Please let me know if there is a way to prevent breast cancer, health issues, by removing breast tissue but leaving nerves and putting an implant?

Yes, Many options av. Yes there are several ways to protect yourself from breast cancer depending on your family and personal history. A good oncologist can guide you. You have at least 3 options: be under close supervision of an expert who can screen and detect cancer early if it ever appears on the scene. Prophylactic mastectomy is an option but not recommended. Preventive medicines are available and are quite effect.

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If you remove the breast tissue, and replace it with saline implants. Will this take away the risk of getting breast cancer that is genetic?

Be more specific. If you mean having your breasts removed entirely and having reconstruction with implants, then yes - you eliminate the breast cancer risk if there is no more breast tissue. Good luck. Read more...
Subcutaneous. Mastectomy almost always leaves breast tissue behind, and reduces but does not eliminate risk of cancer. I large expensive procedure for an incomplete guarantee, unproven by evidence and not covered by insurance. Read more...

Radical mastectomy is a type of surgery for breast cancer that involves removing all of the breast tissue, is this true?

Yes. A radical mastectomy is an older operation that is not performed anymore. It involved removing the entire breast, the pectoralis major muscle and all of the lymph nodes underneath the arm. A modified radical mastectomy might be what you are asking about. This operation removes the entire breast along with all of the lymph nodes underneath the arm. Read more...

Could dense breast tissue mean you must have breast cancer?

No, not necessarily. Dense breasts are a common finding in mammograms of younger females. It is really a physiologic effect of hormones. As women age breasts become less dense. Breast cancer can be more difficult to detect in dense breasts, so an ultrasound examination is often added to mammography in order to get a more detailed look inside the breast. Read more...

Is axiliary breast tissue a symptom for breast cancer?

No. Normal breast has an extension into the axilla, axillary tail. While cancer can develop in the axillary tail, as it can elsewhere, the axillary tail is not a symptom of cancer. Read more...
Not usually. Some women have breast tissue under their arms that enlarges when they become pregnant, or occasionally during the menstrual cycle. Cancer is unusual, but not unheard of. If a lump persists, have it checked. Read more...

I have been having twinges in my left breast. Have had mammo, ultrasound & mri. All normal. Breast tissue dense. Concerned about breast cancer. What followup do you recommend? Tests were done last August.

Twinges. First it is great news that all of the testing has been normal to this point. I know it is frustrating not having an answer about the cause of the twinges. I would imagine repeating the mammogram in 3-6 months would be reasonable. If there is an early breast cancer (which there doesn't seem to be) you would be catching it early, when it's very treatable. Would need more info about twinges... . Read more...