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Can emotional distress cause breast cancer to grow faster?

Can emotional distress cause breast cancer to grow faster?

Maybe.: If you asked me this question 2 weeks ago, i might have had a different response. A new study released last week demonstrated a significant correlation between women's stress levels and the aggressiveness of their breast cancer. Of course, it is hard to know "which came first, the chicken or the egg". Nevertheless, common sense would suggest that stress is never good when battling any illness. ...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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How to prevent ourself from fibrocytic changes in breast?

How to prevent ourself from fibrocytic changes in breast?

Difficult: This is likely genetic but caffeine may promote this. It is suggested that vit e may help as well as herbal product called evening of primrose pil. Birth control pills are a treatment. ...Read more

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Can drysol lead to breast cancer?

Can drysol lead to breast cancer?

No: This particular scare story began with an internet hoax by an individual who wanted to market his own, not-very-effective deodorant. It takes only minutes to make up a lie and they take on a life of their own. I am sorry someone troubled you. There's nothing "spiritual" about being "open-minded" to obvious untruths. http://www.pathguy.com/antipers.htm. ...Read more

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How can lung cancer usually lead to death?

How can  lung cancer usually lead to death?

Varies: Most patients who die of lung cancer develop metastatic disease, or cancer in organs other than the lung. Common sites include the bones, brain, and liver. As the tumor grows, the functioning of these organs is compromised. This can lead to death. Patients also have a general decline, with cachexia frequently due to substances called cytokines released by the cancer. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer cause your intestines to shut down?

Can ovarian cancer cause your intestines to shut down?

Yes.: Many cancers that arise from organs within the abdominal cavity can lead to spread of cancer throughout the lining of the abdominal cavity, called carcinomatosis. This can lead to intestinal obstruction, effectively causing the intestines to "shut down". These cancers may occasionally be responsive to chemotherapy but are more typically a pre-terminal finding. ...Read more

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Can foreplay with breasts lead to breast cancer?

Can foreplay with breasts lead to breast cancer?

No: Cancer results from things that alter the chemistry of the nucleic acids in the epithelial cells and/or causes the cells to proliferate; fondling can no more produce this than it can give a woman a sunburn. If it's any reassurance, and not implying anything else -- breast cancer has historically been far more common among nuns than among prostitutes. ...Read more

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How can breast cancer continue to kill in mass numbers?

How can  breast cancer continue to kill in mass numbers?

Cancer of any kind: Is a difficult disease. We have made great strides in treating many cancers, especially hodgkin lymphoma and childhood cancers, but unless detected early, before it has spread, it more likely than not will eventually cause the patient's death. In 2011, approx 230, 000 cases of invasive and approx 58, 000 cases of non invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in the us, with approx 39, 000 deaths. ...Read more

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Why/how does someone develop accessory axillary breast tissue and what helps make it less visible without surgery? And can cancer develop there

Why/how does someone develop accessory axillary breast tissue and what helps make it less visible without surgery? And can cancer develop there

Variation of Normal: All women have breast tissue that extends into the armpit; some simply have more. This commonly becomes prominent after puberty or childbirth. While there is no need to remove it, the only option is surgical. Like any other breast tissue, cancer can develop there. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How to help spread awareness during breast cancer week?

Yes you can: By visiting woman groups , conducting breast examination clinics trough your local medical facilities , educating advantages of early diagnosis , teaching self examination techniques , encouraging to visit their doctor , and annual mammographies etc you can early diagnosis saves lives . Good luck in your mission. ...Read more

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Can you help? Could risperdal also cause breast growth in females?

Can you help? Could risperdal also cause breast growth in females?

It can: I sure would not take it for that purpose, but the answer is yes, especially if it drives the prolactin levels high enough to cause lactation. ...Read more

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Can trauma to the breast cause breast cancer?

Can trauma to the breast cause breast cancer?

No: While trauma has been associated with breast and other cancers it does not lead to the development of the cancer but to noting the presence of the cancer at the site of trauma. Cancer is induced by genetic changes either inherited or acquired from the environment. Trauma again is unable to cause such genetic changes. ...Read more

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How/why can breast cancer cause one breast to sag and the other to not?

How/why can breast cancer cause one breast to sag and the other to not?

Unrelated: In a 33 yo female the composition of the breast is mostly glandular and ductal so that mammo shows the breast to be composed primarily of firm tissue which doesn't tend to sag. As one gets older, much of the breast tissue is replaced by fat which has the potential of causing loss of conformity and is one of the factors leading to a sagging breast which is found in your case. ...Read more

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Besides cancer, what can cause a non-pregnant/breast feeding person to have spontaneous lactation?

Besides cancer, what can cause a non-pregnant/breast feeding person to have spontaneous lactation?

Hormonal changes: See your doctor to further evaluate and check some lab work such as prolactin, tsh, and female hormones. ...Read more

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Can there be anyway to naturally increase breast growth?

Can there be anyway to naturally increase breast growth?

Probably not: By age 48 your breast growth is as it is. In case of any hormonal disturbances that might have affected your breast size an endocrinology evaluation is needed. If you are healthy and want to have larger breasts, your best option is checking with a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can anemia due to colon cancer cause fast heart beat sometime.How long it takes to recover?Can i live longer after cancer treatment?

Can anemia due to colon cancer cause fast heart beat sometime.How long it takes to recover?Can i live longer after cancer treatment?

Yes Anemia does: Low hemoglobin(hb), commonly called anemia, does increase the heart rate. Mild anemia(hb of 10 gm) causes modest increase but more severe anemia(hb of. ...Read more

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Can eating foods with vinegar cause large fibroids to grow larger ?Also , are eggs estrogen respetors or or can they cause your estrogen to go up?Thx

Can eating foods with vinegar cause large fibroids to grow larger ?Also , are eggs estrogen respetors or or can they cause your estrogen to go up?Thx

Haven't heard of it: Eating foods containing vinegar does not cause one's fibroids to enlarge. Eating eggs does not cause one's body to increase its estrogen production. ...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


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which cells lining the inside of the breast grow ...Read more