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Breast Cancer Colon Linked
Not directly usually: There is debate about how closely these 2 cancers are related. Both have hereditary natures and are more common generally in obese patients. Both often begin with more benign precursor lesions like dcis for breast cancer and benign polyps for colon cancer. Both are very common but there is little evidence that having either predisposes to having the other. ...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
Depends on what you: It is hard to know what you mean. If you mean hereditary, they typically are not except about 5 to 10% of the time there is cancer of the same type in one of the first degree relatives. But cancer is a common disease which will likely affect one in 3 people during a life time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mother has breast cancer at 53, her father had colon at 87, her paternal uncle had aml at 65 and her paternal cousin aml at 50. Hereditary?
My mom has stage 4 breast cancer, last month had to have emergency surgery for a perforated colon. She is not healing even with a wound vac?
Use high suction: Stage 4 Breast Ca may not be contributing if she is in good shape and not on chemo which impedes healing. If bowel perforation is from diverticular disease and not from disease, if problem is drainage, the Vac should be on high suction and patient given hyperalimentation to improve healing of wound. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Mom died of colon cancer, all 4 of dad's sis had breast cancer or precancer. 1 of the sis tested negative for cancer gene. Do I have elevated risk?
Yes, you do: First, i'm sorry to hear about your mom. That's so hard. And it's hard to worry about your own risk. You do have a higher risk of cancer, and it is probably not due to the breast/ovarian cancer gene (brca). Lynch syndrome is more likely. I can't tell you your exact risk because that depends on the age of your mom and your aunts when they were diagnosed. Tell every doctor this history from now on! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3mm sessile polyp-transverse colon;path-adematomous.Mother had colorectal cancer in her 50s.I had breast cancer@41;now 56. Follow up COLO how soon?
My mother had lobular breast cancer at 54, her mother had pancreatic cancer at 71, and my great aunt had colon cancer at 65. Are these likely genetic?
My mom's paternal uncle had aml at 65 and his daughter had it at 53. My mom's father had colon cancer at 87 and she had breast cancer at 54. Genetic?
Cancer is common dis: Cancer is a disease of the genes yet most people get cancer unpredictably. Breast cancer does run in families more often than other cancers. So if your mother has had it, you are at some risk too...you should be alert and watchful. Learn to do a breast self examination once monthly...looking for any lumps and also get an annual clinical breast examination done by your doctor. Mammography comes lat ...Read more
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