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Doctor insights on: Increased Size Of Mothers Breasts

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Could your breast size always take after your mother?

Could your breast size always take after your mother?

No: Just look around you. I'll also give you a heads-up -- despite all the goofy talk, most men don't actually care about this when we're looking for someone special. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a breast to lose size after radiation? Its happened to me and to my mother

Is it normal for a breast to lose size after radiation? Its happened to me and to my mother

Size questions: Can't be forecast. Some breasts swell with edema and enlarge, others contract and shrink. Both may change many months after treatment. Some adapt, othres seek surgical solution to "even up" or make more symmetric. ...Read more

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Mother had lobular breast ca at 54. I'm 27, had an breast ultrasound which came back normal but radiologist said they can't see lobular on u/s? Is this true? Am i at increased risk for lobular ca?

Mother had lobular breast ca at 54. I'm 27, had an breast ultrasound which came back normal but radiologist said they can't see lobular on u/s? Is this true? Am i at increased risk for lobular ca?

Harder to see: Lobular carcinoma can be detected on mammogram or ultrasound, but it can be harder to detect than the more common ductal carcinoma. Lobular carcinoma is best detected with an MRI but I do not suggest this at your age (or an ultrasound for that matter) unless you have signs or symptoms that warrant it. ...Read more

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I was giving my self a breast exam like my mother told me to do and i found a knot and it hurts to touch bout the size of a dime what do I do?

I was giving my self a breast exam like my mother told me to do and i found a knot and it hurts to touch bout the size of a dime what do I do?

USPST: 28 year old lady with question about self breast exam. The United States Preventative Services Task Force has now recommended against teaching women self breast exam. Clinical Breast Exam with an experienced provider is recommended, however, if you discover something worrisome, especially if you have family history of breast cancer. Please see your MD for a referral. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 38 year old indian mother of 2 daughters. 15 and 8 years old. Recently I have noticed increase in my breast size towards outer side. What is this?

I am 38 year old indian mother of 2 daughters. 15 and 8 years old. Recently I have noticed increase in my breast size towards outer side. What is this?

Get an exam...: It is important for an accurate answer, and for your health, that you get examined. Weight gain, pregnancy, hormones, etc can all affect breast size; however, you want to be sure that there isn't something more serious underlying what you are observing. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Do I have increased chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer if my mother and great grandmother both have/had it?

Do I have increased chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer if my mother and great grandmother both have/had it?

Increased: Although i think that it would be hard to say exactly what your risk would be , i think that most would agree that you are at increased risk based on the fact that your mom had it.Risks may be as low as 1.5x that of the normal population or as high as 80% if there is a genetic basis(eg, brca 1or 2). ...Read more