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What Sorts Of Chemotherapy Are Most Common For Breast Cancer
Many diff regimens: There are many different regimens utilizing multiple drugs and ranging 3-6 months. Common drugs are anthracyclines, taxanes, and Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) in various combinations - acx4, tcx4(or 6), tac x 6, acx4 ->tx4, dose dense ac->t, weekly taxol. Other options/drugs can also be considered in the metastatic setting. A patient should seek a medical oncologist experience in breast to rec the best regimen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Some risks: Some risks are known and others are not. Prolonged estrogen exposure, family genetics, obesity, cigarette smoking, early age of first period, late age of first childbirth can be some risks. Maybe excess alcohol intake. See this site: http://ww5.Komen.Org/content.Aspx?Id=5248&terms=causes%20of%20breast%20cancer. ...Read more
Mostly unknown: Breast cancer is common and often runs in families(it is genetic). But most often it can come on out of no where...So the cause is unknown in 90% of the cases. Female hormones(estrogens have a lot to do with its causation.. Eat healthy(low fat diet), exercise and keep your weight normal, do not smoke or drink alcohol. These are some precauations to reduce your risk. Also get an annual mammogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: There are some increased breast cancer risks associated with obesity, hormone medication use, early age at first menstruation, late age at first childbirth, etc. Only about 15% of breast cancers occur because of genetic inheritance. See this site with more information: http://media.Komen.Org/breastcancer101tool/english/video-player.Html#kbc_01_01. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No symptom: Most of breaast cancer are presented with a lump on the breast or abnormal mammogram. Despites the abormal imaging or presence of lump- most of them are without any symptoms. Sometimes, if the mass is big enough- they have pain/discomfort on the breast. When cancer is in a later stage/advanced stage -patients can be presented with more general symptoms like weight loss, bony pain etc. ...Read more
Oftentimes nothing: Oftentimes, breast cancers are found with routine mammography. By getting yearly mammograms, differences in the breast tissue can be visualized with the mammogram. In some instances, women may feel a new mass in their breast, notice a growing mass in the breast, or potentially have spontaneous bloody nipple discharge. These are only some symptoms; make sure to get breast exam if concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast Lump: The most common symptom is the presence of a new breast lump. Other things to look for include nipple discharge, especially clear or bloody, breast pain, and/or dimpling of the skin. Of course, the goal of breast cancer screening is to diagnose cancers before any of these symptoms develop. Please begin yearly mammography at age 40. ...Read more
IBD, viruses: Colon cancer probably begins from the effect of exogenous factors on the bowel, considering that the patient does not have hereditary causes. A virus such as polyoma is probably a contributing factor along with carcinogens in the food. In addition patients with inflammatory bowel disease release, over a long period of time cytokines that can induce malignant transformation. ...Read more
Many...: That it's an automatic death sentence is one of the worst. That it's contagious. That it was caused by trauma. ...Read more
Depends on treatment: This is a complex question. Each treatment-surgery, radiation, chemo, hormonal- has it's own uniques set of side effects. In addition, not everyone will experience side effects. The good news is that most side effects can be managed with treatment or medications. Be sure to ask your oncology team questions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Stages 0 through 4: There are 5 stages: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4. Stage 0 is a non invasive cancer (dcis), stage 4 is any spread outside of the breast. To determine stage, we need to know the tumor size (t), the lymph node involvement (n) and if there is metastasis (m) or spread out side of the breast. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/staging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Our Environment: Most cases of breast cancer in the US are unrelated to genetics and are believed to be due to our environment. Breast cancer is a disease of the modern world and is much less common in developing nations. Whether it is a byproduct of what we breathe and/or what we eat, the exact causes are unclear. However, we do see cancer more commonly in women with early menarche, late menopause, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sign and symptoms: Breast mass/lump, commonly located underneath the nipple, will be the most common presentation in male breast cancer. When more advance, also can have lymph node enlargement on the axilla or on the collar bone. In early case, usually no symptom (prob just pain on breast) in later case, it can be associated with symptoms like weight loss, pain on the bone ( if spreading to the bone) etc-. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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