Is breast cancer contagious?

No. Breast cancer may run in families, however, it is not contagious.
No. Breast cancer develops as a result of both genetic predisposition and environmental exposures during life. It is understood to develop as a result of multiple variables in one's body based related to exposure to hormones as well as elements that we don't understand in some tumors. It has never been shown to b related to any infection or virus. It is not contagious or transferable to others.
Not infection. Unlike infection, breast cancer is not contagious disease. No need to worry that you may get cancer by being too close to somebody with breast cancer.

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B feeding for 16 months and am down to 1xday. Been having weird sensation on rt breast lately now worried about breast cancer. Age 44, clear u/s?

Keep checking. The patient may sense, or feel something before we do! if ultrasound negative that is a good sign for no cysts or large mass. Some congestion and pressure can occur with weaning. Talk to your OB or lactation person. Read more...
Need for examination. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. Read more...

Is there anyone offering to give free breast cancer exams as a regular program, anywhere in the u.S.?

Yes. There are some federally supported programs sponsored in different states. Here in nevada there is a free annual screening program for uninsured women over age 40 to have free breast and cervical cancer screening. But it does not include treatment if a condition is identified. Read more...
Am Cancer Society. Contact your local american cancer society office. They ususally support free screening mammograms at health fares, and other opportunities. Additionally, your local health department may advise you on free screening locations. Read more...

What are the rates of prostate cancer and breast cancer in the U.S.?

Cancer rates. The chance of developing an invasive breast cancer during a woman's lifetime is 1 in 8. The chance of developing prostate cancer is about 1 out of every 7 men. About 80% of men over 80 years hold have prostate cancer. Read more...