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Avatar n tn Hi there I recommend that you monitor the pain and itching closely by keeping a journal Take note of whether the pain correlates to your menstrual cycle (if this is applicable) and if the pain increases or decreases over the next few weeks Look for any signs of redness on your breast or any visible lumps as there are more aggressive types of breast cancer that can cause pain, itching and rapid changes (Metaplastic and Inflammatory) These carcinomas are very rare, so please be reassured that
Avatar n tn Even though I've been signed on to MedHelp for sometime, this is my first posting. I am a DES daughter and part of a landmark DES breast cancer trial now going on in Boston. I am one of five children. I am the only child that was exposed to DES and the only child to get any form of cancer or serious illness. I also have reproductive abnormalities ....these include. " hooded cervix" an "incompetent cervix" and a t-shaped uterus.
Avatar f tn women with breast cancer, women without breast cancer, survivors of breast cancer, relatives of breast cancer victims. You have the option of choosing to participate or not participate in any of the activities. I have been a member for about two months now and have been notified of two studies for which I didn't qualify and one survey in which I did participate. PLEASE do this...if not for yourself, for your friends, mothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, grandmothers, daughters.
2193335 tn?1339367206 My cat, Lucy, has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. The vet recommend to operate her and remove all her glands on one side, then have chemo. Lucy is a persian female cat of 14 years old. She is still kicking and happy. We don't know what is the best thing to do. She does not handle vet's visits very well and she gets stressed. After the biopsie only, it took her 5 days to get back to normal. Does anybody go through it? How was your cat with it?
349463 tn?1333571576 Don't worry about guys, I was going back and forth with someone earlier and I'm pretty sure she had my post removed. I was trying to get out the word on a friend that is doing a fundraiser because she has stage 4 breast cancer. I didn't give away any of the info, but asked people to contact me if they wanted to help. Apparently that is taboo.
Avatar f tn I am sorry you've been told you have cancer. I know how devastating that can be. What you see as a gray area I see as black & white. If you had been HER2 negative, I would have agreed with radiation. The fact that you mention tamoxifen means you were also ER & PR positive. HER2 positive cancers tend to be more aggressive and if it were me, I'd have chemo, radiation and mastectomy. This is your decision to make though. You will find that with breast cancer, there is no cure.
Avatar n tn Hi, I hope everything turns out okay related to your upcoming biopsy! "If it is bad new again" though, the treatment plan would be recommended by your treatment team, based on a full evaluation of your case,including whether there is any sign of disease spread. . As a rule, radiation is not repeated.
Avatar n tn ------------------------------------------ Researchers have confirmed earlier studies that women who use birth control pills have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. New study findings were reported in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (Vol.11: 1375-1381). Because the growth of breast tissue depends on a woman’s hormones, researchers have focused on hormone containing drugs as one risk factor for breast cancer.
Avatar m tn in April 2011, estrogen and progesterone receptor status is a predictive marker of early breast cancer and post-treatment relapse. As you get older your hormone levels decrease, and your fat cells in your body increases. This can cause higher levels of aromatase, an enzyme that converts testosterone to estrogen. The treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia in men and breast cancer in post-menopausal women is to use a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors.
Avatar f tn Given that the magnitude of the association with breast density is strong across all breast cancer subtypes and particularly for ER-negative disease, breast density should be included in risk prediction models across tumor subtypes," they write. Some states are passing legislation to require that women be informed of their breast density risk. A federal bill is in the draft stage.
159063 tn?1247272817 The analysis compared extensive data on pregnancy-related conditions from 1,001 women with primary breast cancer and 1,917 women without breast cancer matched to cases by age and race who served as controls. "Pregnancy is a time when the breast undergoes a variety of cellular and anatomical changes," said Jaworowicz. "During this period, the breast tissue is exposed to varying levels of a number of hormones, which may affect the physiology of the breast.
1492829 tn?1288633962 A related discussion, <a href="/posts/Breast-Cancer/Can-DES-Daughters-Cause-Breast-Cancer-Over-40--You-Bet/show/1876443">Can DES Daughters Cause Breast Cancer Over 40, You Bet!</a> was started.
Avatar f tn I was just diagnosed with Hep C Nov 20. I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer Dec 6th. I have my liver biospy today. Just wondering about radiation with Hep C status. Does it have an effect good or bad on the Hep-c virus?
184674 tn?1360860493 Even moderate alcohol use may substantially raise the risk of dying from cancer, according to a study released Thursday offering the first comprehensive update of alcohol-related cancer deaths in decades. "People don't talk about the issue of alcohol and cancer risk," said Dr. David Nelson, director of the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program at the National Cancer Institute and lead author of the study.
Avatar m tn It is projected that raising the minimum year-around serum 25(OH)D level to 40 to 60 ng/mL (100-150 nmol/L) would prevent approximately 58,000 new cases of breast cancer and 49,000 new cases of colorectal cancer each year, and three fourths of deaths from these diseases in the United States and Canada, based on observational studies combined with a randomized trial." Vitamin D for cancer prevention: global perspective. Garland CF, et al. Ann Epidemiol. 2009.
Avatar f tn needs volunteers to help if they offer free or low cost screenings during Breast Cancer Month? Or a breast cancer support group in your area might be able to inform you of special needs they have become aware of in your community. Or maybe you could make some kind of arrangement (while protecting their medical privacy) to donate some of your poundcakes (wrapped in pink?) for women and their families to enjoy while they are recovering from BC surgery or going through radiation treatment.
Avatar f tn t get breast cancer. Microscopic cells left behind from the surgeons knife has led many women who thought they were safe down a false path of hope. You are far more likely to stress yourself into a heart attack if you don't quit worrying about this. I am sorry if this sounds harsh, but we have women on here who are dying of this horrible disease, who do have to worry about every rise in their CA125 and they would all love to be in your position.
962875 tn?1314210036 The researchers found that the risk of breast cancer increased progressively with increasing breast density. The associations were stronger for larger tumors than for smaller tumors; for high-grade than for low-grade tumors; and for estrogen receptor-negative than for estrogen receptor-positive tumors. The link between density and breast cancer also appeared to be stronger for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) than for invasive tumors.
Avatar f tn many breast cancer tumors have low rates of metabolism,so the PET part of the scan would miss them.In addition, tumors less than 1 centimeter in diameter don't show up very well on a PET-CT scan.Mammography may be the older technology, but it's actually better than PET-CT scans at detecting small cancerous growths. You can read the whole article by clicking on the link below. http://harvardpartnersinternational.staywellsolutionsonline.com/HealthNewsLetters/69,L0509d P.S.
Avatar f tn Breast cancer, colon cancer and ovarian cancer are all related. So now there's a red flag. Good that you've been talking with the nurses. It's awful that you weren't called. I find you are a folder on the desk until you are a frequent patient and you ALWAYS have to make the phone calls. Good luck with everything and I am thinking positive for you.
962875 tn?1314210036 Women on tamoxifen often complain of cognitive problems, but in some cases this has been dismissed as "all in their heads." Some recent research comparing tamoxifen to an AI verified this side effect: "A recent paper has looked at an unusual side effect which has not been greatly appreciated in the past. Many patients who are on adjuvant hormonal therapy complained of cognitive dysfunction, a neuropsychological side effect which can reduce quality of life substantially.