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My aunt (2nd cousin of my mother) in late 70s has stage II breast cancer. What is our risk of getting the same disease?

My aunt (2nd cousin of my mother) in late 70s has stage II breast cancer. What is our risk of getting the same disease?

You relative: Does not qualify as a first degree relative, so your risk of breast cancer is not affected by her breast cancer. But you should get screening mammograms anyway. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

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


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What are the chances of developing breast cancer after having stage II nshl?

What are the chances of developing breast cancer after having stage II nshl?

Possibly increased: I assume by nshl you mean nodular sclerosing hodgkins lymphoma. Your risk of breast cancer is higher than normal if you received radiation therapy to your mediastinum (chest) as part of treatment. The younger you are and the higher the radiation dose, the higher your risk. Breast MRI is recommended for breast cancer screening in women who have received mediastinal radiation. ...Read more

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38 yo, BRCA I & II negative, sister died from stage 4 breast cancer. intermittent occassional, burning pain top right breast.

38 yo, BRCA I & II negative, sister died from stage 4 breast cancer. intermittent occassional, burning pain top right breast.

See below. : Although not typical for breast cancer, and even though you are under 40, as you have a first degree relative with breast cancer, you should obtain a mammogram, and possible ultrasound. ...Read more

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Whats an aide to detect breast cancer in its earlier stages?

Whats an aide to detect breast cancer in its earlier stages?

Biopsy.: Quite often the results of noninvasive examination, mammography and additional tests performed in special circumstances, like ultrasound or MRI are enough to perform excisional biopsy as the definitive diagnostic and curative method. Biopsy in these cases would get the entire cancer which can be studied under a microscope. ...Read more

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How many breast cancer stages are there?

How many breast cancer stages are there?

5 (zero thru four): The stage of breast cancer is based predominantly on the size of the cancer and lymph node (ln) involvement. Stage 0 is pre-cancer (carcinoma-in-situ); stage 1 is small cancers +/- microscopic ln; stage 2 is larger cancers+/-overt ln involvement; stage 3 is cancer involving the skin or chest wall+/-many lns or those away from the armpit; stage 4 is cancer elsewhere in the body (metastatic disease). ...Read more

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What do the stages of breast cancer mean?

What do the stages of breast cancer mean?

Size/location: Stages depend on the size of the tumor and whether or not the cancer cells have traveled outside of the breast. You can find more detailed information here http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/breast/patient/page2. ...Read more

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What does it mean if breast cancer is in stage 0?

What does it mean if breast cancer is in stage 0?

DCIS : Dcis is stage 0 breast cancer it is ductal carcinoma in situ this is made of cancerous cell that are actually located in their normal position in the breast duct and do not have the ability to spread which is the hallmark of the invasive or real breast cancer it is treated usually with surgery and radiation and hormonal treatment. ...Read more

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Should i feel pain during the early stages of breast cancer?

Should i feel pain during the early stages of breast cancer?

Not usually but it c: Most early stage breast cancers present as a painless lump. But pain itself does not mean much . It is the presence of a lump when you feel your breast with the flat part of your fingers that should alert you to a possibility of breast cancer. Any lump means that you need to see your doctor for examination in order to confirm it and guide you further. ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival for a woman with stage three c breast cancer?

Around 50% at 5 year: Stage iiic reflects patients who have aggressive lymph node disease. They cannot realistically be cured with surgery alone. Nevertheless, about 50% of women diagnosed in 2002 survived 5 years according to national cancer database statistics. Prognosis may be even better today as treatment of each patient is more specifically targeted on the basis of the biology of these aggressive tumors. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

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