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Can a woman get breast cancer if you squeeze her breasts really hard?

Can a woman get breast cancer if you squeeze her breasts really hard?

No: Breast cancer is not associated with any physical trauma to the breasts. ...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 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Paternal grandfather had breast cancer in his 70s. no other immediate family history. im 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.  im 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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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Why do fewer men get testiculur and breast cancer than women get breast cancer?

Why do fewer men get testiculur and breast cancer than women get breast cancer?

Not totally correct: There are cancers that will obviously happen in one gender because the other does not have that particular organ (prostate, testicles, uterus, ovary, etc). Breast is more common in women probably because they have much more breast tissue and the right hormonal environment for it. Many other cancers are more common in men. Cancer is not mysoginistic. ...Read more

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Are women with big boobs more likely to get breast cancer than women with medium or small ones?

Not necessarily: Size of the breast is not an important determinant of likelihood of developing breast cancer. ...Read more

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Can men get breast cancer, should I get tested if many of the women in my family have gotten it?

Can men get breast cancer, should I get tested if many of the women in my family have gotten it?

Yes: Breast cancer in men is rare, but it happens. Men over 60 are more likely to get breast cancer. If you have a family history of breast and ovarian cancer or male breast cancer, you could have a brca mutation and should talk to your doctor about genetic testing. Men and women with a brca mutation have a higher chance of getting breast cancer and other cancers. ...Read more

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Cancer: Do men get breast cancer at the same rate of incidence as women during most of their lifetime?

Cancer: Do men get breast cancer at the same rate of incidence as women during most of their lifetime?

No: no the breast cancer in men is significantly less prevalence than women.
breast cancer does occur in men. In 2012 it was estimated that 2,190 new cases in males would develop, with 410 deaths. It tends to occur at a later age in men than in women, with the male peak age being 71 years old as opposed to peaks at 51 and 71 years old in women.
Some men ignore breast lumps or think they are caused by an infection
or some other reason and they do not get medical treatment until the mass has grown
significantly. ...Read more

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Can a women get breast cancer by wearing a bra while sleeping?

Can a women get breast cancer by wearing a bra while sleeping?

No: This claim, which has frightened millions of women, is a fabrication by a single anti-bra militant who unfortunately knows how to create internet hoaxes. The world is full of crackpots. Don't worry. ...Read more

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Can a women get breast cancer from bdsm breast bondage?

Can a women get breast cancer from bdsm breast bondage?

Hard to say: Trauma, repeatedly, is not good for tissue but I have never seen any linkage, likely not causative, the risk is 1 in 9 women, likely coincidental. ...Read more

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If my daughter's breasts do not feel pain when hit or squeezed hard, are there any chances of this being breast cancer? She is 14.

If my daughter's breasts do not feel pain when hit or squeezed hard, are there any chances of this being breast cancer? She is 14.

Why?: Why would someone check a daughter for breast pain to being "hit or squeezed hard"? There is no indication to try to subject someone to pain, especially in a sensitive body part. Children do not get breast cancer. Have her see a pediatrician for an exam. ...Read more

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How high is the percent of women that get breast cancer are obese?

Risk is higher: Being overweight (obese being the category for the most overweight) is associated with a modest increased risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It is seen mainly in women who have never had menopausal hormone therapy and probably relates to increased estrogen levels in overweight postmenopausal women. Premenopausal overweight women have a reduced risk of breast cancer! ...Read more

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What causes women to get breast cancer more often than men? Is it because of cosmetics?

What causes women to get breast cancer more often than men? Is it because of cosmetics?

Not cosmetic: Women have many more active cells in their breast tissue resposible for milk production. All of these cells respond and change to the monthly hormonal changes that a woman experiences all the way from their first menstrual cycle as a teenager to menopause. Breast cancer most commonly forms in these active cells of the milk ducts or lobules. These breast tissue cells are much less prominent in men. ...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