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When is breast cancer awareness month?

When is breast cancer awareness month?

October: October is the Breast cancer awareness month. Just remember every woman should make every month a breast cancer awareness month for herself and her loved ones. ...Read more

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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What month is cancer awareness month?

What month is cancer awareness month?

CA months: CA awareness month is broken down by the type of CA. Check out the ACS web page at Cancer.org. Check under CA awareness calendar. ...Read more

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Is breast discharge a symptom breast cancer?

Is breast discharge a symptom breast cancer?

Sometimes: Most are not cancerous, but sometimes they are. Especially worrisome are bloody discharges or any spontaneous discharge after menopause. If any discharge is persistent you should at least run it by your primary doc or ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Is one month of breast pain a sign of breast cancer?

Is one month of breast pain a sign of breast cancer?

Not usually: A particular or focal area of pain should be investigated with mammogram and/or sonogram, but breast pain all over is usually fibrocystic/hormonal pain. Breast cancer is usually a painless, hard, non-movable lump. Anytime you are concerned about changes in your breast, consult your doctor to see if additional testing is needed. ...Read more

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Is just breast enlargement a sign of male breast cancer?

Is just breast enlargement a sign of male breast cancer?

Yes: But it is also a sign of gynecomastia - a common source of benign breast enlargement. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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Is it safe to breast feed after breast cancer?

Is it safe to breast feed after breast cancer?

Yes: As long as you are not receiving chemotherapy, you may breastfeed after breast cancer treatment. If your cancer was treated by radiation therapy, it is likely that you will not produce much milk, if any, from the treated breast. ...Read more

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Is bleeding from nipple breast cancer?

Is bleeding from nipple breast cancer?

~10% of the time: Bloody nipple discharge is usually secondary to a benign tumor or chronic inflammation within the duct, with breast cancer a distant third. Any woman with bloody discharge requires breast evaluation, which will include a diagnostic mammogram+/-ultrasound, physical examination, and nipple aspiration cytology. If the results remain equivocal, a surgical biopsy (terminal duct excision) may be done. ...Read more

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Is axiliary breast tissue a symptom for breast cancer?

Is axiliary breast tissue a  symptom for breast cancer?

Not usually: Some women have breast tissue under their arms that enlarges when they become pregnant, or occasionally during the menstrual cycle. Cancer is unusual, but not unheard of. If a lump persists, have it checked. ...Read more

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Is breast cancer preventable?

Is breast cancer preventable?

Partly: You can lower the odds of developing breast cancer by limiting alcohol intake to no more than a drink or 2 per day (and mostly red wine), exercising regularly, and keeping your weight under control. ...Read more

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Nipple droop is symptom of breast cancer?

Nipple droop is symptom of breast cancer?

Possibly: Most patients with breast cancer will have either no symptoms or a lump in the breast. The cancer can cause some architectural distortion of the breast, though, which can cause some changes in the nipple like nipple inversion, retraction, or otherwise alter the appearance of the nipple. This is not the most typical presentation, but it can happen. ...Read more

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Is photographic breast cancer detection now a reality?

Is photographic breast cancer detection now a reality?

Not aware of this: I am not sure what your are describing. Physical examination with mammogram and sometimes breast ultrasound are the best current options. Sometimes breast MRI is used. I am not aware of photographic technology for breast cancer, but research continues. ...Read more

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Is breast cancer impossible in teenagers?

Yes: Breast cancer is super rare in teenagers, but not impossible. If there's something concerning you, a doctor examination is the next step. If it's still concerning, ultrasound would likely follow. ...Read more

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Is breast augumentation safe? Is thrre a ridk of breast cancer in future?

Is breast augumentation safe? Is thrre a ridk of breast cancer in future?

Safe: It is a safe procedure but should be done by board certified plastic surgeon. There is no increased risk of breast cancer. ...Read more

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Why does breast cancer awareness get an entire month of recognition?

Why does breast cancer awareness get an entire month of recognition?

Philosophical ?: There are many diseases that might deserve a month of recognition. Certainly breast cancer should, but maybe prostate cancer, heart disease and major depression should, would you be interested in lobbying for some of those or others. ...Read more

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Is breast density a risk factor for breast cancer? Mammogram noted "extremely dense breasts".

Is breast density a risk factor for breast cancer? Mammogram noted "extremely dense breasts".

Yes, breast density: is a risk factor for breast cancer. The relative risk for extremely dense breasts is about 4x the relative risk of patients with almost entirely fatty breasts, and about 1.6x the RR for "average" density breasts. Find out all you need to know at http://www.breastdensity.info/ ...Read more

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What is paget's breast cancer and is it unlike other breast cancers?

What is paget's breast cancer and is it unlike other breast cancers?

Nipple cancer: Paget's disease of the breast is a type of cancer that involves the nipple and/or the dark tissue around the nipple (areloa). Often there is another tumor within the breast. Symptoms involve the nipple and include crusting, thickening, itching, scabbing or bleeding. There are many non-cancerous reasons for nipple symptoms, but if you have changes that don't resolve, see your health provider! ...Read more

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My mom had lobular breast cancer at 52. Brca negative. Is lobular breast cancer more genetic based than ductal?

My mom had lobular breast cancer at 52. Brca negative. Is lobular breast cancer more genetic based than ductal?

No its medullary: a quote from Lancethttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9167459: "The occurrence of invasive lobular carcinoma and invasive ductal carcinoma was not significantly different between carriers of BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations and controls. Medullary or atypical medullary carcinoma was, however, found more often in BRCA1 (13%, p ...Read more

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When is breast cancer awareness month?

October: October is the Breast cancer awareness month. Just remember every woman should make every month a breast cancer awareness month for herself and her loved ones. ...Read more

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When was breast cancer awareness month started?

When was breast cancer awareness month started?

Breast Cancer Month: National breast cancer awareness month was established in 1985. The aim of the month is to encourage the use of mammograms to increase the rate of earlier detection. ...Read more

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What should I include in an article about breast cancer awareness month?

Nipple areola sparin: New techniques in surgery can now perform mastectomy to avoid radiation and keep the nipple areola intact and reconstruct the breast with implants or tissue to create a very normal appearing breast which reduces the risks of recurrence. ...Read more

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Please suggest what ideas for breast cancer awareness month do you have?

Please suggest what ideas for breast cancer awareness month do you have?

Old-fashioned: When i was in med school, i was the only guy i knew who always discussed breast self-exam with women. I'd urge women starting in their teens to continue doing this and doing it right -- and not to get complacent because of all those mammogram manufacturers sponsoring pink ribbon campaigns. The physical exam still key to medicine & the fatal breast ca's i've seen could have been caught early. ...Read more

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Why does breast cancer awareness get an entire month of recognition?

Philosophical ?: There are many diseases that might deserve a month of recognition. Certainly breast cancer should, but maybe prostate cancer, heart disease and major depression should, would you be interested in lobbying for some of those or others. ...Read more

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What are some good breast cancer awareness songs?

What are some good breast cancer awareness songs?

Breast cancer : The singer/songwriter jewel wrote a song for breast reconstruction awareness this past year called "flower"! ...Read more

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Breast cancer awareness items where can I buy them?

Breast cancer awareness items where can I buy them?

Try these: Susan g. Komen society at: http://ww5.Komen.Org/ american cancer society at: http://www.Cancer.Org/. ...Read more

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What breast cancer awareness events are on television?

What breast cancer awareness events are on television?

It is hard to find a: Tv only occasionally has sessions about breast cancer. Internet has plenty of information especially on a website made for the patients..It is called cancer.Net. ...Read more

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How to help spread awareness during breast cancer week?

How to help spread awareness during breast cancer week?

Yes you can: By visiting woman groups , conducting breast examination clinics trough your local medical facilities , educating advantages of early diagnosis , teaching self examination techniques , encouraging to visit their doctor , and annual mammographies etc you can early diagnosis saves lives . Good luck in your mission. ...Read more

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Why does there happen to be so much awareness for breast cancer?

High cure rate: This is probably because the cure rate is so high that there are millions of breast cancer survivors and because early diagnosis is important to improve survival and decrease the severity of treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do to help my students with breast cancer awareness?

Several topics: Diagnosis: early diagnosis is key, especially in breast cancer--so mammograms and self exam. Epidemiology: who is most at risk and what is risk of getting it. Genetics: some women carry certain genes. Treatment: surgery, radiation, chemotherapy. Reconstruction: after extirpative surgery. New gene therapy treatments. Assign these topics to groups of students. Plenty of info on net. ...Read more

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Why would the color pink be associated with breast cancer awareness?

Femininity: Pink is traditionally a feminine color, but not exclusively, of course. Breast cancer is traditionally a disease of women, but not exclusively. Ergo, pink has been chosen to represent awareness. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is breast cancer awareness more common than other common cancers?

Why is breast cancer awareness more common than other common cancers?

Common + women: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Additionally, there has been a huge push from several national organizations as well as women's groups to increase awareness and to increase mammography usage. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why breast cancer is getting so much more awareness than others?

Can you please explain why breast cancer is getting so much more awareness than others?

Women: Komen was one of the 1st organizations to help draw attention to breast cancer and bring it out of the shadows.Organizations like komen and avon have funded a large portion of the research and community activities in the country. Women are vocal about issues near and dear to them. Other conditions can get publicity, it takes a person to champion the cause and others to follow. ...Read more

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What can we do to help promote breast cancer awareness?

Breast Cancer: There are several differs ways to provide support and raise awareness for breast cancer. In central texas we have the cancer support community of central texas for psychosocial support. The way i try to raise awareness is let people know that roughly only a third of women who have mastectomies were informed about their options regarding breast reconstruction. There is legislation to help change. ...Read more

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Will men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Will men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Yes; not sure!: Men with a mother, sister, or daughter with breast or ovarian cancer, male relatives with breast cancer, or with ashkenazi jewish heritage, have a high risk of carrying a brca mutation. Men with this mutation are at risk for breast and other cancers. Rarely, men without a brca mutation get breast cancer, usually in their later years. I think the ribbon is still pink! sorry guys... ...Read more

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Is there a reason it seems like breast cancer awareness is given a higher priority?

Is there a reason it seems like breast cancer awareness is given a higher priority?

Because (recycled): It is a common cancer, has an effective screening, can be treated successfully if detected early, and affects patients in a very visible way. There are many other political reasons as well. It may feel unfair to those suffering of other cancers so we need to be advocates for all patients with cancer regardless of the type. Sorry for the recycled answer but it's still true. ...Read more

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Can you advise me on going bare faced without makeup to raise awareness for breast cancer?

Can you advise me on going bare faced without makeup to raise awareness for breast cancer?

Just do it: Raising awareness is great. You may want to get written info to handout to people that can be obtained from the American Cancer Society or Susan G. Komen. Good luck ...Read more

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Please tell me, could men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Please tell me, could men get breast cancer and what color is the awareness ribbon for that?

Yes.: Men get breast cancer at a rate of about 1% of the rate in women. Given that female breast cancer is, unfortunately, all too common, male breast cancer is unusual but not rate. I am not aware of any "ribbon" campaign for male breast cancer; the one for "breast cancer" should be sufficient. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some things that we can do in our communities to help promote breast cancer awareness?

Can you tell me some things that we can do in our communities to help promote breast cancer awareness?

American cancer soc: American cancer society as well as other organizations have nice programs to support and supplement your efforts. Contact your local chapter. ...Read more

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