A 32-year-old member asked:
how can breast cancer occur?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Greg Pahnke answered
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 menses - late menopause or genetics brca 1/2 genetic code damage, where else in the genome/ secondary hits? Or is it combination of the above ...Call me on my cell if you got the answer.
Answered on Dec 7, 2015
Dr. Marci Dietrich answered
40 years experience Bariatrics
Breast Cancer: Abnormal cells in different parts of breast usually get killed by cells we naturally have in our body--call them "killer cells"one of the theories is these cells don't do their job for some reason and the bad cancer cells keep on multiplying-killing a persons normal cells- sometimes spreading the ca cells to other parts of the body sometimes there is an inherited reason--most, we don't know.
Answered on Mar 19, 2012
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