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Breast Cancer
What is breast
cancer?
Breast cancer is a
malignant tumour that starts in the cells of the breast.
Causes
Previous diagnosis of breast cancer
Age
Family history
Particular genes (BRCA1 and BRACA2)

Symptoms
Change in size/shape of breast
Nipple discharge
Rash/crusting around nipple
Pain in breast/armpit

Treatments
Medication…

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Impact on Family
Physical ­ Feel or look run down, change in family identify and roles
Intellectual ­ Lack in concentration, more educated on cancer
Emotional ­ Feel happy they can give some support, upset their family has cancer, a bit helpless
Social ­ Take part in fundraising to help…

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and Lymphedema
Intellectual ­ May lack in concertation, but will be more educated in cancer
Emotional ­ Anxiety, fear, shock, anger, depression, upset
Social ­ Isolation from family, lack of contact from work colleagues, meeting new people, getting
involved in fund raising
Financial ­ Have to go on sick pay,…

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Treatments
Medication ­ Radiotherapy (External and Internal) and Chemotherapy
Surgery ­ Lymph nodes surgery or Orchiectomy
Psychological ­ Can see counsellor or therapist, or cancer support groups
Lifestyle Changes ­ Cut down on smoking and alcohol and should maintain a healthy diet





Impact on Individual
Physical ­ Hormone Imbalance, Lower…

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Emotional ­ Feel happy they can give some support, upset their family has cancer, a bit helpless
Social ­ Take part in fundraising to help support family
Financial ­ May need to leave work to support the patient




Leukaemia
What is Leukaemia?
Leukaemia is cancer of the white
blood cells.…

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Impact on Individual
Physical ­ Pain, Nausea, Fatigue, anaemia, Lymphedema, and fertility and sexual side effects in
women
Intellectual ­ Lack in concentration, and more educated on cancer
Emotional ­ Stressed, anxiety, depression, shock, sadness
Social ­ Affect their relationship with partner and family, may go into raising awareness
Financial…

Comments

cat_turner

This is a really helpful revision resource!

Sarahdonuts

Lovely resource! Good fact sheets to aid revision.

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