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What is the relationship of breast to ovarian cancer?

What is the relationship of breast to ovarian cancer?

SMALL: In 90% of cases there is no correlation. In 10% of cases it may be associated with the hereditary breast ovarian syndrome in which brca 1 & brca 2 mutations are responsable for the increase risk and development of these cancers. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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It is common for ovarian cancer spreading to Breast and Lung?

It is common for ovarian cancer spreading to Breast and Lung?

Depends: Ovarian cancer encompasses a number of different types of malignancies. Some can and do spread to the lung as well as locally within the abdomen as well as to the brain; others do not do so or only rarely. Still others don't spread to the breast but are associated with breast cancer. Best to speak to your health care provider in order to have a detailed conversation. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer and breast cancer be hereditary?

Can ovarian cancer and breast cancer be hereditary?

Yes, of course: This is one of the classic hereditary cancer syndromes. Sorry, I don't have enough characters to be allowed to give you a full asnwer here, but quoting wikipedia: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/hereditary_breast%e2%80%93ovarian_cancer_syndrome. ...Read more

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Correlation between breast cancer and ovarian cancer?

Correlation between breast cancer and ovarian cancer?

SMALL: In 90% of cases there is no correlation. In 10% of cases it may be associated with the hereditary breast ovarian syndrome in which brca 1 & brca 2 mutations are responsable for the increase risk and development of these cancers. ...Read more

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Can there be a link between breast cancer and ovarian cancer?

Can there be a link between breast cancer and ovarian cancer?

Yes, there can be: There are some genetic blood tests brca type. So far, there is brca I and brca 2. This doesn't mean you can't have an inherited form of breast ca and ovarian ca---as of now not yet discovered, and no blood test to determine a patient's risk. A woman can have breast and ovarian cancer and have negative genetic tests----we don't have all the answers yet. ...Read more

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In what ways are breast cancer and ovarian cancer associated with each other?

In what ways are breast cancer and ovarian cancer associated with each other?

The finding of: The genetic mutation brca 1& 2 link them molecularly, such that risk exceeds 80% and warrant oophorectomy before cancer dx. Since many breast cancers are fueled by estrogen, oophorectomy may diminish overt breast cancer. ...Read more

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Can my grandmother develop breast cancer and ovarian cancer at the exact same time?

Can my grandmother develop breast cancer and ovarian cancer at the exact same time?

Yes: There are two ways this can happen: 1. She had breast cancer with "drop metastases", meaning spread of breast cancer to the ovaries. This can happen with breast cancers that have the estrogen receptor. 2. She had both breast and ovarian cancer at the same time, mostly likely associated with a brca mutation. With this history, you may benefit from genetic counseling and/or testing. ...Read more

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Does consuming too many phytoestrogens increase your chance for breast or ovarian cancer?

Does consuming too many phytoestrogens increase your chance for breast or ovarian cancer?

No, not really: There is no conclusive evidence that this is the case. So eat healthy, low fat, plant based diet and exercise daily. That will do you lot more good than any concern about phytoestrogens causing breast or any other cancers.! ...Read more

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If you were diagnosed with breast cancer, what is the chance of you getting ovarian cancer?

If you were diagnosed with breast cancer, what is the chance of you getting ovarian cancer?

5%: Women with a personal history of breast cancer have a 3-fold increased risk of ovarian cancer. This association is even higher in women with a brca mutation, who may have a15-45% risk of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you were diagnosed with breast cancer, is the chance of you getting ovarian cancer high?

I'm just wondering, if you were diagnosed with breast cancer, is the chance of you getting ovarian cancer high?

Maybe: There are rare genetic syndromes that increase your chances of getting both breast and ovarian cancers (the best known are mutations in the brca genes). However, these mutations account for only about 10% of the cases of breast or ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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What is my likelihood of developing cancer at some point in life; my nan had breast cancer and her sister had ovarian cancer?

What is my likelihood of developing cancer at some point in life; my nan had breast cancer and her sister had ovarian cancer?

Difficult: There most likely is a higher risk. But main risk factor is your mother and any sisters with breast or ovarian cancer? The best thing you can do is meet with a genetic counselor, however, may not be needed at your age. In addition, any other cancers in the family? Self breast exam important! Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My nana & my great aunt had breast cancer and another great aunt had ovarian cancer. What are the chances of me getting cancer in my life?

Here are some...: Sorry to hear your family history of breast and ovarian cancers, which suggests the trend of inheritance that could not be altered; so, do something-healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession-that is within our control, and stop waste time to worry about those beyond what we can do. For detail, read article in http://formefirst. Com/MustReadNotes. Html & others in the selected category. ...Read more

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If breast cancer runs in your family are you more prone to ovarian cancer?

If breast cancer runs in your family are you more prone to ovarian cancer?

Yes, if gene present: There is a specific gene that can be tested to see if you have a susceptibility to breast, ovarian or colon cancer. ...Read more

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Could you get ovarian cancer if you don't have family history and you never had breast cancer early.?

Could you get ovarian cancer if you don't have family history and you never had breast cancer early.?

Hereditary cancers: Only 10-15% of ovarian cancers are hereditary (passed through a family). So, most cases of ovarian cancer happen in women with no family history or personal history. ...Read more

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Does having breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancer in family history increase one's risk of endometriosis?

Does having breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancer in family history increase one's risk of endometriosis?

Endo: Having family history of ovarian, colon and uterine cancer specially if these are first degree relatives will put you at risk for cancer not for endometriosis. I would recommend that you talk to your doctor and ask about a brca genetic testing to see if you are a carrier of the gene associated with these types of cancer. ...Read more

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1 great aunt breast cancer@ 71 no other history most women had hysterectomy so don't know if ovarian cancer is issue should I get brac tested?

1 great aunt breast cancer@ 71 no other history most women had hysterectomy so don't know if ovarian cancer is issue should I get brac tested?

Personal decision: Your history is not a high risk one. You can ask to have genetic counseling with your breast center to see if your are a good candidate for brca gene testing. You can ask your doctor to run it but unfortunately it is pretty expensive. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can lexapro (escitalopram) up your chances of breast/ ovarian cancer?

Can lexapro (escitalopram) up your chances of breast/ ovarian cancer?

No: It can help many conditions, but triggering cancer wouldn't be one of them ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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