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Family history breast cancer, even Mom. 2 cousins got breast cancer but tested negative BRAC1/2. Should I get test. Cancer on both sides family?
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
22yrs old mammogram normal enlarged right axillary lymph node 7mm left axillary lymph node 3mm waiting biopsy results. Family history breast cancer?
Be patient: Even with a family history of breast cancer, it would be very rare for a 22 yo to have the disease. You only have about a 14-15% chance of developing breast cancer, unless there are multiple family members who have the disease. There are many reasons for lymph nodes to enlarge, many benign, so just wait for the results. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: If a first order relative (mother, sister, daughter) has bc i would take ert only briefly and then only for severe symptoms. Remember that we try to prevent breast cancer by prescribing tamoxifen - which blocks estrogen. Adding ert definitely increases risk, somewhat, so you have to balance risks/benefits. Some women are miserable without it - and a short course may be appropriate for them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1st mammogram ever and abnormal, family history breast cancer. Single group amorphous microcalcs in left breast. US BIRAD 3 and now going for MRI. Biopsy?
A grouping: of amorphous calcifications is probably not appropriate for BIRAD category 3(probably benign). Although they are still likely going to be benign, stereotactic needle biopsy may be more appropriate management, and BIRAD 4 a more appropriate category. Breast MRI is generally not that useful in the imaging work up of microcalcifications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have abdo bloating , intermittent pain abdo flatulence previous history breast cancer.Blood work up included CRP came back normal where to next ?
I am concerned because for a year and a half now, i've had alump. There is history of breast cancer in my nuclear family. What should I do?
It depends: The risk of breast cancer depends on multiple variables like family history, age, genetics (brca gene), environment (cigarettes, alcohol), diet, etc. Please see this link, and then you should discuss this with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328/dsection=risk-factors. ...Read more
Depends on age: In order to answer this question, we need to know the age at diagnosis of the relative(s) and how this person is related to you. You can seek out a breast center or breast specialist who can do a risk assessment and follow you in a high risk program. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not to worry: If several members of the family have had breast Ca then the BRACA gene should be examined. If present then there is a familial history. If not then Br Ca is acquired. That represents 7% of women susceptible each year. Doing a monthly self exam and a single mammogram should be sufficient. If mammo neg then repeat at age 40 with montlhy physical and physician exam yearly will be sufficient ...Read more
No: While there is an increased risk, it is not 100%. Even in women who have brac1 or brac2 abnormalities have a very high risk of breast carcinoma (and ovarian cancer among others), but it is not a guarantee that having a mother, aunt, or grandmother with cancer means you will automatically get breast cancer. You should have increased screening though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Lots of variables: The main importance of family history is WHO, how are they related, how close are they, and does your family have an inherited DNA change called BRCA-1 or BRCA-2. Remote relatives, relatives on both sides of the family, and lack of BRCA presence can make your risk perhaps NO HIGHER than any other woman's. I recommend you see a genetic counselor for a detailed look at your risk. Good luck! ...Read more
Options: 1st-a family history does not mean its a predetermined fact for you but influences risk. Options include 1)increased screening incl. Bmri, 2)chemo prevention such as tamoxifen/raloxifene which reduce the risk of er+ tumors by 40-50%, 3)prophylactic ic surgery which is usually reserved for known brcamutation carriers where the lifetime risk may approach 70-90%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Family History BC: Hi, medical investigators typically used the gale questionnaire re: breast cancer risk.The questions would be a first degree relative age less than 50 years old who developed breast cancer. A first degree relative with a brca 1 or 2 mutation. Note:both mother and father's side. This model of familial risk for breast cancer is not as reliable as once was thought. Pls seek bc genetic counselor eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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