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Am I More Likely To Get Breast Cancer If My Mom Has It
Breast Cancer (Female) (Definition)
Breast cancer results when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. The growth occurs initially inside the ducts but eventually breaks outside into the breast tissue and ultimately spreads both to the lymph nodes in the armpit and via the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Because of the promoting affect of estrogen almost all breast cancer occurs in women and is a rarity in men. The unregulated growth is due to both inherited and acquired genetic defects. It is the most common malignancy in women but it often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast on an annual basis. ...Read more
My mom died from colon cancer so did her mom. My mom's sister died frm breast cancer and brother died from lung cancer. How likely am i to get cancer?
Varies: You should see a genetic counselor who can look at your family tree and give you a better idea. The most worrisome possibility from what you have described is so far would be lynch syndrome, in which calling cancer (and others) run in families. You should definitely get a colonoscopy if you've not done so yet. For more info www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast Cancer: Family history and genetics only contribute to approximately 20% of breast malignancies. There are other contributing factors that may increase your risk. This being said, it means that for the most part, there are ways you can do to decrease you risk of the condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is uncertain: Breast cancer is a fairly common illness with one in 12 women facing this problem during their life time. If your mother or sisters do not have it, your risk is just like any other women. You should seek an annual check up and a mammogram once yearly or at least every two yearly and also do self breast examination once monthly looking for any lump or any changes in your breasts ...Read more
I wore my mom's,aunt's,and my sister's USED bras now will anyone of us get any diseases like breast cancer or any other diseases?
You'll be fine: First, let me reassure you. One guy in ten cross-dresses because it's a turn-on. It's cool; you might not want to tell all your friends about this side of yourself, but you can probably let your romantic partners know about it early-on as many will find it an endearing feature of who you are. You are at no risk for breast cancer, either catching or transmitting. ...Read more
If she is: Deemed to have capacity to make medical decisions on her own behalf then it will ultimately be her decision. It would be important to know what all of her treatment options are at this point. ...Read more
Multimodal therapy: Breast cancer treatment is often a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. It is hard to cure early breast cancer without surgery as part of the treatment. Sometimes they can give chemotherapy before surgery to limit the extent of surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My great-grandmother, grandmother, and mom had breast cancer, and I'm scared I'm going to get it. What are my chances?
Higher risk: you definitely have a higher risk of developing breast cancer the good news is there is many ways of testing and preventing breast cancer now a days first your doctor can order genetic testing that can predict if you have the gene that could lead you to breast cancer and if that is the case there is many ways of prevention so do not let the fear stop you from seeking the truth good luck ...Read more
What do you suggest if my great-grandmother, grandmother, and mom had breast cancer, and I'm scared I'm going to get it?
You need to have a: comprehensive risk profile performed. If you are a BRCA carrier, or are otherwise at very high risk, you may be a candidate to begin early screening. Speak with your doctor about it. ...Read more
Should i get the brac 1-2 test? I'm 55 . My mom was 48 when she first was diagnosed with breast cancer that was 32 years ago.
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
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