Does this about breast cancer make sense?

Question by : Does this about breast cancer make sense?
For years I’ve been wondering many things about breast cancer.

Why breast and not other cancers? I guess because most other cancers have an already identified “culprit” already:

Lung cancer= smoking and asbestos, among others

Cervical= HPV

Stomach= Helicobacter pylori

Also apparently some types are hereditary.

But regarding breast cancer there seems to not be a proven cause. At least not all scientists and doctors agree on the ones proposed. And it seems that maybe many more than one thing causes it. For example I was just surprised at finding out that the first breast cancers were already being described 1,600 years before the Christian era! And it appears to have been lack of proper hygiene in the Middle Ages which caused some breast cancers, which apparently were not that uncommon (even when most women lived short lives), because I have just seen three paintings of women w/ breast cancer done by renown artists in the middle ages!

Then on the other hand it has also been proven that post menopausal women get breast cancer because of an excess of estrogen, which mostly appears to be given in artificial form to combat the natural (and probably superfluous negative results) of aging.

Now, I also saw complete story on CBS’s 60 Minutes over a decade ago in which a female scientist who worked at company strongly believed that GLYCOL was a direct link to breast cancer!

I also read around that time that Asian women had very low incidence of breast cancer, but tended to develop it after living 10 years in the U.S.

I am thus against those complaining that much more attention and funds is given breast cancer studies. And furthermore believe this should be treated as a national medical emergency. I am not exaggerating. Simply because I could draw up a list here of even very young women who are already battleing. And by young I mean in their late 20′s and very early 30′s!

But my original question (which I almost forgot), is:

Shouldn’t science be concentrating more in studying every single thing about tissues in the breast? Simply because there must be something to these which make it more vulnerable to many type cancers?

Most detailed answer:

Answer by Skittles
nothing is ever CERTAIN to cause it. for example. someone who smokes all their life could still never get cancer. on the other hand someone who has never smoked in their life could get lung cancer.

breast cancer is hereditary but smoking has also been linked.

basically, it’s not completely understood (i mean all types). there is no single or guaranteed cause for it but things like smoking increase your chances.

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Environmental Tobacco Smoke: A Cause of Breast Cancer?

Explaining causes of breast cancer in a nutshell.

Does secondhand smoke increase the risk of breast cancer? UCSF Professor of Medicine Robert Glantz explores the link between the chemicals in tobacco smoke which is involuntarily inhaled by nonsmokers and breast cancer. Series: UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public [1/2009] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 15570]
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This is a great video on the subject of causes of breast cancer.

Good Causes in Portland – Breast Cancer Ad – 07-24-09 in HD See more at: Twitter: GoodinPDX
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A question asked by josh9393: Is there a ribbon you can wear to indicate your support for the fight against all types of cancer?
I know that, in the UK at least, the pink ribbon is used to support the fight against breast cancer – is there one similar for other/all types of cancer?

Chosen answer:

Answer by Joseph the Second
-There MUST Be… Do They have Rainbow colored Ones ?? :o

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A question from : How do you tell if you have breast cancer or not and can you get it at the age of 14?
Im 14 years old, my mother jus got done battling breat cancer, and i think i may have it. When i take a shower i check for any lumps and in my right breast i feel something and in my left breast i dont feel anything there. My friend tells me that its nothingg that im just developing more breast. But i have no idea. What do you guys think? Pleasee Pleasee help mee!

Top answer:

Answer by Crystle
it is possibly that you can get it at 14, and its good that you’ve started to check yourself now, especially with family history

if you have found a lump, you should get it checked at the doctor (grown up, like your moms doctor, not pediatrician)

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Watch the video below and then please leave a comment to let we know what you thought about it.

Cathy Golden discusses her choice of the new breast cancer treatment option DIEP reconstructive surgery (DIEP stands for Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator) . Cathy traveled to the The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery in New Orleans to have the procedure done. The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery was established to serve as a dedicated resource for women seeking the most advanced methods of breast reconstruction utilizing the bodys own tissue. Founded by Frank J. DellaCroce, MD, FACS and Scott K. Sullivan, MD, FACS, the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery specializes exclusively in state-of-the-art breast surgery techniques (DIEP, SIEA and GAP flap procedures) that allow for breast reconstruction without sacrifice of important functional muscles. The restored breast is typically very natural looking with softness and shape that closely approach that of your own breast. You can get more information at which is the website for the New Orleans center where Cathy had her surgery. Thank you Cathy for sharing your story!
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Breast Cancer Treatment

This is a great video on the subject of breast cancer treatment.

Jefferson surgeons perform reconstruction immediately following radical mastectomy -October 18, 2007 at 4:30 PM on Women with breast cancer often seek immediate breast reconstruction after a mastectomy to help them regain a semblance of their body and for their psychological peace of mind.


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will i get breast cancer too?

A question from : will i get breast cancer too?

my paternal grandmother and her mother before her both had breast cancer in their 60s/70s. they both survived it – apparently it was less aggressive? my grandmother had one breast removed and is now completely fine
anyway, i was wondering if the genes could be passed down through men, and if i was likely to inherit it from my parents
what im asking is:
1) can the genes from this type of breast cancer be passed down through men
2) how can i find out if i have it

oh and im 15 by the way

***please only answer this if you have medical experience or knowledge on this matter***

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Question posed by ? Katelyn ?: does leaving nestle bottled water in ur car cause cancer or what?
alot of ppl said it causes breast cancer, cancer, etc. my family leaves bottled water in the car all the time. it freezes in the winter, sometimes is REALLY hot in the summer and sometimes warm. we put it in the car for a year or so, until we drink it all. is this safe?

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Answer by Charla C
It’s not just nestle its all plastic bottled water. When it’s hot the plastic releases a gas into your drink that causes cancer. I’d leave it in the fridge or in a cooler if you can.

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Chords for Causes Breast Cancer Unplugged

Videos, such as that shown here, are an excellent way to understand the subject of causes of breast cancer.

CHORDS FOR CAUSES Presents BREAST CANCER UNPLUGGED :: Taking the power out of Breast cancer.


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