is breast cancer awareness month, but I do not feel I am as informed about breast cancer as I should be. Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. The disease occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it, too. Breast cancer is one of the leading most common types of cancer. One in eight women (twelve percent) get diagnosed with breast cancer. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1989, with larger decreases in women younger than 50. These decreases are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment. At this time there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. Works Cited Grosser, Lisa. "You're never too young: although age is a primary risk factor for breast cancer, the disease still affects thousands of women under age 40. As part of CNP's focus on breast cancer during breast cancer awareness month, Lisa Grosser describes Breast Cancer Care's approach to younger women with the disease." Cancer Nursing Practice Oct. 2005: 11 . Health Reference Center Academic. Web. 25 Nov. 2014. I found the article through TCC database and the article was found on a health reference website. The article discusses that people are never too young to be on alert for breast cancer symptoms. The article also discusses that it is harder to detect breast cancer in younger women. The importance of the article is that the majority of the article discusses

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