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What Can I Do To Comfort My Mom As She Is Treated For Breast Cancer
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
No: But your risk is increased, especially if she had it when she was young, had it in both breasts, or if you have a family history of ovarian, colon, or uterine cancer. You might see a specialist who counsels women at higher risk - typically a breast surgeon, genetic counselor, or medical oncologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom was recently diagnosed with breast cancer (age 60). Does that increase my sister's risk of getting breast cancer?
My great aunt had breast cancer and my grandma or mom don't have it. What are my chances of getting breast cancer?
not any different : Just like your mother and grandma, you have some risk yet you have high odds of never having a problem. But the only way to help yourself is to have a clinical breast examination by your physiican once yearly and have yearly mammograms starting at the age of 40.. I would also advise you to do monthly breast self exams tio look for any changes in the appearance of your breasts and how they feel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You'll see several..: Physicians if this has just been diagnosed. You will probably see a general surgeon and, if interested in reconstruction, a plastic surgeon. You may see a radiation oncologist and a medical oncologist as well. Some or all of these doctors may be involved in your mom's treatment depending on the variety and size of the tumor and whether it has spread to the lymph nodes or other sites. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast Cancer: Family history and genetics only contribute to approximately 20% of breast malignancies. There are other contributing factors that may increase your risk. This being said, it means that for the most part, there are ways you can do to decrease you risk of the condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat immediately: Breast cancer in patients even at 90 years of age should be treated. Obviously the procedure should be modified that if the lesion is 2 cm or less a local excision with margins can be utilized and radiation with held. Sometimnes addition of anti hormones can further improve result, but surgical removal required. ...Read more
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