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Can You Get Breast Cancer From Squeezing Your Breast
Common w/breastfeed: Mastitis/breast abscess is a not uncommon during lactation/breastfeeding but uncommon otherwise. Milk stasis (incomplete emptying) provides a good substrate/food for bacteria. Common bacteria are from the skin (staph & strep). Paradoxically, breastfeeding is the best preventative for mastitis/abscess. Infants empty the breast better than any pump. A lactation consultant can aid this as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
No: If wearing a bra is felt to induce problems because of trauma to the breast, cancer is never caused by trauma. Occasionally trauma has brought attention to the presence of a tumor. Cancer is a 3 stage event and usually induced over a period of time, initially by a virus, followed by a carcinogen or possible separate virus such as EBV which doesn't induce Ca but enhances telomerase. ...Read more
Nope: But don't let people do that to you! ouch! ...Read more
Not at all: Some breast cancer is related to heredity and runs in families. Most of the time, we don't know why it starts. But touching the breasts has nothing to do with it at all. In fact, breast self-examination is one of the best ways to find a lump, which should be checked by your doctor to see whether further follow-up (mammogram) is needed. Don't let anyone touch you there if you don't want him to. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Supposing you have breast cancer and get the surgery to remove your breast does the cancer go away?
No, not true: This is one of those myths that has been going around yet it has no good basis. ...Read more
No: It is not a pre-malignant condition.Get a more detailed answer ›
No, a breast myth.: A book called “dressed to kill” indicated underwire bras restricted lymphatic drainage & led to accumulation of toxins in the breast. It was theorized this contributed to development of breast cancer. However, lymphatic drainage from the breast is not downward (gravity) – it moves towards the axilla (arm pit). The author's conclusions were not based on medical science & are not deemed accurate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can't avoid cancer: You should live a healthy life, eat well, exercise, limit alcohol and avoid illicit drugs, risky sex, and any kind of tobacco. Be aware of those risk factors you can't change (like family history) and discuss it with your doc to get the age and risk-specific screening tests for you. Sadly, nobody can totally avoid cancer or illness in general so do your best to enjoy the gift of every day. ...Read more
No: What usually happens is that one would pay more attentions to the breast and examine it frequently due to the trauma ( got hit by something) and she then accidentally finds a lump or mass on the breast. The lump most likely has been there for a while and not related to the trauma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: To my knowledge, repeated breast trauma is not a risk factor. I have to wonder why are you getting frequent hits to the breasts.... ...Read more
That depends: That depends on multiple variables like family history, genetics (brca gene), environment (cigarettes, alcohol), diet, etc. Please see this link for a more thorough explanation, and then you should discuss this with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328/dsection=risk-factors. ...Read more
You can't: The biggest risk is being female and getting older. Other risk factors include having babies after 30, not having any babies at all, menopause at a later age, or hormone replacement therapy. Less than10% of people who develop breast cancer have an inherited gene, called the brca gene. Get your mammograms yearly to detect it early when cure is highest. Exercise, and stay at your ideal weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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