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What are the odds of getting breast cancer twice?

What are the odds of getting breast cancer twice?

Risk factors: This is a difficult question to answer in a general fashion. Knowing the specifics of the first breast cancer like stage and treatment are important. Also risk factors like family history and brca status play a role. I recommend you contact your oncologist or surgeon and possibly a genetic cancer to review your individual risk and get a personalized answer. ...Read more

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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


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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

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 more

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What are the odds of getting endometrial cancer after breast cancer?

What are the odds of getting endometrial cancer after breast cancer?

Low, but...: Both of these diseases are common, may be related to estrogen in older women, and if they occur at the same time may warn of a cancer family syndrome though the link isn't classic. Neither causes the other. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the odds of dying from breast cancer?

What are the odds of dying from breast cancer?

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 more

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What are the odds of a breast cancer recurrence?

What are the odds of a breast cancer recurrence?

Depends: Tumor factors - based on tnm staging, receptor status, grade etc treatment factors - optimal therapy vs. Not patient factors - genetic predisposition - this is rarely the issue time factor - longer the time lapse since initial therapy, lesser the odds. ...Read more

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What are the odds of recovery from breast cancer?

What are the odds of recovery from breast cancer?

Breast ca: This question is very complicated. Recovery from breast cancer is related to the stage at diagnosis and the response to treatment. In general, recovery is excellent when caught early and decreases with advancing stage. ...Read more

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At 82 and having breast cancer what are my odds of survival?

At 82 and having breast cancer what are my odds of survival?

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 more

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What are the odds of a nineteen year old having breast cancer?

< 1 in a million: The incidence of breast cancer in teenage women was recently reported as 0.08 cases per 100, 000 people, so the odds are very, very low. Regardless, any new breast lump should be followed by a physician evaluation. ...Read more

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Odds of inflammatory breast cancer at 18?

Odds of inflammatory breast cancer at 18?

Very rare: Very, very rare but any concerns should be addressed in person by a gynecologist and/or breast specialist. ...Read more

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What are the odds of a 97 year old having breast cancer?

What are the odds of a 97 year old having breast cancer?

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 more

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What are the odds of a 17 year old getting breast cancer?

What are the odds of a 17 year old getting breast cancer?

< 1 in a million: The incidence of breast cancer in teenage women was recently reported as 0.08 cases per 100, 000 people, so the odds are very, very low. Regardless, any new breast lump should be followed by a physician evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the odds for breast cancer for women in her 40s with dense breast and no other risk factors?

What is the odds for breast cancer for women in her 40s with dense breast and no other risk factors?

Why do you ask?: It's moot. Breast density is not a factor. If you find a dominant mass, get seen without delay and a cure is highly likely. With zero risk factors, it's low but the real protection comes from alertness. ...Read more

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29yo. Pat grndmthr diagnosis Breast Cancer@24yo. Ovarian cx@age 34& took her@68yo.Inherent odds? +Ive virtually zero chest, size <34A-change my odds?

29yo. Pat grndmthr diagnosis Breast Cancer@24yo. Ovarian cx@age 34& took her@68yo.Inherent odds? +Ive virtually zero chest, size <34A-change my odds?

Hereditary CA: With grandma having both cancers at a young age, and both ca being the ones linked to a gene you should talk to your doctor about testing and what you would do differently if positive. Also see if you can get more family history data. That would help a lot. Size of your breasts won't really matter. Gather info, calculate risks, and stay on top of screening. ...Read more

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I'm a 2yr (TN) breast cancer survivor. Do the odds of having cancer again, same or different anywhere in the body increase as time goes on?

I'm a 2yr (TN) breast cancer survivor. Do the odds of having cancer again, same or different anywhere in the body increase as time goes on?

Congratulations: As a rule, the risk of recurrence of the cancer you had goes down with time. It varies a lot depending on the stage and receptor status and I'm afraid there's no magic number after which the risk is zero (I've seen it relapse more than 15 years after surgery). As to other cancers, the risk depends on the kind. Some cancers have shared risk factors, be it genetic or lifestyle, some others.... ...Read more

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I am 71. At age 62 I had her2 positive and ER positive breast cancer with 6 positive nodes out of 16, . What are the odds of return of breast cancer?

I am 71.  At age 62 I had her2 positive and ER positive breast cancer with 6 positive nodes out of 16, .  What are the odds of return of breast cancer?

Good odds: You are in pretty good territory 9 years after the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. You should have been on antiestrogen therapy for a minimum of 5 years, and probably for a full 10 years. Although breast cancer is known to occur more than 20 years after it is first diagnosed, this is unusual. ...Read more

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29 yo. Pat. grandmother 1st diagnosis w/breast cancer@24, to return x3, taking her life@68yo. I've painful non-mobile lump, L brst. Odds of fam history repeating?

29 yo. Pat. grandmother 1st diagnosis w/breast cancer@24, to return x3, taking her life@68yo. I've painful non-mobile lump, L brst. Odds of fam history repeating?

You should see: your doctor now for evaluation of breast lump , odds are good in your favor due to your age ( 29 ) only one member involved may not be genetic ,. Fibrocystic disease is painful , non mobile . Your doctor will do required tests and take your worry off your mind. Good Luck ...Read more

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What are statistical odds of cancer coming back? 42 yrs old. Trip neg breast cancer, stage 3 C , axil & supra clav dist Mets. Dx last year, now NED?

What are statistical odds of cancer coming back? 42 yrs old. Trip neg breast cancer, stage 3 C , axil & supra clav dist Mets. Dx last year, now NED?

Very possible: Triple neg makes the lesion more aggressive and obviously not too responsive to hormonal therapy. Nodal disease extending to supraclavicular area is extent to which axilla can spread. No mets to occur from this site. Usually surgery, RT utilized. If NED, recurrence can only come from cells that might have spread from primary and now reside in marrow. If recurrence then chemo will be needed. ...Read more

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My mom has her2 breast cancer stage 1 grade 3. What are the odds she'll live?

My mom has her2 breast cancer stage 1 grade 3. What are the odds she'll live?

Excellent!: Stage 1 is the earliest stage of breast cancer. The chance she'll be alive in 5 years is more than 95% as long as she has treatment. Patients with HER2 positive breast cancer should receive a year of Herceptin (trastuzumab) as part of chemotherapy. Stage 1 breast cancer, even if it is grade 3 and HER2 positive, is curable. Don't worry, I'm happy to tell you she has a great prognosis! ...Read more

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ER+PR+HER2+breast cancer,stage 2b- lymph vascular invasion-what r stats/odds it's spread to other parts of the body?

ER+PR+HER2+breast cancer,stage 2b- lymph vascular invasion-what r stats/odds it's spread to other parts of the body?

Staging workup: If you know, you are a stage 2b, then I assume you have had surgery. If you were a stage 4, which is spread to other parts of the body, that would be known and dictate your treatment. A CT or PET scan can determine if there is spread to other areas of the body. Speak to your oncology team about your concerns so they can provide you with additional info. Good luck!! ...Read more

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Will the depo shot make my HPV worse and possibly cause cancer? Also concerned about breast cancer? What are the odds, 20 year old female, healthy

Will the depo shot make my HPV worse and possibly cause cancer? Also concerned about breast cancer? What are the odds, 20 year old female, healthy

Women's Health: 19 yo woman examining risks and benefits of birth control. These are very valid concerns. Studies show there may be a higher risk of breast cancer in women who take oral contraception and the same risks may exist with depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) see link. For HPV, get the vaccine and get your Pap smear at age 21 +follow USPST recs. http://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/CurrentorRecentUseofBirthControlPills.html ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. 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


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more