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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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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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Which women are more vulnerable to cancers- breast,cervical,ovarian,uterine cancers?

Which women are more vulnerable to cancers- breast,cervical,ovarian,uterine cancers?

One in 3 women: Cancer is a common disease affecting one in three women during their life. That said, there is ample opportunity to prevent cancer with a healthy life style, regular medical check up and following early detection guidelines by following the screening tests which your gynecologist can offer.Breast self examination is recommended once every month, so that you will be aware of your normal breasts. ...Read more

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Who is most at risk for breast cancer?

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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Are infection rates for chlamydia similar for men and women?

Are infection rates for chlamydia similar for men and women?

More women diagnosed: Women 24 and younger, as well as women with risk factors for a sexually transmitted infection (such as new/multiple sexual partners, unprotected sex) should be routinely screened for chlamydia infection. There is no screening recommendation for men. Because of this routine screening of women, more women are diagnosed with chlamydia infection than men. This may not reflect the true incidence rates. ...Read more

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How many women a year are diagnosed with breast cancer?

How many women a year are diagnosed with breast cancer?

One site: On the internet describes over 230, 000 cases of invasive breast cancer and over 57, 000 cases of non-invasive breast cancer in women in the us in 2011. ...Read more

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Are infection rates for syphilis similar for men and women?

Are infection rates for syphilis similar for men and women?

Equal opportunity: The infection frequency of this shared disease depends on the sexual habits of the infected individual. Overall, the germ is passed easily to either sex. ...Read more

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Are infection rates for genital warts similar for men and women?

Are infection rates for genital warts similar for men and women?

Yes: It amy be more difficult to eradicate warts in women although prescription cream is more effective in women for external warts. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for ovarian cancer?

Who is at risk for ovarian cancer?

Increased risk...: ...is associated with increased age, women with a family history of ovarian or breast cancer, women with the genetic BRCA modifications, and certain ethnicities. These groups have a higher risk than the overall lifetime risk for women in the US of 1.6%. ...Read more

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Who are the people at risk for breast cancer?

Who are the people at risk for breast cancer?

Every woman.: Considering the fact that 1 in 8 us women will get breast ca in their lifetime, no woman should think they are immune. Certainly, women with first-degree relatives with breast ca may be at increased risk. Breast ca is also associated with women who have had elevated unopposed estrogen levels, ie, early menarche, late menopause, no prior children, long history of birth control pills/hormone rep. ...Read more

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Does anastrozole tablets for breast cancer also treat bone cancer in women with metastases?

Does anastrozole tablets for breast cancer also treat bone cancer in women with metastases?

Sort Of: We define cancers by their organ of origin. Therefore, by strict definition, bone cancer originates from bone cells; Anastrozole won't help these rare cancers. More commonly, cancers can spread to bones--we call this bone metastasis. Breast cancer can spread to bones; anastrazole can prevent the spread of certain breast cancers. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Endometrial adenocarcinoma for 78 aged women is radiotherapy enough?

Endometrial adenocarcinoma for 78 aged women is radiotherapy enough?

Depends - stage: Depends on histologic type & stage, but many 78 yr olds with early stage disease can be cured with surgery (hysterectomy) alone or surgery followed by radiotherapy (pelvic &/or vaginal). ...Read more

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Why do fewer men get testiculur and breast cancer than women get breast cancer?

Why do fewer men get testiculur and breast cancer than women get breast cancer?

Not totally correct: There are cancers that will obviously happen in one gender because the other does not have that particular organ (prostate, testicles, uterus, ovary, etc). Breast is more common in women probably because they have much more breast tissue and the right hormonal environment for it. Many other cancers are more common in men. Cancer is not mysoginistic. ...Read more

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Why is breast cancer more common in menopausal women?

Why is breast cancer more common in menopausal women?

Great Question!: ...Unfortunately, not so great answer. We know that breast cancer incidence increases with age but we don't know why. We believe that cancer occurs when a cell is unable to correct a defect in its dna--perhaps this ability is diminished as we age, or the long-term effects of the "toxins" that contribute to breast cancer development are cumulative in nature. ...Read more

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Who is most at risk for pancreatic cancer?

Who is most at risk for pancreatic cancer?

Cancer: I don't think any doctor can predict who will or won't get pancreatic cancer. I presume a family member or close friend has this. I have never heard or seen that it is contagious. ...Read more

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Detecting breast cancer appropriate to have thermography for women vs mammogram?

Detecting breast cancer appropriate to have thermography for women vs mammogram?

The use of: mammography as a screening test has been validated by many years of outcomes data. Thermography, not so much. ...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