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Can You Smoke Cigarettes After Breast Cancer
10 days before the 40th birthday I could not move out of bed. Something was wrong with my back in the upper region toward my neck.....?
1)Herniated neck disc with: extrusion onto the spinal cord with radiculopathy 2)Presbyopia 3)R/O Dermatomyositis for knuckle bumps and rash on face/chest-Does sunlight make it worse? 4)Esophageal spasm from chronic GERD 5)Menopause You have multiple medical problems requiring a thorough work-up.Try calling your local Health Department,Red Cross, or County Medical Society about discounted clinics or Social Security Office about health benefits.I hope this is helpful.You also may contact a Health Tap doctor near your area about the above.All the best. ...Read more
The breast is both a male and female organ. However its main function is in the delivery of milk to the newborn. Breast cancer occurs 95% of the time in women and 5% of the time in men. It is treated the same regardless of which sex it appears in. It comes in two forms invasive and non-invasive; distinction is important as ...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
Yes: There are always risks from smoking and no one should start under any circumstance. There is probably no single factor in life (except possibly overeating) that is more directly related to adverse health than cigarette smoking. You have already had one common cancer, why increase your risk of a more common one? ...Read more
Method for dx: Depending on how one makes the dx of breast Ca the interval to dx varies. If one relies on mammo, a lesion can be detected as microCa . A bx at the time may indicate DCIS with no invasion . A mammo may dx a small stellate lesion growing for several months but is still not palpable. If one waits to bx the first palpable lesion at about 1-2cm. this lesion may have been growing for 1-2 yrs . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
VERY variable.: It is said that, on average, it takes 5 yrs for a breast cancer to become palpable. However, every cancer has it's own growth rate & generalizations like this are meaningless. The fact is that most women develop no symptoms until the cancer has grown quite large--cancer has a way of "flying under the radar". Best bet: yearly mammograms beginning at 40 to find the cancers before symptoms develop. ...Read more
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