Breast Cancer Support

in Traverse City

Breast cancer is one of the most common malignancies found in women. This sort of cancer develops from the breast cells, working it’s way from the inside – out. Once the area is affected it can spread to other parts of the body.

Breast cancer, as not only being the most common, is also the most invasive cancer in all females worldwide. This sort of cancer is held responsible for almost twenty percent of all cancer deaths in the world.

Breast cancer rates, surprisingly, are much higher in developed countries in comparison to third world, developing countries. This does make sense, however, because breast cancer is more common in older women and the life expectancy in the developing countries is lower.

As the cause of cancer is unknown, it does become more difficult to say why it starts developing in the the body. The most common reasons, of course, are genetics and aging.

There are many treatments and therapies to help reduce the cancer formation, such as radiation and chemotherapy. Unfortunately, there are many downsides to these options, such as tiredness and hair loss.

Stay strong, stay supportive.