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Is dcis breast cancer genetic?

Is dcis breast cancer genetic?

It can be: Dcis, the earliest form of breast cancer, can be associated with brca mutations. 13% of women under 50 diagnosed with dcis had a brca mutation in retrospective (looking backwards) studies. Women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer or dcis before age 50 should have genetic counseling. For more info: http://clincancerres.Aacrjournals.Org/content/13/14/4306.Full. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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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Can ovarian cancer and breast cancer be hereditary?

Can ovarian cancer and breast cancer be hereditary?

Yes, of course: This is one of the classic hereditary cancer syndromes. Sorry, i don't have enough characters to be allowed to give you a full asnwer here, but quoting wikipedia: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/hereditary_breast%e2%80%93ovarian_cancer_syndrome. ...Read more

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Is breast cancer hereditary?

Is breast cancer hereditary?

Sometimes.: It is estimated that 10-15% of all breast cancer cases in the us occur due to hereditary factors. This risk may be identified by doing a simple blood test to check for brca mutations. We generally advise testing family members with known breast cancers first before checking unaffected family. ...Read more

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Can there be any breast cancer worse than inflammatory breast cancer?

Can there be any breast cancer worse than inflammatory breast cancer?

Breast cancer: Inflammatory breast cancer can be very difficult to treat because of its involvement in the skin. That being said I have participated in several cases with favorable outcomes. ...Read more

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If b-cell lymphoma is found in a breast biopsy, is that breast cancer?

If b-cell lymphoma is found in a breast biopsy, is that breast cancer?

It is a cancer: in the breast, but it is not really a breast cancer. Breast cancer arises from tissue specific to the breast: ducts, lobules, and uncommonly supporting tissues. Lymphomas are cancers of the immune system that involve lymphoid tissue/lymphocytes, and can occur virtually anywhere in the body. ...Read more

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My mom had lobular breast cancer at 52. Brca negative. Is lobular breast cancer more genetic based than ductal?

My mom had lobular breast cancer at 52. Brca negative. Is lobular breast cancer more genetic based than ductal?

No its medullary: a quote from Lancethttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9167459: "The occurrence of invasive lobular carcinoma and invasive ductal carcinoma was not significantly different between carriers of BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations and controls. Medullary or atypical medullary carcinoma was, however, found more often in BRCA1 (13%, p ...Read more

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What is paget's breast cancer and is it unlike other breast cancers?

What is paget's breast cancer and is it unlike other breast cancers?

Nipple cancer: Paget's disease of the breast is a type of cancer that involves the nipple and/or the dark tissue around the nipple (areloa). Often there is another tumor within the breast. Symptoms involve the nipple and include crusting, thickening, itching, scabbing or bleeding. There are many non-cancerous reasons for nipple symptoms, but if you have changes that don't resolve, see your health provider! ...Read more

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Do the breast enhancement pills "breast actives" cause breast cancer or uterus cancer?

Do the breast enhancement pills "breast actives" cause breast cancer or uterus cancer?

Unknown: Breast enhancement pills are not regulated and therefore may have various unknown substances in them. Some of those substances, especially if they include estrogen, may increase risk of cancers. ...Read more

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What distinguishes inflammatory breast cancer from invasive breast cancer?

What distinguishes inflammatory breast cancer from invasive breast cancer?

Inflammatory breast: Cancer is a subtype of invasive breast cancer that involves the skin. It causes the skin to appear inflamed. ...Read more

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Is breast cancer inherited?

Is breast cancer inherited?

Sometimes.: It is estimated that approximately 10-15% of all breast cancers in the US are of the hereditary type. These genes can be inherited from either your father or your mother. If a woman inherits this gene, they have a 50-75% chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime. These cancers tend to occur at any earlier age and may occur in both breasts. ...Read more

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Breast cancer chemotherapy in hepatitis b patients?

Breast cancer chemotherapy in hepatitis b patients?

Challenging : Appropriate involvement of hepatologist and treatment (or prophylaxis) of hep b is imperative. ...Read more

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Abdominal carcinamatosis from breast cancer metastasis?

Abdominal carcinamatosis from breast cancer metastasis?

Could Be: You have a known breast ca? Any other mets? Typically, one would expect mets to bone before abdomen. If pathology on both sites is the same then probably mets. If not, possible second primary (like ovary). Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes dcis breast cancer?

What causes dcis breast cancer?

In one word unknown : Ductal carcinoma in situ dcis is simply the sleeping cancer cells inside the breast ducts, like a garden hose loaded with cancer cells safe if they are inside the duct , once they are out side then is invasive cancer, ready to spread, cause is unknown at this time, from genetic mutations, braca i & ii age, hormonal uses.Environment , late age pregnancy life style etc are all attributed. ...Read more

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I had scc on face, bowens on leg & now diagnosis breast cancer (focal scc also), is there a link having skin cancer & breast cancer ?

I had scc on face, bowens on leg & now diagnosis breast cancer (focal scc also), is there a link having skin cancer & breast cancer ?

Probably not: No correlation between squamous cell cancer of the skin with breast cancer. Scc of the skin- including bowen's disease which is squamous carcinoma in situ of the skin- are related to uv exposures. Breast cancer with a focal scc- is suspicious for metaplastic carcinoma of the breast- a very rare type of breast cancer. There is a relation between metaplastic cancer with brca 1 mutation. ...Read more

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Could anything besdes breast cancer cause dimpling of breast skin?

Could anything besdes breast cancer cause dimpling of breast skin?

Yes, but...: Every new finding needs to be considered as the most serious treatable illness until proved otherwise. A single large new dimple may be the result of injury and scar contraction, but you'd do well to have it seen in any case. The familiar orange-peel effect is also very concerning and should prompt a physician's office visit. If you have either of these, please seek evaluation without delay. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between inflammatory breast cancer and invasive breast cancer?

Is there a difference between inflammatory breast cancer and invasive breast cancer?

Pathology: Inflammatory breast cancer is a form of invasive cancer. It is rare and very aggressive disease in which cancer cells block lymph vessels in the skin of the breast. This type of breast cancer is called “inflammatory” because the breast often looks swollen and red, or “inflamed.”. ...Read more

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Are breast cancer and leukemia hereditary?

Are breast cancer and leukemia hereditary?

Some : Some cases of breast cancer genetic mutations brca i and ii , her 2 some breast cancer run in families. In leukemias not enough proof of genetic mutations as in breast cancer ( I do not know ) how ever leukemias run in family members, especially cll and AML , may not be genetic, could be environmental. ...Read more

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What is "early-stage" breast cancer?

What is "early-stage" breast cancer?

Good prognosis: "early stage" means it was detected early. That generally means a relatively small (amenable to lumpectomy/breast conservation) with no or minimal lymph node involvement. The earlier a cancer is detected the more options for treatment and the better the prognosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. 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 ...Read more


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more