Breast Cancer Awareness during World Cancer Awareness Month
by Gabriela Arauz
Breast Cancer Overview
Breast cancer is a prevalent disease, affecting one in eight women in the U.S. The condition
involves abnormal cell growth in the breast and is associated with various external and natural
risk factors. There are different types of breast cancer, including invasive ductal carcinoma,
invasive lobular carcinoma, Paget's disease, medullary mucinous, and inflammatory breast
In 2022, approximately 287,850 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed. Breast
cancer is the most common cancer among women, with women being 100 times more likely to
be diagnosed compared to men.
Although asbestos is a known carcinogen linked to other cancers like mesothelioma, its
correlation with breast cancer remains uncertain. Research has observed higher rates of breast
cancer in women exposed to asbestos fibers.
Certain factors that contribute to breast cancer risk can be controlled, such as alcohol
consumption. However, many partial risk factors are beyond an individual's control.
Breast cancer is a complex disease influenced by a combination of natural and external factors.
Early detection and comprehensive understanding of risk factors are crucial for effective
prevention and management.
Mesothelioma cancer centers offer comprehensive and collaborative care under
the guidance of seasoned mesothelioma specialists, ensuring a personalized approach for each
patient. These centers are known for their dedicated mesothelioma programs, with patients
consistently reporting improved treatment outcomes. These centers offer patients and their families a proficient team of mesothelioma experts, a robust support network, a range of palliative options, and exclusive access to clinical trials tailored to mesothelioma.
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