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I have an extreme fear or getting breast cancer. I've seen therapist but can't shake this. You have any advice? I would like to have breast reduction

I have an extreme fear or getting breast cancer. I've seen therapist but can't shake this. You have any advice? I would like to have breast reduction

Educate yourself: Breast reduction will not significantly reduce your chance of getting breast cancer. If you have the gene, prophylactic mastectomy may be an option. Otherwise, not appropriate just for fear. Nothing you can do will make you immune or even reduce your risk much. You also know that proper surveillance against breast cancer drops your risk of dying of it to very low. To be brave, act brave. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Breast cancer results when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. The growth occurs initially inside the ducts but eventually breaks outside into the breast tissue and ultimately spreads both to the lymph nodes in the armpit and via the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Because of the promoting affect of estrogen almost all breast cancer occurs in women and is a rarity in men. The unregulated growth is due to both inherited and acquired genetic defects. It is the most common malignancy in women but it 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


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Can elevated ca15-3 mean something other than breast cancer? Clear mammo but ca15-3 results - 31.6 (ca markers done as part of complete physical)

Can elevated ca15-3 mean something other than breast cancer? Clear mammo but ca15-3 results - 31.6 (ca markers done as part of complete physical)

Stop worrying: The reference range is set so that 5% of folks believed to be healthy fall above it. Usually the top of the reference range is 30 or so. This alone should make you stop worrying. Further, fairly high values are often observed with no obvious explanation. Why was it run in the first place? Mild elevations usually just generate confusion and upset people and never detect anything. ...Read more

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Can physical activity reduce the risk of breast cancer?

Can physical activity reduce the risk of breast cancer?

Yes.: Studies have shown that people who exercise daily may have a lower risk for breast cancer; this is particularly true for those that exercise prior to menopause. ...Read more

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Should I make any changes in my diet or physical exercise to reduce the risks of breast cancer?

Should I make any changes in my diet or physical exercise to reduce the risks of breast cancer?

Yes: Physical activity is associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer. You should do at least 30 minutes of vigorous activity 3 or more times a week. A high fat diet is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, so cut down on fried or fatty foods. ...Read more

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When your oncologist recommends palliative care for stage 4 breast cancer that has mets to brain, what has happened physically to the body?

When your oncologist recommends palliative care for stage 4 breast cancer that has mets to brain, what has happened physically to the body?

Peace and comfort: To the lost second , body deteriorates due to disease. Family , and unfortunate victim to the disease must come to terms allow the disease to take its course, providing pain free comfortable end is the palliative care , several dedicated hospice centers are available for such care. ...Read more

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How’s an aromatase inhibitor used for breast cancer?

How’s an aromatase inhibitor used for breast cancer?

Hormonal therapy: Aromatase inhibitors are a form of hormonal therapy for post menopausal patients. They are effective only in er+ cases. They block the conversion of other hormones to estrogen via the enzyme aromatase. In premenopausal patients they actually stimulate the ovaries to increase estrogen production. Hormonal therapy is systemic treatment, reduces local recurrence, and reduces risk of 2nd primaries. ...Read more

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What are the rates of prostate cancer and breast cancer in the U.S.?

What are the rates of prostate cancer and breast cancer in the U.S.?

Cancer rates: The chance of developing an invasive breast cancer during a woman's lifetime is 1 in 8. The chance of developing prostate cancer is about 1 out of every 7 men. About 80% of men over 80 years hold have prostate cancer. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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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


Dr. Ronald Epstein
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Physical Therapists (Definition)

Physical therapists are healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat individuals with heath-related problems and injuries that limit their abilities to move and perform daily functional activities. Physical therapists create plans with techniques that help individuals restore their ability to move, reduce ...Read more