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Sleeping On The Stomach And Breast Cancer
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
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
Less cycles.: Early menopause, late menarche and first full term pregnancy by age 18 lower the risk of breast cancer. This is apparently done because the number of menstrual cycles is lowered over a woman's life by these factors. This lowers a woman's exposure to endogenous hormones, like estrogen. ...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
No: Taking the uterus out would not affect your risk of breast cancer but if you are premenopausal taking the ovaries out would lower your risk. This of course also has drawbacks(sudden menopause and all it's associated symptoms: hotflashes, mood changes, bone thinning). I would only recommend this if there is a genetic predisposition for breast or ovarian cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thinking of getting on birth control, but read it might increase the risk of cancer. History of breast cancer in family, what should I do, what's safe?
Risks worth it: The oral contraceptive pill greatly decreases your risk for ovarian cancer, and it is not a risk factor for breast cancer (it may perhaps protect). There are non-cancer risks but your physician can help you weigh these depending on your other life factors. I trust you are not a smoker. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a way to regulate your period without the pill? Does the pill increase ur chances of breast cancer or any other cancer (it runs in my family)
Mostly not: most GYN doctor use BCP to regulate your period so far there is no concrete evidence of breast cancer and BCP some study suggest that hormone replacement might increase the chance in some women strong family history of breast cancer would indicate to have a genetic testing to make sure you do not have the gene that caused breast cancer either way need to see a doctor BREAST SPECIALIST,.GYN ONCO ...Read more
Breast cancer runs on my fathers side of the family what are my chances of getting breast cancer?
What are the statistics for women in the us that are killed by breast cancer? My great aunt had breast cancer and it made me think about the possibilities of my or any of my potential children getting breast cancer. It's frightening.
I want to ask that i had multiple ovoid lesions in both breasts does it increases the risk of breast cancer?
Probably Not: Although the description "multiple ovoid lesions" is not clear to me, their presence in both breasts, as well as your age, is a good sign. These could be cysts or fibrocystic changes. Please see your health care provider and possibly have an ultrasound of both breasts for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi have fibrodenoma in my both breast due to it their is lot of pain and size increase of my breast it is uncomfortable ?
You should consult: an Oncologist who is specialised in breast Diseases. These are Hormone related changes, so it can often be helped with the use of Hormones like Tamoxifen provided you do not get pregnant while taking it. There are other hormones also which a gynecologist could prescribe for you.So go see one of each specialist and seek opinion. ...Read more
It doesn't! : This is a myth that has been perpetuated for political reasons. It is not true. World experts have studied this question and they all agree: there is no increased risk of breast cancer in women who have had an induced or spontaneous abortion. To read more, check out this link: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/causes/ere/workshop-report. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I have stage 4 melanoma, does that increase my chances of getting breast cancer or another form of cancer?
Not all that signifi: It does not increase the risk. So i would ask you not to worry any more than you already are if you have stage 4 melanoma. I hope you are not confusing it with level-4 melanoma which means non- metastatic melanoma(curable) as opposed to metastatic melanoma(stage-4) which is less commonly curable. ...Read more
Do breast implants increase the risk of cancer? My friend just got breast implants. Does having implants effect the chance that she could get breast cancer at some point in the future? Do implants make it easier or harder to detect any lumps?
No: Breast implant do not increase or decrease the risk of having breast cancer. Breast examination should be just like any other woman. When you get a mammography, you need to tell your technician that you have implants so they can have special views. Very little breast tissue may be masked with implants. Feeling lumps can actually be easier because the breast is pushed forward by the implant. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I'm a 2yr (TN) breast cancer survivor. Do the odds of having cancer again, same or different anywhere in the body increase as time goes on?
Congratulations: As a rule, the risk of recurrence of the cancer you had goes down with time. It varies a lot depending on the stage and receptor status and I'm afraid there's no magic number after which the risk is zero (I've seen it relapse more than 15 years after surgery). As to other cancers, the risk depends on the kind. Some cancers have shared risk factors, be it genetic or lifestyle, some others.... ...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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