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How exactly is breast cancer transmitted?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not transmitted

It is essential that you know that breast cancer is not "transmitted" like an infectious disease.
It is not contagious (though there is a mouse form that is passed mother-to-daughter). A woman develops breast cancer through mutations over the course of many years. Hope this is the answer you sought, and good luck.

In brief: Not transmitted

It is essential that you know that breast cancer is not "transmitted" like an infectious disease.
It is not contagious (though there is a mouse form that is passed mother-to-daughter). A woman develops breast cancer through mutations over the course of many years. Hope this is the answer you sought, and good luck.
Thank
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multiple reasons

Most likely multiple factors at play including genetics, exposures (including alcohol), and hormonal factors.

In brief: Multiple reasons

Most likely multiple factors at play including genetics, exposures (including alcohol), and hormonal factors.
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