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What is breast cancer

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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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 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
21 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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Breast cancer increases the chances of:: Endometrial cancer.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
Varies: Sometimes hard, sometimes rubbery, sometimes can't feel at all. Best way to know what it is: get examined by your md. May need mammogram and/or ultr ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
Varies: Sometimes hard, sometimes rubbery, sometimes can't feel at all. Best way to know what it is if you get one: get examined by your md. May need mammog ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Very tiny: It is the finding of a tiny cluster of breast cancer cells that have traveled to the axillary lymph node. It has not been found to be a worse prognosi ... 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 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not sure...: What you mean. Breast cancer that has spread to other sites or other organs might be described as being systemic. Would need more information to be su ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Malignancy of breast: Breast cancer is a malignancy that most often develops in the duct cells of breast tissue. Less frequently it appears from lobules at the terminal du ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
It Varies: 5-year breast cancer survival rates are dependent upon the cancer stage, varying from almost 100% for dcis (stage 0) to less than 20% for metastatic d ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
?: Positive for what? You mean estrogen receptor positive? Her-2 positive? Lymph node positive??? Can't help you here, friend. Not enough information ... Read More

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