Breast Cancer

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Breast Cancer
Veronica Owens
Baker College of Allen Park
Speech (Wed)
Heather Capote-Powell
August 03, 2011

General Purpose: To inform
Title of Speech: Breast Cancer Awareness
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience on various types and stages of breast cancer, and who is susceptible, and available detection and treatment.
I. Introduction:
She is your mother, your sister, your aunt, and your best friend. She is the special someone in your life she also has breast cancer. This is very personal for me because I lost my dear friend a year ago to breast cancer. I will provide you with more in depth knowledge and understanding of this disease. I will define cancer of the breast and the various types as well as who is susceptible. I will discuss self-detection methods and available treatments.
Transition: So I am going to begin with the most important thing, which is what is breast cancer?
II. Body:
A. What is breast cancer:
1. Non-Cancerous vs. Cancerous
i. Rapid growth of abnormal cells which form a lump in the breast tissue. ( 2009). ii. Benign tumor do not invade or spread and it’s not life threatening. iii. Malignant tumor cells may break away to form new tumors and its life threatening.
2. Breast Cancer Statistics
i. Every three minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. (Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, 2009) ii. Every twelve minutes a woman dies from breast cancer.
3. Breast Cancer Risk Factors
i. Age ii. Alcohol iii. Family/Personal History
Transition: List below is the most common types and clinical stages of breast cancer.

B. Common types of breast cancer
1. Ductal carcinoma
i. Breast cancer confined to the ductal system. ii. This is the most common type of breast cancer.
2. Infiltrating ductal carcinoma
i. These lesions appear as stellate or…...

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