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How young can you be and get breast cancer?

How young can you be and get breast cancer?

That depends: That depends on multiple variables like family history, genetics (brca gene), environment (cigarettes, alcohol), diet, etc. Please see this link for a more thorough explanation, and then you should discuss this with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328/dsection=risk-factors. ...Read more

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


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How young can you be to get breast cancer if male?

How young can you be to get breast cancer if male?

VERY Rare Under 40: Breast cancer is very rare in men, and is rarely present prior to age 40. Regardless of one's age and gender, it is always best to see a doctor if one finds a new breast lump. ...Read more

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How old can you be to have skin cancer?

How old can you be to have skin cancer?

Any age: Skin cancer can occur in any age. Skin cancer is caused by errors or mutations in the dna of skin cells. This then causes the cells to grow out of control leading to cancer. This can be from exposure to uv light from the sun or tanning beds or from exposure to toxic substances. There are also genetic diseases that can lead to skin cancer as well known as xeroderma pigmentosa. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get breast implants?

How old do you have to be to get breast implants?

Reason?: For cosmetic purposes the minimum age is 18 for saline and 22 for silicone breast implants. For reconstruction, there is not age limit, but if under 18, consent of you parent or guardian is needed. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get breast surgery for down-sizing?

How old do you have to be to get breast surgery for down-sizing?

teens: Puberty is usually the earliest stage at which breast reduction may be performed. The patient must be psychologically prepared for the changes that can occur. In certain conditions such as juvenile breast hypertrophy which occurs with the onset of puberty, extremely large breasts develop which can be psychologically and physically detrimental to the patient. Consult a board certified plastic sg. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be in order to get a breast reduction?

How old do you have to be in order to get a breast reduction?

Depends…: There is no specific age required to undergo breast reduction surgery. However, if you are under the age of 18, you will need parenteral or legal guardian consent. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have breast cancer, male?

How to tell if you have breast cancer, male?

Palpable lump: Breast cancer in men usually presents as a palpable lump. An ultrasound +/- needle biopsy can usually clarify the situation quickly. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have breast cancer, male.?

How can you tell if you have breast cancer, male.?

New mass: There will be a lump under or near a nipple, probably not painful. Any such bump deserves evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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What age do u have to be to get breast cancer?

What age do u have to be to get breast cancer?

Breast Cancer: Breast cancer is generally a low risk until women reach about 40 years of age. However, some women can develop breast cancer at a much younger age due to a genetic predisposition. This may be indicated by a strong family history of breast cancer. All women should learn how to do a self breast exam and report any suspicious findings. Get regular mammograns as recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be for breast surgery?

How old do you have to be for breast surgery?

Adult: Cosmetic breast surgery can be performed after the age of 18, this allows enough time for breast development and for you to make an informed decision. Reconstructive breast surgery can be performed at a younger age. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-enhancements/index.html. ...Read more

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How will I be able to tell if I have breast cancer?

How will I be able to tell if I have breast cancer?

Screening: The two most common ways are through regular screening with mammogram tha identifies an abnormality or through breast exam (either self breast exam or your medical provider's exam). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is it that men can still get breast cancer?

Can you tell me how is it that men can still get breast cancer?

Because men: Also have breasts , 1% breast cancers are in men , due to lack of awareness , diagnosed late , results in poor prognosis. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get your breasts reduced?

No age limit: Although we usually like to wait until the breasts have finished maturing before performing any surgery on them, a small percentage of adolescent girls can have a significant increase in their breast size that can cause neck and back pain. These patients are candidates for a breast reduction. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have breast cancer?

How can you tell if you have breast cancer?

Mass: A dominant mass found by you, or a suspicious mammography can mass, needs to be biopsies for diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a breast tumor?

How can you tell if you have a breast tumor?

See a doctor: You cannot tell without getting a physical examination with a doctor & scheduling a mammogram with possible breast ultrasound. Sometimes further testing with needle biopsy may be indicated. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be for a mammogram?

How old do you have to be for a mammogram?

35 to 40: Under usual circumstances and without any other reasons to do a mammogram, a baseline screening can be done from age 35 to 40. If this was ok then it is recommended to do yearly mammography starting at age 40. There are however, some disagreements as to the efficacy of mammogram between the ages of 40-50 years. American cancer society recommends to get mammogram on a yearly basis from age 40. ...Read more

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How old will you have to be to get lip augmentation?

How old will you have to be to get lip augmentation?

18 Years Old: It is an elective procedure, so you really should be at least 18 years old (a consenting adult) to legally give your consent for a lip augmentation. ...Read more

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How old can you be before you need a breast exam?

How old can you be before you need a breast exam?

Breast self-exam: It is recommended that you begin breast self - exams at age 20. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get skin exam?

How old do you have to be to get skin exam?

Annually : Skin problems can occur at any age and you could see a dermatologist. During annual physical exams your skin should be checked. Regarding skin moles or spots you should get them checked if there is a change in appearance, borders, colors or size. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

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


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