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Spirolactone And Family History Breast Cancer
It's it okay for me to take spironolactone if I have a family history of breast cancer? I know it affects hormone levels.
Unknown: Great question! spironolactone increases free estrogen levels in the blood and decreases androgen effects, and in men can cause breast growth. There are no studies that have looked at this question. My best answer is that theoretically, it may increase your risk, as estrogen plays a role in breast cancer development. But if you need spironolactone, you should probably take it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Family history breast cancer, even Mom. 2 cousins got breast cancer but tested negative BRAC1/2. Should I get test. Cancer on both sides family?
1st mammogram ever and abnormal, family history breast cancer. Single group amorphous microcalcs in left breast. US BIRAD 3 and now going for MRI. Biopsy?
A grouping: of amorphous calcifications is probably not appropriate for BIRAD category 3(probably benign). Although they are still likely going to be benign, stereotactic needle biopsy may be more appropriate management, and BIRAD 4 a more appropriate category. Breast MRI is generally not that useful in the imaging work up of microcalcifications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a big family history of breast cancer. Is there anything i can do to lower the chances of getting it?
High risk program: It is important to know which members of your family are affected. This will determine if brca genetic testing is needed. I recommend you find a high risk program at a breast center to get a full evaluation and follow up. Once they have obtained all the info, they can recommend specific risk reducing measures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should somebody with a family history of breast cancer be more adamant about examination early in life?
Even with + fam: Hx, evidence does not support early mammo's, and they add radiation exposure. Adamant or not, the yield is so low that the risk outweighs it. It it were risk free and cheap, and there are ultrasound devices in development that might do this, there might be a case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Options: 1st-a family history does not mean its a predetermined fact for you but influences risk. Options include 1)increased screening incl. Bmri, 2)chemo prevention such as tamoxifen/raloxifene which reduce the risk of er+ tumors by 40-50%, 3)prophylactic ic surgery which is usually reserved for known brcamutation carriers where the lifetime risk may approach 70-90%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Family History BC: Hi, medical investigators typically used the gale questionnaire re: breast cancer risk.The questions would be a first degree relative age less than 50 years old who developed breast cancer. A first degree relative with a brca 1 or 2 mutation. Note:both mother and father's side. This model of familial risk for breast cancer is not as reliable as once was thought. Pls seek bc genetic counselor eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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