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What is the bigget risk factor for breast cancer?

What is the bigget risk factor for breast cancer?

Breasts: 1 in 8 women in the us will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, therefore no woman should feel immune to this disease. The best chance for cure exists when we catch the cancer before it causes any symptoms; the best test to find breast cancer is a mammogram. I recommend beginning mammography at age 40, unless one has a family history of breast cancer at an early age. Mammograms save lives. ...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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What is Cancer a risk factor for?

What is Cancer a risk factor for?

Cancer can lead to:: Abdominal abscess, Acanthosis nigricans, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Adrenal insufficiency, Anemia of chronic disease, Blood clot in leg, Blood clot in lung, Cardiac tamponade, Cavernous sinus thrombosis, Gangrene, Group B streptococcal infection, Liver abscess, Nocardiosis, Thrush, Pemphigus, Pleural effusion, Priapism, Sepsis, Superficial thrombophlebitis, Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone, Thrombophilia, Urinary obstruction, Acute kidney failure, Chronic atrial fibrillation, Addison's disease, Embolus, Shingles, Encephalitis, Kidney failure, Atrial flutter, High risk pregnancy, Leukocytosis, Leukopenia, Low grade fever, Lactic acidosis, Phlebitis, Tuberculosis, Deep venous thrombosis, Metabolic acidosis, Systemic inflammatory response syndrome, Addisonian crisis. ...Read more

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Why is late and low parity a risk factor for breast cancer?

Why is late and low parity a risk factor for breast cancer?

Estrogen: It has to do with estrogen levels and giving your body a "break" from it. Have children at later ages or having fewer children is not as protective compared to the opposite. ...Read more

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What's the different between average risk for breast cancer to moderate risk for breast cancer? What's it mean 1.2-2.00 risk (for dense breast)?

What's the different between average risk for breast cancer to moderate risk for breast cancer? What's it mean 1.2-2.00 risk (for dense breast)?

Here below some guid: Breast cancer is common in the White race (caucasions) ....nearly 12%(1 in 8)of the women over a lifetime are effected by this disease. This is the average risk. So if you doctor says you have 2.0 times higher risk, your odds go up from 1 in 8 women to 1 in 4. That means you have to be more cautious in your check ups compared to others. Breast cancer is much less common among Asians. ...Read more

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What is the probablity of a breast cancer recurrence?

What is the probablity of a breast cancer recurrence?

Depends: Depends on stage, grade, and treatment. If you have breast cancer, you should have a conversation with your medical oncologist. If you are worried you could have breast cancer, you should see your primary care doctor or gynecologist. Early detection improves how well you do. ...Read more

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What is bone cancer and what are its risk factors?

What is bone cancer and what are its risk factors?

Very complex: There are numerous types of bone cancer. Some more severe than others each has its own cause and treatment. Some are curable and others are not. See an orthopedic oncology specialist. ...Read more

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What is the risk of breast cancer when grandmother had mastectomy?

What is the risk of breast cancer when grandmother had mastectomy?

Average: If your grandmother is the only family member with breast ca, your risk should be about the same as the average women who is your age, with the same menstrual, pregnancy history, etc. First order relatives (mother daughter, sister) increase your risk and multiple second order relatives may increase risk. As well. ...Read more

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What cancers does treating breast cancer raise the chance of getting?

What cancers does treating breast cancer raise the chance of getting?

Depends: This would depend on the type of treatment you receive. Some chemotherapy regimens may increase the risk for certain blood malignancies and radiation my increase the risk for certain soft tissue malignancies. These are rare. ...Read more

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What is the genetic recurrence of breast cancer?

What is the genetic recurrence of breast cancer?

10-15% Hereditary: We believe that only 10-15% of breast cancers are hereditary, with the rest being environmental in origin. People w/the hereditary form of breast cancer tend to get diagnosed earlier in life and may get cancer in both breasts. When treated by lumpectomy or (single) mastectomy, it is not uncommon to develop a second, unrelated breast cancer; therefore, many opt for double mastectomies. ...Read more

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What is my risk for ovarian cancer is I have the brca-1 gene?

What is my risk for ovarian cancer is I have the brca-1 gene?

54 %: Women with a brca1 mutation have a 54% of getting ovarian cancer during their lifetime. This risk can be reduced to less than 5% by having both ovaries removed. ...Read more

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What is hereditary breast cancer risk?

What is hereditary breast cancer risk?

Certain genetic: Risks, brca 1 & 2, are known, other are not, but familial clusters (mother, aunt sister) point to risk but the actual cause and function of the genetics are mysterious. We humans have a hard time with "risk". Some with no risk delvelop a cancer; others with high risk do not. The statistical facts work epidemiologicallyfor populations, but are not informative for an individual. They do cause worr. ...Read more

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What is a risk factor for prostate cancer, and this relationship may have little to do my risks of getting prostate cancer?

Age, family history: The risk of prostate cancer increases with age. It is relatively rare in men under 60. Sexual activity is not a risk factor. Family history of prostate cancer may be a risk factor for you. It's unclear whether screening tests for prostate cancer are useful for men without symptoms or family history. For men with symptoms or family history, I recommend screening. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of breast cancer recurrence?

What is the likelihood of breast cancer recurrence?

Variable.: Breast cancer may recur either in the breast ("local recurrence") or elsewhere in the body (distant metastasis). The risk of metastasis varies from very low to high, and is correlated with the stage of the cancer; the stage is associated with the size of the cancer and lymph node involvement. Local recurrence following lumpectomy and radiation therapy is less than 5%. ...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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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


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which cells lining the inside of the breast grow ...Read more