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Inflammatory Breast Cancer In Children
Inflammatory breast cancer describes a particularly rare and aggresive form of breast cancer most commonly arising from the cells which line the milk ducts in the breasts. Quickly dividing cancer cells block the normal flow of blood and lymph fluid out of the breast causing trapped white blood cells to release inflammatory chemicals which cause the earliest symptoms of tender, warm, red and swollen breasts with ...Read more
Breast cancer risk:
20 percent lower if the first birth was at age 20, 10 percent lower for first birth at age 25, and 5 percent higher if the first birth was at age 35 .
The risk for a nulliparous woman is similar to that of a woman with a first full term birth at age 30. ...Read more
Yes: Check out the following link: http://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/NotHavingChildrenorHavingFirstAfterAge35.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
Exceedingly rare: Statistically less than 7% of breast cancers occur in women under age 40. Only about 0.6% of breast cancer occurs under age 30. There is less than one in a million chance for children of this age to get breast cancer, but rare things can happen rarely. See this news source: http://abcnews.Go.Com/m/story?Id=8782697. ...Read more
Pretty unlikely: I can't say the risk is 0, but i've never seen a true breast cancer in children or babies. I've had a 17 yo with breast cancer - probably the youngest i've seen. Really children and babies don't have breast tissue until they hit puberty, so there should be minimal risk. Higher risk of other types of cancers (but not in the breast for that age range). ...Read more
I'm 30 years old,have never had children. My mam had breast cancer when she was 44 I've got 27cm septated cyst in ovary & have typical ov/ca symptoms ?
You need surgery...: Your family history, symptoms and size of ovarian cyst are worrisome. You need surgery to remove it. If your Ob/Gyn is worried about cancer, he/she may recommend that your surgery be done by a Gyn Oncologist (a specialist in female cancers) but this isn't always necessary. Ob/Gyns are trained to make this decision. Best wishes. ...Read more
Women that don't have children have a relative risk of 1.6 - 1.9 of getting breast cancer. What does this actually mean though?
Breast feeding: seems to reduce your risk. If the average risk is 1, those who never had children or breast fed are 1.6-1.9 times more likely to get breast cancer. Another way to look at this is to call breast feeding a treatment. Those who "receive" it (i.e breast feed) are 1/1.9 or 50 percent less likely to get breast cancer. ...Read more
What are the statistics for women in the us that are killed by breast cancer? My great aunt had breast cancer and it made me think about the possibilities of my or any of my potential children getting breast cancer. It's frightening.
Can a breast cancer survivor get pregnant? My wife has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. She and i want to know how this will affect her having children, and what we can expect. What effect will the treatments have on her? Is it safe for her to h
Meet with a fertility specialist who has worked with cancer patients. They can coordinate with the oncology team to do egg retrieval. Hormones to facilitate the process can be done safely with tamoxifen. This should be done before chemotherapy is started.
Adoption is a great option. I am an adoptive parent and it was a great experience for us. A wonderful option when childbearing is not possible. ...Read more
Is there a period of time you should stay away from children, particularly newborns, after having chemotherapy & radiotherapy for breast cancer?
Radiotherapy: Depends on what type of treatment you had. Ask your doctor if you are safe around others just to be sure, although you probably are no danger to others. ...Read more
Survival for 42yr. Woman, breast cancer both breasts, no smoking, drinking. 2 children. Pat. Grandmother and aunt died from it.Early stage.Nipple invert. Slowly from breast feeding over 9yrs.Saw dr.
Breast Cancer.: Breast cancer, even in both breasts, can be cured. It is difficult to give survival information without knowing stage and more details. But, this can be answered by your oncologist. ...Read more
Am 32 - no children yet. Best way to determine 1.Ovarian cancer-pap smear or ca 125 & 2.Breast cancer-mammography or ca 15-3 granny died of ovarian ca?
Yes you can.: Though uncommon, young women (and men) can develop breast cancer. It is more common with certain family histories of breast cancer, and there are genetic-related breast cancers. See your md for a breast exam, and ask how to do them yourself. Do once a month a week after your period. If you have a lump now, have it checked out. Many benign lumps exist, but you don't want to miss an early cancer! ...Read more
Several ways: Breast self examination is the best way for a woman to check herself for breast cancer. The komen foundation may have resources on line that you can tap into to get information on how to perform the examination. ...Read more
Prevention: Women should be concerned about breast cancer. But with proper screening and early detection the best chances for a cure are achieved. Meet with you doctor and discuss your risk and form a plan. ...Read more
Not usually: Brian I am assuming you are male. Breast pain and lump in a male is usually a non cancerous condition called gynecomastia. It is a hormonal side effect of many medications in adult males but is seen during normal hormonal changes during puberty. You should be examined and a mammogram and/or sonogram may be needed to confirm that it is gynecomastia. ...Read more
See a doctor:
The only way to diagnose breast cancer is to get a biopsy of the lump/mass/calcifications/abnormality on imaging.
I highly recommend you contact your doctor/gynecologist to get a physical examination and then mammogram and ultrasound.
This question can only be answered when you follow the steps below. Good luck. ...Read more
Mammogram, biopsy: The only way to know for sure whether or not you have breast cancer is through a biopsy. If you have a lump in your breast, go see your doctor for an exam and a mammogram. If there is something suspicious, the lump can be biopsied via ultrasound-guidance. If you don't have a lump and is just concerned, you still should perform self breast exam and see your doctor at regular intervals. ...Read more
See a doctor: Don't want to sound mean but do you really need to ask? ...Read more
No: Dominique: breast cancer incidence increases the older a woman is and is very rare for women in their 20's. Unless you have a strong family history, i would not recommend any screening tests. However, any palpable lump in the breast or new symptom (nipple discharge, persistent pain, skin change, etc) should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Maybe: If you have a strong family history of breast cancer, you may be at increased risk. Talk to your doctor regarding genetic counseling, specifically for the brca gene. If, however, you don't have such a history, self breast exams monthly until age 40, then self exams + mammograms yearly, should detect an early very unusual mass for your age. After menopause, risk of breast cancer is age related. ...Read more
The only way to know for sure is to remove the suspicious tissue and have it examined by a pathologist. It you have a lump in your breast, have family history of breast cancer or signs of breast cancer, please see your doctor. Consult this site for more info.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328. ...Read more
Visit your doctor!: Many patients are afraid to be evaluated for breast symptoms. Breast cancer at age 16 is extremely rare, but other benign tumors are common. You could have changes in breast development, cysts, fibroadenomas or other lumps that need to be evaluated by a doctor. Don't be afraid to see a doctor and have an examination. They may start with an ultrasound or mammogram to evaluate the problem. ...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
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
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