24 Jun, 2011
Is this okay? –> The best way to prevent breast cancer is to never get it in the first place.
But then I thought it wasn't narrowed down enough.
That's not a very good thesis, since they don't know specifically what causes it, and if you don't know what causes it, how do you avoid it?
You can't prevent something when you don't know the cause.
That's not a preventative measure. You might want to begin with a statement about how early diagnosis vastly improves survival rates and the importance of monthly breath self exams (BSEs).
I don't know if there is anything one can do to prevent cancer. if you look at the people that have had cancer you will find that some cancer patients were very fit, and had pro-sport bodies. with this in mind you can live your best life but that cannot prevent you from getting this disease.
So, never getting it in the first place does not work because one in eight women WILL get it in their lifetimes. I would change your thesis to awareness and self examinations which can improve survival rates of those that discover this disease early.
If there is nothing you can do to prevent it, then the next best thing is to be aware of your body and do things that you can do to that would give you the best chance of surviving cancer if you got it. For men that is getting prostate examinations and for women it would be going in for mammograms at age 40 unless there is a strong family history of cancer.
Self examinations at thirty and seeing your doctor regularly would give you the best chance of surviving breast cancer if you get it and that would be a better thesis because you cannot prevent the disease you can only be on guard about it.
My wife discovered her lump in October of 2007, she had so much going on that she forgot about it until eight months later. It probably doubled in size so she had to have a mastectomy and instead of a diagnosis of stage 0 or stage 1 breast cancer it was stage 2 B. Survival rates for stage one or two are 100-95%. For stage 2B breast cancer it is about 85%, stage 3 it is 54% and stage 4 breast cancer survival rate is 22%. so, if it is caught early you have a better chance of surviving this terrible disease.
Luckily breast cancer is usually a disease of aging, women don't have to worry about it until much later in life. Good luck in your essay, awareness is a good tool and your essay could save lives.
The only preventative measure I am aware of is having both of your breasts removed before you get cancer. Some women actually do that, especially if all the women in the family have come down with breast cancer and they are found to have the BRCA gene.
You don't actually GET breast cancer or most forms of cancer. It's not like it's contagious. what happens is that a healthy cell mutates. your statement should be something along the lines of the fact that there is no prevention for breast cancer because we really don't understand how the cells mutate to cause cancer in the first place Then go into treatments and the research that is being done to find out why and how the cancer cell mutates in the first place.
The best way to prevent breast cancer is to have regular checkups..mammograms, eat in a healthy fashion, & live a healthy lifestyle.
It's fine to say don't get it..cancer has no preference on whom it attacks. a person cannot control if they get cancer or not, they can just do their best to live in a healthy fashion. Family history can play a large role as well.
LOL Yeah that sums it up about right! Now if only we can figure out, How not to get it in the first place! Good Luck with your thesis!