abnjim5 asked:


My mother died of cancer. First, the cancer was found in the breast, then lymph nodes, and finally, the lungs. What causes breast cancer? It’s so common! My mother was a smoker.

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Marie M asked:


I am 21 years old but need to get checked every 6 months for breast cancer via ultrasound. My left breast is unusually full of benign cysts. What I am wondering is if breasts that have a predisposition to cysts will run a high risk of turning malignant. Feel free to include any stories.

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angel eyez asked:


like can a 14 year old girl just all of a sudden have breast cancer?

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How many women will get breast cancer this year?

anne M asked:


There is so much promotion for breast cancer this month. I know the numbers must be staggering if it is getting so much coverage online, in stores and in the news.

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What is the best way to prevent breast cancer?

MahatmaJohn asked:


(1 in 8 US women will have breast cancer; 1 in 24 Philippine women. Is it what they do eat – or what they don’t eat … or …. ?)

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caltam84 asked:


I am not being stereotypical. I heard the news and read newspapers stating that reseach studies have shown that Asian women have a higher chance of getting breast cancer than Caucasin women.

I read the newspaper. What does ethnicity have to do with varying chances of getting cancer?

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how many women survive breast cancer do you think?

Hi Xx asked:


approximatly,

im writing an essay and i just need to finish the sentence.

“125 women get diagnosed with breast cancer everyday and ….”

anyone else got an interesting fact?

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Should You Have a Mastectomy to Prevent Breast Cancer?

Modern women always have a fear of breast cancer. Whilst average woman has around 12% risk of getting affected with breast cancer, others have 85% chance of getting their life troubled with this menace. For women with high risk of breast cancer, fear is very much real, and most of them look to ways for lowering its risk.

An option, which some high-risk women considers for treating breast cancer, is prophylactic or preventive mastectomy. You may consider it, if you:

1-Are having cancers in one of your breasts and looking forward to remove the healthy breast for avoiding it to get affected too.

2-Are at high risk of breast cancer and looking forward to remove both breasts before it develops to advance and untreatable stage.

Mastectomy is a surgical procedure done for removing nearly all the tissues of your breast, where cancer may grow. This is, in no mean, a guarantee that you will not have breast cancer, as it’s impossible for taking out every bit of the tissue. However, experts have estimated that mastectomy can reduce the risk by almost 90%.

Some women find losing their breast for reducing risks of cancer to be beneficial. However, their choice cannot be clear cut. Various factors, which include women’s personal risk and their own feelings on the same, can affect the application of Mastectomy on their breasts.

Who Can Opt For Preventive Mastectomy?

You should opt for preventive mastectomy, if you know that you’re at high risk of breast cancer. You might be at high risks if:

1-You are sure that you have BRCA (breast cancer) gene change. You can find about BRCA by having a gene testing. Gene testing is generally done on women having a history of ovarian or/and breast cancer in their family.

2-You are having a history of breast cancers in your family. If any (or more than one) of your close family member (mother or sister) had breast cancer before, you are said to have a strong history. Risks are also considered high, if you are having both ovarian and breast cancer on any side of your family.

3-You are already having cancers in your breast. This means that there is a possibility of getting it on the other breast.

4-You have already been diagnosed with LCIS (Lobular Carcinoma in Situ). LCIS means that you are having abnormal cells in lobules (milk glands) of your breast. Experts classify it to be a pre-cancer or stage ‘0’ cancer. It might be increasing your risks of breast cancer. However, figures suggest that most women, who have been diagnosed with LCIS, do not get breast cancer.

5-Your chest has been exposed to radiation therapy before you were 30.

How Can I Make A Decision On Preventive Mastectomy?

Decision for having mastectomy to prevent cancer is a very personal one. To make the decision easy and right, it might help if you:

1-Consult your doctor or genetic counselors for getting a better idea of the risk involved.

2-Give consideration to your feelings. Some of us cannot imagine the thought of giving up our breasts, whereas others feel greater peace of mind covers up the loss.

3-Discuss this decision with the one, who are close to you. Suggestions from them can go a long way in helping you to decide.

However, you should always remember that it’s your body and it will always be your decision.



By: James S. Pendergraft

About the Author:

Orlando Women’s Center. Second, And Late Term Abortions Clinic. Dr. James S.
Pendergraft opened the Orlando Women’s Center in March 1996 to provide a full range of health care for women, including
abortions, physical examinations, family planning, counseling, laboratory
services. Orlando Women’s Center. Second, And Late Term Abortions Clinic.

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How many women get breast cancer?

Trenisha asked:


i tried looking up statistics, but couldnt find anything or any charts from recent years. but how many women get breast cancer? for example 1 in every 5.(thats probably not true, but you know what i mean)….and how easy is it to get breast cancer? or just any other stats you have about breast cancer…

thanks!

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Karen asked:


Do the majority of women who get breast cancer have small breasts or big breasts?

Also, if you get breast implants can you still get cancer?

(Not trying to be immature. This is a serious question.)
Thank you!

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