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Can Pituitary Cancer And High Prolactin Levels Cause Breast Cancer
The breast is both a male and female organ. However its main function is in the delivery of milk to the newborn. Breast cancer occurs 95% of the time in women and 5% of the time in men. It is treated the same regardless of which sex it appears in. It comes in two forms invasive and non-invasive; distinction is important as ...Read more
Unclear: There are reports that women with higher prolactin levels were associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. However the cause and effect is not completely understood. Among postmenopausal women, prolactin levels were higher among hormone users and lower among obese women. Meaning higher prolactin levels might be associated with already known risk factors for developing breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Guessing : "free androgen index" and "sex-hormone binding globulin"? That is news to me. There's a few old correlations with obesity but nothing i could find more recently. I'd reiterate my colleague's request to keep the abbreviations / acronyms to a minimum -- there's way too both in real life and in medicine. I'm wondering why you ask, but i hope this was helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Osteolysis and hypercalcemia not uncommon in metastatic breast Ca to bone. It is primarily mediated by osteoclast not a direct effect of tumor cells but by factors that stimulate osteoclast production and action. Breast Ca cells in bone also express parathyroid-related protein (PTHrP). Locally produced PTHrP causes osteolysis that can be ameliorated by administration of anti-PTH mAbs and chemo ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, is there are connection between breast cancer and high RBC folate level. My RBC folate level is 2242 mmol/L. I've had cancer twice within 4yrs.
Could pregnancy trigger breast cancer?I am high risk, and am screened yearly.But could a pregnant cause a genetic bc to grow when otherwise it wouldn't?
Yes and No: Women who are at increased risk for breast cancer can end up getting a breast cancer in pregnancy due to the growth hormones in pregnancy. I don't think pregnancy could 'start' a bc, but can accellerate.Be sure to survey your breasts with self exams and ask dr. To perform exam at beginning of pregnancy as well. Any lump or mass report immediately. This goes for pregnancy as well as postpartum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No family history of breast cancer. 44 years old. Mammo shows small cluster of microcalcification in mlo view only of upper right breast. I do consume very high levels of caffeine. Do not smoke. Healthy diet and exercise. First abnormal Mammo. I do ha
Could atherosclerosis in the brain be caused by high dose chemo from an autologous stem cell transplant for breast cancer? No problems noted in heart
What are some other causes of whitish clear discharge of the nipple other than pregnancy and breast cancer?
Excess prolactin: The hormone that promotes milk production in the breast is called prolactin, and it normally comes from the pituitary gland. An excess can cause milk production without a prior pregnancy (or even in men). This may come from a benign tumor of the pituitary so see your doctor and get some blood tests. If you have high prolactin you will need a head mri. ...Read more
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