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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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Could a guy still get breast cancer?

Could a guy still get breast cancer?

Yes: Maybe 2000 men get breast cancer each year, almost always as a lump on the nipple. We're catching it earlier nowadays but still around 400 men die of it yearly. ...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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Docs, could a guy still get breast cancer?

Docs, could a guy still get breast cancer?

Yes : Possible but rare. In the us, there are about 2, 100 new cases of male breast cancer and 450 deaths per year. Other countries have higher rates. Men with brca mutations have a higher chance, about 6-8% lifetime risk. If a man feels a lump in the breast, he should get a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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When you get silicone implants, is it possible to still get breast cancer?

When you get silicone implants, is it possible to still get breast cancer?

Yes: Good afternoon! Breast augmentation surgery by either saline implants, silicone implants, or fat injections do not save you from the possibility of breast cancer. Implants do not increase your risk of breast cancer. To repeat- you can still get breast cancer if you have breast implants. ...Read more

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Can I still get breast implants after having breast cancer and radiation?

Can I still get breast implants after having breast cancer and radiation?

Yes, but: Radiated skin sometimes doesn't give like non radiated skin, so although it may be possible, there are other options such as using your own tissue that you should consider as well. ...Read more

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If a woman has a sex change operation and becomes a man, can she still get breast cancer?

If a woman has a sex change operation and becomes a man, can she still get breast cancer?

Possibly: I would imagine risk is much lower because of the mastectomies and removal of ovaries, depending on stage of transformation. ...Read more

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If I were to get my breasts removed would I still be able to get breast cancer?

If I were to get my breasts removed would I still be able to get breast cancer?

Breast cancer: Removal of healthy breasts in a fully developed woman essentially prevents one from getting breast cancer. It is possible that small amounts of breast tissue remain unless the underlying pectorals muscle is removed. In the above case one assumes that there is no abnormal tissue in the breasts before removal. ...Read more

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If a woman doesn't have fully developed breasts, is it still possible for her to get breast cancer?

If a woman doesn't have fully developed breasts, is it still possible for her to get breast cancer?

Yes: By not having fully developed breasts, do you mean, pre-pubertal? Or do you mean smaller breasts? Breast cancer is dependent on many factors, many of which we know, and may of which we don't. Yes, it is possible in smaller breasted women, and is also possible in men. ...Read more

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By having tiny breasts naturally, is it still possible to get breast cancer?

By having tiny breasts naturally, is it still possible to get breast cancer?

Unfortunately yes: Breast cancer can occur even in a male breast which usually has very little breast tissue so women with small breasts can get cancer and the incidence specific to a patient is related to many factors including being a brca gene carrier, a positive family history, duration of menses years and whether or not it was interrupted by pregnancies etc. Best to get checked by your pcp or breast surgeon. ...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. 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