Breast Cancer

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  • Breast Cancer
    • Symptoms
      • A lump or thickened tissue in either breast
      • A change in size or shape of one or both breasts
      • A lump or swelling in either of your armpits
      • Dimpling on the skin of one or both of your breasts
      • A rash on or around your nipple
      • Pain in either of your breasts or armpits, which are not related to your period
      • A change in shape of your nipple (irregular shape)
      • A blood stained discharge from the nipple
    • Environmental Causes
      • Your age (the risk of developing breast cancer increases as you get older)
      • If you have been through the menopause and are now overweight or obese
      • If you are taller than the average height of your age group
      • The amount of alcohol you intake
      • Heavily smoking at a young age could increase the risk of the development of breast cancer
    • Medical Causes
      • Inheritance (if it is in your family, you are more likely to develop breast cancer, as it it in your genes
      • Malignant tumour (which spreads to your breast tissue)
    • Similarities
      • Breast cancer symptoms are specific to this one type of cancer
      • Inheritance is a medical causes which is a risk of development for all different cancers
      • Heavily smoking and drinking are both causes for breast, testicular and bowel cancer
      • Age is a risk factor (cause) for breast cancer and testicluar cancer
      • Tallness is a risk factor (cause) for breast cancer and testicular cancer


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