Breast cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer. One out of every eight women will develop cancer at one time in their life. A few men develop breast cancer as well. There are two abnormal genes [BRCA 1 and BRCA 2] that increase the risk of people getting breast cancer. Most cases of breast cancer are relative. A woman with at least two relatives that have had this cancer have a bigger risk of getting it as well. The main symptom that occurs because of breast cancer is a painless lump. Women can detect breast cancer before this stage by having a breast x-ray called a mammogram. Regular mammograms can help if someone does develop breast cancer because than it can be treated before it worsens. Treatment for breast cancer usually starts with the removal of the lump. Chemotherapy can significantly reduce the risk of breast cancer reoccurring after treatment has eliminated it. Breast cancer isn't as deadly as other kinds of cancer such as lung cancer, but at least 40,000 still die each year.
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