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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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Pain&cyst in rt hip also had breast cancer is this anything to woot about?

Pain&cyst in rt hip also had breast cancer is this anything to woot about?

Probably not, but: Should be checked by your doctor. If it really is a cyst, it is unlikely to be anything serious. However, anyone with a history of cancer should have small things checked because sometimes cancer recurrence can present with minor symptoms. See your doctor to give yourself peace of mind and proper evaluation if necessary. ...Read more

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Metastatic breast cancer has gone to hip bone; prognosis?

Metastatic breast cancer has gone to hip bone; prognosis?

This depends: The answer depends on many factors. How old is the persone, what other medical problems do they have, when did the breast cancer first occur, what other sites are involved, what are the characteristics of the cancer (estrogen, Progesterone receptors, her2/neu status) and what prior treatments were administered are some of the issues that factor into an answer. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for metastatic breast cancer to hip bone?

What is the prognosis for metastatic breast cancer to hip bone?

Treatable, NotCurable: The term "prognosis" is like an on/off switch and does not take into account disease control and quality of life. After all, diabetes is incurable but doesn't have the same connotation as cancer. Many breast ca patients with bony mets respond very well to rx and can live for years with this. It is best to focus on response to rx rather than cure. ...Read more

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3yrs ago I had breast cancer. Since aan few weeks I suffer a pain in my upper leg and sometimes the hip. Not a pinched nerve. Should I be worried?

3yrs ago I had breast cancer. Since aan few weeks I suffer a pain in my upper leg and sometimes the hip. Not a pinched nerve. Should I be worried?

No: I imagine you mean about cancer. If you are really concerned, contact your oncologist to discuss your fears and perhaps have an exam. It's not unusual to have follow up scans after cancer - just to check. Do it if you have concerns. Building anxiety will not do you any good - I expect it will reassure you. I hope so. ...Read more

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I am a breast cancer survivor and am having increasing pain in my shoulder and hip bone on my affected side I had a double mastectomy 2011?

I am a breast cancer survivor and am having increasing pain in my shoulder and hip bone on my affected side I had a double mastectomy 2011?

Encourage you: To have your health checked to determine the causes of this pain. Are you getting regular follow up s/p your surgery? ...Read more

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Need prognosis for woman 75, stage 4 breast cancer, mets to (hip/knee bone): otherwise VERY healthful. Refuses treatment. Planning long RV trip soon!

Need prognosis for woman 75, stage 4 breast cancer, mets to (hip/knee bone): otherwise VERY healthful. Refuses treatment. Planning long RV trip soon!

Can't preduct: She should go on her trip and enjoy herself. There are lots of different kinds of breast cancer and even tumors of the same kind and at the same stage can kill in a short time or stay quiescent for years. Cherish every day you have together. ...Read more

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Is raloxefene the only breast cancer treatment that helps the bones against osteoporosis and does it build new bone, & prevent hip and spine fractures?

Is raloxefene the only breast cancer treatment that helps the bones against osteoporosis and does it build new bone, & prevent hip and spine fractures?

One of it: Evista (raloxifene) or Raloxifene is a selective estrogen modulating drug, used in post menopausal breast cancers, is slightly better than tomaxifen in certain aspects, like reducing osteoporoses, reduce the incidence of fractures, has to be used with caution, in presence of vascular, renal & heart diseases may cause lethal thromboembolism. Speak to your oncologist. ...Read more

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Risk for breast cancer from CT pulmonary angiogram for PE? 32 female. Also had one CT of abd/pelvis before. Article said 14% increase! True? Scared!

Risk for breast cancer from CT pulmonary angiogram for PE? 32 female. Also had one CT of abd/pelvis before. Article said 14% increase! True? Scared!

That's bunk: I am really sorry that some cynical liar is trying to frighten you. The extra radiation in a CT scan is what you'd get by living in Denver rather than in Topeka for three months. There's no law against doctor-bashers making stuff up. By contrast, we're required to be totally honest because of our position before the law. Stop reading this garbage or you'll be miserable. ...Read more

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32 female. Had CT Ab/pelvis in Nov and CT Pulmonary Angiogram to rule out PE in late Dec. Scared of breast cancer/other cancer from radiation?

32 female. Had CT Ab/pelvis in Nov and CT Pulmonary Angiogram to rule out PE in late Dec. Scared of breast cancer/other cancer from radiation?

Not to worry: The reasons for the radiologic studies were sound ones and not doing these studies would have had much more risk than the radiation exposure to the breast. It is highly unlikely that you would get breast cancer from the CT or angiography. ...Read more

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How common is breast cancer?

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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Any odor with breast cancer?

Any odor with breast cancer?

Not typical: An odor would not be a typical symptom. ...Read more

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How can breast cancer spread?

How can breast cancer spread?

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 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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How can breast cancer develop?

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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How does breast cancer develop?

How does 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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Whom does breast cancer affect?

Whom does breast cancer affect?

One-In-Eight Women: A common misconception is that women without a family history need not worry about breast cancer. In truth, most breast cancers occur in women with no risk factors. Furthermore, the incidence increases with age. Every woman needs to have regular screening mammograms beginning at age 40. ...Read more

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Why don't men get breast cancer?

Why don't men get breast cancer?

They do: Male breast cancer exists, but is only 1% of breast ca. Females develop breast tissue in response to hormones at levels that men don't achieve. If men take certain hormone medications, their breast tissue can grow. Breast cancer cells can be estrogen sensitive, so genetic males taking estrogen or with liver dz may be at increased risk. Brca gene can also increase risk, as in females. ...Read more

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Does estradi case breast cancer?

Does estradi case breast cancer?

Possibly: Estrogen receptor type of cancer incidence fell after scientific studies
linking estrogen use with increased risk of breast cancer caused many women to discontinue their use, but other studies gave less convincing conclusions. ...Read more

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Can my friend have breast cancer?

Can my friend have breast cancer?

???: You need to give us more info but the answer would be: anybody can have cancer. Advise your friend to see a doctor if there is any concerning symptom but in the end is his/her choice. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose breast cancer?

How do you diagnose breast cancer?

Biopsy: Diagnosis is made through a biopsy that is either performed through the skin with a needle or by a surgical procedure. ...Read more

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Does mastis lead to breast cancer?

Does mastis lead to breast cancer?

No: Mastitis is describing inflammation. A swollen breast though may hide cancer and sometimes and underlying cancer can manifest swelling and redness in the breast. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/breast cancer. What now?

Diagnosed w/breast cancer. What now?

See a surgeon: You will need referrals from your doctor to see a breast cancer surgeon who specializes in breast cancer treatment, and a medical oncology specialist. Most often lumpectomy surgery (or also called partial mastectomy) and post -operative hormone therapy or chemotherapy and possible radiation therapy is indicated. There is a very high success rate in treating breast cancer. ...Read more

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Can you please explain breast cancer?

Can you please explain breast cancer?

Cancer of the breast: 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 here : http://cancer. Gov/cancertopics/wyntk/breast. ...Read more

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What type of breast cancer do I have?

What type of breast cancer do I have?

Pathology: Although the two most common types of invasive breast cancer are "ductal" and "lobular", there are many less common varieties. However, the most important features are not necessarily the type of breast cancer, but the size, lymph node status, presence/absence of metastatic disease and hormonal/her-2 status of the tumor. ...Read more

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How can I detect breast cancer early?

How can I detect breast cancer early?

Annual Exam: If +fm hx, prior chest irradiation or child hood malignancy as early as age 20, but 30-40 for others. Also, you need to learn your breast and self exam for changes. If you find something, time for professional confirmation. Mammo annual age 40. ...Read more

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Help please! Is breast cancer painful?

Help please! Is breast cancer painful?

Sometimes: Breast cancer is usually diagnosed at the time of a screening mammogram before it has reached a size detectable by palpation; when that small, it is rarely painful. Once the cancer has grown to the point where it can be palpated, it still may not be painful, depending on its location in the breast and how rapidly it's growing. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have breast cancer?

How do I know if I have breast cancer?

See a doctor: Needs physical examination and likely mammogram with possible breast ultrasound depending on the woman's age and physical exam findings. ...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