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Breast Cancer


Breast cancer.. Have you heard or read about it? It's one of the most feared cancer.. Mostly, we all know that if we talking about this topic, this cancer only effected women only.. That's wrong.. This cancer can effect all of us whether you are man or woman..

Breast cancer is a cancer that starts in the cells of the breast. Worldwide, breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer afterlung cancer (10.4% of all cancer incidence, both sexes counted) and the fifth most common cause of cancer death. Worldwide, breast cancer is by far the most common cancer amongst women, with an incidence rate more than twice that of colorectal cancer and cervical cancer and about three times that of lung cancer. However breast cancer mortality worldwide is just 25% greater than that of lung cancer in women.In 2005, breast cancer caused 502,000 deaths worldwide (7% of cancer deaths; almost 1% of all deaths).The number of cases worldwide has significantly increased since the 1970s, a phenomenon partly blamed on modern lifestyles in the Western world.

I read news today that scientist has found new drug cocktails that can reduce the risk of early breast cancer in pre-menopausal women by 35 percent. This is a great news for all of us.

Source - Malaysian News


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