Breast cancer

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What is breast cancer?
Cancer of the breast
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Give 5 risk factors to develop breast cancer
Age, family history, previously having breast cancer, previous benign breast lump, high breast density
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Give 5 symptoms of breast cancer
Lump/ area of thickened tissue, change is size or shape of breast, discharge from *******, lump/ swelling in armpits, change in appearance of ******
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When deciding what treatment is best what will the doctors consider?
Stage and grade of the cancer, general health of the cancer, whether or not they've been through menopause
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Give the 5 main treatments for breast cancer
Surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy (targeted therapy)
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Give 2 lifestyle changes to make with breast cancer
Have a balanced diet & exercise, have a low intake of saturated fat and alcohol
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Give 2 physical impacts of breast cancer
Side effects from treatment, may need to surgically remove breasts (masectomy)
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Give 2 intellectual impacts of having breast cancer
Joining online forums, worry of waiting for test results - lack of concentration
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Give 2 emotional impacts of having breast cancer
Councelling from support groups, shock/ numbness & not being able to cope
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Give 2 social impacts of having breast cancer
Effect on appearance may mean they leave the house less, side effects affct how you are around people
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Give 2 finincial impacts of having breast cancer
Free precriptions, macmillan grants if you have financial worries
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Give 5 risk factors to develop breast cancer

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Age, family history, previously having breast cancer, previous benign breast lump, high breast density

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Give 5 symptoms of breast cancer

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When deciding what treatment is best what will the doctors consider?

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Give the 5 main treatments for breast cancer

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