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Breast Cancer And Second Hand Smoke
I am 34 i grew up with mother smoking in home is it possible that i could develop breast cancer from second hand smoke?
G-d knows: Just being female puts you at risk for getting breast cancer ( 1 out of 9 females get it). There are other risks that have been implicated- some are definite (genetic family trait such as brca mutation), and others have been suggested in studies- obesity, smoking, late pregnancies or no pregnancies, hormone replacement therapy (possibly). Makes sense that 2nd hand smoke would afford risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The breast is both a male and female organ. However its main function is in the delivery of milk to the newborn. Breast cancer occurs 95% of the time in women and 5% of the time in men. It is treated the same regardless of which sex it appears in. It comes in two forms invasive and non-invasive; distinction is important as ...Read more
Dx w Left breast cancer. Had 10/30 radiation tx after lumpectomy with slb (0/3). Having shooting pain in L arm w/numb hand & shoulder pain.normal?
Not normal: The removal of the breast lesion would not cause hooting pain down the arm. This is most likely related to the sentinel node removal which if adjacent to the chest wall may have caught long thoracic or thoracodorsal nerve resulting in temporary inflammation ih that region which should resolve. ...Read more
10 days before the 40th birthday I could not move out of bed. Something was wrong with my back in the upper region toward my neck.....?
1)Herniated neck disc with: extrusion onto the spinal cord with radiculopathy 2)Presbyopia 3)R/O Dermatomyositis for knuckle bumps and rash on face/chest-Does sunlight make it worse? 4)Esophageal spasm from chronic GERD 5)Menopause You have multiple medical problems requiring a thorough work-up.Try calling your local Health Department,Red Cross, or County Medical Society about discounted clinics or Social Security Office about health benefits.I hope this is helpful.You also may contact a Health Tap doctor near your area about the above.All the best. ...Read more
Could my breast cancer have been caused by the unhealthy environment I lived in for two years? Small lump started before I moved from the apartment, and now its the size of my palm (red and irritated too) it started 9 months ago. No history of any cancer
Cancer: Do you have an actual diagnosis of breast cancer from a biopsy? Or are you describing what you see and feel? Breast infection can be firm tender and red. But the rare condition of an inflammatory breast cancer can be a serious condition. Environmental conditions do not cause sudden cancer formation, but infections can be related to unclean situations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
44 no fam hx breast cancer. Mammo shows small cluster microcalcifications. I do have fibroglandular density with birad 2. Don't smoke,high caffeine ?
BiRads II?: If your mammogram was read as Birads 2 you have less to worry about. BI-RADS II is a benign category. A cluster of microcacifications can be worrisome for breast-cancer. You should probably clarify this result with your doc to make sure no further testing is needed as the results seem contradictory. Best wishes! ...Read more
No family history of breast cancer. 44 years old. Mammo shows small cluster of microcalcification in mlo view only of upper right breast. I do consume very high levels of caffeine. Do not smoke. Healthy diet and exercise. First abnormal Mammo. I do ha
Not at all...: If you're referring to an enlarged lymph node in your arm pit, it can be caused by non-cancerous things. You should make an appointment to see your doctor to have it checked out though. ...Read more
I thought breast cancer also followed paternal lineage. My paternal grandmother and aunt, both died in 50's and my cousin is fighting a second occurrence (my age - 50's). I got myself checked, but breast center only asked about mom's side.
True: Most inherited breast cancers are associated to mutations in the genes brca 1 and 2. These mutations can indeed come from your father's side. People with suspicious family history like yours should visit a professional with expertise in inherited cancers. Good for you for being aware of this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Image?: DO YOU HAVE A COPY OF THE IMAGE TO SHOW ONLINE? DID YOU MEAN YOU WANT TO KNOW WHO TO SEE FOR A SECOND OPINION? IF IT IS THE LATTER, YOU NEED TO SEE AN ONCOLOGIST. ...Read more
Second hand tobacco smoke can be irritating to the lining of the ear's normal draining tube (the Eustachian tube). Some estimate that exposure to second hand smoke is responsible for as many as 2 million extra ear infections each year in the US. Reducing exposure ...Read more
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