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Gail Breast Cancer Risk Calculator
Certain genetic: Risks, brca 1 & 2, are known, other are not, but familial clusters (mother, aunt sister) point to risk but the actual cause and function of the genetics are mysterious. We humans have a hard time with "risk". Some with no risk delvelop a cancer; others with high risk do not. The statistical facts work epidemiologicallyfor populations, but are not informative for an individual. They do cause worr. ...Read more
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
Not as used w Plan B: Plan B One-Step is a type of emergency contraception. This is birth control that can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. It is not as effective as regular contraception and is not meant to be taken it as your main form of birth control. As a result, you should not be exposed to levonorgestrel chronically unless it is used in your oral contraceptive pills. ...Read more
Increases: Alcohol consumption increases breast cancer risk, studies show consumption of 3 to 4 alcohol drinks a wk showed 15 % increase of breast cancer risk, if you don't drink don't start. ...Read more
Is it true that early menopause comes with a reduced breast cancer risk are linked. Early meaning age 46.?
The best things you can do include avoiding estrogen-progesterone pills, smoking, and radiation exposure. Exercise, a healthy diet, and avoidance of alcohol will further reduce the risk. A summary of a recent epidemiological study can be found below:
http://www. Medpagetoday. Com/meetingcoverage/sabcs/30072. ...Read more
Family HX& breast CA: You will be at risk for developing breast cancer just like the rest of us. In order to have an increased risk due to family...You need two first degree relatives or family who has had ca at young age. Two first degree relatives is your mom and a sister...Not a grandma. Get your annual mammogram and do your self exams, see your md once a year :). ...Read more
NO!: Breast Cancer is a common disease. So you should do a Breast self examination once monthly and have a physician check you and examine the Breasts once yearly. An annual Mammogram is recommended. These are just routine good medical check up guidelines for you. Your breast Asymmetry would not pose any extra risk of breast Cancer. ...Read more
I'm a 27 y.o male. If my paternal grandma had breast cancer (treated 12 years ago, still alive), does that increase my cancer risk?
Is breast cancer risk low for women in thirties? How does it compare to other cancers within this age group of women? Are other cancers just as common?
Blood Test: You need a test to see if you have markers for early breast cancer. If you don't have them then your risk is low. You always must to self checks and know your breasts. ...Read more
Gail Risk Assessment:
Gail breast cancer risk assessment tool. See:
http://www. Cancer. Gov/bcrisktool/. ...Read more
Does eating lots of nuts and seeds increase breast cancer risk? I have heard that monounsaturated fat can increase risk.
Maybe: There is conflicting evidence. In general, there is an association between high total fat intake and a higher risk of breast cancer. This is in keeping with evidence that demonstrates obesity as a risk factor for breast cancer. When studies have tried to break it down by type of fat, monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) have been shown to both increase and decrease breast cancer risk. Jury is still out. ...Read more
Is eating food that contains traces of soy dangerous if you are female? Can it increase your breast cancer risk eating traces of soy?
No: The jury is not out on this one yet. Some studies have suggested cause and effect and others have shown in a rat model that exposure may cause increase time to tumor, but decrease incidence. Traces of soy should not cause significant risk would be my conclusion. ...Read more
Breast CA risk: I would go the drugs. Com and look this up. Depends on how long, dose, reason for taking and family Hx of breast cancer and breast cancer genes you have.. ...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?
N o: We still do not know all the facts on risk. I do not know of any special risk for you. ...Read more
Not usually: There are some families who have increased rates of a variety of cancers, including papillary thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and colon cancer. But having one does not cause an risk for another; instead inherited genes put a person at increased risk for both. A person with a history of thyroid cancer should be sure to get recommended mammograms and colon tests. ...Read more
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