Does starting menstruation sooner increase my chances of getting anything except breast cancer?

Unclear. While early menstruation can be a risk factor for breast cancer in populations, the risk to the individual will vary. It is controversial whether early menstruation can increase risks of other cancers.
Menses/breast ca. Decreases ovarian cancer risk, [my area is breast and ovarian; don't know about other body types regarding this influence].

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Is tamoxifen a must for er/pr negative menstruating woman for breast cancer treatment?

No. Actually, it's er/pr positive women who are potential candidates for tamoxifen. This is advised for women whose cancer stage mandates chemotherapy, sometimes combined with traditional IV chemotherapy. Furthermore, we often recommend tamoxifen to prevent the development of a second cancer is breast cancer survivors. Read more...
No. This and similar medicines are anti Estrogens that block the receptors. So if the patient has negative receptors there is little benefit from the medication. So it's not a must. Read more...

Do breast implants increase the risk of cancer? My friend just got breast implants. Does having implants effect the chance that she could get breast cancer at some point in the future? Do implants make it easier or harder to detect any lumps?

No, . No, breast implants do not affect the chance of developing breast cancer in the future. The risk of developing cancer in your friend with implants is neither increased or decreased. However, implants do make it more difficult to detect cancer on mammography. A study published in the journal of the american medical association showed that mammography detected only 45 out of 100 breast cancers in women with breast implants. This was in comparison to 67 out of 100 cancers detected in women without breast implants. Read more...
No but..... There is no direct link but there are concerns with the potential for implants to interfere with the detection of cancer. Particularly using mammograms. Special views (eklund) must be obtained. Alhtough there may be a delay in diagnosis, there has not been shown to be any effect on survival. With mri, surveillance is improved and may supplant mammography. As stated, alcl may be increased but rare. Read more...
No. Breast implant do not increase or decrease the risk of having breast cancer. Breast examination should be just like any other woman. When you get a mammography, you need to tell your technician that you have implants so they can have special views. Very little breast tissue may be masked with implants. Feeling lumps can actually be easier because the breast is pushed forward by the implant. Read more...
Screening. Breast implants do not affect the rate of breast cancer, according to the most recent plastic surgery research. There is a slightly increased risk of alcl in women with silicone implants. Women with implants should have screening mammograms with eklund views to check for cancer, in addition to screening mris as directed for silicone implants. Read more...

If I have stage 4 melanoma, does that increase my chances of getting breast cancer or another form of cancer?

Not all that signifi. It does not increase the risk. So i would ask you not to worry any more than you already are if you have stage 4 melanoma. I hope you are not confusing it with level-4 melanoma which means non- metastatic melanoma(curable) as opposed to metastatic melanoma(stage-4) which is less commonly curable. Read more...

My great-grandmother, grandmother, and mom had breast cancer, and I'm scared I'm going to get it. What are my chances?

Higher risk. you definitely have a higher risk of developing breast cancer the good news is there is many ways of testing and preventing breast cancer now a days first your doctor can order genetic testing that can predict if you have the gene that could lead you to breast cancer and if that is the case there is many ways of prevention so do not let the fear stop you from seeking the truth good luck. Read more...

Will my chances of getting breast cancer increase if I don't breast feed?

Not inthe big scheme. Breast feeding per se lowers your risk but pales in comparison to carrying to term a pregnancy before your are 23 yo. - that has more benefit - but hold the horses- i got three daughters myself and would not use that as an excuse for an early pregnancy. We are working at fox chase on chromosomal changes that occur with pregnancy to see if we can elucidate those changes that give that benefit. Read more...
Not really. The evidence linking breastfeeding and risk of breast cancer is weak at best. Prolonged breast feeding may reduce risk but is likely due to fewer menstrual cycles over the lifetime not due to breastfeeding. Read more...
Varies. Your risk depends on many factors. You should discuss your concerns with your friendly primary care physician. Read more...

I am a guy and my mother had breast cancer, is there a chance that I will get it?

It is not zero. But male breast cancer is rare. No statistical evidence that your family history affects your chances. There are no recommended screening tests for you. Read more...
Genetic testing. Screening for a male breast is difficult from several standpoints. However one genetic test can offer some insight: brca1 and brca2 genetic tests can help. It's expensive and insurance usually doesn't pay. If you have more than 1 family member with cancer, consider the test. This is controversial however. I found 2 male patients using this test in the last 10 years. Read more...

Do I have increased chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer if my mother and great grandmother both have/had it?

Increased. Although i think that it would be hard to say exactly what your risk would be , i think that most would agree that you are at increased risk based on the fact that your mom had it.Risks may be as low as 1.5x that of the normal population or as high as 80% if there is a genetic basis(eg, brca 1or 2). Read more...