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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
Sometimes none: Breast cancer does not always have symptoms. When it does, there may be a non tender lump in the breast, dimpling of the skin, inversion of the nippl ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Maybe none: Early breast cancer has no signs or symptoms. Breast cancer may later present as a painless firm breast lump. Rarely changes in color of the skin, som ... Read More
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Dr. Chad Levitt
21 years experience Radiation Oncology
Many or none: Proper screening with self breast exams looking for new lumps, breast exams by your physician looking for skin or nipple chanes as well as masses or l ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
A lump in the breast: This is how most women discover their breast cancer. However most such lumps turn out to be benign. If you do monthly breast self exam, you will be ab ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 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
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Can be: It can be, although the vast majority of women with breast cancer do not have a family history.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Canale
29 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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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 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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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Approximately 10-15% of breast cancers in the US are hereditary. Most of these arise due to a mutation in the BRCA genes. These can be determined by ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Sometimes.: It is estimated that 10-15% of all breast cancer cases in the us occur due to hereditary factors. This risk may be identified by doing a simple blood ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Pahnke
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
NOW YOUR THE TEACHER: I want to know that answer - environmental factors-pesticides , high fat diet , radiation, food additives, prolonged estrogen exposure - early mens ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Lifetime risk 1 in 8: It is estimated that women in the US have a 1 in 8 lifetime risk of developing breast cancer, with the median age at diagnosis of 60. Common misconce ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
No: Unless there is an open wound on the breast from an ulcerating cancer, there would be no odor.

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