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What Are The Odds Of Getting Breast Cancer Twice
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
Grandmother had breast cancer lived she didn't get young what are the odds of me getting breast cancer?Is it passed on by family?I don't smokeordrink
Why do you ask?: A close relative with early breast cancer may prompt a genetic study. Otherwise, stop second-guessing your odds. This isn't productive. Report any dominant breast mass to your physician without delay, and comply with your physician's other recommendations on screening. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: 5-year breast cancer survival rates are dependent upon the cancer stage, varying from almost 100% for DCIS (stage 0) to less than 20% for metastatic disease (stage 4). Furthermore, cancer survival is dependent upon the response to chemotherapy. Of note, breast cancer survival has increased over the past decade in the US. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good: Whatever your age, the odds of surviving breast cancer overall are good! the majority of women survive breast cancer. What matters more than your age is your type of breast cancer, and the stage at diagnosis. If you have stage i cancer, your odds of dying from breast cancer are very low. It's more likely you will die from something else. But please ask your doctor this question! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not high: The median age of breast cancer in female in us is about 67 years. That means the further you are away from the median the lesser is the chance. But it's still a possibility. I would not recommend routine mammogram in this age group. Just use common sense and if one finds a lump that's new, then medical attention should be sought. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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