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Mother Breast Cancer
Breast ca prognosis: Prognosis of breast cancer will depend on the stage, the type/biology of cancers/ other prognostic markers. All of us will die sooner or later. However, not everybody with breast cancer will die from the breast cancer. Without any information it is hard to say about one's prognosis. Please discuss with her oncologist in detail. Nobody knows about one's fate- only god knows. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Local & Online Help: Everyone is different , so there is no one correct answer. There are many local & online resources. Some of the reputable ones are a) american cancer society b) komen foundation also, see if there are local support groups in town. Lastly, consider seeking out a private psychologist. ...Read more
Love her.: Allow her to share and talk about her concerns and fears. Let her know how much you love her. Pray with her ; for her (if you pray). Help her out if there are physical tasks she can't accomplish. Ask her specifically what you can do to help. Take care. ...Read more
Depends: Majority of breast cancer are sporadic events and not hereditary. Only about 15-20% is genetic related. So, your risk depends of the age of your mother when she had the diagnosis of breast cancer, if there is anybody else in the family with cancer, if you have personal history of benign breast tumor, the age of your first period etc. You can assess your risk using the gail risk calculation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily...: ...But you should talk about it with your family doc or gyn. May need to have your risk assessed by a specialist. ...Read more
Treatment plan: First, appropriate staging should be done (biopsy, imaging). Second, based off of the stage, treatment options should be presented to her. Then, discuss treatment options, and decide what seems to be the best treatment for her, as different treatment options may be better for different people even if the stage is the same. Feel fee to return to this site with additional questions. ...Read more
If I am a male and my mother had breast cancer, does that put me at higher risk for other cancers?
That is a good: ...question but hard to answer without more data. Most (8-9 out of 10) breast cancers are not related to an inherited trait so just based on statistics, the answer to your question is probably no. That said, there could be a high risk gene passed from your mother to you, especially if she had cancer at an early age or if there are many other family members afflicted. Also, certain families.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My grand mother and my mother has breast cancer but both are well now..So how many chances are for me?
Higher than average: Women with immediate family members who've had breast cancer have a higher risk than those who don't - that make sense. But, your chances are still only about 15%. And, like your relatives, the vast majority of women who get breast cancer survive, about 92%.So, you should not smoke, keep a good weight, and eat a lower fat diet. Do recommended surveillance. Self exams, etc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mother had breast cancer age 43 but their is no familial deaseas so why did it happen to her and is it possible that i get this disease later on?
Yes indeed!: Any woman, or any man (the risk is less) can get breast cancer. I hope your mother gets a good outcome and this alerts you to the value of self-exam and comliance with your physician's recommendations. A first-degree relative having had breast cancer suggests your genetic heritage puts you at somewhat greater risk, and if mom has her genetic profile checked and has brca1 / 2, you can check too. ...Read more
My mother had breast cancer at 54, does this mean i'll get it? Is it still more likely i won't? Brca negative.
I have been prescribed Cerazette because my mother had breast cancer and have been taking for over two years now. Is this the correct diagnosis?
Slight advantage: Cerazette has only progestogen with out estrogen as in common combined birth control pill , less clotting problems , could be used during breast feeding , still has very slight risk of breast cancer , if this is the issue , why don't you adapt non medication b c like iud . Speak to your doctor ...Read more
Mother had breast cancer at 54 and her cousin had it at 48.BRCA negative and breast cancer panel negative (breastnext).How likely is it I'll get it?
High Risk: Although genetic testing was negative, you are still at elevated risk. Other factors could help determine statistical risk, but, not as accurate in a 25 yo. I would recommend establishing a relationship w OBGYN +/- a high risk breast program. A yearly breast exam is important. A baseline mammogram at 35 yr and yearly mammograms from age 40 yr would be appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my mother had breast cancer at 53, does that mean that I'll get it too? My BRCA was negative and my breasts next panel(TP 53, ATM, STK11, etc.) was negative as well.
Good question: Remember we don't know all about genes and cancer (will we ever?) so as good as a negative gene panel sounds, you cannot totally rule out an inherited component. If i was counseling you, i would need a full family history and some personal information to estimate your risk as best as humanly possible and see how best to reduce your risk. It's all about odds, dear, cancer is not a certainty 4 u. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If my father's mother has breast cancer..n her daughter,my aunt doesn't.. So will I ever get breast cancer from her?? What r d chancues I will..??
Need more info: Brca 1;2 are not the only genes that can increase the risk for breast cancer so you cannot rule out an inherited trait. That said, they could be sporadic cancers too. I suggest you visit a specialist with expertise in risk assessment and genetics. He/she needs to do a full pedigree and get some personal info to estimate your cancer risk and decide if you (or your mom) need additional testing. ...Read more
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
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