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Do high prolactin levels lead to breast cancer?

Do high prolactin levels lead to breast cancer?

Unclear: There are reports that women with higher prolactin levels were associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. However the cause and effect is not completely understood. Among postmenopausal women, prolactin levels were higher among hormone users and lower among obese women. Meaning higher prolactin levels might be associated with already known risk factors for developing breast cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Female) (Definition)

Breast cancer results when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. The growth occurs initially inside the ducts but eventually breaks outside into the breast tissue and ultimately spreads both to the lymph nodes in the armpit and via the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Because of the promoting affect of estrogen almost all breast cancer occurs in women and is a rarity in men. The unregulated growth is due to both inherited and acquired genetic defects. It is the most common malignancy in women but it often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast on an annual basis. ...Read more


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Does mastis lead to breast cancer?

Does mastis lead to breast cancer?

No: Mastitis is describing inflammation. A swollen breast though may hide cancer and sometimes and underlying cancer can manifest swelling and redness in the breast. ...Read more

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Can drysol lead to breast cancer?

Can drysol lead to breast cancer?

No: This particular scare story began with an internet hoax by an individual who wanted to market his own, not-very-effective deodorant. It takes only minutes to make up a lie and they take on a life of their own. I am sorry someone troubled you. There's nothing "spiritual" about being "open-minded" to obvious untruths. http://www.pathguy.com/antipers.htm. ...Read more

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Can foreplay with breasts lead to breast cancer?

Can foreplay with breasts lead to breast cancer?

No: Cancer results from things that alter the chemistry of the nucleic acids in the epithelial cells and/or causes the cells to proliferate; fondling can no more produce this than it can give a woman a sunburn. If it's any reassurance, and not implying anything else -- breast cancer has historically been far more common among nuns than among prostitutes. ...Read more

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How frequently does a spot compression lead to a breast cancer diagnosis?

How frequently does a spot compression lead to a breast cancer diagnosis?

Sometimes: Spot compression is used to determine if an area of abnormal appearing tissue on a mammogram spreads out like normal breast tissue or holds together densely like a more worrisome mass. Usually it spreads out and you forget it. Even when it leads to a biopsy because it doesn't compress it doesn't by any means absolutely mean cancer, it just increases those chances. ...Read more

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My aunt has 3c breast cancer, for how much months/years will she be treated? How much can she live? Can she be able to lead her normal life again?

My aunt has 3c breast cancer, for how much months/years will she be treated? How much can she live? Can she be able to lead her normal life again?

Breast cancer: With today's treatments pt. Have a better chance at a longer and increased quality of life. During treatment she may not feel we'll and in terms of how long she had to live, no one knows. ...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


Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Prolactin (Definition)

The pituitary gland makes many hormones. After delivery of a baby, the pituitary gland pours out prolactin which causes the breasts to produce milk. It may be abnormally produced and cause enlarged ...Read more