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Doctor insights on: Is Breast Tenderness A Symptom Of Ovarian Cancer

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I have tender breasts/bloating from ovulation until my period starts. Is this cycle related or ovarian cancer? Bloating has not returned this month.

I have tender breasts/bloating from ovulation until my period starts. Is this cycle related or ovarian cancer? Bloating has not returned this month.

No: This is very common in women and simply isn't a marker for ovarian cancer. Please accept my sympathy if you are having trouble dealing with an unfounded fear of ovarian cancer. Perhaps your physician can recommend ways to deal with this concern -- all of us have our minds play tricks on us. Be strong, brave, and discerning. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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Can ovarian cancer and breast cancer be hereditary?

Can ovarian cancer and breast cancer be hereditary?

Yes, of course: This is one of the classic hereditary cancer syndromes.

Sorry, I don't have enough characters to be allowed to give you a full asnwer here, but
quoting wikipedia:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/hereditary_breast%e2%80%93ovarian_cancer_syndrome. ...Read more

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Correlation between breast cancer and ovarian cancer?

Correlation between breast cancer and ovarian cancer?

SMALL: In 90% of cases there is no correlation. In 10% of cases it may be associated with the hereditary breast ovarian syndrome in which brca 1 & brca 2 mutations are responsable for the increase risk and development of these cancers. ...Read more

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Can there be a link between breast cancer and ovarian cancer?

Can there be a link between breast cancer and ovarian cancer?

Yes, there can be: There are some genetic blood tests brca type. So far, there is brca I and brca 2. This doesn't mean you can't have an inherited form of breast ca and ovarian ca---as of now not yet discovered, and no blood test to determine a patient's risk. A woman can have breast and ovarian cancer and have negative genetic tests----we don't have all the answers yet. ...Read more

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It is common for ovarian cancer spreading to Breast and Lung?

It is common for ovarian cancer spreading to Breast and Lung?

Depends: Ovarian cancer encompasses a number of different types of malignancies. Some can and do spread to the lung as well as locally within the abdomen as well as to the brain; others do not do so or only rarely. Still others don't spread to the breast but are associated with breast cancer. Best to speak to your health care provider in order to have a detailed conversation. ...Read more

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Can lexapro (escitalopram) up your chances of breast/ ovarian cancer?

Can lexapro (escitalopram) up your chances of breast/ ovarian cancer?

No: It can help many conditions, but triggering cancer wouldn't be one of them ...Read more

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My mother was diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer when she was 34. I'm just 17 but when should I start worrying about getting this?

My mother was diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer when she was 34. I'm just 17 but when should I start worrying about getting this?

Now!: This history is very concerning for a mutation in a brca gene. You should see a genetic counselor to discuss possible testing for a brca1 or 2 mutation. If this is positive, you may want to consider having your ovaries removed at some point, and your breasts as well. Ask your doctor to refer you for genetic counseling so you can plan how to reduce your risk of breast and ovarian cancer! ...Read more

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What could a painful breast lump in an 18 year old be? Family history or breast and ovarian cancer

What could a painful breast lump in an 18 year old be? Family history or breast and ovarian cancer

Lets review you are: You've noticed a painful lump, how long has it been there? What day of your cycle are you on? Have you had this complaint before? Do you drink caffeine? Is there a family histroy =of breast cancer? Is the area hot? Red? Does it involve the nipple or nipple discharge?
At your age, the most likely cause would be fibrocystic disease which can cuase painful lumps especially due to certain foods and c ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer be caused by hormones like some breast cancers? I had a false-positive pregnancy test and have ovarian cancer.

Can ovarian cancer be caused by hormones like some breast cancers? I had a false-positive pregnancy test and have ovarian cancer.

Just the opposite: There are some ovarian cancers that manufacture estrogen hormones from their theca cells, and endometrial cancers are also caused by estrogen hormone excess growth. However, we do not know that hormones are the cause ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Is mucinous breast cancer linked to ovarian cancer? Had mucinous b.C. In 2006. Need hysterectomy due to fibroid but don't want to give up ovaries.

Is mucinous breast cancer linked to ovarian cancer? Had mucinous b.C. In 2006. Need hysterectomy due to fibroid but don't want to give up ovaries.

Hyst? /oophorectomy: At 49 years old, you have very little use for your ovaries. If you are going to have a hysterectomy done anyway for the bleeding from your fibroids, you should seriously considering removing the fallopian tubes and the ovaries as well. They are sites for future disease. ...Read more

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What is the relationship of breast to ovarian cancer?

What is the relationship of breast to ovarian cancer?

SMALL: In 90% of cases there is no correlation. In 10% of cases it may be associated with the hereditary breast ovarian syndrome in which brca 1 & brca 2 mutations are responsable for the increase risk and development of these cancers. ...Read more

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In what ways are breast cancer and ovarian cancer associated with each other?

In what ways are breast cancer and ovarian cancer associated with each other?

The finding of: The genetic mutation brca 1& 2 link them molecularly, such that risk exceeds 80% and warrant oophorectomy before cancer dx. Since many breast cancers are fueled by estrogen, oophorectomy may diminish overt breast cancer. ...Read more

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What is my likelihood of developing cancer at some point in life; my nan had breast cancer and her sister had ovarian cancer?

What is my likelihood of developing cancer at some point in life; my nan had breast cancer and her sister had ovarian cancer?

Difficult: There most likely is a higher risk. But main risk factor is your mother and any sisters with breast or ovarian cancer? The best thing you can do is meet with a genetic counselor, however, may not be needed at your age. In addition, any other cancers in the family? Self breast exam important! Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My nana & my great aunt had breast cancer and another great aunt had ovarian cancer. What are the chances of me getting cancer in my life?

Here are some...: Sorry to hear your family history of breast and ovarian cancers, which suggests the trend of inheritance that could not be altered; so, do something-healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession-that is within our control, and stop waste time to worry about those beyond what we can do. For detail, read article in http://formefirst. Com/MustReadNotes. Html & others in the selected category. ...Read more

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If breast cancer runs in your family are you more prone to ovarian cancer?

If breast cancer runs in your family are you more prone to ovarian cancer?

Yes, if gene present: There is a specific gene that can be tested to see if you have a susceptibility to breast, ovarian or colon cancer. ...Read more

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What is the gene you can have that makes you more likely to get breast and ovarian cancer?

What is the gene you can have that makes you more likely to get breast and ovarian cancer?

Among many: BRCA1/2: There are a number of genes associated with increased risk of developing breast cancer. BRCA1 & 2 are the most known and studied but other genes are: TP53, PTEN, PALB2, CHEK2. .. (see list at http://www. Cancerresearchuk. Org/about-cancer/type/breast-cancer/about/risks/breast-cancer-genes) NCI has good info on BRCA1/2 at http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/BRCA as a starting point ...Read more

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Ways to reduce my risk of developing breast cancer? (family history of breast/ovarian cancer)

Ways to reduce my risk of developing breast cancer? (family history of breast/ovarian cancer)

Genetic testing: Probably the best way is for someone in your family get the brac/brca test to see if your family carriers the gene for breast and ovarian cancer. A low fat diet and not smoking are important for non genetic breast cancer. Regular self exams are important too. ...Read more

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There is a gene you can have that makes you more likely to get breast and ovarian cancer that is hereditary. What gene is that?

There is a gene you can have that makes you more likely to get breast and ovarian cancer that is hereditary. What gene is that?

BRCA mutation: The gene is called brca, and mutations in this gene are associated with an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Check out this link for more info:
www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/.../brca. ...Read more

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Living with clear cell ovarian cancer 3 years but PET scan shows activity in right breast retroareolar region. Ultrasound showed nothing 4m ago?

Living with clear cell ovarian cancer 3 years but PET scan shows activity in right breast retroareolar region. Ultrasound showed nothing 4m ago?

Recommend further ev: If there is sufficient update in the PET scan (SUV of >2.5), I would advise you to have another breat imaging study done. You have a choice to have mammography, repeat Ultrasound test or repeat PET scan once again, if the last PET scan was done >3 months earlier.
Good luck. ...Read more

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My bio mother had breast cancer at a young age, and my bio grandmother had ovarian cancer. Both passed from it. Prophylactic mastectomy an option?

My bio mother had breast cancer at a young age, and my bio grandmother had ovarian cancer. Both passed from it. Prophylactic mastectomy an option?

Depends: If you are 18 years old, that is a very early age to be considering mastectomy surgery. It would be best to see your family doctor and get a referral to a genetic counselor for consideration of brca testing to see what your risks are. You may or may not have a higher risk of breast and/or ovarian cancers. Be checked first before considering the worst. ...Read more

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Is it true HRT causes breast cancer, and uterine? How long shld I stay on it? Cancer runs on my side espec. Breast cancer, my mom. Aunt ovarian cancer

Is it true HRT causes breast cancer, and uterine? How long shld I stay on it? Cancer runs on my side espec. Breast cancer, my mom. Aunt ovarian cancer

See below: Certain hormones, especially longer use of estrogens, can increase a person's risk of breast cancer. Estrogen is listed as a known carcinogen on the fda web site & there is a class action lawsuit ongoing against premarin (conjugated estrogens). See site: http://m.Cancer. Org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/generalinformationaboutcarcinogens/known-and-probable-human-carcinogens. ...Read more

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Does consuming too many phytoestrogens increase your chance for breast or ovarian cancer?

Does consuming too many phytoestrogens increase your chance for breast or ovarian cancer?

No, not really: There is no conclusive evidence that this is the case. So eat healthy, low fat, plant based diet and exercise daily. That will do you lot more good than any concern about phytoestrogens causing breast or any other cancers.! ...Read more

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If you were diagnosed with breast cancer, what is the chance of you getting ovarian cancer?

If you were diagnosed with breast cancer, what is the chance of you getting ovarian cancer?

5%: Women with a personal history of breast cancer have a 3-fold increased risk of ovarian cancer. This association is even higher in women with a brca mutation, who may have a15-45% risk of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you were diagnosed with breast cancer, is the chance of you getting ovarian cancer high?

I'm just wondering, if you were diagnosed with breast cancer, is the chance of you getting ovarian cancer high?

Maybe: There are rare genetic syndromes that increase your chances of getting both breast and ovarian cancers (the best known are mutations in the brca genes). However, these mutations account for only about 10% of the cases of breast or ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Why wouldn't I pay a few thousand usd to see if I carry the breast or ovarian cancer gene?

Why wouldn't I pay a few thousand usd to see if I carry the breast or ovarian cancer gene?

Family history: I have to assume you are talking about brac1 and 2 testing. Without a family history of breast or ovarian cancer your chance of having a mutation would be pretty low. With a family history, most insurance would cover at least part of the cost of the testing. Myriad, the lab which does the testing, would do an analysis for you to determine your out of pocket costs prior to running the test. ...Read more

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Can my grandmother develop breast cancer and ovarian cancer at the exact same time?

Can my grandmother develop breast cancer and ovarian cancer at the exact same time?

Yes: There are two ways this can happen: 1. She had breast cancer with "drop metastases", meaning spread of breast cancer to the ovaries. This can happen with breast cancers that have the estrogen receptor.
2. She had both breast and ovarian cancer at the same time, mostly likely associated with a brca mutation. With this history, you may benefit from genetic counseling and/or testing. ...Read more

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Could you get ovarian cancer if you don't have family history and you never had breast cancer early.?

Could you get ovarian cancer if you don't have family history and you never had breast cancer early.?

Hereditary cancers: Only 10-15% of ovarian cancers are hereditary (passed through a family). So, most cases of ovarian cancer happen in women with no family history or personal history. ...Read more

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Does having breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancer in family history increase one's risk of endometriosis?

Does having breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancer in family history increase one's risk of endometriosis?

Endo: Having family history of ovarian, colon and uterine cancer specially if these are first degree relatives will put you at risk for cancer not for endometriosis. I would recommend that you talk to your doctor and ask about a brca genetic testing to see if you are a carrier of the gene associated with these types of cancer. ...Read more

Breast Pain (Definition)

Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or stabbing. It can be experienced in 1 or both breasts. Fibrocystic changes is the most common cause of breast pain. Hormonal medications (birth control, hormones) can cause pain as well. Infection ...Read more


Breast Tenderness (Definition)

Usually intermittent breast tenderness is due to fibrocystic changes (glands) in the breast, There are other causes, like pregnancy, so these should be ...Read more