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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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Breast Cancer (Female) (Definition)

Breast cancer results when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. The growth occurs initially inside the ducts but eventually breaks outside into the breast tissue and ultimately spreads both to the lymph nodes in the armpit and via the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Because of the promoting affect of estrogen almost all breast cancer occurs in women and is a rarity in men. The unregulated growth is due to both inherited and acquired genetic defects. It is the most common malignancy in women but it 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 on an annual basis. ...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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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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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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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


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Breast carcinoma is a type of cancer where this uncontrolled growth of breast cells. Symptoms can include breast lumps, pain, and weight ...Read more