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Does reliv slow the growth of breast cancer?

Does reliv slow the growth of breast cancer?

Unknown: Reliv is a nutritional product that is not regulated by the fda. No studies have been published showing that reliv slows the growth of breast cancer. One study has been published showing reliv helps with radiation-related fatigue in cancer patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Breast cancer results when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. The growth occurs initially inside the ducts but eventually breaks outside into the breast tissue and ultimately spreads both to the lymph nodes in the armpit and via the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Because of the promoting affect of estrogen almost all breast cancer occurs in women and is a rarity in men. The unregulated growth is due to both inherited and acquired genetic defects. It is the most common malignancy in women but it 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


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Are there any foods that will slow the growth of breast cancer?

Are there any foods that will slow the growth of breast cancer?

Probably Not: While there is no special diet to slow the growth of breast cancer, it is important for you to eat a healthy diet and maintain a health body weight. Also if you have had surgery it is important to increase your protein intake to heal the surgical wounds. ...Read more

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Can tamoxifen stop the growth of breast cancer?

Can tamoxifen stop the growth of breast cancer?

Sometimes,: Depending on type of cancer, especially hormone receptor status. But it really depends on specific circumstances whether this drug, or any drug, is appropriate drug for you. So you need to ask your doctor for specific advice. ...Read more

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If breast cancer reccurs after having had a masectomy, will the new growth be benign?

Will be malignant.: By definition, a recurrence of breast cancer is malignant and potentially serious. Recurrence can be localized to the breast or chest wall and could potentially be treated by surgical resection or radiation @/or chemotherapy or hormonal therapy. Spread to other organs is more serious and is usually beyond surgical control so chemo or hormonal therapy is used. ...Read more

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My wife had a growth in her breast when she was a teenager, it was removed. What's the chance she can have a breast cancer pls?

My wife had a growth in her breast when she was a teenager, it was removed. What's the chance she can have a breast cancer pls?

Same as other woman: Most likely she had fibroadenoma a benign tumor was removed. If she has no genetic mutations like braca i & ii , her 2 or family history nothing to worry. She has same chance as any woman she needs regular self examinations check ups by her doctor and mammography every year and don't worry. ...Read more

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Finished breast cancer chemo 1 yr ago. Hair grew back at an expected rate at first. Now, I have had no hair growth for over 4 months. A concern?

Finished breast cancer chemo 1 yr ago.  Hair grew back at an expected rate at first.  Now, I have had no hair growth for over 4 months.  A concern?

No, not really!: It has no specific meaning. I would give it some more time as the breast cancer does not affect hair growth. It is only chemotherapy and sometimes hormonal therapy which could slow down the hair growth. Ask your oncologist to give you some reasonable explanation as to why you might have this problem. ...Read more

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How can angiogenesis and invasion influence tumor growth and metastasis in a patient with breast cancer?

How can angiogenesis and invasion influence tumor growth and metastasis in a patient with breast cancer?

The general concept: The general concept behind angiogenesis promoting cancer metastasis growth is that cancer cells / tumors use more nutrients and therefore need more blood flow than usual to grow to a large size, and that if we can inhibit this new vessel growth stimulated by tumors, we can limit the growth of the tumor. ...Read more

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My mother has metastasis breast cancer along with ulcerated growth in the breasts. What is the survival rate?

My mother has metastasis breast cancer along with ulcerated growth in the breasts. What is the survival rate?

Need more info.: I am sorry to hear about your mother's diagnosis. This is hard to answer without knowing the specific biology of your mom's cancer and which organs are involved. Nowadays, we consider stage IV breast ca like a chronic illness; one we cannot cure, but we can often manage and control. If your mother consents, it would be best to pose this question to her cancer doctors. ...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


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Breast carcinoma is a type of cancer where this uncontrolled growth of breast cells. Symptoms can include breast lumps, pain, and weight ...Read more