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I had scc on face, bowens on leg & now diagnosis breast cancer (focal scc also), is there a link having skin cancer & breast cancer ?
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Probably not
No correlation between squamous cell cancer of the skin with breast cancer.
Scc of the skin- including bowen's disease which is squamous carcinoma in situ of the skin- are related to uv exposures. Breast cancer with a focal scc- is suspicious for metaplastic carcinoma of the breast- a very rare type of breast cancer. There is a relation between metaplastic cancer with brca 1 mutation.

In brief: Probably not
No correlation between squamous cell cancer of the skin with breast cancer.
Scc of the skin- including bowen's disease which is squamous carcinoma in situ of the skin- are related to uv exposures. Breast cancer with a focal scc- is suspicious for metaplastic carcinoma of the breast- a very rare type of breast cancer. There is a relation between metaplastic cancer with brca 1 mutation.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Not usually linked specifically, but if you have genetic abnormality that predisposes you to cancer, it could show up this way.
Your age and family history are important. Brca testing may be appropriate. (www, myriad.Com).

In brief: Depends
Not usually linked specifically, but if you have genetic abnormality that predisposes you to cancer, it could show up this way.
Your age and family history are important. Brca testing may be appropriate. (www, myriad.Com).
Dr. Ed Kaplan
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unclear
There is no clear link that we know of today.
However in the future we discover the link.

In brief: Unclear
There is no clear link that we know of today.
However in the future we discover the link.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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