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Chronic disease (Breast cancer)

Chronic disease (Breast cancer).. Please in 1,050 to 1,400-word, using a minimum of two outside sources, address the following:
a. Define the chronic disease.
b. Explain risk factors and incidence.
c. List symptoms.
d. Describe the impact of nutrition and exercise on the prognosis of the disease.
e. List prevention strategies and treatment options.

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a. Defining breast cancer.
Cancer is a corruption of the natural regulations of cell division. Breast cancer specifically results from a disregulation of cellular growth in the mammary tissue including: the cells lining the ducts that carry the milk, the lobules that produce the milk, fatty and connective tissue, blood vessels, and lymph vessels. There are several types of cancers that can occur include: ductal carcinoma in situ, lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS), invasive (infiltrating) ductal carcinoma (IDC), invasive (infiltrating) lobular carcinoma (ILC). inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). Breast cancers like other types of cancers progress from cells exhibiting uncontroled growth. These cells often proliferate numerous DNA errors that result in further disregulation of cell growth and the cellular properties that maintain extracellular matrix leading to invasion of neighboring tissues or metastasis of tumor cells from their site of origination to distant organs and tissues.

b. Risk factors and incidence of breast cancer. (Numbers are from the first reference)
-182,460 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer in 2008 (first ...

Solution Summary

Overview with web references of breast cancer.