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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 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
Breasts: 1 in 8 women in the us will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, therefore no woman should feel immune to this disease. The best chance for cure exists when we catch the cancer before it causes any symptoms; the best test to find breast cancer is a mammogram. I recommend beginning mammography at age 40, unless one has a family history of breast cancer at an early age. Mammograms save lives. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many Factors: Having a family history of breast cancer, previous biopsy showing atypical hyperplasia, and having dense breast tissue all increase risk. Older age at first childbirth and not breastfeeding increase risk. In addition, being overweight, not exercising, having a high alcohol intake, and a high-fat diet also all increase risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Healthy Lifestyle: The best things you can do include avoiding estrogen-progesterone pills, smoking, and radiation exposure. Exercise, a healthy diet, and avoidance of alcohol will further reduce the risk. A summary of a recent epidemiological study can be found below: http://www.Medpagetoday.Com/meetingcoverage/sabcs/30072. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Brca gene mutation, family history, esp. A first-degree relative (mother, father or sister), early age at first period, late menopause, no children or children after age 30, obesity, high-fat diet. However it is very important to realize that there is no guaranteed method of prevention, and 75% of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients have no family history of breast cancer - everyone is at risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good diet: Avoidance of a high fat diet and keeping your body weight close to normal may decrease the risk of bc - especially postmenopausal. Exercise may help. Excessive alcohol intake has been linked to breast cancer risk and so has long-term use of estrogens. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Family HX& breast CA: You will be at risk for developing breast cancer just like the rest of us. In order to have an increased risk due to family...You need two first degree relatives or family who has had ca at young age. Two first degree relatives is your mom and a sister...Not a grandma. Get your annual mammogram and do your self exams, see your md once a year :). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'worried as my sister got breast cancer. Is there a bad risk of breast cancer for me just because she got it?
Know your risk: You could be at higher risk for developing breast cancer but there are many questions that need to be answered: how old is your sister? Are there other family members affected? Is there ovarian cancer in your family? How old are you? Age at first period? How many pregnancies and at what age of first full term delivery? To name a few. I recommend you seek out a breast surgeon or genetic counselor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to ask that i had multiple ovoid lesions in both breasts does it increases the risk of breast cancer?
Probably Not: Although the description "multiple ovoid lesions" is not clear to me, their presence in both breasts, as well as your age, is a good sign. These could be cysts or fibrocystic changes. Please see your health care provider and possibly have an ultrasound of both breasts for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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