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Does Smoking Cause Breast Cancer
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
What causes breast cancer in people under 40 if there is no family history of the disease and no smoking involved?
Same as if...: ...You never had breast cancer. Having already fought cancer with success, i wonder why in god's creation you want to play with your life in that way and risk lung, throat, cervical, kidney, bladder, and other cancers much less curable. Please quit now. If you had the strength to best breast cancer, you have the strength to kick the habit. ...Read more
Yes: There are always risks from smoking and no one should start under any circumstance. There is probably no single factor in life (except possibly overeating) that is more directly related to adverse health than cigarette smoking. You have already had one common cancer, why increase your risk of a more common one? ...Read more
Is there a particular cancer risk for males with a healthy lifestyle (no smoking, not overweight) if their mothers were diagnosed with breast cancer?
Decreased health: The heavy use of smoking and/or alcohol has a deleterious effect on your overall health. It can weaken the immune system, in particular, and that alone makes one more susceptible to cancers of all types. In addition, if circulation is impaired, your immune system cannot send the killer antibodies it needs to kill the tumor cells. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Breast is leaking clear lig. I'm 57 smoking since 14 i'm bipolar on msds. My oldest sister had breast cancer in 2000 at the age of 55
I am 34 i grew up with mother smoking in home is it possible that i could develop breast cancer from second hand smoke?
G-d knows: Just being female puts you at risk for getting breast cancer ( 1 out of 9 females get it). There are other risks that have been implicated- some are definite (genetic family trait such as brca mutation), and others have been suggested in studies- obesity, smoking, late pregnancies or no pregnancies, hormone replacement therapy (possibly). Makes sense that 2nd hand smoke would afford risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Survival for 42yr. Woman, breast cancer both breasts, no smoking, drinking. 2 children. Pat. Grandmother and aunt died from it.Early stage.Nipple invert. Slowly from breast feeding over 9yrs.Saw dr.
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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