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Can You Smoke Cigarettes After Breast Cancer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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