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Does smoking cause breast cancer?

Does smoking cause breast cancer?

No: No direct correlation with breast cancer, and smoking. There is direct correlation with several other cancers, and smoking. Lung cancer, head and neck cancer, bladder cancer is to name just a few. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (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 ...Read more


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What causes breast cancer in people under 40 if there is no family history of the disease and no smoking involved?

What causes breast cancer in people under 40 if there is no family history of the disease and no smoking involved?

Unknown: There are some increased breast cancer risks associated with obesity, hormone medication use, early age at first menstruation, late age at first childbirth, etc. Only about 15% of breast cancers occur because of genetic inheritance. ...Read more

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What is the risk of smoking 6 years after beating stage two breast cancer?

What is the risk of smoking 6 years after beating stage two breast cancer?

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

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Are there is risks of smoking 6 years after beating stage two breast cancer?

Are there is risks of smoking 6 years after beating stage two breast cancer?

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

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How is smoking and drinking alcohol related to breast cancer?

How is smoking and drinking alcohol related to 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 more

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I am 34 i grew up with mother smoking in home is it possible that i could develop breast cancer from second hand smoke?

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 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. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Breast carcinoma is a type of cancer where this uncontrolled growth of breast cells. Symptoms can include breast lumps, pain, and weight ...Read more