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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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What to do if i just had a biopsy and was told I have cancerous cells in my breast. Is that breast cancer?

What to do if i just had a biopsy and was told I have cancerous cells in my breast. Is that breast cancer?

Yes, but...: There are different types of breast cancer, including invasive cancer and in situ cancer. Sometimes a biopsy shows "atypical" cells, which aren't cancer but imply an increased risk of developing cancer. It is important that you meet with a breast surgeon or surgical oncologist to discuss what this means and what treatment may be necessary. It can also be helpful to.Have the biopsy reviewed. ...Read more

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I have Squamous cell cancer on the top part of my left breast near the body attachment for the breast. Should I worry about breast cancer. 7 yrs now ?

I have Squamous cell cancer on the top part of my left breast near the body attachment for the breast. Should I worry about breast cancer. 7 yrs now ?

Squamous cell CA: Squamous cell cancer is a cancer that metastasizes. Ie it spreads. Of course get it taken care of. as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have breast cancer cells in lung cancer?

Yes: It means the origin of the tumor is from the breast. It is a primary breast cancer that has spread or metastasized to the lung. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take herbalife cell activator after breast cancer?

Is it ok to take herbalife cell activator after breast cancer?

Probably OK, no data: Herbal life cell activator, like any herbal products, is not regulated by the fda and therefore there are no data on its efficacy and safety. Most of the time, patients are just wasting a lot of hteir money on these products. I do not recommend taking it during chemo treatment since it has antioxidants and may reverse the effect of chemo. In your case, i suppose it is ok but again there is no data. ...Read more

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How do I know the chemo treatment for breast cancer has affected my good normal cells what damage does it cause to my body?

How do I know the chemo treatment for breast cancer has affected my good normal cells what damage does it cause to my body?

Your oncologist can: Your treatiig oncologist can address this issue easily. Chemotherapy has but temporary effects on your blood counts.These go away within 3-4 weeks after stopping chemotherapy. There is little concern about long term aeffects on your body as the body can take care of repaiing itself quite quickly.So i would advise you not to worry about it...Yet ask such questions to the oncologist who ahs treated. ...Read more

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If a patient has breast cancer and breastfeeds her child, do the stray cancer cells in the milk have any effect on her child?

If a patient has breast cancer and breastfeeds her child, do the stray cancer cells in the milk have any effect on her child?

NO: Studies cancer cell will not pass into milk and will not give cancer to the child even in later part of life . However doctors will not recommend breast feeding , the medication , radio isotopes will pass into milk and effect the child.. ...Read more

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What is the best doctor or hospital to go to for a rare aggressive cancer- small cell breast cancer with bone metasis? No cases are found in the u.S.

What is the best doctor or hospital to go to for a rare aggressive cancer- small cell breast cancer with bone metasis? No cases are found in the u.S.

Many considerations.: Certainly, there are well known centers in the U.S. With great reputations for experienced cancer care. But excellent care can be obtained at many centers across the country, so it is important to weigh other factors as well. Don't forget that proximity to friends and family is important, as is the potential to need consistent followup care. Seek multiple options and find physicians you trust. ...Read more

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Describe identification of tumorigenic breast cancer cells?

Diagnosis?: Are you asking how breast cancer cells are found? Most breast cancer is detected by imaging (mammograms, ultrasound, or mri) suspicious areas are then biopsied either through the skin with a needle or through a small incision. ...Read more

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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Stem Cell (Definition)

The capacity to "grow up" or differentiate to produce mature cellular elements. In blood production rbc, WBC and platelets. Fundamentally, stem cells can also self-replicate and thus provide a pool of ...Read more