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My boyfriend is really rough during sex, and usually leaves brusies on my boobs. Could that caise breast cancer in any way?

My boyfriend is really rough during sex, and usually leaves brusies on my boobs. Could that caise breast cancer in any way?

No: Bruises in the breast do not cause cancer. If his roughness caused damage to the deep breast tissue, it could cause fat necrosis, in mammograms tis looks very much like breast cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (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 ...Read more


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My wife is 55 years. After breast cancer chemothrapy she has lost interest in sex life. Any solution?

My wife is 55 years. After breast cancer chemothrapy she has lost interest in sex life. Any solution?

Post breast cancer: It is possible she is depressed from all happened with the cancer diagnosis and treatment procedures. Counseling and talking to her Gyn might bring some solution ...Read more

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My wife have breast cancer since 7 years, is it safe to having sex?

My wife have breast cancer since 7 years, is it safe to having sex?

Absolutely: There is no reason to think that sex would not be safe. After treatment for breast cancer, depending on the hormonal therapy, your wife may suffer lack of libido or vaginal dryness. Over the counter vaginal lubricant should suffice. ...Read more

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If a woman has a sex change operation and becomes a man, can she still get breast cancer?

If a woman has a sex change operation and becomes a man, can she still get breast cancer?

Possibly: I would imagine risk is much lower because of the mastectomies and removal of ovaries, depending on stage of transformation. ...Read more

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I have extreme pelvic, stomach and lower back pain with cyst on my ovaries and a cystic mass in my uterus. I have spotty bleeding, bleeding with sex, and nausea that has gotten worse over the last month. I was just treated for stage 2 breast cancer. Ar

I have extreme pelvic, stomach and lower back pain with cyst on my ovaries and a cystic mass in my uterus.  I have spotty bleeding, bleeding with sex, and nausea that has gotten worse over the last month.  I was just treated for stage 2 breast cancer.  Ar

Complicated: How were you treated for breast cancer? If you had a cyst and you have an increase in symptoms, I would recommend a repeat ultrasound to evaluate the cyst (which can cause nausea). As far as the bleeding symptoms, I would be concerned about an endometrial polyp especially is your treatment included tamoxifen. Consult a physician. ...Read more

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Symptoms of breast cancer?

Symptoms of breast cancer?

Maybe none: Early breast cancer has no signs or symptoms. Breast cancer may later present as a painless firm breast lump. Rarely changes in color of the skin, sometimes nipple will get retracted or breast skin pulled inward. Best is to have yearly physical examination and mammogram after age 40 before these symptoms occur. Any breast lump, painful or not, should be examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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Symptoms of breast cancer?

Symptoms of breast cancer?

A lump in the breast: This is how most women discover their breast cancer. However most such lumps turn out to be benign. If you do monthly breast self exam, you will be able to tell if you have any new lumps. They are often painless and grow in size if left unattended for more then 1 or 2 months. The tumor can also spread outside of the breast if not treated. Promptly. ...Read more

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Is breast cancer inherited?

Is breast cancer inherited?

Sometimes.: It is estimated that approximately 10-15% of all breast cancers in the US are of the hereditary type. These genes can be inherited from either your father or your mother. If a woman inherits this gene, they have a 50-75% chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime. These cancers tend to occur at any earlier age and may occur in both breasts. ...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


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Breast carcinoma is a type of cancer where this uncontrolled growth of breast cells. Symptoms can include breast lumps, pain, and weight ...Read more