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Doctor insights on: Hypoplastic Breasts Risk Of Breast Cancer

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What could increase risk of breast cancer?

What could increase risk of breast cancer?

Many Factors: Having a family history of breast cancer, previous biopsy showing atypical hyperplasia, and having dense breast tissue all increase risk. Older age at first childbirth and not breastfeeding increase risk. In addition, being overweight, not exercising, having a high alcohol intake, and a high-fat diet also all increase risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

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


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Can an abortion increase the risk of breast cancer?

Can an abortion increase the risk of breast cancer?

No: Early retrospective studies gave conflicting results regarding the potential link between abortions and breast cancer. Over the past decade, more accurate prospective studies have failed to show any link between breast cancer and women who had abortions, either spontaneous or induced. ...Read more

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Do abortions really increase your risk of breast cancer?

Do abortions really increase your risk of breast cancer?

Not likely: I don't think there is evidence that abortion is a risk factor for breast cancer. Pregnancy in general is a factor that reduces the risk of breast cancer. ...Read more

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Is it true that estrogen increases the risk of breast cancer?

Is it true that estrogen increases the risk of breast cancer?

HRT-yes: The use of hormone replacement therapy (hrt) for menopause has been shown to increase the risk for breast cancer when used longer than 5 years. Oral contraceptives do not have any relation nor increase in risk of breast cancer. ...Read more

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How does having a baby lower the risk of breast cancer in women?

How does having a baby lower the risk of breast cancer in women?

Less cycles.: Early menopause, late menarche and first full term pregnancy by age 18 lower the risk of breast cancer. This is apparently done because the number of menstrual cycles is lowered over a woman's life by these factors. This lowers a woman's exposure to endogenous hormones, like estrogen. ...Read more

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Will a woman who took the original bc pills have higher risk of breast cancer?

Will a woman who took the original bc pills have higher risk of breast cancer?

Maybe: The "original" birth control pills, introduced in the 1960's, had a much higher level of hormones compared to modern pills, introduced in the 1980's.The older pills might increase the risk of developing breast cancer, but newer versions have not been shown to significantly increase risk.A decision to take any hormone medication should be made with your physician, taking into account your history. ...Read more

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What guidance would you provide to someone trying to reduce risk of breast cancer?

What guidance would you provide to someone trying to reduce risk of breast cancer?

Lifestyle: I would suggest living a healthy lifestyle. Do not smoke, and try to maintain a healthy weight, as a high fat diet and being overweight are known to increase one's risks of breast cancer, as does the usage of tobacco. Do monthly self breast exams, see your doctor annually, and follow guidelines for mammography, which are ever changing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Just had an an abortion and i heard one is at risk of breast cancer due to this. Please how do I know?

Just had an an abortion and i heard one is at risk of breast cancer due to this. Please how do I know?

Not necessarily true: While it is protective for women to have full term births, particularly at a young age, having an abortion does not necessarily increase the risk of breast cancer. It also may depend on what method of abortion was used. Interruption of menstruation overall by carrying babies to full term is what seems to decrease the risk due to decreased estrogen during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can physical activity reduce the risk of breast cancer?

Yes.: Studies have shown that people who exercise daily may have a lower risk for breast cancer; this is particularly true for those that exercise prior to menopause. ...Read more

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How to minimize risk of breast cancer and other such things?

How to minimize risk of breast cancer and other such things?

A few things: A few things can potentially reduce your risk. These include taking Vitamin D3, 1000 IU per day. Also there was an abstract published in I think it was in 2003 or 2004 at The American Society of Clinical Oncology stating a baby ASA can reduce a women's risk. There is some anecdotal data that Turmeric can reduce risk but it has never been studied. Hope this helps. ...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


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Breast carcinoma is a type of cancer where this uncontrolled growth of breast cells. Symptoms can include breast lumps, pain, and weight ...Read more