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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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Is there a link between cigarette smoking and breast cancer?

Is there a link between cigarette smoking and breast cancer?

Yes: Smoking is linked to all kinds of cancers. Bottom line is there is nothing good about smoking. ...Read more

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44 no fam hx breast cancer. Mammo shows small cluster microcalcifications. I do have fibroglandular density with birad 2. Don't smoke, high caffeine?

44 no fam hx breast cancer. Mammo shows small cluster microcalcifications. I do have fibroglandular density with birad 2. Don't smoke, high caffeine?

BiRads II?: If your mammogram was read as Birads 2 you have less to worry about. BI-RADS II is a benign category. A cluster of microcacifications can be worrisome for breast-cancer. You should probably clarify this result with your doc to make sure no further testing is needed as the results seem contradictory. Best wishes! ...Read more

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No family history of breast cancer. 44 years old. Mammo shows small cluster of microcalcification in mlo view only of upper right breast. I do consume very high levels of caffeine. Do not smoke. Healthy diet and exercise. First abnormal Mammo. I do ha

No family history of breast cancer. 44 years old. Mammo shows small cluster of microcalcification in mlo view only of upper right breast. I do consume very high levels of caffeine. Do not smoke. Healthy diet and exercise. First abnormal Mammo. I do ha

This is a common: Finding Mammograms pick up both in malignant and Non malignant Breast conditions. POINT IS IT ABSOLUTELY NEEDS FOLLOW UP by a Breast Specialist! The Provider who ordered the study should be your first contact!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I am 34 I grew up with mother smoking in home is it possible that I could develop breast cancer from second hand smoke?

I am 34 I grew up with mother smoking in home is it possible that I could develop breast cancer from second hand smoke?

G-d knows: Just being female puts you at risk for getting breast cancer (1 out of 9 females get it). There are other risks that have been implicated- some are definite (genetic family trait such as brca mutation), and others have been suggested in studies- obesity, smoking, late pregnancies or no pregnancies, hormone replacement therapy (possibly). Makes sense that 2nd hand smoke would afford risk. ...Read more

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Can males get breast cancer?

Can males get breast cancer?

Yes: Most of the breast cancers occur in women; however, they do occur in men as well. ...Read more

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Can men develop breast cancer?

Can men develop breast cancer?

Yes: Breast cancer is much more rare in men than women, with a lifetime risk of app. 1:100, 000. Risk factors in men include a strong family history, gynecomastia, or high estrogen levels as sometimes seen in men with liver disease. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer cause fainting?

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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Can you a teen get breast cancer?

Can you a teen get breast cancer?

One In A Million: The incidence of breast cancer in teenagers is actually less than 1in a million. Benign breast lumps such as fibroadenomas are not uncommon, however. Regardless of age, any new lump warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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How fast can breast cancer spread?

How fast can breast cancer spread?

Variable: First and foremost, not all breast cancers spread: many are confined to the breast without any ability to travel to other organs. For those that 'spread', the growth rates vary between months to decades before they become detectable. Furthermore, chemotherapy may eradicate these cells that have spread, and they may never become evident. ...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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How common is breast cancer in men?

How common is breast cancer in men?

1% of all breast ca: Male breast cancer is rare and accounts for 1% of all breast cancers. Men can present with a breast lump just as women. The treatments are similar to that for women. ...Read more

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I'm 24 years can I get breast cancer?

I'm 24 years can I get breast cancer?

Yes you can.: Though uncommon, young women (and men) can develop breast cancer. It is more common with certain family histories of breast cancer, and there are genetic-related breast cancers. See your md for a breast exam, and ask how to do them yourself. Do once a month a week after your period. If you have a lump now, have it checked out. Many benign lumps exist, but you don't want to miss an early cancer! ...Read more

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Can a14 year old her breast cancer?

Can a14 year old her breast cancer?

Yes but it's rare: Breast cancer can affect women at any age although is's rare for a 14 yeay old. About 7% of women with breast cancer are under 40 years old. The youngest person documented was about 3 years old. There are certain conditions that places a woman at high risk eg personal hisrory, strong family history (mother, sister etc), brca1/brca2 mutation etc. If you have a breast mass you should see your doctor ...Read more

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Could a guy still get breast cancer?

Could a guy still get breast cancer?

Yes: Maybe 2000 men get breast cancer each year, almost always as a lump on the nipple. We're catching it earlier nowadays but still around 400 men die of it yearly. ...Read more

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How common is breast cancer in male?

How common is breast cancer in male?

Rare.: But it has worse prognosis than female breast cancer, stage for stage. ...Read more

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How are men tested for breast cancer?

How are men tested for breast cancer?

Same as women.: When a new breast lump is found in either a man or woman, a biopsy is necessary to determine if a cancer is present. Men at high risk for breast cancer can also have mammograms to screen for cancer. ...Read more

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Does breast cancer decrease appetite?

Does breast cancer decrease appetite?

No: Not unless it is a chemotherapy side effect or someone is in the most advanced stages. Most patients with breast cancer have no symptoms - they have a mass in the breast that is felt or seen on imaging (mammography, etc.). ...Read more

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Can younger people get breast cancer?

Can younger people get breast cancer?

Yes: But it 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

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Who is most at risk for breast cancer?

See full answer: Brca gene mutation, family history, esp. A first-degree relative (mother, father or sister), early age at first period, late menopause, no children or children after age 30, obesity, high-fat diet. However it is very important to realize that there is no guaranteed method of prevention, and 75% of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients have no family history of breast cancer - everyone is at risk. ...Read more

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If breast cancer came back what to do?

If breast cancer came back what to do?

Depends....: ...on many factors but first, you must not despair. Therapy for breast cancer is quite effective in many circumstances. I suggest you get yourself a good oncologist who works in a multidisciplinary setting and preferably has access to clinical trials. Not sure how that works in Argentina but your family doc should be able to help. Saludos y mucha suerte. ...Read more

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When is breast cancer awareness month?

When is breast cancer awareness month?

October: October is the Breast cancer awareness month. Just remember every woman should make every month a breast cancer awareness month for herself and her loved ones. ...Read more

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At what age can you get breast cancer?

Risk increases w age: There is unfortunately no lower age cut off for breast cancer. It can occur in the very young as well as in the mature and elderly. Typically the risk increases with age and screening for breast cancer for women of average risk begins at age 40. In my 23 yrs of practice, my youngest patient was 19 and oldest 92, but I have colleagues who have seen it even younger than that. ...Read more

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How likely is man to get breast cancer?

How likely is man to get breast cancer?

Uncommon: Male breast cancer is much more rare than in women. The chance is listed on a cancer site as 0.1% lifetime risk in men, and only account for 1% of all breast cancers. ...Read more

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What does breast cancer do to the body?

What does breast cancer do to the body?

Hopefully Nothing: What makes a tumor malignant is the potential to break away from its organ of origin and take up residence in another one;when evident, we call this metastases. We can correlate the probability of cancer cells being "elsewhere" with its stage. Based on the stage & the unique molecular features of the tumor, we may recommend chemotherapy to kill cells that may have gone to other organs. ...Read more

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How can breast cancer affect the body?

How can breast cancer affect the body?

Varies widely: Depends on the stage at time of diagnosis. Early stage cancer could have little affect, and advanced later stages can reduce a woman;s life expectancy. Later stage disease can spread and damage other organs if untreated. ...Read more

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How and where does breast cancer spread?

How and where does breast cancer spread?

Lymphatics and blood: Breast cancer can advance locally in the breast, to the skin and to the chest wall. It can spread regionally through the lymphatic channels to the lymph glands in the axilla (armpit), below and avove the collar bone and to the side of the neck. It can spread through the blood stream to distant organs such as bones, liver, lung, brain and othe organs. This is called distant metastasis. ...Read more

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How do I check myself for breast cancer?

How do I check myself for breast cancer?

Several ways: Breast self examination is the best way for a woman to check herself for breast cancer. The komen foundation may have resources on line that you can tap into to get information on how to perform the examination. ...Read more

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What do the stages of breast cancer mean?

Size/location: Stages depend on the size of the tumor and whether or not the cancer cells have traveled outside of the breast. You can find more detailed information here
http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/breast/patient/page2. ...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