New Public Health Approaches to Tackling Breast Cancer. The work is to be 11 pages with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page. Current initiatives involving research techniques, treatment programs and public outreach efforts can provide a picture of how involved the government and other organizations might be in trying to reduce the number of losses to the disease while a look at the effectiveness of these programs to date can indicate whether they are having a positive effect as yet. Once these things are identified, any gaps in the current programs can be determined and addressed with new approaches that either modify an old system or introduce completely new initiatives designed to address previously unknown aspects. Therefore, to determine whether the UK is doing an adequate job of reducing the incidence and losses to breast cancer within its borders, it is necessary to take a look into the public health, health promotion and new approaches being taken within the United Kingdom to conduct research, provide innovative treatments and work to identify new approaches to treating and preventing this disease.
Contrary to popular belief, breast cancer can occur in both men and women, but because of the overwhelming number of women who are diagnosed with it as compared to the number of men, it is often thought of as a women’s disease. This form of cancer typically begins in the breast area and is detected as a small lump. This lump grows at a variable rate, sometimes slow and sometimes quickly, and can spread the disease to other parts of the body. Although causes for the disease are not known specifically, several key factors have emerged. According to AstraZeneca (2003), one out of every 10 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. For most women, this happens in their later years, typically the following menopause. In addition, women with long menstrual lives have proven more susceptible to the disease than those who have relatively short .menstrual lives.