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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


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What to do if I have had bladder cancer in may and breast cancer in june, can I still get the policy?

What to do if I have had bladder cancer in may and breast cancer in june, can I still get the policy?

What policy?: I assume you are planning to get a medical or life insurance policy, no? I doubt we can help you with that. You need to talk with the company that sells the product and see what is their take on this. Good luck.

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Breast cancer and I am planning on breastfeeding could I still get a mammogram if my breast are full of milk?

Breast cancer and I am planning on breastfeeding could I still get a mammogram if my breast are full of milk?

The lactational: Changes in the breasts make them more dense, and therefore limit the value of mammography. For screening purposes, waiting 4-6 months after stopping breastfeeding will allow the breasts to return to their baseline state. If you have a lump, see your doctor. If you end up needing a mammo for diagnostic purposes, you can pump the breasts beforehand.

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Can elderly breast cancer patients still get radiation therapy?

Can elderly breast cancer patients still get radiation therapy?

Yes: Breast cancer is treated by stage but consideration is made to performance status not just age. So if the disease requires radiation even the elderly can usually tolerate the treatment. Stage 1 patients who have positive receptors may be able to omit the radiation if they are over 70 if they take hormone pills.

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Breast cancer runs in the family, would it be a good choice to consider taking out the real breasts and get implants or will the cancer still take over?

Breast cancer runs in the family, would it be a good choice to consider taking out the real breasts and get implants or will the cancer still take over?

Geneticist: Some patients with very high risk for cancer can benefit of preventative mastectomies although to be truthful, you do not reduce the risk to 0. Before you think about that, I advise you visit a specialist with expertise in risk assessment and genetics who will estimate your risk, maybe order genetic tests, and go over your risk-reduction options. Best 2u.

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My mother had breast cancer at 54, does this mean i'll get it? Is it still more likely I won't? Brca negative.

My mother had breast cancer at 54, does this mean i'll get it? Is it still more likely I won't? Brca negative.

Increased Risk: Having a mother with breast cancer doesn't mean that you will get breast cancer for sure. It does put you at increased risk of developing breast cancer.

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If I wanted to get HER-2 treatment (Herceptin) for stage-1 breast cancer in the SF Bay Area WITHOUT insurance (while still paying) where would be reasonably priced place to go for this treatment?

If I wanted to get HER-2 treatment (Herceptin) for stage-1 breast cancer in the SF Bay Area WITHOUT insurance (while still paying) where would be reasonably priced place to go for this treatment?

HER-2 RX: Go to the University of San Fransisco Medical Center: they will have expert physicians to advise you, and most university hospitals can arrange payment plans which fit your budget. It is very important to have expert advise for any form of breast cancer to have the very best chance for long term survival, so do not delay.

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Could my immune system still be compromised 2 years after chemo and radiation for stage 1 breast cancer? I seem to get sick a lot now.

Could my immune system still be compromised 2 years after chemo and radiation for stage 1 breast cancer? I seem to get sick a lot now.

Not likely: Your immune system should have recovered in this interval. It is appropriate to have an evaluation by your physician to see what may be contributing to your problem of frequent illness.

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My oncologist thinks I have an abscess. He did a blood culture so I will get results. Big painful lump still there. Is it inflammatory breast cancer?

My oncologist thinks I have an abscess. He did a blood culture so I will get results. Big painful lump still there. Is it inflammatory breast cancer?

Lump: Big painful lump is not classic for inflammatory breast cancer (ibc). Ibc does typically cause redness, warmth, and swelling but typically without a lump. This doesn't mean it's definitely not cancer, but you are doing the right thing in having it examined/cultured. Best of luck to you.

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My boyfriend is really rough during sex, and usually leaves brusies on my boobs. Could that caise breast cancer in any way?

No: Bruises in the breast do not cause cancer. If his roughness caused damage to the deep breast tissue, it could cause fat necrosis, in mammograms tis looks very much like breast cancer.

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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