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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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Large painful lump near nipple. Waiting for mammogram. Night sweats, fever for 10 days. What are the chances this Is breast cancer. Can't sleep?

Large painful lump near nipple. Waiting for mammogram. Night sweats, fever for 10 days. What are the chances this Is breast cancer. Can't sleep?

Breast abscess?: If you are breastfeeding, it maybe a breast abscess. Symptoms include painful local swelling + breast lump, redness & tenderness of the breast. In non-lactating women subareolar breast abscess may develop representing an infected lump just under the areola. Inflammatory breast cancer is much less likely, but you should definitely get an ultrasound and possibly a mammogram (if not breastfeeding). Read more

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2 of my aunts and grandma had breast cancer it is familial. Now iam so depressed I can't sleep as iam sure that me and mom will have cancer in future?

2 of my aunts and grandma had breast cancer it is familial. Now iam so depressed I can't sleep as iam sure that me and mom will have cancer in future?

Great input from: Dr Rao. Rather than determing on your own that you will develop breast cancer I would also encourage genetic testing. Once you determine your actual risks- you can then decide how to approach this. Be well. Read more

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I'm a breast cancer survivor for 3 yrs. My question is every how many months will I have my X-ray, and breast and whole abdomen ultrasound?

I'm a breast cancer survivor for 3 yrs. My question is every how many months will I have my X-ray, and breast and whole abdomen ultrasound?

The protocol: Is different with the different typesnof breast cancer, the tumor size, lymph node involvement, presence of metastases, etc. Consult your surgeon. Read more

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Sleep aids and stage IV breast cancer, can they affect each other?

Sleep aids and stage IV breast cancer, can they affect each other?

Hmmm: Usually not. If you have stage IV breast cancer and can't sleep, then it ok to take sleep aid to help you sleep and rest. Just touch base with your cancer doc. He or she can help you rest better. Good luck to you. Read more

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Can you get breast cancer from sleeping with a bra?

Can you get breast cancer from sleeping with a bra?

No: If wearing a bra is felt to induce problems because of trauma to the breast, cancer is never caused by trauma. Occasionally trauma has brought attention to the presence of a tumor. Cancer is a 3 stage event and usually induced over a period of time, initially by a virus, followed by a carcinogen or possible separate virus such as EBV which doesn't induce Ca but enhances telomerase. Read more

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Can a women get breast cancer by wearing a bra while sleeping?

Can a women get breast cancer by wearing a bra while sleeping?

No: This claim, which has frightened millions of women, is a fabrication by a single anti-bra militant who unfortunately knows how to create internet hoaxes. The world is full of crackpots. Don't worry. Read more

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What is the best med. For insomnia. On arimidex (anastrozole) for breast cancer and can't sleep.?

What is the best med. For insomnia. On arimidex (anastrozole) for breast cancer and can't sleep.?

Sleep hygiene: Avoid coffee after 12noon, excercise daily, avoid day time naps, try lighted rooms during the day or outdoors, sleep in rooms that have no lights. Get up if after 30 minutes you can not sleep. If all that fell medications like Melatonin has less side effects. Other meds include Trazdone, Ambien (zolpidem) Read more

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Do CT scans of the chest/ abdomen in teen males cause breast cancer?

Do CT scans of the chest/ abdomen in teen males cause breast cancer?

Dose dependent: The risk of cancer is related to the degree of radiation exposure. The dose from diagnostic ct scans is not insignificant, but keep in mind that you would have to have several to increase your risk even slightly. A recent study showed that ct scans in children can increase the risk of cancer (brain and leukemia), but the overall effect is small, translating into one additional cancer among 10000. Read more

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Can a woman get breast cancer from. Sleeping with her bra on?

Can a woman get breast cancer from. Sleeping with her bra on?

NO: It doesn't matter how she sleeps, with or without bra, clothing, etc. Breast cancer is not caused by contact. Read more

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Is it true that if you wear a bra while you are sleeping it will cause breast cancer?

Is it true that if you wear a bra while you are sleeping it will cause breast cancer?

No: There are no studies that suggest wearing a bra to bed is assoc with increased risk of breast cancer. Read more

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Is always sleeping with face down can cause breast cancer?

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Is always sleeping with face down can cause breast cancer?

Never heard, but...: Where and how did you get or hear this concern for this question? Based on my 46-year study and practice in medicine, I have never heard or read about your concern on Face-down sleep may cause beast cancer. Physiologically, positioning in sleep should not alter the arrangement of chromosome of any cells inside the body. Hence, the answer to this Q is no; don't worry but stress healthy lifestyle... Read more

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My sister in law has just gone through chemo and radiation for breast cancer is not sleeping at all can she take Adco-Zolpidem-hemitartrate?

My sister in law has just gone through chemo and radiation for breast cancer is not sleeping at all can she take Adco-Zolpidem-hemitartrate?

Treating physician: That question is best asked of her treating physician or the one who is responsible for managing her chemo/radiation treatments. I don't see why not but then, again I'm not an oncologist. 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


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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