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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 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the odds for breast cancer for women in her 40s with dense breast and no other risk factors?
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
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