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Silicone breast implants can couse breast cancer?

Silicone breast implants can couse breast cancer?

No but.....: There is no direct link but there are concerns with the potential for implants to interfere with the detection of cancer. Particularly using mammograms. Special views (eklund) must be obtained. Alhtough there may be a delay in diagnosis, there has not been shown to be any effect on survival. With mri, surveillance is improved and may supplant mammography. As stated, alcl may be increased but rare. ...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. John Yim Dr. Yim
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Is stage 2 breast cancer bad?

Dr. John Yim Dr. Yim
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Is stage 2 breast cancer bad?

It is curable.: All breast cancer is bad, but the prognosis changes with stages. So the lowest stage has the best prognosis and the highest stage, stage 4, has the worst prognosis. Technically there is a stage 0 which is something called dcis, which hasn't invaded out of the ducts. Stage 1 is better than stage 2 but stage 2 is definitely curable. You can never know you are cured for sure so follow up is necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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I had scc on face, bowens on leg & now diagnosis breast cancer (focal scc also), is there a link having skin cancer & breast cancer ?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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I had scc on face, bowens on leg & now diagnosis breast cancer (focal scc also), is there a link having skin cancer & breast cancer ?

Probably not: No correlation between squamous cell cancer of the skin with breast cancer. Scc of the skin- including bowen's disease which is squamous carcinoma in situ of the skin- are related to uv exposures. Breast cancer with a focal scc- is suspicious for metaplastic carcinoma of the breast- a very rare type of breast cancer. There is a relation between metaplastic cancer with brca 1 mutation. ...Read more

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What distinguishes inflammatory breast cancer from invasive breast cancer?

What distinguishes inflammatory breast cancer from invasive breast cancer?

Inflammatory breast: Cancer is a subtype of invasive breast cancer that involves the skin. It causes the skin to appear inflamed. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is breast cancer the same as breast carcinoma?

Hello docs, is breast cancer the same as breast carcinoma?

Essentially yes: Most of the time it would refer to the same thing, although there are other rare malignancies that can develop in the breast (sarcoma or lymphoma) that are not carcinomas. ...Read more

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Does breast cancer always have visible lump?

Dr. John Yim Dr. Yim
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Does breast cancer always have visible lump?

No.: In fact, the majority of breast cancers in the us are found without a visible lump. Obviously, a visible lump needs to be evaluated, regardless. ...Read more

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Hereditary breast cancer gene, what is it?

Hereditary breast cancer gene, what is it?

Wsh I had more space: BRCA 1 and 2 are important genes that have the purpose of repairing damaged DNA and destroying the one that can't be repaired, amongst other things. When they get mutated (or changed) in specific places, they quit working so the damaged DNA is left in there, resulting in the development of cancer. ...Read more

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Is breast density a risk factor for breast cancer? Mammogram noted "extremely dense breasts".

Is breast density a risk factor for breast cancer? Mammogram noted "extremely dense breasts".

Yes, breast density: is a risk factor for breast cancer. The relative risk for extremely dense breasts is about 4x the relative risk of patients with almost entirely fatty breasts, and about 1.6x the RR for "average" density breasts. Find out all you need to know at http://www.breastdensity.info/ ...Read more

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Sister almost done radiation treatments for mixed ductal/lobular breast cancer. noticed that her breast looks dimpled. Could this be from radiation?

Sister almost done radiation treatments for mixed ductal/lobular breast cancer. noticed that her breast looks dimpled.  Could this be from radiation?

Unlikely: Radiation therapy can cause some degree of scarring or deformity of the breast. But it doe snot develop so soon...it takes a few years for radiation related changes in the breast form to show. Therefore it is most likely due to prior surgery. Ask your treating doctors for better explanation of the changes in the appearance of her breast ...Read more

Dr. John Yim Dr. Yim
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Does breast bondage causing breast cancer?

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No.: Breast bondage does not cause breast cancer and almost certainly has no effect on raising the risk of breast cancer. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Breast Cancer.: Breast cancer, even in both breasts, can be cured. It is difficult to give survival information without knowing stage and more details. But, this can be answered by your oncologist. ...Read more

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My mom had lobular breast cancer at 52. Brca negative. Is lobular breast cancer more genetic based than ductal?

My mom had lobular breast cancer at 52. Brca negative. Is lobular breast cancer more genetic based than ductal?

No its medullary: a quote from Lancethttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9167459: "The occurrence of invasive lobular carcinoma and invasive ductal carcinoma was not significantly different between carriers of BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations and controls. Medullary or atypical medullary carcinoma was, however, found more often in BRCA1 (13%, p ...Read more

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Does a breast dimple always mean breast cancer?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Does a breast dimple always mean breast cancer?

No, but checked...: A newly developed dimple in breast should be timely evaluated with detailed Hx about its course, physical exam, mamagrpahy, and biopsy. To do the related things for good care correctly, follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; gynecologist or surgeon specialized in breast surgery is the choice. Never try to wait the things out like breast dimple. Best wish... ...Read more

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Breast, core biopsies. _ intraductuctal papilloma with associated calcificstion is it cancer ??

Breast, core biopsies. _ intraductuctal  papilloma with associated calcificstion  is it cancer ??

Breast Biopsy: The results of your biopsy should be explained by your physician or the person preforming the biopsy. We are not supposed to make diagnosis on HealthTap and do not have access to the full report or clinical correlation. ...Read more

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What is ductal incarcinoma (breast cancer )?

Breast Cancer: Learn more about intraductal carcinoma of the breast at: http://www.Intraductalcarcinoma.Net/. ...Read more

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What color are male breast cancer lumps?

What color are male breast cancer lumps?

White, pink, purple.: .. Or even black. Usually, they are white, but you can't see the color until they are removed. Normally, breast cancer lumps after felt. Suspicious lumps are hard, fixed, hard to tell where the edges are and are often painless. Suspicious lumps should be brought to your doctor's attention for further evaluation. The best cure is removal after early detection. This is even more important for men. ...Read more

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Help please! is breast cancer painful?

Help please! is breast cancer painful?

Sometimes: Breast cancer is usually diagnosed at the time of a screening mammogram before it has reached a size detectable by palpation; when that small, it is rarely painful. Once the cancer has grown to the point where it can be palpated, it still may not be painful, depending on its location in the breast and how rapidly it's growing. ...Read more

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Is bleeding from nipple breast cancer?

Is bleeding from nipple breast cancer?

~10% of the time: Bloody nipple discharge is usually secondary to a benign tumor or chronic inflammation within the duct, with breast cancer a distant third. Any woman with bloody discharge requires breast evaluation, which will include a diagnostic mammogram+/-ultrasound, physical examination, and nipple aspiration cytology. If the results remain equivocal, a surgical biopsy (terminal duct excision) may be done. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

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


Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more