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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
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
Having trouble sleeping. I am taking Arimedex in the morning for breast cancer.. Would it be better to take at night?
Certainly: Worth a try. If no better check with your MD ...Read more
Stage 1 breast cancer, no lymph node involvement. Oncodx score 2. On arimedex and can't sleep. Do I really need the arimedex?? Had double mastectom
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
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?
Not true: Sleeping with a bra on will not cause breast cancer. ...Read more
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
No: This is not a cause of breast cancer. ...Read more
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
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
Sleep with electric blanket in all night. Can this cause any cancers, specifically breast cancer? Any? Blanket bought in the last few years, not old.
Elec/blanket: An electric blanket will not be set at even body temperature, so the warmth from the blanket is not as high as body temperature, and consequently will not contribute to cancer, specifically breast cancer. The use of the blanket certainly does not serve to protect against cancer, however. ...Read more
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
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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No: There are no studies that suggest wearing a bra to bed is assoc with increased risk of breast cancer. ...Read more
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
Can sleeping with electric blanket on throughout the night cause childhood leukemia, breast cancer, or other cancers?
No: Interesting question, but no evidence that heat influences the origin of these disorders. ...Read more
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
Recent breast cancer survivor, 2mths ago red marks on abdomen, growing very quickly, odd shaped lumps. Lipomas as fam dr says or possible cancer?
Biopsy: Congratulations on being a breast cancer survivor. Let's keep you that way. See your surgeon to consider biopsy/removal of the abdominal lumps. ...Read more
Usually not: Gi symptoms during breast cancer radiotherapy are uncommon but not unheard of, especially for right-sided cancers where some of the liver may be in the lower part of the field. Ask your radiation doctor to see how much liver is being irradiated and if it can be minimized. More often this problem is related to chemo or hormonal treatment or a diet supplement. ...Read more
Not true: This screwy claim was made up with no basis by a single anti-brassiere militant in the 1990s. Ignore it. ...Read more
Depends on what you: It is hard to know what you mean. If you mean hereditary, they typically are not except about 5 to 10% of the time there is cancer of the same type in one of the first degree relatives. But cancer is a common disease which will likely affect one in 3 people during a life time. ...Read more
My friend finished chemo for stage 4 breast cancer in feb. She has had loose bms and stomach aches since she started chemo. Cea level 5.1. Thoughts?
Possiblities: The CEA is a poor indicator of breast cancer status. However, patients with one type of cancer can develop other cancers and the elevation and symptoms could reasonably lead one to have a colonoscopy performed. However, remember that chemotherapy can also cause immediate and delayed side-effects. Best to speak with you primary and the oncologist to determine the best work-up. ...Read more
Very unusual: Only a small dose of radiation reaches the stomach. ...Read more
My mom has had a distended stomach for months. She recently had radiation for breast cancer. Docs have done several tests. Nothing is showing up. Help?
Monitoring needed: The cause of abdominal distention can be many. It is not hard to find the cause. A ct can of the abdomen can show all that is there. It could be fat, fluid or growths in the abdomen, all of which will show in the ct scan. So get one done. If ct scan does not show anything then there is nothing serious going on in the abdomen. ...Read more
My mom 66 just diagnosed with breast cancer, metastasis to bones, stomach&lung t3n2m1. Put on tamoxifen for 2 mnths. Can she benefit from surgery? What's her survival rate in years? How to extend her life?
My friend has stomach pains, nose bleeds, coughing up blood, fainting, bruises and small lumps on her chest. Can this be lung/breast Cancer?
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
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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