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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Female) (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 on an annual basis. ...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?

Unpredictable: If you have strong family history , go for genetic counseling and get BRCA I & II tested. If negative just maintain healthy life style , refrain from tobacco and drugs etc and don't worry , if positive several prophylactic measures are available , go for regular breast exam and mammograms You are part of human population ...Read more

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Im 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?

Im 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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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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I wear a bra all day and all night when I am sleeping, could this cause breast cancer?

I wear a bra all day and all night when I am sleeping, could this cause breast cancer?

Not true: This screwy claim was made up with no basis by a single anti-brassiere militant in the 1990s. Ignore it. ...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. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more