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Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer known today. Even individuals who are fortunate enough to have never been touched by cancer are familiar with the pink ribbons that dominate stores during October. The American Cancer Society estimates that breast cancer affects over 300,000 women and 2,600 men in a single year. As these statistics demonstrate, breast cancer is far more common in women, but it is not unheard of in men.
For individuals and their loved ones, a cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event. At the Dietrich Law Firm, P.C., our team of compassionate, dedicated, and hardworking attorneys is ready to represent you in your case today. Call our offices at 716-839-3939 or contact us online to receive a free consultation – our clients are never charged until we have obtained a win on their behalf.What Is Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer is the irregular growth of cells in the breast. The breasts are dense formations of tissues that sit on top of the pectoral muscles. Ligaments connect the breasts to the chest and provide the support that keeps them in place. The breasts themselves are made up of three types of tissue: fatty, fibrous, and glandular. Fatty tissue is the cushion between fibrous and glandular tissues. Fibrous tissue, as with the ligaments, provides support to the breasts. Glandular tissue holds the glands and ducts of the breast. It is in this third layer of breast tissue that breast cancer commonly begins. It can develop in other parts of the breast as well, although these are less common. Breast cancer in men also begins in either the ducts or glands of the breast. As with breast cancer in women, it can be detected when lumps appear in the breast tissue, under the arms, or around the area of the collar bones.
Breast cancer can be one of several types. The type of breast cancer depends on the particular breast cells that are involved and how far the cancer has progressed. Ductal carcinoma, the most common type of breast cancer, begins in the cells of the milk ducts. If cancer begins in the cells of the milk glands, it is called lobular carcinoma. Ductal carcinomas and lobular carcinomas begin in situ, meaning they have not yet spread to other parts of the body. As the cancer starts to spread from the glandular cells into the breast tissue itself, it is classified as invasive. When cancer reaches this more invasive stage, lumps can often be detected in the breast. For more information on these and other types of breast cancer, visit the American Cancer Society’s webpage.
The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. has been operating throughout Buffalo, New York, for over a decade. In that period, it has represented countless personal injury victims. If you seek a team of dedicated, hardworking, and skilled lawyers to represent you, the Dietrich Law Firm, P.C., is your top choice. For more information on how we might best represent you, call us today at 716-839-3939 or visit us online.Breast Cancer Warning Signs
It is not always easy to detect breast cancer early on. Most often, it is not found until it begins to form lumps in the breast tissue. The warning signs for breast cancer are the same for women as they are for men and can include:
- Lumps: A breast cancer mass can be hard and erratically shaped. Sometimes they are painful, but not in every instance;
- Swelling: Parts of the breast can swell or become puffy, sometimes without the presence of a physical lump beneath the skin;
- Changes to the Nipples: The nipples might release a discharge, become red and irritated, or start to pucker inward; and
- Lymph Nodes: Swelling in the lymph nodes is sometimes an indication of cancer in the body. These can appear as lumps in the armpits or around the collarbones.
The lymph nodes are a part of the lymphatic system and are responsible for fighting infection in the body. Sometimes, lymph nodes or glands can swell even when there is no cancer present. Glands can also become swollen and mistaken for lumps when the breast tissue is particularly dense or during a menstrual cycle. Harmless or benign lumps can even form in the breast tissue and be mistaken for malignant tumors. Even though this is a possibility, a lump in the breast should be checked by a medical professional to evaluate whether or not it is cancerous and in need of treatment.
Jed Dietrich, Esq. knows that the safety of you and your loved ones is a top priority. It is his mission to ensure that you receive proper representation in your personal injury claim and that you obtain the highest compensation possible for your loss. The team of Buffalo, New York personal injury attorneys at offices of the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and can be reached at 716-839-3939 or online.Breast Cancer Screening Methods
The best early detection method for breast cancer is a mammogram. Because breast cancer begins deep in the tissue, it can sometimes take years to manifest symptoms. A mammogram performs an x-ray of the breast tissue and is often able to detect cancerous masses long before they can be felt. Most women start to receive mammograms around 40-years-old. Once women are past the age of 55, they are considered to be at less risk for developing breast cancer and have the option of receiving mammograms every other year. Women who are known to be at a heightened risk for developing breast cancer are recommended to receive mammograms starting at 30-years-old. An individual is considered to be at high risk if they have a family history of breast cancer, have received radiation at some point in their life, or have the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation.
In addition to mammograms, it is recommended that women perform self-examinations of their breasts at least once a month. It should be noted that the research findings from the American Cancer Society do not show self-examinations to be all that effective in catching breast cancer at an early stage. However, it is still prudent to be familiar with your breasts and the tissue, as the first person likely to notice changes in your breasts is you.
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