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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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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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Does wearing padded bras cause breast cancer?

Does wearing padded bras cause breast cancer?

Not that we know of: There are no data showing padded bra as the cause of cancer. If you wear padded bras, make sure they are not too tight and are comfortable. ...Read more

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Do inverted nipples have a higher chance of breast sheet cancer?

Do inverted nipples have a higher chance of  breast sheet cancer?

Maybe: Inverted nipple or nipples may be long standing or of sudden onset. Those of sudden onset would be more worrying, especially if on one side. There are many benign causes of nipple inversion ( see http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/inverted_nipple). However, breast cancer can cause distortion of the breast tissue and lead to nipple inversion. Inversion, especially unilateral, should be checked by doc. ...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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I've breast implants (12yrs) & notice lumps inner cleavage on 1 breast that disappear when I press firmly during self exam. Rippling or cancer fear??

I've breast implants (12yrs) & notice lumps inner cleavage on 1 breast that disappear when I press firmly during self exam. Rippling or cancer fear??

Probably not cancer: It is reassuring that the lumps disappear with compression. They could easily be droplets of ? silicone from an implant rupture. However, breast tissue does remain in the breast after implants are placed. 33 years of age would be very young to have breast cancer but we all know it does happen. See your doctor for evaluation; appropriate breast imaging will help identify the cause of the lumps. ...Read more

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2 breast lumps, movable, 34y/o, likely fibrocystic or breast cancer? No family history. Ultrasound scheduled this week.

2 breast lumps, movable, 34y/o, likely fibrocystic or breast cancer? No family history. Ultrasound scheduled this week.

Most: palpable lumps turn out benign, probably around 90%, but there is no way to be sure without having the appropriate imaging studies and proceeding from there. ...Read more

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Can a women get breast cancer from bdsm breast bondage?

Can a women get breast cancer from bdsm breast bondage?

Hard to say: Trauma, repeatedly, is not good for tissue but I have never seen any linkage, likely not causative, the risk is 1 in 9 women, likely coincidental. ...Read more

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Can breast implants make it harder to find breast cancer during mammography?

Can breast implants make it harder to find breast cancer during mammography?

Yes: Breast implants, either saline or silicone, can obscure mammogram images, decreasing the ability of mammograms to reveal breast cancer. Still, studies show that mammograms are an effective way to screen for breast cancer in women with breast implants. If you have breast implants, you can take steps to make your mammogram more successful, such as: Find a facility that sees many women with breast implants. Ask your doctor for a referral to a clinic where radiologists have experience performing and reading mammograms of women with breast implants. , Speak up about your breast implants at your appointment. , If you have noted changes in your breast or if you have concerns, tell your doctor promptly. . There's a slight risk that your breast implants may rupture during a mammogram. But the benefits of mammography in the early detection of breast cancer outweigh this risk. ...Read more

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Does wearing bra containing sponge cause breast cancer?or there any relation between bra and cancer?

No relation : While breast cancer likely has many causes, the most important factors are genetics and exposure to hormones. No relationship to clothing has been established. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Will silicone gel-filled breast implants affect my mammograms?

Will silicone gel-filled breast implants affect my mammograms?

Yes: The presence of any implant, saline or silicone, will affect how the mammograms are performed. If the test is completed in a standard fashion there may be up to 15% of the breast tissue that still will require additional imaging. ...Read more

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Lump found in rt. Breast at 5:30 position on 3/2012. Biopsy said fibroadenoma. Next us found lump at 7:30. Biopsy says fibroadenoma. Same lump?

Lump found in rt. Breast at 5:30 position on 3/2012. Biopsy said fibroadenoma. Next us found lump at 7:30. Biopsy says fibroadenoma. Same lump?

Possibly: This is hard to answer without knowing more information. Was the first one completely exised or just biopsied? The breast radiologist should be able to answer your question. Regardless, both are benign so i would not worry. Fibroadenomas are not uncommon in young women. ...Read more

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Can mammograms miss breast cancer 5 years in a row?

Can mammograms miss breast cancer 5 years in a row?

Not likely: If you have dense breasts that are difficult to read with mammograms or a very slow growing tumor, it is possible but unlikely. It is important to combine a mammogram with a breast exam by your health care provider and your own monthly breast self exam. Make sure you are getting digital mammograms. ...Read more

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Does breast bondage causing breast cancer?

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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How safe is mammorex for a man for breast enlargement? Increasing breast size , flat chested , don't like way look don't want surgery

How safe is mammorex for a man for breast enlargement? Increasing breast size , flat chested , don't like way look don't want surgery

Unknown: These types of herbal substances are not regulated by the fda and they do not go through the strict standards required of approved medications. Surgery could be an option but you should ask for referrals from friends/relatives. Get multiple opinions and ask to see pictures of results. ...Read more

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