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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes, breast density: is a risk factor for breast cancer. The relative risk for extremely dense breasts is about 4x the relative risk of patients with almost entirely fatty breasts, and about 1.6x the RR for "average" density breasts. Find out all you need to know at http://www.breastdensity.info/ ...Read more
I'm experiencing fibrocystic breast disease for years. I am now after menopause (age 77) is this a risk factor 4 breast cancer?
NO: Fibrocystic changes can make it more difficult to examine breasts, and therefore may delay diagnosis in pre menopausal women, but as a rule there's minimal evidence to suggest that fibrocystic changes increases your risk of breast cancer. Just continue self breast exams, annual mammography, and physician exams yearly. Now, go and enjoy life. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have had fibrocystic breast disease for years. I am now after menopause (age 77) is this a risk factor 4 breast cancer?
Many: Brca gene mutation, family history, esp. A first-degree relative (mother, father or sister), early age at first period, late menopause, no children or children after age 30, obesity, high-fat diet. However it is very important to realize that there is no guaranteed method of prevention, and 75% of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients have no family history of breast cancer - everyone is at risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Some of the risk factors measured on the gail risk assessment are young age at first menstrual cycle, older age at first live childbirth, number of first degree relatives with breast cancer (mother, sister, daughter). Other risks may be prolonged exposure to estrogen medications, obesity, lack of exercise, cigarette smoking, excess intake of alcohol or fatty foods, etc. ...Read more
Is it safe to wear a bra 24 hours a day?I heard it is a factor contributing to breast cancer is thst true?
Is breast cancer a concerning factor if my moms sister had it? I have some thickening up on chest that u can feel mam ok us was neg 1.
1st degree relative: Yes, there is some concern compared to no family history but most breast cancer risk calculators are more interested in 1st degree relatives, eg mom, sister & daughter: http://www.Cancer.Gov/bcrisktool/ & https://tools.Bcsc-scc.Org/bc5yearrisk/. As always, close regular follow up w/your doc is key. So is good nutrition, regular exercise & optimal weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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