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Is breast density a risk factor for breast cancer? Mammogram noted "extremely dense breasts".

Is breast density a risk factor for breast cancer? Mammogram noted "extremely dense breasts".

Yes, breast density: is a risk factor for breast cancer. The relative risk for extremely dense breasts is about 4x the relative risk of patients with almost entirely fatty breasts, and about 1.6x the RR for "average" density breasts. Find out all you need to know at http://www.breastdensity.info/ ...Read more

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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Silicone breast implants can couse breast cancer?

Silicone breast implants can couse breast cancer?

No but.....: There is no direct link but there are concerns with the potential for implants to interfere with the detection of cancer. Particularly using mammograms. Special views (eklund) must be obtained. Alhtough there may be a delay in diagnosis, there has not been shown to be any effect on survival. With mri, surveillance is improved and may supplant mammography. As stated, alcl may be increased but rare. ...Read more

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Are breast cancer and bone cancer related?

Sort of: Breast cancer can spread to the bones; this is called metastasis. This is the closest relationship. ...Read more

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Does breast bondage causing breast cancer?

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Does breast bondage causing breast cancer?

No.: Breast bondage does not cause breast cancer and almost certainly has no effect on raising the risk of breast cancer. ...Read more

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Can a breast droop because of breast cancer?

Can a breast droop because of breast cancer?

PROBABLY not: Drooping- ptosis- is usually symmetric and in the older population- over 50. If drooping -one sided, mass effect, hardness, redness, nipple discharge, skin -nipple retraction or just does not feel like the other breast or is a distinct change show your doctor. ...Read more

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Can fibrocystic breast disease lead to breast cancer?

Can fibrocystic breast disease lead to breast cancer?

No, but...: All women at some time have some of the changes we used to call "fibrocystic disease". Fibrosis and cysts pose no risk. If a woman has sclerosing adenosis or one of the atypical epithelial hyperplasias, her risk for a subsequent breast cancer is somewhat increased. I'd urge old-fashioned self-exam at the same time each month for all women, with biopsy of any dominant mass. ...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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Is axiliary breast tissue a symptom for breast cancer?

Is axiliary breast tissue a  symptom for breast cancer?

Not usually: Some women have breast tissue under their arms that enlarges when they become pregnant, or occasionally during the menstrual cycle. Cancer is unusual, but not unheard of. If a lump persists, have it checked. ...Read more

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Benign breast disease and the risk of breast cancer?

Benign breast disease and the risk of breast cancer?

Depends: Most benign breast findings do not lead to or cause breast cancer. Some breast tissue biopsies can show benign but possibly pre-cancerous cells, such as atypical ductal hyperplasia or lobular neoplasia (for example). You would need to discuss any breast biopsy results and their possible risks with your doctor. ...Read more

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How is breast cancer distinguished from lumpy breasts?

How is breast cancer distinguished from lumpy breasts?

Consistent BSE: Some breast cancers can only be detected on mammogram/ultrasound/mri. It is important for you to perform your own self exam (bse) every month. Your goal is to get to know your "lumpiness" so you can detect something that feels different. ...Read more

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Could breast implants weight less than breast tissue?

Could breast implants weight less than breast tissue?

Perhaps, not usually: The density of silicone implants is very close to breast tissue as it approximates the density of water. However this is not typically the case as most breast mass is a combination of tissue/gland (more dense than silicone) and fat which is less dense than silicone. ...Read more

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Could dense breast tissue mean you must have breast cancer?

Could dense breast tissue mean you must have breast cancer?

No, not necessarily: Dense breasts are a common finding in mammograms of younger females. It is really a physiologic effect of hormones. As women age breasts become less dense. Breast cancer can be more difficult to detect in dense breasts, so an ultrasound examination is often added to mammography in order to get a more detailed look inside the breast. ...Read more

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Could breast enlargement oils causes breast cancer?

Could breast enlargement oils causes breast cancer?

Unknown??: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. And can not be proven SAFE. Be careful save ur $$$ see : http://nccam.Nih.Gov ...Read more

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Do breast implants weight more than breast tissue?

Do breast implants weight more than breast tissue?

Yes: Saline implants are somewhat heavier (for an equal volume) than breast tissue. Silicone implants have a very similar weight to natural breast tissue. ...Read more

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Fat or fibrocystic breast disease?

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Fat or fibrocystic breast disease?

Not sure of your ?: I am not sure of what you are asking. Please rephrase your question and ask again. Breasts are composed of fatty tissue as well as denser "breast" tissue. Depending on many things the ratio of fat to denser 'breast" tissue varies from person to person and throughout life. ...Read more

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Does breast inflammation lead to breast cancer?

Does breast inflammation lead to breast cancer?

No, but: There is a particularly aggressive breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer, where the skin is ed and the skin puckered like an orange skin. ...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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Do fibrocystic breast changes increase my risk of breast cancer?

Do fibrocystic breast changes increase my risk of breast cancer?

No, fibrocystic breast changes don't increase your risk of breast cancer: Fibrocystic breast changes are common. Women with this noncancerous (benign) condition often have lumpy, nodular breasts and experience breast pain that varies throughout the menstrual cycle. Doctors don't know exactly what causes fibrocystic breast changes, but the condition is likely due to hormone changes during your menstrual cycle that affect breast tissue. Although fibrocystic breast changes don't increase your risk of breast cancer, having fibrocystic breasts may make it more difficult for you to feel a new breast lump or other abnormal change — such as a persistent breast lump that doesn't go away with your next menstrual cycle or thickening or firmness within lumpy breast tissue. It's important to become familiar with how your breasts normally feel so that you'll know when something just isn't right. If you detect something unusual, make an appointment with your doctor to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Can small breast women have breast cancer detected easier?

Not necessarily: It may be easier to palpate a lump in a small breast because there is less tissue, however, some brest cancers are only found on mamogram. I would not use the fact that u have small breasts to forgo getting screening mamograms. ...Read more

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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


Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more