Doctor insights on:
Breasts Breast Cancer Pregnant
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
Often: The majority of breast cancers are hormone sensitive/dependent. With pregnancy, there are extremely high hormonal levels creating a highly stimulatory environment for a sensitive cancer. This does not mean that everything that changes or appears in the breast is cancer - many benign changes occur in all women and benign lesions cane also appear and grow quickly. Present any concerns to your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Traditional tests used to diagnose breast cancer are all available during pregnancy, including mammograms, ultrasound, mri, and biopsies. While it is best to avoid radiation exposure during pregnancy, shielding the abdomen during a mammogram is effective. If you are pregnant and find a new lump in your breast, it is important to notify your doctor rather than wait till after you deliver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would breast cancer have grown in a year if i was pregnant? Heard it grows very fast in pregnant women.
Breast cancer: Breast cancer during pregnancy can cause difficulties in treatments. The cancer itself would not affect the fetus. However decisions on surgery, radiation & some forms of chemotherapy can have an affect on a fetus. Need a very detailed review with a medical oncologist and the obstetrician to coordinate care & review risks and options. ...Read more
Maybe: From an epidemiologic standpoint, women with more children, especially if they had their first pregnancy relatively early in life - develop fewer breast cancers. However, the risk reduction is moderate at best. Better ways to reduce risk: exercise, avoidance of too much alcohol, keeping to a weight that is normal for your height, avoiding high fat foods and too kuch red meat. (and get mammogram. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: But it is only one of the minor risk factors considered in the gail risk model for breast cancer. Family history, genetics, age at first menstrual cycle, age at first live childbirth, etc. And pregnancy itself is not the issue, it is having a child born and breast feeding the child to reduce your breast cancer risks. ...Read more
I read on a site that there are rare chances of having breast cancer in pregnancy. Is the risk higher?
What do you advise if i was not recently pregnant nor have i ever been, and I am a teenager age 15, could this possibly be a case of breast cancer?
Don't understand: Hello- i can't see what symptom you are having from your question. Breast cancer at 15 is incredibly rare so i don't think that's what you have. Please see your doctor so that they can examine you and give you clarification about whatever symptom you are having. Good luck. ...Read more
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
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Men breasts breast cancer
- Breast cancer both breasts
- Sore breasts breast cancer
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Itchy breasts sign breast cancer
- Breasts removed prevent breast cancer
- Touching breasts cause breast cancer
- Breast cancer breasts nipples pinched
- Talk to a gynecologist online for free