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Breast Cancer affects one in eight Women in the USA


Breast cancer, affecting one in eight women in the U.S., is a complex disease influenced by a range of factors. Alongside natural elements beyond our control, external risk factors contribute to its development. This ailment involves abnormal cell growth in the breast, with various types such as invasive ductal carcinoma, invasive lobular carcinoma, Paget’s disease, medullary mucinous, and inflammatory breast cancer. In 2022, around 287,850 new invasive breast cancer cases were identified, making it the most prevalent cancer among women, who are 100 times more likely to be affected than men.

Natural risk factors encompass gender, age, race, early menstruation onset, and family history, alongside genetics. Environmental factors, as highlighted in a 2016 study, also contribute to breast cancer risk, including exposure to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, pesticides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and metals. Some research suggests a potential connection between asbestos exposure and breast cancer, with a 2021 study emphasizing the role of chronic inflammation from asbestos as a significant risk factor in breast cancer development.

Because most nonspecialized cancer centers are unfamiliar with the complexities of this asbestos-related disease, they may not offer patients the best care. Mesothelioma Treatment Center offers patients and their loved ones an experienced team of mesothelioma experts, support, palliative options, and clinical trials for mesothelioma.

Doctors also use Stages of The Mesothelioma to help inform a patient’s prognosis. Early-stage mesothelioma has a better prognosis and prolonged survival. The extent of the disease determines the likelihood of success with the available treatments.


Gabriela Arauz National Breast Cancer Awareness Specialist garauz@asbestos.com 1 S. Orange Ave. Ste. 301, Orlando, FL 32801

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