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Do I have to worry about breast cancer as 70yo male?

Do I have to worry about breast cancer as 70yo male?

No, but...: ...If you have a lump in your breast, you should be seen by a breast doctor. Breast cancer remains very rare in men, however, it is often diagnosed at an advanced stage due to most men not recognizing the significance of a breast lump. ...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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What is the recovery time for a 70 year old woman to recover from breast cancer?

What is the recovery time for a 70 year old woman to recover from breast cancer?

It depends: This is a very broad question. The recovery time means different things to different patients and doctors. If it is recovery time from an operation, then it takes about 4-6 weeks. But if it is more advanced cancer and chemotherapy is being used, it can take seevral months. So you have to ask your question to your oncologist and he/she can answer it more exactly. ...Read more

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Advice please? My 70 year old mom just got diagnosed with stage 1 level 3 breast cancer?

Advice please? My 70 year old mom just got diagnosed with stage 1 level 3 breast cancer?

Depends: It depends on the size, lymph node status, estrogen and Progesterone status and her 2 status. Also if she as any comorbidities. A lot of variables. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Do I have to worry about breast cancer if i'm only 23?

Do I have to worry about breast cancer if i'm only 23?

No: Dominique: breast cancer incidence increases the older a woman is and is very rare for women in their 20's. Unless you have a strong family history, i would not recommend any screening tests. However, any palpable lump in the breast or new symptom (nipple discharge, persistent pain, skin change, etc) should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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If i'm only 25 do I need to worry about breast cancer?

If i'm only 25 do I need to worry about breast cancer?

Maybe: If you have a strong family history of breast cancer, you may be at increased risk. Talk to your doctor regarding genetic counseling, specifically for the brca gene. If, however, you don't have such a history, self breast exams monthly until age 40, then self exams + mammograms yearly, should detect an early very unusual mass for your age. After menopause, risk of breast cancer is age related. ...Read more

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Masturbation with the breast because my wife likes doing this, but I worry about breast cancer?

Masturbation with the breast because my wife likes doing this, but I worry about breast cancer?

Don't worry: There is no proof that manipulation of the breast, wearing or not wearing bras, or use of deodorant has anything to do with developing breast cancer. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pain under my armpits down to the breasts..I hear if there is pain then I shouldn't worry about breast cancer so what could that be?

I am experiencing pain under my armpits down to the breasts..I hear if there is pain then I shouldn't worry about breast cancer so what could that be?

Pain: Several questions must be answered before diagnosis can be made [exam also necesssary]: what initiates the pain? What makes it better? Is it throbbing, constant, intermittent, stabbing? How intense on a scale of 1-10? How long does it last each time? How often occurring? Any lumps in armpits? Any back trouble? Is the skin normal? Age of the patient? Any health issues? Any medicines prescribed? ...Read more

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I have Squamous cell cancer on the top part of my left breast near the body attachment for the breast. Should I worry about breast cancer. 7 yrs now ?

I have Squamous cell cancer on the top part of my left breast near the body attachment for the breast. Should I worry about breast cancer. 7 yrs now ?

Squamous cell CA: Squamous cell cancer is a cancer that metastasizes. Ie it spreads. Of course get it taken care of. as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Why don't men get breast cancer?

Why don't men get breast cancer?

They do: Male breast cancer exists, but is only 1% of breast ca. Females develop breast tissue in response to hormones at levels that men don't achieve. If men take certain hormone medications, their breast tissue can grow. Breast cancer cells can be estrogen sensitive, so genetic males taking estrogen or with liver dz may be at increased risk. Brca gene can also increase risk, as in females. ...Read more

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Could male teenagers get breast cancer?

Could male teenagers get breast cancer?

Extremely unlikely: But not impossible. Show it to your doctor just to make sure. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have breast cancer, male?

How to tell if you have breast cancer, male?

Palpable lump: Breast cancer in men usually presents as a palpable lump. An ultrasound +/- needle biopsy can usually clarify the situation quickly. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of breast cancer in men?

What is the incidence of breast cancer in men?

1 in 1000: Breast cancer is 100 times more common in women than in men. A man's lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is about 1/10 of 1%, or one in 1, 000. Male breast cancer is a rare condition, accounting for only about 1% of all breast cancers. ...Read more

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What are the chances of men getting breast cancer?

What are the chances of men getting breast cancer?

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 more

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Are males automatically examined for breast cancer?

Are males automatically examined for breast cancer?

No : Breast cancer is uncommon in males and usually presents with a lump that the individual feels. If you feel a breast lump tell your doc - it may not be picked up on a routine physical. ...Read more

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Can a 17-year-old men get breast cancer?

Can a 17-year-old men get breast cancer?

No: Male breast cancer occurs, but it is not common and it practically never occurs under the age of 30. ...Read more

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Do high estrogen levels cause breast cancer in men?

Do high estrogen levels cause breast cancer in men?

IT'S A RISK FACTOR: Prolonged exposure to estrogen is a risk factor for breast cancer in men. Obesity, liver cirrhosis and high alcohol intake can lead to a high estrogen state. ...Read more

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Is breast cancer passed down in families even for men?

Is breast cancer passed down in families even for men?

Yes: While most cases of breast cancer are not related to heredity, those that are can be inherited from either parent. Furthermore, a man that harbors this genetic predisposition is at personal risk for breast cancer and can pass this risk to his children. If you have multiple family members with breast cancer, there is a simple blood (brca test) test to determine if you have inherited that risk. ...Read more

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Can men get mammograms and if not how do they know they have breast cancer?

Can men get mammograms and if not how do they know they have breast cancer?

Men can: get mammograms. A small percentage of breast cancers occur in men, so if a man has a breast lump, a mammogram and/or ultrasound may be indicated. ...Read more

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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