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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience Radiology
Depends: Depends on multiple variables like family history, age, genetics (brca gene), environment (cigarettes, alcohol), diet, etc. Please see this link ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Depends on risks.: Cancer risk factors include: being female, increasing age, genetics, family history of breast cancer, previous breast cancer, being caucasian, dense b ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Good: Breast Cancer like all malignancies is programmed to spread. When first appearing as a lesion growing out of the milk duct, it remains in-situ for a ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Best prevention Rx: Unfortunately, some women are at such high risk for breast cancer, that at the present time the best means of prevention is to undergo bilateral 'prop ... Read More
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Dr. Sean Canale
29 years experience Breast Surgery
Fear's strong motive: Women entering their first diagnosis can't bear the thought of repeat. Mds need to do a better job of educating. What generally determines prognosis ... Read More
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Genetic risk: Besides the fear factor some women who have the brca mutations are carrying a very high risk of breast cancer- there is data that prophylactic bilater ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
No: Breast size does not correlate with breast cancer risks but obesity can be a breast cancer risk.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Skin cancer: The risk is not for breast cancer but for skin cancer in general and melanoma in particular. It would be prudent to not expose yourself to UV radiatio ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Not Br Cancer: The presence of a malignant lesion of the breast is never associated with heaviness and pain following which symptoms subside. Malignancies progress ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
No.: When we use the term "breast reconstruction", we usually mean the operation performed after a mastectomy, typically for cancer. While some may be conc ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Sort of: It is not a straight forward relationship. Having children and breast feeding are beneficial but do not provide immunity from breast cancer. Please co ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
You would think so: But the answer seems to be only "maybe". Unfortunately there are no big studies. Some women who have genetic predispositon to develop breast cancer ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Cyst: if the cyst is tender during your pre period and through the period and it gets better may just be hormonal if it persists then I would see a doctor t ... Read More
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