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Therapy Breast Cancer Leukemia
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
Some : Some cases of breast cancer genetic mutations brca i and ii , her 2 some breast cancer run in families. In leukemias not enough proof of genetic mutations as in breast cancer ( I do not know ) how ever leukemias run in family members, especially cll and AML , may not be genetic, could be environmental. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Somewhat: Patients with chronic leukemia are twice as likely as the general population to develop other malignancies, including breast cancer. This likely has to do with chronic leukemia patients having a genetic predisposition, compromised immune systems, or just generally being older. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No one answer: Cancer is many different diseases and has many different causes and many unknowns. The general factors in cancer are heredity/genetics, use of tobacco, alcohol, radiation, chemicals, obesity, lack of exercise and some infections. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/. ...Read more
Can sleeping with electric blanket on throughout the night cause childhood leukemia, breast cancer, or other cancers?
No: Interesting question, but no evidence that heat influences the origin of these disorders. ...Read more
My mom had breast cancer, my grand father had collon cancer, my grandmother had lung cancer i had leukemia when should I start testing for the others?
Genetic counseling: Hi tiffany, sorry to hear ab what you/your family went through. You need to see a genetic counselor. Most large cancer centers have one. They will do a blood test or a mouth swab to check for cancer genes. Li fraumeni syndrome (and others) need to be ruled-out. When you start testing depends on the age your relatives were when diagnosed/what gene (if any) you have. Please stop smoking. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Leukemia is a malignant hematologic neoplasm that originates in the bone marrow and represents a clonal proliferation of hematopoietic elements belonging to any of the myeloid, lymphoid, erythroid, and megakaryocytic lineages. Of note, other hematologic neoplasms like lymphoma or myeloma may demonstrate a leukemic phase without actually originating in the bone marrow ...Read more
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