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Chances of developing breast cancer ovarian same time?

Chances of developing breast cancer ovarian same time?

Uncommon: Unless you have a familial form of breast cancer (brca1) ovarian and breast cancer do not usually occur at the same time. Even in brca patients they do not typically occur simultaneously, although that is possible. ...Read more

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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Can my grandmother develop breast cancer and ovarian cancer at the exact same time?

Can my grandmother develop breast cancer and ovarian cancer at the exact same time?

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 more

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If you were diagnosed with breast cancer, what is the chance of you getting ovarian cancer?

If you were diagnosed with breast cancer, what is the chance of you getting ovarian cancer?

5%: Women with a personal history of breast cancer have a 3-fold increased risk of ovarian cancer. This association is even higher in women with a brca mutation, who may have a15-45% risk of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you were diagnosed with breast cancer, is the chance of you getting ovarian cancer high?

I'm just wondering, if you were diagnosed with breast cancer, is the chance of you getting ovarian cancer high?

Maybe: There are rare genetic syndromes that increase your chances of getting both breast and ovarian cancers (the best known are mutations in the brca genes). However, these mutations account for only about 10% of the cases of breast or ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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My nana & my great aunt had breast cancer and another great aunt had ovarian cancer. What are the chances of me getting cancer in my life?

My nana & my great aunt had breast cancer and another great aunt had ovarian cancer. What are the chances of me getting cancer in my life?

Here are some...: Sorry to hear your family history of breast and ovarian cancers, which suggests the trend of inheritance that could not be altered; so, do something-healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession-that is within our control, and stop waste time to worry about those beyond what we can do. For detail, read article in http://formefirst. Com/MustReadNotes. Html & others in the selected category. ...Read more

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Pls answer grandfather&dad (only child) no cancer grandfather sister 76died ovarian his niece breast cancer 39 fine 30 yrs later >chance genetic?

Pls answer grandfather&dad (only child) no cancer grandfather sister 76died ovarian his niece breast cancer 39 fine 30 yrs later >chance genetic?

Rare: Genetic linkage in cancers are uncommon but they do exist. To better answer the question you should find a medical geneticist. They are often found affiliated with medical schools or childrens hospitals. They can review a multigenerational family tree & share with you current methods to explore the possibility. Some have detectable gene markers that can be found or excluded. ...Read more

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What are the chances that this is breast cancer? I am young but have a very full family history of cancer on both sides of my family, skin cancer breast cancer lung cancer ovarian cancer the list continues, recently I noticed a lump on my left breast and

What are the chances that this is breast cancer? I am young but have a very full family history of cancer on both sides of my family, skin cancer breast cancer lung cancer ovarian cancer the list continues, recently I noticed a lump on my left breast and

Hello,: Hello, it is difficult to answer this question specifically for you without being able to see the images. In general, a radiologist, a physician that looks at medical images, will assess the shape, size, margins and density of a mass to determine the chance that it might be cancer. The radiologist may use mammograms and ultrasound images to gather this information. Radiologists will recommend a biopsy for any abnormality that has a chance of being cancer that is 2% or more. "pointy edges" will raise the chance to greater than 2%. Therefore, I would follow the recommendation for biopsy.

The chance that this particular finding is cancer also depends on your age, personal history and family history. From your story I think that the most important factor is the family history. Having breast and ovarian cancer in your family will raise your personal risk. The risk is highest if it was a first-degree relative (sister or mother) that had breast or ovarian cancer. If it was grandmother or distant cousin, the risk for you is not as high. If it was mother or sister or both, this might be a sign that your family has a gene that raises the risk of some kinds of cancer. If so, I would recommend that you all talk to a medical provider that performs genetic counseling. This can help you decide if you want to make a special effort to reduce your risk or start special screening tests to help detect cancer early if it happens.

I see that you posted this question 28 days ago. I see that the biopsy likely has already happened and that you have the result. I hope that it was benign. If not, then I hope that you know that we have great treatments for breast cancer and most women are survivors. I will be thinking about you and hoping for the best. ...Read more

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29yo. Pat grndmthr diagnosis Breast Cancer@24yo. Ovarian cx@age 34& took her@68yo. Inherent odds? +Ive virtually zero chest, size <34A-change my odds?

29yo. Pat grndmthr diagnosis Breast Cancer@24yo. Ovarian cx@age 34& took her@68yo. Inherent odds? +Ive virtually zero chest, size <34A-change my odds?

Hereditary CA: With grandma having both cancers at a young age, and both ca being the ones linked to a gene you should talk to your doctor about testing and what you would do differently if positive. Also see if you can get more family history data. That would help a lot. Size of your breasts won't really matter. Gather info, calculate risks, and stay on top of screening. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer and breast cancer be hereditary?

Can ovarian cancer and breast cancer be hereditary?

Yes, of course: This is one of the classic hereditary cancer syndromes.

Sorry, I don't have enough characters to be allowed to give you a full asnwer here, but
quoting wikipedia:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/hereditary_breast%e2%80%93ovarian_cancer_syndrome. ...Read more

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Correlation between breast cancer and ovarian cancer?

Correlation between breast cancer and ovarian cancer?

SMALL: In 90% of cases there is no correlation. In 10% of cases it may be associated with the hereditary breast ovarian syndrome in which brca 1 & brca 2 mutations are responsable for the increase risk and development of these cancers. ...Read more

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Can there be a link between breast cancer and ovarian cancer?

Yes, there can be: There are some genetic blood tests brca type. So far, there is brca I and brca 2. This doesn't mean you can't have an inherited form of breast ca and ovarian ca---as of now not yet discovered, and no blood test to determine a patient's risk. A woman can have breast and ovarian cancer and have negative genetic tests----we don't have all the answers yet. ...Read more

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In what ways are breast cancer and ovarian cancer associated with each other?

In what ways are breast cancer and ovarian cancer associated with each other?

The finding of: The genetic mutation brca 1& 2 link them molecularly, such that risk exceeds 80% and warrant oophorectomy before cancer dx. Since many breast cancers are fueled by estrogen, oophorectomy may diminish overt breast cancer. ...Read more

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What is my likelihood of developing cancer at some point in life; my nan had breast cancer and her sister had ovarian cancer?

What is my likelihood of developing cancer at some point in life; my nan had breast cancer and her sister had ovarian cancer?

Difficult: There most likely is a higher risk. But main risk factor is your mother and any sisters with breast or ovarian cancer? The best thing you can do is meet with a genetic counselor, however, may not be needed at your age. In addition, any other cancers in the family? Self breast exam important! Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is this a relation between ovarian stimulation and breast cancer? As I have history of breast cancer in my family and I have to take stimulaters

Is this a relation between ovarian stimulation and breast cancer? As I have history of breast cancer in my family and I have to take stimulaters

Yes: There is a relationship between hormone replacement therapy and breast cancer. Many of the breast cancers that are found are stimulated by estrogen and progesterone. You should make your primary doctor aware of your family history and ask if there are any other options regarding the stimulaters. ...Read more

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If breast cancer runs in your family are you more prone to ovarian cancer?

If breast cancer runs in your family are you more prone to ovarian cancer?

Yes, if gene present: There is a specific gene that can be tested to see if you have a susceptibility to breast, ovarian or colon cancer. ...Read more

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Could you get ovarian cancer if you don't have family history and you never had breast cancer early.?

Could you get ovarian cancer if you don't have family history and you never had breast cancer early.?

Hereditary cancers: Only 10-15% of ovarian cancers are hereditary (passed through a family). So, most cases of ovarian cancer happen in women with no family history or personal history. ...Read more

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1 great aunt breast cancer@ 71 no other history most women had hysterectomy so don't know if ovarian cancer is issue should I get brac tested?

1 great aunt breast cancer@ 71 no other history most women had hysterectomy so don't know if ovarian cancer is issue should I get brac tested?

Personal decision: Your history is not a high risk one. You can ask to have genetic counseling with your breast center to see if your are a good candidate for brca gene testing. You can ask your doctor to run it but unfortunately it is pretty expensive. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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A friend was told to freeze her ovaries or ovarian tissue before her chemotherapy (for breast cancer), is this a common practice or still experimental?

Great option: This is a great option for women interested in having children. Your oncologist should send you to a infertility specialist who can work with your oncology team. Care can be coordinated so that treatment can begin while eggs are harvested. ...Read more

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History of early stage breast cancer have septated ovarian cyst?

History of early stage breast cancer have septated ovarian cyst?

Need more details: I highly recommend you consult your oncology team and get evaluated by a gynecology oncologist. Since you are <50, it makes me concerned about a brca mutations (if you have not been tested, then get tested!). Ovarian cancer and breast cancer can be related, especially if brca is positive. If you have a estrogen positive tumor, then stopping the ovaries from making hormone may be beneficial. ...Read more

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Ways to reduce my risk of developing breast cancer? (family history of breast/ovarian cancer)

Ways to reduce my risk of developing breast cancer? (family history of breast/ovarian cancer)

Genetic testing: Probably the best way is for someone in your family get the brac/brca test to see if your family carriers the gene for breast and ovarian cancer. A low fat diet and not smoking are important for non genetic breast cancer. Regular self exams are important too. ...Read more

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Does getting your first period at an age lower than 13 actually increase your risk of ovarian/cervical/breast cancer?

Does getting your first period at an age lower than 13 actually increase your risk of ovarian/cervical/breast cancer?

Minimal effect: Statistically speaking it may slightly increase the risk of breast cancer and Ovarian cancer. But in an individual person it makes no big difference, so I would not worry about it as there is a long life to make amends and live by a healthy lifestyle and overcome any such risks. If you eat healthy and exercise daily, the risk of cancer goes down considerably! ...Read more

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Is mucinous breast cancer linked to ovarian cancer? Had mucinous b.C. In 2006. Need hysterectomy due to fibroid but don't want to give up ovaries.

Is mucinous breast cancer linked to ovarian cancer? Had mucinous b.C. In 2006. Need hysterectomy due to fibroid but don't want to give up ovaries.

Hyst? /oophorectomy: At 49 years old, you have very little use for your ovaries. If you are going to have a hysterectomy done anyway for the bleeding from your fibroids, you should seriously considering removing the fallopian tubes and the ovaries as well. They are sites for future disease. ...Read more

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My bio mother had breast cancer at a young age, and my bio grandmother had ovarian cancer. Both passed from it. Prophylactic mastectomy an option?

My bio mother had breast cancer at a young age, and my bio grandmother had ovarian cancer. Both passed from it. Prophylactic mastectomy an option?

Depends: If you are 18 years old, that is a very early age to be considering mastectomy surgery. It would be best to see your family doctor and get a referral to a genetic counselor for consideration of brca testing to see what your risks are. You may or may not have a higher risk of breast and/or ovarian cancers. Be checked first before considering the worst. ...Read more

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Is it true HRT causes breast cancer, and uterine? How long shld I stay on it? Cancer runs on my side espec. Breast cancer, my mom. Aunt ovarian cancer

Is it true HRT causes breast cancer, and uterine? How long shld I stay on it? Cancer runs on my side espec. Breast cancer, my mom. Aunt ovarian cancer

See below: Certain hormones, especially longer use of estrogens, can increase a person's risk of breast cancer. Estrogen is listed as a known carcinogen on the fda web site & there is a class action lawsuit ongoing against premarin (conjugated estrogens). See site: http://m.Cancer. Org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/generalinformationaboutcarcinogens/known-and-probable-human-carcinogens. ...Read more

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What could replace tamoxiphen in second 5 years after breast cancer? Tamoxiphen caused me ovarian cyst and uterus thickening. Thanks

What could replace tamoxiphen in second 5 years after breast cancer? Tamoxiphen caused me ovarian cyst and uterus thickening. Thanks

Letrozole: Tamoxifen for 5 years followed by Letrozole would be an option. However, technically you are still premenopausal so not an option. Another treatment which is controversial is to have your ovaries removes. There is data on 10 years of tamoxifen now but you may not want to do this. The other option would be observation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Mother diagnosis with breast cancer at 54, maternal grandmother diagnosis with pancreatic ca at 69. Dr's won't do brca test because there is no other breast/ovarian ca in my family. What do I do? I'm so worried.

Screening: You should have clinical breast exams starting now, and then at age 40 start with yearly mammograms. It is possible to pay for the brca testing out of pocket if this is truly your desire, because would likely not be covered by insurance. ...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