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what body systems are affected by breast cancer

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Brown
31 years experience Breast Surgery
Often breast only: Common sites of metastasis: liver, lung, bone and brain. Breast cancer is considered a systemic disease, which means we need to treat the risk of spre ... Read More
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Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience Medical Oncology
Many: Breast cancer has the potential to travel to any part of the body. Some of the more common sites are lymph nodes, lungs, liver, bone, brain, and skin. ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Your oncologist can: Your treatiig oncologist can address this issue easily. Chemotherapy has but temporary effects on your blood counts.These go away within 3-4 weeks aft ... Read More
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Dr. Maricer Escalon
21 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Chemo effects: Dear catherine, unfortunately chemo does affect normal cells (that is why you have nausea, diarrhea, hair loss, etc), however, the effects are usual ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
200K plus: There were more than 200, 000 cases of invasive breast cancer last year.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Depends a whole: Lot on stage at diagnosis. Early diagnosis is key to longer survival and less disfiguring surgery.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Hopefully Nothing: What makes a tumor malignant is the potential to break away from its organ of origin and take up residence in another one;when evident, we call this m ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Varies widely: Depends on the stage at time of diagnosis. Early stage cancer could have little affect, and advanced later stages can reduce a woman;s life expectancy ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Marquart
17 years experience General Surgery
Uncontrolled growth: Cancer cells follow no rules. They start in one organ then spread to other parts, wreaking havoc along the way. The tumors will then interfere with th ... 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Anyone: Breast cancer risk increases as we get older. There can be risk factors like family history that cause people to develop breast cancer under the age o ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Likely none: Early breast cancer will have no symptoms or physical findings or affect on the person in general. Early breast cancers are usually only seen on tests ... Read More

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