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Squeezing breast can cause cancer?

Squeezing breast can cause cancer?

No: Trauma is essentially unrelated to formation of breast cancer. Rather it is an infection with the MMTV virus that enters the duct system. Here the long terminal repeat enters the Wnt-1 gene causing the cell to begin producing B-catenin which induces the transformation of malignant ductal cells and then those that invade breast parenchyma to grow as a Ca ...Read more

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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Help! Could squeezing the breast really hard cause breast cancer?

Help! Could squeezing the breast really hard cause breast cancer?

NO: Studies shows (u k) trauma (injury) as a the cause of cancer did not prove, so the answer is no, but causes moderate epithelial growth. ...Read more

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Can soy milk cause cancer and breasts in men?

Can soy milk cause cancer and breasts in men?

Not likely: Soy has phytoestrogens that can b converted to estrogen. Too muh estrogen in a male can cause breast tenderness and growth. Unlikely to cause cancer. Still, in order to get enough soy in your diet to cause such symptomatic changes you would have to drink solely soy milk in large amounts. Women who want to get estrogen replacement by taking soy must add powder form concentrate to get enough. ...Read more

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What are the causes of breast cancer?

What are the causes of breast cancer?

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 causes of breast cancer?

What are the causes of breast cancer?

1 in 8 women: Unfortunately, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lives. If you have no family history and you eat healthy and go for routine screening mammograms and perform self exams, you should be able to catch anything abnormal and treat it early. ...Read more

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What are the causes of breast cancer?

What are the causes of breast cancer?

Environment/Heredity: Unfortunately, we don't know enough about breast cancer to be able to identify the specific causes; at best, we know of some conditions that are associated with breast cancer, such as high and/or prolonged unopposed estrogen levels (early menarche, late menopause, hormone replacement). App. 10-15% of cases are due to hereditary risks, the rest are environmental. ...Read more

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What exactly is breast cancer? What causes it?

What exactly is breast cancer? What causes it?

Malignancy of breast: Breast cancer is a malignancy that most often develops in the duct cells of breast tissue. Less frequently it appears from lobules at the terminal duct responsible for milk production. The most common cause is environmental with a virus such as MMTV entering the Wnt-1 gene of the duct cell to produce B catenin which helps convert the cell, possibly with EBV to the malignant phenotype. ...Read more

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Does breast enhancing creams cause cancer?

Does breast enhancing creams cause cancer?

Depends: Depends on what is in the cream. In general breast creams are not going to work and are most likely a waste of time and money : (. ...Read more

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What are causes of breast lumps besides cancer?

What are causes of breast lumps besides cancer?

Many causes: There are many causes of breast lumps besides cancer. Some of the more common causes are fibrocystic change; fibromas; and lipomas. There are many others. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is there any causes of breast lumps besides cancer?

Is there any causes of breast lumps besides cancer?

Cysts: As a women ages the normal volume of breast tissue is reduced andreplaced by fat interspersed between the breast causing lumpiness. Also the effect of hormones on the duct system is usually in the terminal duct near the nipple where overgrowth of cells partially blocks flow of normal fluid to cause cysts in the duct system.
In the younger breast fibroadenomas appear as discreet lumps. ...Read more

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Besides cancers what might cause breast pain in the man?

Besides cancers what might cause breast pain in the man?

Heart problems: If breast pain cannot be reproduced by pushing on the chest, and especially if it occurs/gets worse after exercise or walking up stairs, the problem may be your heart. Tell your doctor about these symptoms. If you have breast pain with sweating, nausea, arm pain or a feeling of pressure or tightness in your chest, go to the closest er or call an ambulance. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there is any causes of breast lumps besides cancer?

Can you tell me if there is any causes of breast lumps besides cancer?

Breast lumps: Breasts lumps that are benign can include cysts (fluid filled), lipomas (fatty tissue), fibroandemonas (harder/rubbery), hematomas or necrotic breast tissue (both due to trauma), fibrocystic breasts (multiple lumps) ; pseudo lumps such as scar tissue or hardened silicone (previous surgery). ...Read more

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What causes breast lumps? What other than cancer could cause lumps or changes in my breast?

What causes breast lumps? What other than cancer could cause lumps or changes in my breast?

Benign and malignant: There are both benign and malignant causes of breast lumps.
Lumpy breast tissue associated with benign fibrocystic change is a common finding and is often tender and symmetric
fibroadenomas are common benign breast lumps that are seen in young women
breast cancer presenting as a mass is a later sign
if you have a breast lump please see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Any causes of breast lumps besides cancer? What would they be and what is done about other kinds of lumps?

Any causes of breast lumps besides cancer? What would they be and what is done about other kinds of lumps?

Cysts, benign tumor: In my surgical practice, the most common cause of a well-defined breast lump is a cyst. This can easily be differentiated from a tumor by ultrasound or needle aspiration. If the lump is solid, it may be due to a benign tumor (ie, fibroadenoma) or a cancer; the only way to determine this is by tissue diagnosis, which can usually be done by needle-biopsy in the office or breast center. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the breast, back and shoulder? Is the most likely cause cancer if I know I didn't do anything to hurt it? Cancer?

What causes pain in the breast, back and shoulder? Is the most likely cause cancer if I know I didn't do anything to hurt it? Cancer?

May be muscles: Given your age and symptoms cancer is unlikely. You may have a strain in your neck and shoulder muscles, likely the trapezius, periscapular and sternocleidomastoid muscles. These can remain tight, painful & sore for many weeks after overuse. They can cause headaches too. You might want to have a primary care doc check you out. Ice, ibuprofen, gentle stretching & range of motion exercises can help. ...Read more

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What are some causes of breast cancer?

What are some causes of breast cancer?

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 some causes of breast cancer?

What are some causes of breast cancer?

Mostly unknown: Breast cancer is common and often runs in families (it is genetic). But most often it can come on out of no where...So the cause is unknown in 90% of the cases. Female hormones (estrogens have a lot to do with its causation. Eat healthy (low fat diet), exercise and keep your weight normal, do not smoke or drink alcohol. These are some precauations to reduce your risk. Also get an annual mammogram. ...Read more

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What causes (aggressive) breast cancer?

Age, hormone status: The more response less aggressive breast cancers occur in older post menopausal women and when the tumor is examined it is ER (-), PR (-) HER2 (-). Such tumors are associated with early spread and do not respond to estrogen blockage or the use of Hereceptin. ...Read more

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Please explain what are causes of breast cancer?

See below: The exact answer is not known. The likely factors are hereditary/genetics, hormones, obesity, alcohol and may be diet and lack of excercise. Please see this site for more info.

http://www. Webmd. Com/breast-cancer/guide/breast-cancer-overview-facts. ...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 causes dcis breast cancer?

What causes dcis breast cancer?

In one word unknown: Ductal carcinoma in situ dcis is simply the sleeping cancer cells inside the breast ducts, like a garden hose loaded with cancer cells safe if they are inside the duct, once they are out side then is invasive cancer, ready to spread, cause is unknown at this time, from genetic mutations, braca I & ii age, hormonal uses. Environment, late age pregnancy life style etc are all attributed. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer cause fainting?

It can, indirectly.: If you just received the news of having breast cancer, the anxiety and stress associated with that can make your heart skip a beat and make you faint. Also, pain medication and chemotherapy regimens that patients with breast cancer sometimes receive can make one weak and dizzy. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of breast cancer?

What is the main cause of breast cancer?

Good Question: But unfortunately there is no one good answer, 99% of breast cancers are in woman only 1% in men, first fundamental woman are exposed repeated assaults by estrogen/progesterone hormonal cycles, men are not. Beside genetic so many factors contribute to the genesis of breast, we all should hope some day we will find exact cure breast cancer, now only alternative is awareness, early detect. ...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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Can breast enlargement pills cause cancer?

Can breast enlargement pills cause cancer?

Ineffective: I don't know because there are variable ingredients depending on the product. However, why take them at all since they are not effective. ...Read more

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Could breast enlargement pills cause cancer?

Could breast enlargement pills cause cancer?

Depends: The answer will depend on what is inside the breast enlargement pills? ...Read more

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Do breast enhancing supplements cause cancer?

Do breast enhancing supplements cause cancer?

What's in them?: Your question is very general. All sorts of things might be sold as 'breast enhancements'; most don't work and might contain dangerous chemicals. If what you take contains hormones, some of those might predispose to cancers depending on dose and duration of use. Ask your doctor and bring him/her the container with the ingredients label of what you are using. ...Read more

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Does wearing padded bras cause breast cancer?

Does wearing padded bras cause breast cancer?

Not that we know of: There are no data showing padded bra as the cause of cancer. If you wear padded bras, make sure they are not too tight and are comfortable. ...Read more