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ABOUT BREAST CANCER

Breast Cancer is a Problem in the World
  • Breast cancer is the leading cancer among women worldwide
  • Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women worldwide
  • Worldwide, one person is diagnosed with breast cancer every 24 seconds
  • Worldwide, one person dies of breast cancer every 68 seconds
  • Breast Cancer in UAE
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer found in women.
  • Breast cancer is in the list of top ten commonest cancers for the general population in the UAE.
  • It is the second leading cause of death among women and accounts for 28% of all female deaths.
  • The majority of breast cancer cases (87%) occur at age 40 years and above.
  • Two third of women present in advanced stage ,that often required aggressive and exhausting treatment protocol
  • Breast Anatomy & Physiology
  • Breasts are primarily fat and breast tissue
  • Breast tissue is a complex network of lobules, lobes and ducts
  • Many breast changes occur over a womans life

    What is Breast Cancer?
    Breast cancer is a disease where cells in the breast tissue divide and grow without the normal control.

    WHAT CAUSES BREAST CANCER? Genetics and Breast Cancer
  • Several inherited mutations have been linked to breast cancer BRCA1 and BRCA2
  • Gene mutations are spontaneous or inherited
  • Most breast cancers are spontaneous gene mutations
  • In the U.S. only 5 - 10 percent are due to inherited gene mutations Breast cancers occur as a result of a gene mutation
  • WE DO KNOW THAT MORE LIVES CAN BE SAVED IF IT IS FOUND EARLY
  • When diagnosed early, the better the treatment options, and the better the chance of survival
  • In the U.S., when breast cancer is confined to the breast, the 5-year survival rate is 98 percent. There are 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. today.
  • Breast Self-Awareness (BSA)
  • Know your risk
  • Get screened
  • Know what is normal for you
  • Make healthy lifestyle choices
  • Know Your Risk
  • Talk to your family about your family health history
  • Talk to your doctor about your personal risk of breast cancer