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Is there anyone offering to give free breast cancer exams as a regular program, anywhere in the u.S.?
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
Ive HAD breast cancer, doing great 10 yrs free but I have pain on left side where the breast was removed (scare tissue) what can I take for the pain ?
Congratulations: on your successful treament of breast cancer. Are you continuing your follow-ups with your doctors/surgeon? Are you continuing to do monthly self breast exams? You have been cancer free 10 years, lets keep it that way!! If you have not been seen by your doctor/surgeon since the pain began - GO TO THEM TO BE CHECKED!! Please!! If it is pain due to scar tissue, Aleve (naproxen) or Motrin should be adequate. ...Read more
Can never be sure: The best you can do is breast self exam, be certain to get yearly mammograms and have physician evaluate you on a yearly basis. If you are high risk or feel you are then genetic testing may be helpful as well. Discuss this further with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Much more often....: ...Than not. Thankfully, our tools for treating breast cancer have improved quite a bit over the past 20 years. Survival is not related to method of surgical rx (lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy); rather, it is dependent on the stage, type, and molecular features of the cancer. When caught very early, the chance for cure is better-than 90%. The best way to do that is yearly mammograms beginning at 40. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When dealing with breast cancer when are you considered cancer free? After mastectomy? After last chemo tx? After reconstruction?
I'm 50 year old female 9 year breast cancer survivor. I'm cancer free.my Dr wants me on a good vitimen I bought alive it's b12 is 100 mcg.
No effect: Without a family history of breast cancer the chance is high that you are cured of your cancer. This has not been due to the influence of any vitamin. Cause is environmental with a high possibility due to MMTV with or without EBV. Incidence of breast cancer recurring is 1% per year for 15 yrs Yearly exam still important. Any multi vitamin will do but have no effect on your disease. ...Read more
I had breast cancer 10 years ago Cancer free now . My hair is dry all the time would some oil cap cell be safe and good for my hair Thank you ?
You can: use whatever you wish....10 year cure needs CONGRATULATIONS not RESTRICTIONS! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Treatment of localy advanced breast cancer .Large ulcerative mass of left breast.Metastatic work up are free?
Combined therapy : It depends on the receptor status of the tumor. Is it estrogen receptor positive. Is it her 2 positive. ? Chemotherapy may help to shrink it to make surgery more effective. Usually a course of radiation would be necessary. If the ulcerating mass has an odor Flagyl cream/ointment can help reduce the odor ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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