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Can breast enhancement pills cause cancer or affect breast milk?

Can breast enhancement pills cause cancer or affect breast milk?

Possibly: Pills intended to enlarge the breasts are often made from botanical sources (plants) that contain what are called phytoestrogens, or hormone-like substances. If they are actually strong enough to produce changes in breast size then they may have a range of unintended effects too. It is not reasonable to assume that because they are natural they are harmless. (hemlock is natural and fatal.). ...Read more

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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 a child have breast milk from a mother who has breast cancer?

Can a child have breast milk from a mother who has breast cancer?

Probably not.: It would not be a good idea to do this since some breast cancers may involve the very ducts that the milk flows down from. It would be wise to check with your doctor on this. ...Read more

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Is it true that if a adult drinks his wife's breast milk that it has the ability to sapress cancer cells & is it safe to do?

Is it true that if a adult drinks his wife's breast milk that it has the ability to sapress cancer cells & is it safe to do?

Unlikely: No scientific studies have been done to look at this question. Breast milk does contain some immune cells that theoretically might help suppress cancer cells, but your own body have many, many more. If you wife does not have hiv, then it is generally safe for an adult to drink human milks. ...Read more

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Can cancer cells be transmitted through breast milk while breast feeding?

Can cancer cells be transmitted through breast milk while breast feeding?

No: There are no proven instances of a mother transmitting cancer to her baby through breast feeding, even if she has breast cancer. Though breast feeding would not be advisable in someone with breast cancer. ...Read more

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If i take dostinex (cabergoline) to stop breast milk flow, will I have side effects like saggy breast or chances of getting cancer?

If i take dostinex (cabergoline) to stop breast milk  flow, will I have side effects like saggy breast or chances of getting cancer?

Dostinex (cabergoline): Dostinex (cabergoline) works by reducing prolactin, a hormone produced by the pituitary. It will have no effect on the sagginess of your breast. Thats up to time and genetics. I know of no association between Dostinex (cabergoline) and cancer. ...Read more

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Can breast milk cause infertility in a woman?

Can breast milk cause infertility in a woman?

Possibly: Women who have milky breast discharge may have an underlying condition that increase infertility and alters your periods. So that should be investigated and is easily treated. ...Read more

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Can stress cause my breast milk to dry up?

Can stress cause my breast milk to dry up?

Yes: Major stress can certainly diminish breastmilk supply. However, there are things that can be done to counteract the effects of major stress. Drink tons of water (or other non-caffeinated clear liquid) and use fenugreek, an herbal preparation which helps increase milk supply. Dealing with the stress, itself, will also help -- for instance, counseling, yoga and relaxation exercises. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Breast Augmentation (Definition)

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the size of the breast. It is commonly done with implants (saline or gel) or with fat transfer. There are advantages and ...Read more