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can a women get breast cancer by wearing a bra while sleeping?

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Dr. Robert Schlessel
Specializes in General Surgery
No: There is no evidence to suggest that wearing a bra at anytime could lead to cancer. The reason for the development of cancer is complex and is related to changes in the cell that result in abnormal cells not dying as they should and instead piling up.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen commented
Family Medicine 28 years experience
there have been no studies to suggest any correlation with breast cancer and bra type; or sleep habit.
Nov 13, 2011

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How can differentiate the chest pain from acute pericarditis than acute myocardial infarction?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Different: Acute pericarditis may present with fever chest pain. On exam we may find pericardial rub. Also ekg findings may differ between the two.
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A 44-year-old female asked:

Stage 3 breast cancer her2 positive how many herceptin (trastuzumab) cycle she must undergo?

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Up to 1 year's worth: Herceptin (trastuzumab) can be given together with initial chemotherapy for the first 4-6 months then subsequently by itself for a total of 1 year. If chemotherapy was given first without Herceptin (trastuzumab) then Herceptin (trastuzumab) can be given for a full year by itself. The usual cycle runs every 3 weeks (17-18 cycles in one full year).
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The optimal treatment duration is currently unknown. Trials are being done to see if short term therapy is just as beneficial with less side effects, like cardiac dysfunction. For now, one year of treatment is accepted as the time period of therapy.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

I have the flu and am struggling to breath with bad chest pains and shooting pains down my left arm?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
See a doctor: This no longer sounds like influenza. If flu to begin with this can predispose you to secondary acute bacterial pneumonia which can be potentially very severe and even fatal. Please go to an emergency room asap and be examined and treated. Do not wait. Hope you are better soon.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Has anybody had a breast reduction and tummy tuck at the same time?

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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: This is a very popular "mommy make-over" combo because women who have children often have abdominal bulges afterwards and the breasts may have enlarged/drooped. The procedures are safe to do at the same time if the patient is in good health otherwise and the doctor has experience with the procedure. Combining the two increases risks slightly so some people choose to do them separately.
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Im a 19 yr old female runner. Im having pretty bad joint pain in my knees.. Please advise?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Orthopaedic evaluate: With chronic knee pain in both your knees, as an avid runner, you need to seek through evaluation by a physician specializing in musculoskeletal injuries, such as an orthoapedic surgeon or family practice physician specializing in sports medicine.

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