Normal Cell Division-Cell division is the process by which a parent cell divides into two or more daughter cells. Cell division usually occurs as part of a larger cell cycle. Cells need to divide so they can grow and repair, and replace. For example getting a cut.
- Who is most likely to develop breast cancer?
- Less than 1% of all breast cancer develops in males
- About 1 in 8 women get breast cancer in the US, so 12%
- Age can effect this
- Eating unhealthy foods
- Lack of exercising
- Cigarette smokers
Does cancer have a stronger effect on men or women more?
- Women are far more likely to survive cancer than men are, research shows.
- Nearly twice as many women as men are still alive at least ten years after being diagnosed.
- This is largely because the most common form of cancer in women – breast cancer – is easier to treat than the most common form in men, prostate cancer.
- Research by Macmillan Cancer Support shows that 260,000 women are still alive ten years after their cancer diagnosis, compared with 140,000 men.
What treatments will become common?
- Surgery. It may be possible to cut out a cancerous (malignant) tumour.
- Chemotherapy. This is a treatment that uses anti-cancer medicines to kill cancer cells, or to stop them from multiplying.
- Radiotherapy. This is a treatment that uses high-energy beams of radiation which are focused on cancerous tissue
- Stem cell transplant. High-dose chemotherapy may damage bone marrow cells and lead to blood problems.