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Hypoplastic Breasts 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
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
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
Unlikely: The late studies relating dense breasts, with dense collagen, to increased risk of breast disease may point towards an association, but nothing is proven so far. As for collagen and the claims that it would enhance joints and cushioning, still not scientifically proven too, if you have history, or family history, of breast disease avoid doubtful treatments, keep the follow up & routine tests ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Yes, it does: Klinefelter syndrome refers to a genetic condition where a male inherits two x chromosomes in addition to the y chromosome (xxy). This causes lower levels of male hormones (testosterone) and higher levels of female hormones (estrogens). Men with klinefelter syndrome often have prominent breast tissue, smaller penises and testicles, and they do have a higher risk of developing male breast cancer. ...Read more
I want to ask that I had multiple ovoid lesions in both breasts does it increases the risk of breast cancer?
Probably Not: Although the description "multiple ovoid lesions" is not clear to me, their presence in both breasts, as well as your age, is a good sign. These could be cysts or fibrocystic changes. Please see your health care provider and possibly have an ultrasound of both breasts for further evaluation. ...Read more
I'worried as my sister got breast cancer. Is there a bad risk of breast cancer for me just because she got it?
Know your risk: You could be at higher risk for developing breast cancer but there are many questions that need to be answered: how old is your sister? Are there other family members affected? Is there ovarian cancer in your family? How old are you? Age at first period? How many pregnancies and at what age of first full term delivery? To name a few. I recommend you seek out a breast surgeon or genetic counselor. ...Read more
Does the presence of multiple fibrodenomas in both breasts increases future risk of breast cancer?, and do they need to be surgically removed?
No: Fibroadenomas do not suggest an elevated risk for cancer, although they are likely to require biopsy in most cases to prove that. Typically, these biopsies can be done in a minimally invasive way. To learn more about breast biopsy options, please see http://www. Conciergeradiologist. Com/breast-biopsy. Html. ...Read more
No: Inflammation of the breast does not increase risk for breast cancer. However, there is a distict type of a very agressive breast cancer that can present like inflammation- a.K.A- inflammatory breast cancer-which is presented with redness, swelling breast with thickening over the skin area over the breast. One has to be very careful enough and not to miss the inflammatory breast cancer. ...Read more
Depends: Most benign breast findings do not lead to or cause breast cancer. Some breast tissue biopsies can show benign but possibly pre-cancerous cells, such as atypical ductal hyperplasia or lobular neoplasia (for example). You would need to discuss any breast biopsy results and their possible risks with your doctor. ...Read more
Theoretical: No one knows for sure. One theory is that breast feeding makes the cells in the breast do what they are meant to do-- make breast milk. Cancers often arise from cells in our body that haven't matured fully. The hormones your body produces when breast feeding force breast cells to "grow up", making them less likely to become a cancer later on. ...Read more
Several theories.: We don't currently know "exactly" how. Breast feeding for six months and longer seems to make a difference. One theory is that milk production keeps the cells busy so that they don't have the energy to mutate into cancer. Another is that toxins are drained with milk production. Another is that hormone levels with milk production are protective - estrogen, progesterone, prolactin, oxytocin etc. ...Read more
Average: If your grandmother is the only family member with breast ca, your risk should be about the same as the average women who is your age, with the same menstrual, pregnancy history, etc. First order relatives (mother daughter, sister) increase your risk and multiple second order relatives may increase risk. As well. ...Read more
No: Perfumes have no association with breast cancer. ...Read more
My ultrasound shows multiple ovoid lesions in both breasts features may present fibrodenomas. Does it increase future risk of breast cancer?
Depends: Simple fibroadenomas do not increase risk of breast cancer. However, some fibroadenomas are complex and do have a small increased lifetime risk for cancer. The practical issue is how many, how large and how many to biopsy/sample and how to follow up if they are not removed. Go see a surgical onoclogist or general surgeon with experience and special interest/expertise on breast disease ...Read more
Can picking a blackhead on the underside of my breast increase my risk of breast cancer? I pop it every once in a while but it always comes back.
NO: It is a skin condition, unrelated to breast cancer don't worry, go for regular check ups by your doctoer. ...Read more
I am not: Aware of any evidence that Hashimoto's thyroiditis increases your risk of developing any malignancies. ...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