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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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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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Survival for 42yr. Woman, breast cancer both breasts, no smoking, drinking. 2 children. Pat. Grandmother and aunt died from it.Early stage.Nipple invert. Slowly from breast feeding over 9yrs.Saw dr.

Survival for 42yr. Woman, breast cancer both breasts, no smoking, drinking. 2 children. Pat. Grandmother and aunt died from it.Early stage.Nipple invert. Slowly from breast feeding over 9yrs.Saw dr.

Breast Cancer.: Breast cancer, even in both breasts, can be cured. It is difficult to give survival information without knowing stage and more details. But, this can be answered by your oncologist. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what makes breast cancer metastasize more then other cancers?

I'm wondering what makes breast cancer metastasize more then other cancers?

Not true!: Breast cancer metastasizes much less than most cancers. It is the third least likely to kill you out of the top ten most common cancers in teh us. See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/types/commoncancers. ...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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DCIS, left breast, biopsy itself removed high grade cancer cells, lumpectomy path 100% cancer free. Radiation necessary? What about proton therapy?

DCIS, left breast, biopsy itself removed high grade cancer cells, lumpectomy path 100% cancer free. Radiation necessary? What about proton therapy?

It depends: It may depend on your age. Radiotherapy to your involved breast may be required as it is the standard of care. Ask your doctor and let us know what advice you receive. Tamoxifen is another medication recommended after completion of Radiotherapy. ...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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Stage 2 breast cancer at 87 years old. Is it recommended that i go through surgery?

Stage 2 breast cancer at 87 years old. Is it recommended that i go through surgery?

Consult team: There are many questions that need to be answered: are there any health issues that make surgery and anesthesia a high risk? How big is tumor? Is the tumor er or pr positive? I recommend you fined a breast surgeon that works in a multidisciplanary team to help provide education and options. Breast care in individualized for each unique patient. ...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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Can breast cancer skip generations?

Of course: In fact, it's usually sporadic. Even in breast cancer families (brca1, brca2 families) some women with the gene are likely never to get sick. ...Read more

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Can i survive breast cancer without a mastectomy?

Can i survive breast cancer without a mastectomy?

That is very : Dependent on issues like the stage ; type of cancer you have. This is a very individual medical issue which can't be answered on line. You will need to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Lung &bone&liver cancer will chemo benefit a 72 yr old women?

Lung &bone&liver cancer will chemo benefit a 72 yr old women?

Maybe: Chemotherapy makes some people live longer or even feel better. But it depends on general state of health, number of prior treatments and type of tumor. ...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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My mother has stage 4 rare breast cancer, just got double mastectomy, i've read about the incredible benefits of coq10, input?

My mother has stage 4 rare breast cancer, just got double mastectomy, i've read about the incredible benefits of coq10, input?

Be careful: Coq10 benefits for treating cancer are low. The data and research have been with chemotherapy or hormone therapy based on the hormone receptor status of the tumor. Using coq10 with chemotherapy not a lot of data. This should be discussed with her oncologist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is herceptin (trastuzumab) just can heal breast cancer?

Is herceptin (trastuzumab) just can heal breast cancer?

Herceptin (trastuzumab): Herceptin (trastuzumab) is approved for the treatment of early-stage breast cancer that is human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive (her2+) and has spread into the lymph nodes, or is her2+ and has not spread into the lymph nodes. If it has not spread into the lymph nodes, the cancer needs to be estrogen receptor/progesterone receptor (er/pr)-negative or have one high risk feature. ...Read more

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If someone has breast cancer in 1breast & go on & cut the other off will that make getting breast cancer again impossible?

If someone has breast cancer in 1breast & go on & cut the other off will that make getting breast cancer again impossible?

NO: Incidence of breast cancer will be slightly on the other side , with out disease breast will not be taken out , only time bilateral ( both )l mastectomy done for genetic predisposition . ( Cancer producing genes .) ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer, i'm on folfox6. I read cq10 will help in stopping cancer sells from growing.Take it while chemo? Dosage?

I was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer, i'm on folfox6. I read cq10 will help in stopping cancer sells from growing.Take it while chemo? Dosage?

I do not agree: What is cq10? Do you mean coq10 ? There is nothing other than your chemo that can help prevent your cancer from growing or progressing. But chemo you have taken gives you a very good chance of staying cancer free. I would not fool around with anything else. ...Read more

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I want to know whether radio surgery (cyber knife or gamma knife) is applicable in metastatic breast cancer to liver?

I want to know whether radio surgery (cyber knife or gamma knife) is applicable in metastatic breast cancer to liver?

Mets in liver: If someone had just one met, cyberknife, rfa, nano knife, cryo ablation or surgical resection any of them can be considered. It would be important to biopsy it and make sure what the pathology is as there is a 20% chance of having different pathology compared to the primary breast cancer. That can make a difference in systemic therapy we choose. ...Read more

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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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29yo. Pat grndmthr diagnosis Breast [email protected] Ovarian [email protected] 34& took [email protected] odds? +Ive virtually zero chest, size <34A-change my odds?

29yo. Pat grndmthr diagnosis Breast Cancer@24yo. Ovarian cx@age 34& took her@68yo.Inherent odds? +Ive virtually zero chest, size <34A-change my odds?

Hereditary CA: With grandma having both cancers at a young age, and both ca being the ones linked to a gene you should talk to your doctor about testing and what you would do differently if positive. Also see if you can get more family history data. That would help a lot. Size of your breasts won't really matter. Gather info, calculate risks, and stay on top of screening. ...Read more

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Symptoms of breast cancer?

Symptoms of breast cancer?

Maybe none: Early breast cancer has no signs or symptoms. Breast cancer may later present as a painless firm breast lump. Rarely changes in color of the skin, sometimes nipple will get retracted or breast skin pulled inward. Best is to have yearly physical examination and mammogram after age 40 before these symptoms occur. Any breast lump, painful or not, should be examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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Symptoms of breast cancer?

Symptoms of breast cancer?

A lump in the breast: This is how most women discover their breast cancer. However most such lumps turn out to be benign. If you do monthly breast self exam, you will be able to tell if you have any new lumps. They are often painless and grow in size if left unattended for more then 1 or 2 months. The tumor can also spread outside of the breast if not treated. Promptly. ...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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What is breast cancer from?

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What is breast cancer from?

Breast cancer: Cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare. ...Read more

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Can I inherit breast cancer?

Not directly: Breast cancer is not directly passed from parent to child. However, an increased risk of developing breast cancer can be inherited. Mutations in the genes brca1 and brca2 increase your chance of developing breast cancer. You are not 100% guaranteed to get breast cancer if you inherit these genes, but the risk can be as high as 85%. ...Read more

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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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How common is breast cancer?

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How common is breast cancer?

Pretty common : Estimated new cases and deaths from breast cancer in the United States in 2012: new cases: 226, 870 (female); 2, 190 (male) and 39, 510 (female); 410 (male) deaths. Lifetime risk is 1 to 8. Risk is higher with the increased of age. ...Read more

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How can breast cancer occur?

NOW YOUR THE TEACHER: I want to know that answer - environmental factors-pesticides , high fat diet , radiation, food additives, prolonged estrogen exposure - early menses - late menopause or genetics brca 1/2 genetic code damage, where else in the genome/ secondary hits? Or is it combination of the above ...Call me on my cell if you got the answer. ...Read more

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What is ocult breast cancer?

It is a breast: cancer detected outside the breast(for example in an axillary lymph node), in which the presumptive primary cancer within the breast cannot be detected by standard clinical and imaging methods. Not very common, accounts for less than 1% of breast cancers. ...Read more

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Can males get breast cancer?

Can males get breast cancer?

Yes: Most of the breast cancers occur in women; however, they do occur in men as well. ...Read more

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Do fat men get breast cancer?

Yes: Obesity is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer. Fat cells can actually make estrogen, even in men, and increased estrogen levels are associated with breast cancer. So although breast cancer is quite rare in men, obese men are more likely to develop breast cancer, just like obese women. And exercise is associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer... So get moving! ...Read more

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How is breast cancer treated?

How is breast cancer treated?

Surgery/Chemo/Radiat: Treatment usually starts with surgery, removal of the tumor grossly. Depending on the stage and biology it may require chemotherapy and/or radiation. Anti-estrogen therapy may also play a role. ...Read more

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How can breast cancer spread?

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3 ways: It spread through lymphatic organ ( lymph glands) , through blood circulation and direct invasion to the adjacent organ such as skin, chest wall etc. ...Read more

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How can breast cancer happen?

How can breast cancer happen?

Genetics: Some genes are activated in these cells and they start growing without control. Also the could travel through blood stream to other body areas. ...Read more

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How does breast cancer spread?

How does breast cancer spread?

3 Basic Ways: Breast cancer can spread in 3 basic ways - it can grow larger and larger, invading into the skin or muscle; it can invade into the blood vessels and then travel to other areas of the body (most commonly liver, lungs, bone and brain), and it can invade into the lymphatic vessels and travel to the lymph nodes under the arm and other areas of the body. ...Read more

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Can men develop breast cancer?

Yes: Breast cancer is much more rare in men than women, with a lifetime risk of app. 1:100, 000. Risk factors in men include a strong family history, gynecomastia, or high estrogen levels as sometimes seen in men with liver disease. ...Read more

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How can breast cancer develop?

One mutant cell: One normal cell inside your breast mutates (becomes abnormal), and begins to grow. The normal "stop" signal that tell a cell to stop dividing doesn't work, so the cells keep dividing. One cell becomes two, two become four, four become eight, etc. It takes millions of cancer cells to form a tumor you can feel. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer be inherited?

The risk can: Breast cancer itself is not passed down, but the risk for developing breast cancer can be inherited. Mutations in genes called brca1 and brca2 can be passed from a parent to a child. These inherited mutations increase the risk of developing breast cancer dramatically. A person with a brca mutation may have a 50% or higher chance of developing breast cancer, but it's not 100%. ...Read more

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How to detect of breast cancer?

Breast Cancer: Routine breast self exam and routine screening mammography are the two best ways to detect breast cancer as early as possible. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which cells lining the inside of the breast grow ...Read more