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Will fibrocystic breast disease eventually or inevitably lead to breast cancer?

Will fibrocystic breast disease eventually or inevitably lead to breast cancer?

NO: Fibrocystic disease is now termed fibrocystic change and by itself is not associated with increased risk for breast cancer. However, regular breast self examinations and mammograms are still recommended. ...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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Can fibrocystic breast disease lead to breast cancer?

Can fibrocystic breast disease lead to breast cancer?

No, but...: All women at some time have some of the changes we used to call "fibrocystic disease". Fibrosis and cysts pose no risk. If a woman has sclerosing adenosis or one of the atypical epithelial hyperplasias, her risk for a subsequent breast cancer is somewhat increased. I'd urge old-fashioned self-exam at the same time each month for all women, with biopsy of any dominant mass. ...Read more

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Does breast inflammation lead to breast cancer?

Does breast inflammation lead to breast cancer?

No, but: There is a particularly aggressive breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer, where the skin is ed and the skin puckered like an orange skin. ...Read more

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Will abscess in the nipple leads to breast cancer?

Will abscess in the nipple leads to breast cancer?

Not related: Nipple abscess and breast cancer are not causally related. However, you should seek treatment for abscess and discuss your concern with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does mastis lead to breast cancer?

Does mastis lead to breast cancer?

No: Mastitis is describing inflammation. A swollen breast though may hide cancer and sometimes and underlying cancer can manifest swelling and redness in the breast. ...Read more

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Can trauma to the breast cause breast cancer?

Can trauma to the breast cause breast cancer?

No: While trauma has been associated with breast and other cancers it does not lead to the development of the cancer but to noting the presence of the cancer at the site of trauma. Cancer is induced by genetic changes either inherited or acquired from the environment. Trauma again is unable to cause such genetic changes. ...Read more

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Can foreplay with breasts lead to breast cancer?

Can foreplay with breasts lead to breast cancer?

No: Cancer results from things that alter the chemistry of the nucleic acids in the epithelial cells and/or causes the cells to proliferate; fondling can no more produce this than it can give a woman a sunburn. If it's any reassurance, and not implying anything else -- breast cancer has historically been far more common among nuns than among prostitutes. ...Read more

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Can drysol lead to breast cancer?

Can drysol lead to breast cancer?

No: This particular scare story began with an internet hoax by an individual who wanted to market his own, not-very-effective deodorant. It takes only minutes to make up a lie and they take on a life of their own. I am sorry someone troubled you. There's nothing "spiritual" about being "open-minded" to obvious untruths. http://www.pathguy.com/antipers.htm. ...Read more

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Can early breast development lead to higher risk of breast cancer?

Can early breast development lead to higher risk of breast cancer?

Indirectly: People who go thru puberty at an early age and/or menopause late in life have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer. We believe this is due to prolonged exposure to high estrogen levels. ...Read more

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Does nursing lead to breast lumps?

Does nursing lead to breast lumps?

Yes: Sometimes a nursing mother can have a galactocele, a milk-filled cyst in the mammary gland. This is benign and is caused by a protein plug that blocks off the milk duct. It is safe to breast feed your baby. It usually resolves when the baby is weaned. ...Read more

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Might foreplay involving the breasts lead to breast cancer?

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Might foreplay involving the breasts lead to breast cancer?

No: Foreplay involving the breasts has nothing to do with the development of breast cancer. ...Read more

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Could I have breast inflammation that can lead to breast cancer?

Could I have breast inflammation that can lead to breast cancer?

Not directly: Breast inflammation does not cause breast cancer. Hoeever, there is a rare form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer that can cause diffuse swelling and redness of the skin of the breast. Needs a physical examination with a doctor & mammogram. ...Read more

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How can breast cancer develop?

One mutant cell: One normal cell inside your breast mutates (becomes abnormal), and begins to grow. The normal "stop" signal that tell a cell to stop dividing doesn't work, so the cells keep dividing. One cell becomes two, two become four, four become eight, etc. It takes millions of cancer cells to form a tumor you can feel. ...Read more

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Can breast implants make it harder to find breast cancer during mammography?

Can breast implants make it harder to find breast cancer during mammography?

Yes: Breast implants, either saline or silicone, can obscure mammogram images, decreasing the ability of mammograms to reveal breast cancer. Still, studies show that mammograms are an effective way to screen for breast cancer in women with breast implants. If you have breast implants, you can take steps to make your mammogram more successful, such as: Find a facility that sees many women with breast implants. Ask your doctor for a referral to a clinic where radiologists have experience performing and reading mammograms of women with breast implants. , Speak up about your breast implants at your appointment. , If you have noted changes in your breast or if you have concerns, tell your doctor promptly. . There's a slight risk that your breast implants may rupture during a mammogram. But the benefits of mammography in the early detection of breast cancer outweigh this risk. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer spread to the brain, be cured?

Can breast cancer spread to the brain, be cured?

Mets to Brain: Unfortunately, a cure would be very unlikely.But, survivial time and quality of life are increasing there are meds that can treat disease that spreads and newer treatment that involve radiation that specfically targets small tumors.Reasearch and trials of antibodies targeting certain tumor types continue.Still, the best way is finding the breast cancer very early in the breast through exams etc. ...Read more

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Did caffeine cause fibrocystic breast tissue to worsen?

Did caffeine cause fibrocystic breast tissue to worsen?

Yes, in some: For many women, caffeine intake (coffee, chocolate, soda/pop, tea) can make fibrocystic changes more active (pain and lumpiness). Natural hormonal changes or hormone intake can cause this as well. Stress is a big offender because it causes us to release more of our natural hormones. Try decreasing caffeine intake and reducing stress. If no relief, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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. Regina Hampton
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Fibrocystic Breasts (Definition)

A condition where the breasts develop non-cancerous lumps made of fibrous tissue. These can cause discomfort and pain that fluctuate ...Read more