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Late Stage Breast Cancer
My aunt (2nd cousin of my mother) in late 70s has stage II breast cancer. What is our risk of getting the same disease?
The breast is both a male and female organ. However its main function is in the delivery of milk to the newborn. Breast cancer occurs 95% of the time in women and 5% of the time in men. It is treated the same regardless of which sex it appears in. It comes in two forms invasive and non-invasive; distinction is important as ...Read more
I am 18 years old and off late i've noticed a lump in my breast, could it possibly be breast cancer?
Unlikely to be pbm: At your age this is more likely to be benign cysts. A trip to your doc during regular office hours for an exam would be my first step to resolve your question. ...Read more
What do risk factors for breast cancer such as early menarche, late menopause, & nullipara have in common?
Hormone: Longer exposure to higher levels of estrogen hormones is suggested, but these statistical findings are a measurement of increased risks. The statistics are not meant to tell us why things happen, they only measure what is seen in the us population. See gail risk model measurements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 2 weeks late and the sides of my breasts are killing me. I don't think I'm pregnant tho. Breast cancer runs in my family, so I'm a little worried.
Past 3 mos my period has been a week+ late. Recently found breast lump. Can breast cancer cause hormonal changes that would cause this?Sawpcpmamschedu
Not usually...: ...But breast cancer can be seen in conjunction with ovarian cancer. That said, there are much more common causes of late periods, and the vast majority of breast lumps are not cancer. This is especially true in young women such as yourself. Good luck with your mammogram. Make me look smart. :). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
32 female. Had CT Ab/pelvis in Nov and CT Pulmonary Angiogram to rule out PE in late Dec. Scared of breast cancer/other cancer from radiation?
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