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What is some info on hereditary breast cancer?

What is some info on  hereditary breast cancer?

Meet an expert: I can't do justice to your question in 400 characters. Check out these great links on breast cancer. http://1.usa.gov/nmutde / http://1.Usa.Gov/nmv740 / http://1.Usa.Gov/nmvhzl that should get you started. ...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


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Any information on preventingendometrial cancer ?

Any information on preventingendometrial cancer ?

General measures: Endometrial cancer is commoner in women with obesity, diabetes, hypertension, infertility and excessive estrogen. Other factors are genetic. The general preventive measures, such maintaining a healthy weight, exercise to reduce risk of diabetes, avoiding use of tobacco and alcohol in excess should help. ...Read more

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Information on inflamatory breast disease?

Information on inflamatory breast disease?

Mimics infection: Inflammatory bc can look like a bad infection - the breast is swollen and red and often tender. In general, if you have a significant breast infection - you should be seen and treated by a doc anyhow. If the condition is atypical or you do not respond promptly to antibiotics you will need to see a breast specialist. Ibc is usually a treated with chemo followed by surgery and radiotherapy. ...Read more

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I had scc on face, bowens on leg & now diagnosis breast cancer (focal scc also), is there a link having skin cancer & breast cancer ?

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Probably not: No correlation between squamous cell cancer of the skin with breast cancer. Scc of the skin- including bowen's disease which is squamous carcinoma in situ of the skin- are related to uv exposures. Breast cancer with a focal scc- is suspicious for metaplastic carcinoma of the breast- a very rare type of breast cancer. There is a relation between metaplastic cancer with brca 1 mutation. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on the "breast cancer gene test"?

What's your opinion on the "breast cancer gene test"?

BRAC Analysis: As many as 10-15% of breast cancers in the us are believed to be hereditary. These are linked to mutations of a particular group of genes called the brca genes. There is a simple blood test to check to see if someone has a brca mutation. I advise my interested patients to see a genetic counselor to fully understand the ramifications of this test before having it done. ...Read more

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What are the chances that this is breast cancer? I am young but have a very full family history of cancer on both sides of my family, skin cancer breast cancer lung cancer ovarian cancer the list continues, recently i noticed a lump on my left breast and

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What are the chances that this is breast cancer? I am young but have a very full family history of cancer on both sides of my family, skin cancer breast cancer lung cancer ovarian cancer the list continues, recently i noticed a lump on my left breast and

Hello, : Hello, it is difficult to answer this question specifically for you without being able to see the images. In general, a radiologist, a physician that looks at medical images, will assess the shape, size, margins and density of a mass to determine the chance that it might be cancer. The radiologist may use mammograms and ultrasound images to gather this information. Radiologists will recommend a biopsy for any abnormality that has a chance of being cancer that is 2% or more. "pointy edges" will raise the chance to greater than 2%. Therefore, i would follow the recommendation for biopsy. The chance that this particular finding is cancer also depends on your age, personal history and family history. From your story i think that the most important factor is the family history. Having breast and ovarian cancer in your family will raise your personal risk. The risk is highest if it was a first-degree relative (sister or mother) that had breast or ovarian cancer. If it was grandmother or distant cousin, the risk for you is not as high. If it was mother or sister or both, this might be a sign that your family has a gene that raises the risk of some kinds of cancer. If so, i would recommend that you all talk to a medical provider that performs genetic counseling. This can help you decide if you want to make a special effort to reduce your risk or start special screening tests to help detect cancer early if it happens. I see that you posted this question 28 days ago. I see that the biopsy likely has already happened and that you have the result. I hope that it was benign. If not, then i hope that you know that we have great treatments for breast cancer and most women are survivors. I will be thinking about you and hoping for the best. ...Read more

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What are some stats on the severity of prostate cancer and breast cancer?

What are some stats on the severity of prostate cancer and breast cancer?

The National: Cancer Institute keeps various statistics on breast, prostate, and other cancers, if that is what you are looking for. You can find the information at http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/breast.html ...Read more

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Esophageal adenocarcinoma info from any good website?

Esophageal adenocarcinoma info from any good website?

PDQ: Us government maintains some good health info at cancer.Gov. Here's the link to the pdq on esophageal cancer: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/esophageal/patient/page1 there are a lot of websites out there that have a lot of questionable information--sometimes it's hard to know where to go to get good information. Good luck, and be sure to return to health tap for any questions! ...Read more

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Is rectal bleeding a sympt of ovarian cancer? I am getting conflicting info on the web. I read o cancer doesn't erode into the organs so it doesn't cause rectal bleeding. That was from a gyn oncologis

Is rectal bleeding a sympt of ovarian cancer? I am getting conflicting info on the web. I read o cancer doesn't erode into the organs so it doesn't cause rectal bleeding. That was from a gyn oncologis

Extremely unlikely: Ovarian cancer can, with enough time, can invade into the rectum and cause bleeding, but it would have to be at advanced stage at that point. In reality, it's rare for ovarian cancer to present with rectal bleeding, especially at your age. Far more likely there is a gastrointestinal issue. See your doctor to be evaluated for this. ...Read more

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Could I have info on carboplatin used for brain cancer treatment?

Could I have info on carboplatin used for brain cancer treatment?

It is available on G: carboplatin has some but minimal activity on brain turmors, unless it is a child where it may be moderately active. It is no longer used for treatment of adult brain tumors. ...Read more

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Mom has stomach cancer that spread to the pancreas. Surgery on stomach done, pancreas was left untouched (for medical reasons). Possibilities of cure?

Mom has stomach cancer that spread to the pancreas. Surgery on stomach done, pancreas was left untouched (for medical reasons). Possibilities of cure?

Need more details: Cancer of the stomach is curable in its very early stages when it is still ,localized to the stomach wall.Once it escapes and spreads to the surroundings, cure become less likely. Yet I would hold judgment unless youc an tell me where exactly is her residual cancer(?lymph nodes or invading into the pancreas?) Has she been offered or started on chemotherapy? What is her oncologist's opinion? ...Read more

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What is the maxuim lifespan on stomach cancer stage4 ivb?

What is the maxuim lifespan on stomach cancer  stage4 ivb?

Years: Typically it is measured in weeks to months, but people have lived years with it - because there are always exceptions to the rules. Good luck. ...Read more

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Need expert advice on any information on treatment for triple negative stage 4 breast cancer?

Need expert advice on any information on treatment for triple negative stage 4 breast cancer?

Medical Oncology: Triple negative is a more aggressive form of breast cancer, especially in younger women. It can be difficult (though not impossible) to treat. I recommend consulting with your medical oncologist for options. You may want to get a 2nd opinion at a university hospital for clinical trials. Here is a good site: http://www.Tnbcfoundation.Org/ keep positive and follow through with treatments. ...Read more

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Please help, solid mass found on my ovary. :( what is the liklihood of cancer?

Please help, solid mass found on my ovary. :( what is the liklihood of cancer?

No guess work here: A solid mass in ovary can be cancerous. So it should be removed and examined by a pathologist to determine its nature. It may be benign or could even be cancerous; only the pathologist, by doing a microscopic examination, can define its nature/cause. ...Read more

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Information on surgical oncology and cancer research?

Information on surgical oncology and cancer research?

NIH or ACS website: The nih/nci website can give you a lot of information of surgical oncology, clinical trials available for certain cancers. The american cancer society website has information on all types of cancers including the surgical and nonsurgical treatments available. ...Read more

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Any information on myeloid sarcoma?

Any information on myeloid sarcoma?

Leukemia Tumor: To understand this, you need to understand acute leukemia, which is the abnormal proliferation of white blood cells. This usually happens in the bone marrow. These millions of leukemia cells usually spill into the blood. Rarely, however, they can clump together to form a solid mass somewhere else in the body, like in a muscle or skin. This is called a myeloid sarcoma. ...Read more

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While searching for the cause of my abdominal pain, can stomach cancer show on a CT scan?

While searching for the cause of my abdominal pain, can stomach cancer show on a CT scan?

Not necessarily: And usually not in its early stages. You need to have endoscopy, egd, with biopsies to be sure. Ask your doctor for referral to GI specialist. ...Read more

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Do you know are colon cancer, breast cancer, and stomach cancer genetically related?

Do you know are colon cancer, breast cancer, and stomach cancer genetically related?

Depends on what you: It is hard to know what you mean. If you mean hereditary, they typically are not except about 5 to 10% of the time there is cancer of the same type in one of the first degree relatives. But cancer is a common disease which will likely affect one in 3 people during a life time. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on the cervical cancer vaccination?

Positive: I am optimistic about this. I plan to have my kids vaccinated. I think the data is there and why not try and reduce the risk? ...Read more

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What are stomach cancer incidence per age group paticularly in the 20s age group?

None at your age: Extremely rare things happen very rarely. Most gastric cancer occurs after age 60. Please see a doctor to review your risks and answer your questions that you have asked here repeatedly. ...Read more

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What is stomach cancer?

What is stomach cancer?

A serious disease.: Stomach cancer is an abnormal growth of the lining of the stomach. It can cause pain and bleeding. If caught early, stomach cancer can be treated by surgically removing the cancer, along with some normal stomach. Stomach cancer can grow quite quickly and move to other organs, at which time it is usually incurable. ...Read more

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What causes stomach cancer?

What causes stomach cancer?

Several risk factors: Stomach cancer happens when a mutation in one of the stomach's normal cells leads to cancerous transformation. Although no one knows exactly why this mutation happens, there are several risk factors for stomach cancer including asian ethnicity, smoking, a family history of stomach cancer, and infection with the bacteria h.Pylori. ...Read more

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What are stomach cancer symtoms ?

What are stomach cancer symtoms ?

Several: Some common ones can be early satiety, indigestion, weight loss, blood in the stool, possible nausea with or without vomiting, hematemesis, stomach pain. ...Read more

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What are chances of stomach cancer?

What are chances of stomach cancer?

Depends on ethnicity: Stomach cancer is not a common cancer type in the US. The rate is 7.7 per 100, 000 men and women per year. However, it is higher in Asians, especially Japanese. Very spicy foods, macrocytic anemia, intestinal metaplasia, Helicobacter pylori infections are potential risk factors for increased risk of gastric cancer. ...Read more

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What are the causes of stomach cancer?

What are the causes of stomach cancer?

Unknown: Stomach cancer is uncommon in the us, and more common in some asian countries. Can be an association with h. Pylori gastritis & eating more smoked foods and smoked meats possibly related. ...Read more

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What are the causes and risk factors for stomach cancer?

What are the causes and risk factors for stomach cancer?

Bacteria: Today a bacteria called h pylori is considered the most common cause. Others include smoking, smoked meats, and increasing risk factors include alcohol. ...Read more

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I think I might have stomach cancer. What should I be on the lookout for?

Unrealistic fears: Everyone has nonspecific symptoms from life's stresses. You need to be building relationships, social skills, grades in school, and career skills. The last thing you should be doing is going to internet scare sites or reading about diseases that at your age you almost certainly do not have. Stomach cancer announces itself as bleeding or unexpected weight loss. Your personal physician's your guide. ...Read more

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Is stomach cancer deadly?

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Is stomach cancer deadly?

Yes: Yes it is especially true in the advanced stage . For a very early stage- curative surgery is the best way to go-but again also will depend on the surgeon's skill and experience. ...Read more

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What conditions may be precursors for stomach cancer?

What conditions may be precursors for stomach cancer?

Multiple: - chronic acid reflux - chronic colonization with h. Pylori bacteria - smoking & tobacco use - excessive alcohol consumption - high intake of smoked & cured foods (mostly in developing nations) - high intake of foods treated with nitrosamines (also outside usa) - certain genetic syndromes are associated with stomach cancer. ...Read more

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What are erosions in duadeam, is that stomach cancer?

What are erosions in duadeam, is that stomach cancer?

Not likely: Likely acid induced. If you had an EGD for diagnosis these lesions are usually biopsied. Talk to your gastroenterologist about your worries. ...Read more

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Any cases for.Stomach cancer survivors?Thanks

Any cases for.Stomach cancer survivors?Thanks

Difficult to answer: We don't know all stomachs cancer cases to know if there any survivals. ...Read more

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Does stomach cancer throb?

Typically no: Stomach cancer often has no symptoms. If there are it is usually a feeling of being full or some bleeding. If concerned see a GI doctor. ...Read more

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Who develops stomach cancer?

Who develops stomach cancer?

Multiple risk factor: Age > 50, male sex, tobacco use, eating too much salt, helicobacter pylori chronic infection, blood type a, family history. ...Read more

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Is stomach cancer hereditary?

Is stomach cancer hereditary?

Sometimes: In certain instances, famililia predisposition has been reported.In addition, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc) has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of gastric cancer. ...Read more

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How is stomach cancer diagnosed?

Biopsy: Cancer may be suspected on x-ray or endoscopic examination. Definitive diagnosis needs a biopsy and examination of the tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more

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How is stomach cancer diagnosed?

Upper endoscopy : This is the best test to check your stomach for cancer. Endoscopy with narrow band imaging can help with early lesions under certain circumstances. ...Read more

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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Stomach Cancer (Definition)

A disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the ...Read more