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Can Small Breast Women Have Breast Cancer Detected Easier
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
Why do doctors after giving the pellets for testoterone, give a small pill that women use for breast cancer, saying to fight the oestrogen, from testo?
Metabolism pathway: Testosterone can be metabolised to Estradiol by the enzyme aromatase. Aromatase inhibitor will inhibit aromatase enzyme and as the result will prevent the conversion to estrodiol which is female hormone. That also will enhance potency of the testosterone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do all women with small breasts have dense breasts? My mom had dense breasts and had breast cancer at 54. Does this mean I will?
No: Dense breast have nothing to do with size. It represents a mammographic finding where most tissue seen on the film is breast tissue with little fat present. With age more fat replaces the existing breast tissue so that mammograms can be more easily interpreted. This is one of the reasons mammos should not be performed before age 35. The other is that younger breast tissue sensitive to RT. ...Read more
I ve small pain in my left breast, left armpit & back(left side). Can dis b a symptom of breast cancer(no cancer history in my family) I am 21 female?
Very unlikely: It would be extremely unusual, but not impossible, for this to be a breast cancer. Any persistent symptom in the breast, and certainly any mass, should be examined by a doctor. You may need to have an ultrasound of the area done. It is always better to look into these things than ignore them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Best prevention Rx: Unfortunately, some women are at such high risk for breast cancer, that at the present time the best means of prevention is to undergo bilateral 'prophylactic' mastectomies. Quite often, these people have watched loved-ones have breast (or ovarian) cancer and have lived with the fear that their cancer was inevitable. Though extreme, this operation often leads to a much better quality of life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've read about women with breast cancer in one breast choosing to have both removed. why would you do that?
Risk: This is a decision based on risk. If after counseling, the risk of a future breast cancer is increased due to family history, personal history, or genetic testing, sometimes a prophylactic mastectomy is recommended. Currently it is felt that this is an all too common practice amongst average risk patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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