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can you die from breast cancer

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
27 years experience Medical Oncology
Cancer spreading: Breast cancer, just like most other solid cancers, causes death mainly through the dissemination of cancer cells to other organs such as brain, lungs, ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Limited mortality: Prior to mammography most women presented with lesions larger than 5 cm and axillary adenopathy. With introduction of mammography and 3D imaging alon ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Theoretically, yes..: ...But highly unlikely. The incidence of breast cancer in teenagers is exceedingly low, less than 1 in a million in the US. If a teenager were diagn ... Read More
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
23 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: It is rare for primary breast cancer to arise in the teenage years. But since you are aware of this disease, don't forget to discuss mammograms and pa ... Read More
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Dr. Travis Kidner
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Rare: It would be exceedingly rare.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lee
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Breast Cancer: Breast cancer is definitely a deadly disease. The patients that survive deal with the psychological and physical ramifications from having cancer. M ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
It depends.: The reality is that more than half of all women diagnosed with breast cancer will not die from breast cancer. While it is impossible to predict the t ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Depends: Early breast cancer can be cured and that person would live the as long as they would normally have if they never had cancer. Patients with stage 4 ha ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
23 years experience Breast Surgery
Get support: This is a natural thought for many people. I hope that your current disease is controlled, if not you should speak to your oncology team. It may hel ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Noah Fitzpatrick
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Everyone dies, but fortunately most people who are diagnosed with breast cancer don't die as a result of their breast cancer.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
No: The cdc still lists heart disease as being the leading cause of death in women, except in asian or native americans where cancer has a slightly higher ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
No: No but depending on the genetics of your mom's breast cancer and if you have other family history of cancers (not just breast), you may be at increase ... Read More
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