In a nation where news is consumed daily, there’s no shortage of headlines.
But the headlines are often hard to follow and read.
For example, the title of this post, The Truth About Breast Cancer, is hard to understand.
It’s just about a woman’s story.
And the article contains a few of the most egregious errors I’ve seen in a headline.
But even with those errors, it’s clear that the headline has something important to say.
Here’s what the article is about.
Breast cancer affects millions of Americans every year.
Some, like breast cancer survivor Barbara Miller, have died from the disease.
Others, like Melissa Lassiter, have fought for years to find answers.
And some have gone on to become public figures, like Ellen DeGeneres, who made a name for herself after her daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Facts: What Is It About?
Breast cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S. It usually strikes women between the ages of 45 and 60.
There are two types of breast cancer: benign and malignant.
The type that you have is named for the shape of your breast.
Bilateral breast cancer is found on the underside of the breastbone, the area between your nipples.
The more aggressive form, malignant, affects the entire body, and is the most common type in women over 65.
How Is It Diagnosed?
The disease usually appears as a lump or lump-like mass on your breasts.
The lump or mass may be the result of a tumor.
It may also be caused by a genetic defect, which causes your cells to produce less of the hormone estrogen.
If the disease has spread to the surrounding tissues, it can cause severe pain and bleeding.
The cause of the disease is still unknown.
What Are the Symptoms?
The symptoms of breast-cancer can include: pain, tenderness, and swelling at the base of the nipple, or nipple pressure