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Can a guy touching your breasts cause breast cancer?

Can a guy touching your breasts cause breast cancer?

Not at all: Some breast cancer is related to heredity and runs in families. Most of the time, we don't know why it starts. But touching the breasts has nothing to do with it at all. In fact, breast self-examination is one of the best ways to find a lump, which should be checked by your doctor to see whether further follow-up (mammogram) is needed. Don't let anyone touch you there if you don't want him to. ...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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Can breast cancer cause fainting?

Can breast cancer cause fainting?

It can, indirectly.: If you just received the news of having breast cancer, the anxiety and stress associated with that can make your heart skip a beat and make you faint. Also, pain medication and chemotherapy regimens that patients with breast cancer sometimes receive can make one weak and dizzy. ...Read more

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Could a guy still get breast cancer?

Could a guy still get breast cancer?

Yes: Maybe 2000 men get breast cancer each year, almost always as a lump on the nipple. We're catching it earlier nowadays but still around 400 men die of it yearly. ...Read more

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What are the causes of breast cancer?

What are the causes of breast cancer?

Unknown: There are some increased breast cancer risks associated with obesity, hormone medication use, early age at first menstruation, late age at first childbirth, etc. Only about 15% of breast cancers occur because of genetic inheritance. See this site with more information: http://media.Komen.Org/breastcancer101tool/english/video-player.Html#kbc_01_01. ...Read more

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What are the causes of breast cancer?

What are the causes of breast cancer?

1 in 8 women: Unfortunately, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lives. If you have no family history and you eat healthy and go for routine screening mammograms and perform self exams, you should be able to catch anything abnormal and treat it early. ...Read more

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What are the causes of breast cancer?

What are the causes of breast cancer?

Environment/Heredity: Unfortunately, we don't know enough about breast cancer to be able to identify the specific causes; at best, we know of some conditions that are associated with breast cancer, such as high and/or prolonged unopposed estrogen levels (early menarche, late menopause, hormone replacement). App. 10-15% of cases are due to hereditary risks, the rest are environmental. ...Read more

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What are some causes of breast cancer?

What are some causes of breast cancer?

Unknown: There are some increased breast cancer risks associated with obesity, hormone medication use, early age at first menstruation, late age at first childbirth, etc. Only about 15% of breast cancers occur because of genetic inheritance. See this site with more information: http://media.Komen.Org/breastcancer101tool/english/video-player.Html#kbc_01_01. ...Read more

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What are some causes of breast cancer?

What are some causes of breast cancer?

Mostly unknown: Breast cancer is common and often runs in families(it is genetic). But most often it can come on out of no where...So the cause is unknown in 90% of the cases. Female hormones(estrogens have a lot to do with its causation.. Eat healthy(low fat diet), exercise and keep your weight normal, do not smoke or drink alcohol. These are some precauations to reduce your risk. Also get an annual mammogram. ...Read more

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What causes (aggressive) breast cancer?

What causes (aggressive) breast cancer?

Age, hormone status: The more response less aggressive breast cancers occur in older post menopausal women and when the tumor is examined it is ER(-), PR (-) HER2 (-). Such tumors are associated with early spread and do not respond to estrogen blockage or the use of Hereceptin. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of breast cancer?

What is the main cause of breast cancer?

Good Question: But unfortunately there is no one good answer , 99% of breast cancers are in woman only 1% in men , first fundamental woman are exposed repeated assaults by estrogen/progesterone hormonal cycles , men are not. Beside genetic so many factors contribute to the genesis of breast , we all should hope some day we will find exact cure breast cancer , now only alternative is awareness , early detect. ...Read more

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What causes breast cancer in young women?

I wish we knew!: We don't know what causes breast cancer, and the rate in young women is increasing. We do know that a long exposure to estrogen increases your risk. If you started your period early, or never got pregnant, you have more estrogen exposure. Alcohol intake is associated with breast cancer. Any there are chemicals in our environment that are similar to estrogen, like bpa plastics. I suspect this! ...Read more

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Does wearing padded bras cause breast cancer?

Does wearing padded bras cause breast cancer?

Not that we know of: There are no data showing padded bra as the cause of cancer. If you wear padded bras, make sure they are not too tight and are comfortable. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes breast cancer?

Some risks: Some risks are known and others are not. Prolonged estrogen exposure, family genetics, obesity, cigarette smoking, early age of first period, late age of first childbirth can be some risks. Maybe excess alcohol intake. See this site: http://ww5.Komen.Org/content.Aspx?Id=5248&terms=causes%20of%20breast%20cancer. ...Read more

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What exactly is breast cancer? What causes it?

What exactly is breast cancer? What causes it?

Malignancy of breast: Breast cancer is a malignancy that most often develops in the duct cells of breast tissue. Less frequently it appears from lobules at the terminal duct responsible for milk production. The most common cause is environmental with a virus such as MMTV entering the Wnt-1 gene of the duct cell to produce B catenin which helps convert the cell, possibly with EBV to the malignant phenotype. ...Read more

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Does breast cancer usually cause pain anywhere?

Breast cancer: Typically breast cancer is found at an early stage. That being said you have not said your stage or place in treatment. If you are currently under chemotherapy then you should see your oncologist . If in fact you are receiving other therapy such as radiation therapy or have recently had surgery then you should contact that physician. ...Read more

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What causes so many women to get breast cancer?

What causes so many women to get breast cancer?

Multifactorial: Family history, genetics, hormone therapy, environmental factors, and a little bad luck. ...Read more

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Please explain what are causes of breast cancer?

Please explain what are causes of breast cancer?

See below: The exact answer is not known. The likely factors are hereditary/genetics, hormones, obesity, alcohol and may be diet and lack of excercise. Please see this site for more info.

http://www.webmd.com/breast-cancer/guide/breast-cancer-overview-facts. ...Read more

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How to ban breast cancer? will large breast cause it?

How to ban breast cancer? will large breast cause it?

No size correlation: Other than for the 5-10 % of women with genetic mutations, breast cancer is derived from exogenous sources. The MMTV virus and other viruses such as EBV have a strong association . These viral infections into mucosal cells of the breast cant be controlled by diet or exposure. When the virus enters the duct epithelium it causes a transformation in WNT-1 gene regardless of breast size ...Read more

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What are the causes of breast cancer in younger women?

What are the causes of breast cancer in younger women?

Unknown: There are some increased breast cancer risks associated with obesity, hormone medication use, early age at first menstruation, late age at first childbirth, etc. Only about 15% of breast cancers occur because of genetic inheritance. See this site with more information: http://media.Komen.Org/breastcancer101tool/english/video-player.Html#kbc_01_01. ...Read more

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Could getting hit with a softball cause breast cancer?

Could getting hit with a softball cause breast cancer?

No. : Once in a while i will see a patient that has breast cancer that had trauma similar to being hit with a softball who thinks the trauma caused the breast cancer. There has been no proof that that occurs, but trauma may bring attention to that area of the breast which leads to the diagnosis. If you have a breast mass that you are worried about, don't ignore it even if it seems to be due to trauma. ...Read more

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Can the rays of sun cause breast cancer or any other..?

Can the rays of sun cause breast cancer or any other..?

Not breast cancer.: Sunlight does not appear to cause breast cancer. However, it is clear that overexposure to sunlight can cause skin cancer. ...Read more

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What are the strangest things that can cause breast cancer?

What are the strangest things that can cause breast cancer?

Wow! What Question!: Hmmm... Well the only known things that "can" (not always) cause breast cancer are radiation exposure to the chest/breasts, genetic mutations either inherited (brca1, brca2, p53, pten) and spontaneously made (huge variety). Estrogen does not cause breast cancer! if so, every woman, and most men, would get it. Other factors: obesity, smoking, alcohol, family/personal history, low activity. ...Read more

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Could keeping my phone in my bra eventually cause breast cancer?

Could keeping my phone in my bra eventually cause breast cancer?

No: There is no known relation. And the phone emmits nothing that can ionize molecules that could lead to cancer. I would however not depend on what we don't know and keep the phone in your purse or elsewhere. ...Read more

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What are the real causes of breast cancer? Who should be afraid?

Not afraid.: There are risk factors that increase the risk of breast cancer. Dr. Bauer expertly listed those factors so I won't go over it again. Just wanted to say that fear serves no purpose other than ruining your life. Be aware, be alert, be informed, but do not live in fear. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. 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


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more