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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Sometimes.: It is estimated that approximately 10-15% of all breast cancers in the US are of the hereditary type. These genes can be inherited from either your f ... Read More
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Dr. Deanna Attai
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It can be: Even with a family history of breast cancer, the majority of breast cancers are known as "sporadic"; approximately 5-10% of inherited breast cancers a ... Read More
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Dr. Travis Kidner
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Can be: It can be, although the vast majority of women with breast cancer do not have a family history.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Canale
30 years experience Breast Surgery
Breast gland tissue: The most common form of breast cancer arises from the cells that line the walls of the mild ducts (i.e. Ductal carcinoma in situ dcis or invasive duct ... Read More
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Breast cancer: Cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). It occurs in ... Read More
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Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
I wish we knew!: We really don't know what causes breast cancer. We do know that women with a long exposure to estrogen are at a higher risk. If you started your perio ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Occult Ca: Detection of occult tumor cells in blood, bone marrow or lymph nodes by molecular technique that usually can not be detected by imaging or standard im ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It is a breast: cancer detected outside the breast(for example in an axillary lymph node), in which the presumptive primary cancer within the breast cannot be detecte ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Surgery/Chemo/Radiat: Treatment usually starts with surgery, removal of the tumor grossly. Depending on the stage and biology it may require chemotherapy and/or radiation. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Self-exam: Call me old-fashined -- i'm even more impressed with the value of a woman checking her own breasts systematically at the same time each month as I am ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
2.6million US people: The prevalence of a cancer represents how many people have the disease at a given time. The most recent us statistics quoted above are from the natio ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Breast lump, etc. : The most common sign/symptom is the presence of a lump in the breast. Other symptoms include nipple discharge, nipple inversion, skin indentation, an ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Breast lump, etc. : The most common sign/symptom is the presence of a lump in the breast. Other symptoms include nipple discharge, nipple inversion, skin indentation, an ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes/no: Cancer is not inherited but you can inherit certain genetic changes that make it more likely to get breast cancer (and others as well). About 1 in 10 ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Unknown: There are some increased breast cancer risks associated with obesity, hormone medication use, early age at first menstruation, late age at first child ... Read More
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