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Can small breast women have breast cancer detected easier?

Can small breast women have breast cancer detected easier?

Not necessarily: It may be easier to palpate a lump in a small breast because there is less tissue, however, some brest cancers are only found on mamogram. I would not use the fact that u have small breasts to forgo getting screening mamograms. ...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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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Yes - No: Most women who have smaller breasts have denser tissue. That is because breast tissue is composed of fibrous tissue and fatty tissue. The smaller breasts have less fat so the fibrous tissue is more condensed. Just because your mother had breast cancer does not guarantee you will. HOWEVER, you should be monitored closer because you are at a higher risk. See a local breast surgeon for guidance. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What causes breast cancer in young women?

What causes breast cancer in young women?

I wish we knew!: We don't know what causes breast cancer, and the rate in young women is increasing. We do know that a long exposure to estrogen increases your risk. If you started your period early, or never got pregnant, you have more estrogen exposure. Alcohol intake is associated with breast cancer. Any there are chemicals in our environment that are similar to estrogen, like bpa plastics. I suspect this! ...Read more

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Should women be concerned about breast cancer?

Should women be concerned about breast cancer?

Yes.: 1 in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, and most women affected will have no definable risk factor. Therefore, at this time, it is critical for all women over age 40 to have a screening mammogram (yearly). When breast cancer is caught before it becomes palpable, the chance for cure is very high and the treatment options are greatest. Mammograms save lives! ...Read more

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What are the chances a woman recovers from breast cancer if it is caught early?

What are the chances a woman recovers from breast cancer if it is caught early?

Recovery BreastCA TX: Most of our ladys with early breast ca will have breast conserving therapy, lumpectomy and radiation. Assuming no chemo is involved these ladys do very well. They will usually miss a few days work right after surgery and than work thur the radiation and be healed up about two to four weeks later. Always be the potential for long term tenderness at the lumpectomy site &rare risk lymphadema. ...Read more

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What are the non-genetic causes of breast cancer for the women?

What are the non-genetic causes of breast cancer for the women?

Our Environment: Most cases of breast cancer in the US are unrelated to genetics and are believed to be due to our environment. Breast cancer is a disease of the modern world and is much less common in developing nations. Whether it is a byproduct of what we breathe and/or what we eat, the exact causes are unclear. However, we do see cancer more commonly in women with early menarche, late menopause, etc. ...Read more

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How can a woman get breast cancer?

How can a woman get breast cancer?

I wish we knew!: We really don't know what causes breast cancer. We do know that women with a long exposure to estrogen are at a higher risk. If you started your period early, or never got pregnant, you have more estrogen exposure. But these are things you can't really change. However, alcohol intake is associated with breast cancer, so decrease how much you drink. And lower your body fat. And avoid bpa plastics. ...Read more

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What percentage of woman survive breast cancer?

What percentage of woman survive breast cancer?

A large majority: According to the american cancer society, 90% of all women with newly diagnosed breast cancer will be alive at 5 years. However, individual survival depends on the cancer stage with more than 95% of localized breast cancer, approximately 85% of regional breast cancer and only approximatley 25% of advanced breast cancer will be alive at 5 years. ...Read more

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What causes so many women to get breast cancer?

What causes so many women to get breast cancer?

Multifactorial: Family history, genetics, hormone therapy, environmental factors, and a little bad luck. ...Read more

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Which type of breast cancer kills the most women?

Which type of breast cancer kills the most women?

Stage-Dependent: Breast cancer survival is more related to the stage rather than the type (ductal, lobular, medullary, etc). Anatomic staging looks@the size of the cancer&the presence of lymph node and/or distant organ involvement. Molecular staging looks at the presence or absence of specific tumor markers(estrogen-, progesterone-, her2/neu receptors). The most difficult cancers to rx are those w/metastases. ...Read more

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How survivable is breast cancer for women in her 70s?

How survivable is breast cancer for women in her 70s?

That depends on the: Stage of the cancer. The lower the stage the better the 5 year survival rate. ...Read more

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What are the causes of breast cancer in younger women?

What are the causes of breast cancer in younger women?

Unknown: There are some increased breast cancer risks associated with obesity, hormone medication use, early age at first menstruation, late age at first childbirth, etc. Only about 15% of breast cancers occur because of genetic inheritance. See this site with more information: http://media.Komen.Org/breastcancer101tool/english/video-player.Html#kbc_01_01. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 23yo female gettin breast cancer?

What are the chances of a 23yo female gettin breast cancer?

Extremely Low: Unless you have something called BRCA 1 or 2, or have another CA genetic issue, the chances are extremely remote. Still see your GYN for examination especially if you feel a lump. ...Read more

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Breast cancer in young women under 30, what are the chances?

Breast cancer in young women under 30, what are the chances?

Generally low: Breast cancer is usually a disease of postmenopausal women so the chances of having cancer before 30 are low. That said, certain personal and family risk factors can increase the chances of cancer even in young women so i suggest you visit your doctor to discuss your current cancer risk and the potential need for early screenings or surveillance. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. Often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...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