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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


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Can you get breast cancer if your breast get squeeze really hard and the next day it became very painful, swollen, red, warm, and lumps?

Can you get breast cancer if your breast get squeeze really hard and the next day it became very painful, swollen, red, warm, and lumps?

Trauma to breast.: No, squeezing injury will not result in overnight development of breast cancer. If the breast is red, painful and lumpy - the two diagnoses can be bruising or bruising with infection. See your pcp for an evaluation and management.

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How can a woman get breast cancer?

How can a woman get breast cancer?

I wish we knew!: We really don't know what causes breast cancer. We do know that women with a long exposure to estrogen are at a higher risk. If you started your period early, or never got pregnant, you have more estrogen exposure. But these are things you can't really change. However, alcohol intake is associated with breast cancer, so decrease how much you drink. And lower your body fat. And avoid bpa plastics.

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Can a woman get breast cancer from. Sleeping with her bra on?

Can a woman get breast cancer from. Sleeping with her bra on?

NO: It doesn't matter how she sleeps, with or without bra, clothing, etc. Breast cancer is not caused by contact.

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At what age should a woman get tested for breast cancer?

At what age should a woman get tested for breast cancer?

40: In general, women without other risk factors for breast cancer should get their first mammogram at age 40.

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What is the likelihood that a woman will get breast cancer?

1 in 7: The likelihood of breast cancer in women is 1 in 7. This ratio will increase with strong family history of breast cancer of first degree as well as second degree. Breast feeding mothers usually decreases the risk.

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What age should a woman first get tested for breast cancer?

What age should a woman first get tested for breast cancer?

Usually 40: For women without a family history of breast cancer, then yearly mammograms start at age 40. If there is a family history of breast cancer at young ages (less than 50), then patients are followed in a high risk program and imaging is determined (in many we start 10 years prior to the youngest diagnosis). People with brca mutations in their families should be in a high risk program as well.

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If a woman doesn't have fully developed breasts, is it still possible for her to get breast cancer?

If a woman doesn't have fully developed breasts, is it still possible for her to get breast cancer?

Yes: By not having fully developed breasts, do you mean, pre-pubertal? Or do you mean smaller breasts? Breast cancer is dependent on many factors, many of which we know, and may of which we don't. Yes, it is possible in smaller breasted women, and is also possible in men.

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Is it possible for a 23yo woman that does not have any family history of breast cancer get it?

Is it possible for a 23yo woman that does not have any family history of breast cancer get it?

Yes: Not common, but can occur. I have personally treated about 1500 women with breast cancer. The youngest was only 21 and at least 6 or 7 were less than 30.

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If a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer - would she have the choice to get treatment or not?

If a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer - would she have the choice to get treatment or not?

Yes: Each person can decide what treatment they would want, or if no treatment is wanted. You would need to be fully informed of the risks of treatment or no treatment. Untreated cancers grow, and spread. Neglected breast cancers can turn into open bleeding skin ulcers, spread to lung or bones, etc.

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Paternal grandfather had breast cancer in his 70s. no other immediate family history. I'm a 30 y/o woman, am I at greater risk? When to get 1st mammo?

Paternal grandfather had breast cancer in his 70s. no other immediate family history. I'm a 30 y/o woman, am I at greater risk? When to get 1st mammo?

Not greater risk: Unless familial history with BRACA gene, 95% of breast cancers are environmentally related, usually with virus exposure to the MMTV virus. At age 30 physical breast exam monthly most important. Mammo not good choice since breast tissue at your age sensitive to RT and too dense to reveal most lesions. One mammo at 35 and if normal next ones begin yearly starting at age 40

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If breasts are removed due to breast cancer, can a woman get new breasts via an implant?

If breasts are removed due to breast cancer, can a woman get new breasts via an implant?

Yes: Yes. Typically a bag will be put in under the muscle at the time of the breast removal (mastectomy) and then salt water put into the breast every week until you get to the size you want. Then the bag (expander) is taken out and a saline or silicone implant is put in.

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If a woman has a sex change operation and becomes a man, can she still get breast cancer?

If a woman has a sex change operation and becomes a man, can she still get breast cancer?

Possibly: I would imagine risk is much lower because of the mastectomies and removal of ovaries, depending on stage of transformation.

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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.

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What are the chances of a 23yo female gettin breast cancer?

What are the chances of a 23yo female gettin breast cancer?

Extremely Low: Unless you have something called BRCA 1 or 2, or have another CA genetic issue, the chances are extremely remote. Still see your GYN for examination especially if you feel a lump.

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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


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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