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Fertility: thoughts on frenchscientists discoving link btw use of ovarian stim drugs to a 2.6 fold increase in acute lymphoma inchildren. Chlomid ok?

Fertility: thoughts on frenchscientists discoving link btw use of ovarian stim drugs to a 2.6 fold increase in acute lymphoma inchildren. Chlomid ok?

Clomid (clomiphene) risk: As with everything in medicine, time will tell , more research, etc also, if Clomid (clomiphene) is the way a couple can have a baby the benefit versus risk of other alternatives must be considered as well as costs. Clomid (clomiphene) is one of the most affordable means to stimulate ovulation. ...Read more

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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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There is rare inherited mutation that gives you 1 in 3 lifetime chance of developing lung cancer even in non smokers. For someone with anxiety and lost mom to bac lung cancer should I test?

There is rare inherited mutation that gives you 1 in 3 lifetime chance of developing lung cancer even in non smokers. For someone with anxiety and lost mom to bac lung cancer should I test?

Which gene?: Egfr t790m's actual risk is unknown since nobody knows how many people without lung cancer carry the mutation. Even li fraumeni doesn't approach a 1/3 risk of lung cancer. And what would you do with this information if you had it? Hopefully you will always be a non-smoker. ...Read more

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M 35 yr old.ive multiple cysts in both of my breasts.i get my U/s breast done every 2nd yr.is only US enough.strong f/m history of diff. types of cancers?

M 35 yr old.ive multiple cysts in both of my breasts.i get my U/s breast done every 2nd yr.is only US enough.strong f/m history of diff. types of cancers?

Ultrasound not enoug: Ultrasound is a good initial test for cyst in the breast but you should have by now a base line mammogram to make sure what kind of breast tissues you have your doctor should aspirated some of the cyst for diagnosis purposes mean while avoid caffeine and chocolate and take some vitamin E and 600 mg ibuprofen daily make sure you follow with a breast specialist ...Read more

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Are there breast cancer scholarships for children of survivors?

Are there breast cancer scholarships for children of survivors?

Possibly: There are scholarships for children whose parents are dealing with, or who have died from, various cancers. Here's a site that lists some of them: http://inheritanceofhope.Org/scholarships/17-available-scholarships.Html there may well be more than this. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What percentage of people in the us are currently living with cancer or have had cancer @ some point in their life?

What percentage of people in the us are currently living with cancer or have had cancer @ some point in their life?

Prevalence: 4%: Statistics are squirrely, though. "prevalence" = # of living americans who who have had or now have cancer, about 12 million. "incidence" = # who get it in any one year: 0.6%, 1.64 million. Notice that these numbers are far below the risk of certain cancers. 11% of women will get breast ca for instance. For more great statistics on cancer, google "cancer facts & figures". ...Read more

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What cancer charity is there that fights cancer in men, women, and children equally?

What cancer charity is there that fights cancer in men, women, and children equally?

There may not be one: I'm not aware of a specific charity that donates to all groups equally. Even defining "equal" is tough - equal in terms of number of cases of cancer per group means that men and women will need a greater percentage of the proceeds. Equal in terms of number of years of life lost to cancer means that children have a stronger balance in the decision. Many groups do try to help all three groups. ...Read more

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What is the odds for breast cancer for women in her 40s with dense breast and no other risk factors?

What is the odds for breast cancer for women in her 40s with dense breast and no other risk factors?

Why do you ask?: It's moot. Breast density is not a factor. If you find a dominant mass, get seen without delay and a cure is highly likely. With zero risk factors, it's low but the real protection comes from alertness. ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival and leading a normal life, fertility of a young female in her 20s with advanced breast ca not metastatic, duratn of rx?

What are the chances of survival and leading a normal life, fertility of a young female in her 20s with advanced breast ca not metastatic, duratn of rx?

It's complicated: There are too many variables to be able to give you an accurate number. Certainly survival and continuing fertility are quite possible, and the lack of metastases is very positive. ...Read more

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Mother had tubular-lobular breast cancer and they also found a small area of dcis during mastectomy pathological analysis. Is this common?

Mother had tubular-lobular breast cancer and they also found a small area of dcis during mastectomy pathological analysis. Is this common?

Yes: Complete pathology review following mastectomy surgery can often identify other small microscopic lesions. Dcis is a non-invasive early brsst cancer & would not affect the prognosis nor likely change her treatment plans. This is also an example of why additional treatment with hormone & radiation therapy is given if a person had only had a lumpectomy surgery. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a female, who's mother and maternal aunt have breast cancer, getting breast cancer herself?

What are the chances of a female, who's mother and maternal aunt have breast cancer, getting breast cancer herself?

Risk assessment: This is calculated with the gail model and specific info is needed: age of person in q; her age at first period; age at which first child born; number of first degree relatives with breast cancer [mother, sister, daughter]; has she had a breast biopsy?; was it pos or negative? Was there atypia? What is her race? This calculates a risk and compares that too the general population. ...Read more

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Read that people who have lots of moles have a higher risk of cancer in general due to their cells telomeres& now I'm worried.is this proven ?

Read that people who have lots of moles have a higher risk of cancer in general due to  their cells telomeres& now I'm worried.is this proven ?

Individualize: Everyone is different. All must avoid to much sun exposure everyone must check their skin regularly. Having a mole does not mean it will change to cancer. There are many factors involved like ethnicity , climate or the environment, genetic make up and the any insults to the skin. ...Read more

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How many new cases of breast cancer happen in the united states in a year?

How many new cases of breast cancer happen in the united states in a year?

About 227,000: The american cancer society's most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States are for 2012: about 226, 870 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. About 63, 300 new cases of carcinoma in situ (cis) will be diagnosed (cis is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer). About 39, 510 women will die from breast cancer. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between breast cancer and APL leukemia? there are two cases of breast two cases of leukemia in my cousins family.

Is there a connection between breast cancer and APL leukemia? there are two cases of breast two cases of leukemia in my cousins family.

No: There is no association or reported instances of leukemia associated with breast cancer. The closest that one can find is a rare association between lymphoma, probably arising in a intramammary lymph node and carcinoma in the same breast . There is the possibity that the cause is the MMTV virus that has entered the Wnt-1 gene to overproduce B-catenin. ...Read more

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I'm curious if in the family tree, nobody have gotten breast cancer before will there be a range of people getting breast cancer?

I'm curious if in the family tree, nobody have gotten breast cancer before will there be a range of people getting breast cancer?

Depends on intensity: Not sure exactly what you are asking, don't look for fat loss in any one area, it doesn't look that way. How much you burn will depend on speed and slope. In any event several hours 3-4x/week should burn significant fat if you don't eat too much. ...Read more

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My mother just died at age 65 of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (multiple lesions, large one in brain). What are my risks for NHL or other cancers? I'm 36.

My mother just died at age 65 of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (multiple lesions, large one in brain).  What are my risks for NHL or other cancers?  I'm 36.

Not much increased: The malignant lymphomas by and large don't run in families. A few genes are known but they are of small effect. Stop worrying and live as richly and wisely as you can. I also see you report erectile dysfunction; I hope this is getting worked up and especially that prolactinoma and hemochromatosis have been ruled out. Best wishes. ...Read more

Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory (Definition)

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