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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 (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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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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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


Dr. Regina Hampton
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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