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Can a guy touching your breasts cause breast cancer?

Can a guy touching your breasts cause breast cancer?

Not at all: Some breast cancer is related to heredity and runs in families. Most of the time, we don't know why it starts. But touching the breasts has nothing to do with it at all. In fact, breast self-examination is one of the best ways to find a lump, which should be checked by your doctor to see whether further follow-up (mammogram) is needed. Don't let anyone touch you there if you don't want him to. ...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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Can breast cancer cause fainting?

Can breast cancer cause fainting?

It can, indirectly.: If you just received the news of having breast cancer, the anxiety and stress associated with that can make your heart skip a beat and make you faint. Also, pain medication and chemotherapy regimens that patients with breast cancer sometimes receive can make one weak and dizzy. ...Read more

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What are the causes of breast cancer?

What are the causes of breast cancer?

Unknown: There are some increased breast cancer risks associated with obesity, hormone medication use, early age at first menstruation, late age at first childbirth, etc. Only about 15% of breast cancers occur because of genetic inheritance. See this site with more information: http://media.Komen.Org/breastcancer101tool/english/video-player.Html#kbc_01_01. ...Read more

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What are the causes of breast cancer?

What are the causes of breast cancer?

1 in 8 women: Unfortunately, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lives. If you have no family history and you eat healthy and go for routine screening mammograms and perform self exams, you should be able to catch anything abnormal and treat it early. ...Read more

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What are the causes of breast cancer?

What are the causes of breast cancer?

Environment/Heredity: Unfortunately, we don't know enough about breast cancer to be able to identify the specific causes; at best, we know of some conditions that are associated with breast cancer, such as high and/or prolonged unopposed estrogen levels (early menarche, late menopause, hormone replacement). App. 10-15% of cases are due to hereditary risks, the rest are environmental. ...Read more

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What are some causes of breast cancer?

What are some causes of breast cancer?

Unknown: There are some increased breast cancer risks associated with obesity, hormone medication use, early age at first menstruation, late age at first childbirth, etc. Only about 15% of breast cancers occur because of genetic inheritance. See this site with more information: http://media.Komen.Org/breastcancer101tool/english/video-player.Html#kbc_01_01. ...Read more

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What are some causes of breast cancer?

What are some causes of breast cancer?

Mostly unknown: Breast cancer is common and often runs in families(it is genetic). But most often it can come on out of no where...So the cause is unknown in 90% of the cases. Female hormones(estrogens have a lot to do with its causation.. Eat healthy(low fat diet), exercise and keep your weight normal, do not smoke or drink alcohol. These are some precauations to reduce your risk. Also get an annual mammogram. ...Read more

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What causes (aggressive) breast cancer?

Age, hormone status: The more response less aggressive breast cancers occur in older post menopausal women and when the tumor is examined it is ER(-), PR (-) HER2 (-). Such tumors are associated with early spread and do not respond to estrogen blockage or the use of Hereceptin. ...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. 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