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Will men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Will men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Yes; not sure!: Men with a mother, sister, or daughter with breast or ovarian cancer, male relatives with breast cancer, or with ashkenazi jewish heritage, have a high risk of carrying a brca mutation. Men with this mutation are at risk for breast and other cancers. Rarely, men without a brca mutation get breast cancer, usually in their later years. I think the ribbon is still pink! sorry guys... ...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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Pink is the official color for breast cancer in women, what color ribbon is it for men?

Pink is the official color for breast cancer in women, what color ribbon is it for men?

Pink w/ blue: I don't know of an official ribbon for male breast cancer. Many organizations use a ribbon with 1/2 pink and 1/2 blue. I refer you to an organization called men against breast cancer. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Please tell me, could men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Yes.: Men get breast cancer at a rate of about 1% of the rate in women. Given that female breast cancer is, unfortunately, all too common, male breast cancer is unusual but not rate. I am not aware of any "ribbon" campaign for male breast cancer; the one for "breast cancer" should be sufficient. ...Read more

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Will tattoos on breasts give you breast cancer?

Will tattoos on breasts give you breast cancer?

No: For the most part, breast cancers arise from the duct tissues that are responsible for making or secreting milk. Tattoos are usually inert colored inks that are injected just beneath the skin layer and do not get excreted in milk and thus not exposed to ductular tissues. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have breast cancer w/o going to the doctors?

How to determine if I have breast cancer w/o going to the doctors?

Not advised.: In essence, the best way to find a breast cancer is before anyone can feel it and before it has spread from the breast into lymph nodes, lung, bone, brain, etc. That is why mammography is advised. We want to find the small cancers that neither you nor your doctor can feel because there is a better chance that the cancers have not spread. ...Read more

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How to get tested for breast cancer w/o a pain?

How to get tested for breast cancer w/o a pain?

See your Doctor: Breast cancer does not usually present with pain. Most women have a mass that is not painful. If you feel something abnormal in your breast, see your physician. They will perform a clinical breast exam and then recommend the appropriate imaging (usually a mammogram or ultrasound). ...Read more

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Symptoms of breast cancer? Can 18y/o be at risk?

Symptoms of breast cancer? Can 18y/o be at risk?

Remote chances: Cancer of breast is very very rare at the age of 19 , and is an unlikely self diagnosis , see your doctor for examination and assurance . ...Read more

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From what i know of no one in my family have died from cancer o breast cancer but i feel a pain underneath my breast should and I am 24 ?

From what i know of no one in my family have died from cancer o breast cancer but i feel a pain underneath my breast should and I am 24 ?

Breast pain common: Breast pain and tenderness is very common and in most cases does not indicate cancer. Perform breast self exam each month. If you feel any abnormality or are concerned about the pain, please see your doctor. ...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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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


Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more