Chaveliz Nieves Capstone

As a senior at Science Leadership Academy, we had to create a Capstone (senior project). We were able to make it about anything we wanted. I knew I wanted to work with my friend but we didn't know how since it was an individual project. She shared her ideas for her Capstone, which was to fundraise money for her friend whom passed away from cancer a year ago. I wanted to create a detailed pamphlet about  Breast Cancer, Cure and Treatments, how to detect it, etc. I came to the conclusion that although it would be very informative, it would be harder to inform more people of this illness. My second option was to create a website. All of the information that would have been on the pamphlet would be online, and it would be accessible to all of the students in SLA, all of my social media friends, as well as my friend Jennifer Perez's friends too. 

The purpose of this website is to inform people on the dangers of cancer as well as how to detect it and treat it. This website provides additional links to support groups for people who are experiencing lack of support.In addition ot creating the website,  I attended the 2015 American Association for Cancer Research as well as the Susan G. Komen walk to provide more information for the website about Cancer. 


Rosen, Leo and Gloria. "What Is Breast Cancer?" What Is Breast Cancer? American Cancer Society, 31 Dec. 2014. Web. 28 Jan. 2015. <>.

        Breast cancer is hard to detect. Many people both women and men get breast cancer Knowing what breast cancer is and how it can be detected is explained in this website.  Also the different types of breast cancers are explained too. Diagrams are also provided in this link because it shows what happens to the lymph noodles in the breasts. This website is more of a scientific approach to what actually is breast cancer but in terms that people can understand. The diagrams provided show what a regular breast that does not have cancer should look like or feel like and then it shows the breast with inflamed areas that can show probable detection of breast cancer.

Rosen, Leo and Gloria. " Types of Breast Cancer?" Types of Breast Cancers? American Cancer Society, 31 Dec. 2014. Web. 28 Jan. 2015. <>

There are many different types of cancers. One of them is ductal carcinoma. Different ways that they are describes or even the different types of cancers that fall under this category are ,Adenoid cystic carcinoma, Low-grade adenosquamous carcinoma (this is a type of metaplastic , Medullary carcinoma , Mucinous  carcinoma , Papillary carcinoma, and Tubular carcinoma.  The infiltrating ductal carcinomas that are more dangerous and life threatening are Metaplastic carcinoma , Micropapillary carcinoma and Mixed carcinoma. They are life threatening but they are treated the same way. there i s no cure for actual cancer there is just treatment for it and since there is just treatment, they all undergo the same process depending on how developed the part of the cancer in the breast is.


Rosen, Leo and Gloria. " Breast Cancer Key Statistics?"Statistics? American Cancer Society, 31 Dec. 2014. Web. 28 Jan. 2015. <>

The website predicts that in the United states there will be many cases of breast cancer in 2015. Although they are all serious, some of them aren’t life threatening. There will be about 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. In addition there will also be  about 60,290 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed , which is one of the earliest signs of breast cancer .Also, there will be over 40,000 women who will die from breast cancer this year. That death rate is about 1 in every 36 women in America.

"Male Breast Cancer." Definition. Mayo Clinic, 25 Feb. 2012. Web. 30 Jan. 2015. <>.

Males can also get breast cancer. The cancer that me can get forms in the tissue of their breast. It is known as a disease that only women can get because they have breast but men do get it too. The cancer in male breast is usually detected in men who are older. And sometimes it is hard to detect if a male has breast cancer. It is the same procedure that would be done for a woman but since they do not know they have it due to it being mostly a woman’s disease, they are ignorant to this. Usually it is detected in the later stages in men because they do not really know what symptoms to look for if they do have it.

"Crowdfunding for Everyone!" GoFundMe: #1 for Crowdfunding & Fundraising Websites. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015. <>.

Go is a website that is basically what is the title says. It is a funding website that can be used for a specific person, group or anything you would like to use it for to receive fundings and donations. These donations are very easy to receive. We will be creating a website, for people to be able to donate money online. The team name is PINK ROCKETS and the pink rockets will be set up on a website with a link to receive donations! These donations will then be donated to the Susan G. K. research and another will be towards a smaller group funding for ella.

Rosemary Designs. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015. <>.

Another method of fundraising will be to create Ribbons with Rosemary- Designs that will have the word #PINK ROCKETS . Rosemary Designs is a small store located on Front street between allegheny and westmoreland streets. We will be creating ribbons with the team name. The team name be printed on the ribbons and we will talk to her to see if she will be able to create ribbons for a discounted price. We will also be able to see if the manager would be able to  create other objects since she customized many things such as ribbons, pins, balloons and many more.

Recording and Photography With Mr. Herman

Mr. Herman was my photography teacher last year (Junior year). A few weeks ago, he sent out a message saying we can still use the photo lab and computers, and just the equipment in his room. I will be using one of the cameras in his room to document the process. I will be taking pictures of everything we do. Creating the ribbons to selling the ribbons. We will also record us attending the cancer walk. that way not only are we documenting what we do, but the website created will be informative as well as interesting because it just won’t be full of words.

"Eating Unhealthy Food.", 13 Nov. 2013. Web. 28 Jan. 2015. <>.

May diets are supposed  to keep us healthy. But many of the foods that we are being feed today cause some type of cancer due to the chemicals added to our foods. About 30 to 40 percent of breast cancer is diet related. Although these although these statistics are hard to believe, if we eat more natural foods the chances of getting cancer decrease. Eating foods such as fruits and vegetables decrease the chances of getting cancers. Eating the healthier foods are more expensive but are more beneficial in the long run. Foods with high levels of fat and processing lead to obesity in the long run and that can also relate to more diseases that can also lead to other cancers.

"National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences." Breast Cancer. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2015. <>.

This is a link that actually ends up leading to a book. The research in the website and in the book are actually about what foods are related to cancer. And not specifically certain foods but that they know there is a correlation due to the things that they add to the foods.They have also conducted studies to see if this is also a genetically thing. They studies over 50 women who are sisters of another women who have or have had breast cancer t see if there is also a correlation between breast cancer and the genetics of a person.

Online, Available. Epithelial–mesenchymal Transition in Breast Cancer Development (2003): n. pag. Host Microenvironment in Breast Cancer Development. 3 Feb. 2003. Web. 30 Jan. 2015. <>.

This is a pdf version of a lab. this is the hardcore science behind some of the parts of the body and how they may act as a host towards foreign bacteria and germs.  the website mostly talks about what EMTis  which actually stands for  epithelial–mesenchymal transition . this is going to help me throughout my capstone because I can no further my research and actually try to understand what breast cancer is and why it can form in the bodies of some people even though it may not even be diet related it can just be hereditary and how it can be prevented

Coffey, Donald S. "Controlling Cancer Through Research." American Assosiation for Cancer Research. United States, Philadelphia. 21 Apr. 2015. Speech.

This speech was about controlling cancer through research. A professor gave a speech of what cancer is and how it can be treated. Further information of what types of cancer are treated and others cured. They show the progress they have made throughout the years as well as how when there was no treatment. This speech was useful for my project because it will explain how my information is relative to his speech and how we should focus more time on research for cancer.