Pink And Blue Support

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Pink and Blue Awareness Support
Prepared for: All of Burke County Residences
Prepared by: Elizabeth Humphries
Lisa Cramer
Date: 12/17/2010
Cover/title page
· Letter or memo of transmittal
· Table of contents
· List of illustrations
· Executive summary
· Introduction
· Discussion sections
· Conclusions and recommendations
· End material
The pink and blue ribbon was designed in 1996 by Nancy Nick, President and Founder of the John W. Nick Foundation to bring awareness that "Men Get Breast Cancer Too!"
How you can help: donating, volunteering and self awareness.
Signs and indications:
Different types of Breast cancer:
Facts and Myths:
Prevention and Risk factors:
Breast Self-Awareness:
Treatment and Recovery:
I phone app
Pink and blue awareness
Introduction and mission statement
Me: Executive Summary
Liz: Memo
Executive Summary
Our Mission--
Together we can help fight for a cure for breast cancer. Elizabeth and myself have prepared a highly informational documents providing facts, statistics, types of breast cancer, early signs and detections, self-examines to bring us further into our cure for breast cancer.
Cancer does not discriminate, it doesn’t matter what sex you are, male and female breast cancer is on a rise. The Pink and Blue Awareness Club are using the information founded from several highly recommended websites;,, and other prominent resources to provide all Burke county residence.
Our Fight—
The fight against breast cancer has been an ongoing battle, however, with early detection and accurate information provided to the average American citizen will be the first step to completing our mission.
Treatment and Recovery—
There are as many as 2 million Americans that have or have survived breast cancer. Treatment for cancer can be a confusing time for you. We will provide facts on what treatment is best for you. We have also included support groups and self help information from the internet and community.
Thank you for your time and please contact Elizabeth or myself for any more information.
Conclusions and Recommendations
Breast cancer among men and women is a worldwide concern. It is apparent that performing self breast examine bi-annually greatly increases the probability of early detection. There are several different forms of breast cancer: women run a higher risk of developing fatal breast cancer and the death rate is higher than any other type of cancer excluding lung cancer. Men are less likely to have breast cancer, at less than 1%. If accurate information is provided to the general public about proper self examines, preventative ideas and immediate testing and diagnoses, then diagnoses can quickly be reached for an individual and increases the possibility for making a recovery. We submit the following recommendation for further assistances.
Bi-annual or yearly self breast examines.
Proper mammograms screening for men and women, especially if you are over the age of 40, ever two years.
Less alcohol/tobacco consumption for men and women.
Radiation exposure, Cellular phones produce low levels of radiation.
Know your family history; although most cases, 70% are known to not have the genetic disposition, you are 20-30% more likely to inherit genetic factor.
According to breast cancer is a malevolent growth or tumor that starts from cells of the breast tissue region. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that spreads to the surrounding tissues and may continue to other areas of the body. Breast cancer occurs most often in women, but can occur in men.
As stated before, men and women can be diagnosed with breast cancer. The tumor is not sexist, nor does it matter what age or race you are. It is estimated that one out of eight women will develop some form of breast cancer. For men, the statistics are one in a thousand.
In 2010, the numbers show about 207,090 new cases of breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 54,010 new cases of either benign or other forms of breast cancer. About 1,970 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in men in 2010. On the other hand, there is less than 1% of breast cancer cases occur in men.
With that in mind, it is stated that 39,840 women die each year and 390 for men. These numbers have decreased over the years because of early detection and better quality of treatment.
Ductal Carcinoma In-Situ (DCIS)
DCIS is a type of early breast cancer confined to the inside of the ductal system.
Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)
IDC is the most common type of breast cancer representing 78% of all malignancies. These lesions appear as stellate (star like) or well-circumscribed (rounded) areas on mammograms. The stellate lesions generally have a poorer prognosis.
Medullary Carcinoma
Medullary carcinoma accounts for 15% of all breast cancer types. It most frequently occurs in women in their late 40s and 50s, presenting with cells that resemble the medulla (gray matter) of the brain.
Infiltrating Lobular Carcinoma (ILC)
Infiltrating lobular carcinoma is a type of breast cancer that usually appears as a subtle thickening in the upper-outer quadrant of the breast. This breast cancer type represents 5% of all diagnosis. Often positive for estrogen and progesterone receptors, these tumors respond well to hormone therapy.
Tubular Carcinoma
Making up about 2% of all breast cancer diagnosis, tubular carcinoma cells have a distinctive tubular structure when viewed under a microscope. Typically this type of breast cancer is found in women aged 50 and above. It has an excellent 10-year survival rate of 95%.
Mucinous Carcinoma (Colloid)
Mucinous carcinoma represents approximately 1% to 2% of all breast carcinoma. These types of breast cancer’s main differentiating features are mucus production and cells that are poorly defined. It also has a favorable prognosis in most cases.
Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare and very aggressive type of breast cancer that causes the lymph vessels in the skin of the breast to become blocked. This type of breast cancer is called "inflammatory" because the breast often looks swollen and red, or "inflamed". IBC accounts for 1% to 5% of all breast cancer cases in the United States.
The cause of breast cancer is still unclear, although some doctors and scientists have stated that some genetics do play a factor. However, 70% of breast cancer cases show that none of the parents have had any type of cancer. It is declared that the gene, BRCA1 and BRCA2 make up at least 80% of breast cancer cases. About 20-30% of cases, either parent have had some form of breast cancer.
A risk factor for breast cancer is the exposure to radiation. Some may not know that their cellular phone gives off some radiation. Women have been known to put their phones in their brassiere and like men; their cell phone is placed in their front pocket resting on their upper chest. This is not yet proven, this is only an opinion.
Some other factors may cause breast cancer; early menstrual cycle, menopause, Diethylstilbestrol exposure, previous cancer (exposure to radiation), non breast-feeding, overweight, birth control, alcohol and tobacco consumptions. The disease is more common in Caucasian Americans; however more African American women die from the tumor.
Another risk factors, as primitive as it seems are getting older and being a woman. Especially for women that are over the age of 40, and it is important to do self breast examines and perform mammograms.
Breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy), mastectomy, and lymph node dissection, and what to expect from each.
Who should get it, how it works, different types, side effects, and how to manage them.
Radiation Therapy
What it is, who it's for, advantages, side effects, and what to expect when you get it.
Hormonal Therapy
The link between hormones and breast cancer and how different groups of drugs — including ERDs, SERMs, and aromatase inhibitors — can affect that link.
Targeted Therapies
Including Herceptin: How they work, who should get them, how they're given, side effects, and major studies.
Complementary & Holistic Medicine
How complementary medicine techniques such as acupuncture, meditation, and yoga could be a helpful addition to your regular medical treatment. Includes research on complementary techniques and ways to find qualified practitioners.
Drugs for Treatment and Risk Reduction
A reference list of drugs used to treat and reduce the risk of breast cancer, including how they work, to whom they are typically given, and side effects.
Treatment Side Effects
A reference list of side effects and their explanations.
Clinical Trials
What clinical trials are and how to find trials if you would like to participate.

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