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Chances Of Developing Breast Cancer Ovarian Same Time
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
Yes: There are two ways this can happen: 1. She had breast cancer with "drop metastases", meaning spread of breast cancer to the ovaries. This can happen with breast cancers that have the estrogen receptor. 2. She had both breast and ovarian cancer at the same time, mostly likely associated with a brca mutation. With this history, you may benefit from genetic counseling and/or testing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Breast size doesn't affect risk for breast cancer. It is important to perform monthly breast self exam and be familiar with your own breasts. If you have larger and dense breasts, it can be more difficult to feel an abnormality but once you know your own breasts, it can be easier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress: Stress is a negative immunomodulator meaning it decreases the effectiveness of the immune system which slows healing and immune response among other things. There are some who believe it can contribute to worse outcomes in any disease and maybe increase the risk of disease. You will be healthier overall if you learn stress reduction techniques [yoga, meditation, etc]. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly increased: I assume by nshl you mean nodular sclerosing hodgkins lymphoma. Your risk of breast cancer is higher than normal if you received radiation therapy to your mediastinum (chest) as part of treatment. The younger you are and the higher the radiation dose, the higher your risk. Breast MRI is recommended for breast cancer screening in women who have received mediastinal radiation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 in a 1000: Breast cancer remains very rare in men; only 1% of cases occur in men. All else being equal, men present with more advanced disease due to the lack of awareness of breast cancer and the absence of any screening studies such as mammograms. Matched stage for stage, survival is the same for men or women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does having breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancer in family history increase one's risk of endometriosis?
Endo: Having family history of ovarian, colon and uterine cancer specially if these are first degree relatives will put you at risk for cancer not for endometriosis. I would recommend that you talk to your doctor and ask about a brca genetic testing to see if you are a carrier of the gene associated with these types of cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not a disease: Fibrocystic changes refer to a spectrum of benign variations seen within breast tissue. It is not a "disease" and in and itself does not significantly impact risk (breast density and nodularity may impact the ability and siensitivity of screening however and mammographic density has been identified as a risk marker). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncertain, but low: It's a great question that will remain open until the 'magic bullet' appears; but no good quality evidence exists to clearly support an association. I tell my patients that if an increased risk does exist, it's clearly very small and hard to prove. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: But it is only one of the minor risk factors considered in the gail risk model for breast cancer. Family history, genetics, age at first menstrual cycle, age at first live childbirth, etc. And pregnancy itself is not the issue, it is having a child born and breast feeding the child to reduce your breast cancer risks. ...Read more
Risk factors: This is a difficult question to answer in a general fashion. Knowing the specifics of the first breast cancer like stage and treatment are important. Also risk factors like family history and brca status play a role. I recommend you contact your oncologist or surgeon and possibly a genetic cancer to review your individual risk and get a personalized answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can breast implants increase the chances of having breast cancer? My gma had breast cancer so its kinda in the family..
No: Breast implants don't increase your risk for developing breast cancer, but they do make it more difficult to feel a breast lump. They also might make it harder to see an abnormality on mammogram. A breast MRI might be necessary for you, but the radiologist who reads your mammograms will let you know. And you should still do self breast exams! ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Probably not: Although, smoking increase the risk of many types of cancer, cervical cancer has been shown to be caused almost exclusively by hpv (human papilloma virus) that smoking has nothing to do with. Endometriosis is a disorder of uterine endometrium and that has nothing to do with the cervix either. ...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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