Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that grows from the cells in the milk-producing glands. It is always a result of a genetic abnormality, mostly occurring during the aging process.

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Can you get breast cancer after mastectomy?

Yes. As with any type or form of cancer, the cancerous cells can re-appear in that area or in another area at any time. A friend of mine had breast cancer at a young age, had a double-mastectomy and was cancer-free for about a year and a half. Then, the cancer came back. There are lymph nodes under your arms and your breast tissue goes into your chest wall.

Even with a mastectomy, if they get the whole tumor out and treat with chemo or radiation, then find no signs of cancer for a year or 2 or more, unfortunately, the cancer can come back at any time.

So rock those pink ribbons and donate to Susan G. Komen!!

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Does yogurt cause breast cancer?


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Sharp shooting pain under right breast?

This is usually musculoskeletal in origin (especially intercostal - involving muscles between the ribs). However, if it persists, it is important to consult your physician.

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Does tanning cause breast cancer?

No, it can cause skin cancer.

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Is itchy skin a sign of cancer?

General itching is not a typical sign of breast cancer. However, there is a disease called Paget's Disease of the Breast which is a malignant condition. Itching and scaliness of the nipple is one sign of that disease.

Itchiness is not a sign of skin cancer. Any changes in your body should be checked out by a physician.

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How likely is it for an adolescent to have breast cancer?

Likelihood of an Adolescent Having Breast CancerIt is possible, but not probable. Even at the age of 25-30, it is considered very rare. If there is a lump, get it checked out. Breast cancer patients are getting younger and younger. If you are worried at all that you may have breast cancer, go and see a doctor immediately.

This answer is completely correct except to tell you the lowest reported age of breast cancer was 17yrs. the average is about 55 yrs. of age. Every 2 minutes a women in the world is diagnosed with breast cancer. Unfortunately every 14 minutes a breast cancer victim dies of breast cancer.

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Can breast cancer be treated in third stage?

You know, there are no guarantees in this. You have to believe it can. But just remember Stage 3 isn't Stage 4. If no-one survived Stage 3, it wouldn't be called Stage 4!!

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How many people die from cancer in the world each year?

Approximately 7.6 million people die from cancer each year according to an article titled "ACS Report Focuses on Global Cancer Toll" which was published by the American Cancer Society

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How many women survive breast cancer a year?

71% of black women diagnosed with breast cancer experience a five-year survival rate, while 86% of white women experience five-year survival.

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Does stage 3 breast cancer spread?

All forms of cancer can metastasize (spread), as well, the underlying cause of the disease can spread.

Injury, toxins, ionizing radiation cause the body's repair system to kick in. The hormone estrogen is part of the electrical and chemical signals in the body to effect such repairs. Cells in the presence of these and some other hormones can cause normal cells to change into cancerous cells--from having a normal mitochondrial oxygen oxidation-based metabolism to that of a less efficient anaerobic, fermentation metabolism.

Estrogen is often found in abundance surrounding cancer.

The trophoblastic thesis of cancer is that the body's own repair system can go out of control and no longer respond to programmed cell death signals.

Certain microorganisms can produce toxic products as their waste material. These toxins cause damage that may trigger the body's repair system to kick into action. The malignancy may be perpetuated from these organisms.

The germ theory of Louis Pasteur may have been stolen from an earlier scientist in France named Pierre Jacques Antoine Béchamp (1816-1908), Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. Béchamp laid the foundation for the concept of pleomorphism-that microorganisms could take on different forms depending on the growth medium. In the 1920s-1930s a cleaver optician, electronic tinkerer, and scientific investigator named Royal Raymond Rife invented a powerful optical microscope that was supposedly capable of viewing live virus sized particles. During his observations, Rife claimed to have found that a number of the commonly known bacterial causes of disease had pleomorphic forms that included virus and fungi forms. He was supposedly able to culture one form of the disease into the others by varying the growth medium, temperature, and so on.

A recent medical scientist, an oncology (cancer) doctor from Rome, Italy, has observed and suggested that cancer can be treated as a fungus. A fungus has the same kind of metabolism as cancer. Dr. Tullio Simoncini has striking before and after antifungal treatment with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) video evidence that demonstrates that his claims are correct. Simoncini posits that the mechanism in play is that a fungal infection develops, is very rapid in its growth, and that the body protects itself from the spread of this disease by encapsulating the fungal colony inside tumorous tissues. This doctor's videos appear on You Tube.

Many medical scientists have observed that cancer usually grows uncontrollably in an acid pH environment, but when the pH is shifted towards the alkaline, the cancer dies.

Gerson therapy fights cancer. The Budwig diet fights cancer. The two diets are not mutually exclusive and probably could be combined for better effect.

A door to door canvaser for a children's charity engaged me in conversation at my door. The discussion spread to all sorts of topics. He said that a few years beforehand that he had come down with cancer. He said that he self-medicated using an unapproved cancer treatment, and was cancer free years afterwards. He never said what he did, but gave me a web site to visit. From investigating what was being promoted by the web site, I looked up the keywords elsewhere. Apparently, this man had taken cansema black salve capsules to treat whatever type of cancer that he had had. I had checked and indeed, cancer for a donkey on the surface of its skin had been successfully documented by a sequence of photos taken during the progression of the disease. He may also have introduced me to the concept of UCC law, and the straw man identity of all uppercase letters that appears on everyone's government and banking identification cards.

Cantron, Cancell, Jim Sheridan's formula is said to be an electrolyte chemical mixture that preys upon cancer cells by attacking their unusual fermentation metabolism, starving them in some way of things needed by them to produce their energy to continue to multiply and live. It supposedly works at an electrical level on the cells.

Royal Raymond Rife, the scientific experimenter mentioned above made a discovery that the microorganisms that caused certain cancers could be devitalized so as not to be able to reproduce or live supposedly using radio frequency electromagnetic radiation using a directed plasma beam ray tube. In the mid to late 1930s, Rife used his device to treat numerous diseases including cataracts, tuberculosis, and various cancers. He recorded the wavelengths of the RF generator device that used the most minimal time and output energy levels to devitalize the organisms. Modern day masters of physics scientist Gary Wade posits the theory that the toxins fostered by the microorganisms would suddenly be released from them when they died, and that these toxins would kill the cancer cells like a highly targeted magic bullet. However, Rife observed that the toxins released would cause cancer again eventually, perhaps elsewhere in the body.

Food-grade hydrogen peroxide, freshly ozonated water, or medical grade ozone has been used by a growing number of people to treat numerous diseases. The mechanism of action may involve the oxidation / neutralization of the toxins and or the microorganisms themselves, and the coercion of the diseased cancer cells back into normal cells due to the abundance of nearby oxygen. Several books have been written about treating various diseases including cancer with hydrogen peroxide, and hyperbaric oxygen treatments.

Vitamin D and C and E have been implicated as ways to combat various diseases. The dosage must be customized so that the serum levels of the vitamins are at disease fighting levels. The skin when exposed to certain wavelengths of ultraviolet (UV) light produces vitamin D. A chart from the University of California in San Diego indicated that persons with sufficient serum levels of vitamin D do not get certain types of diseases, including cancer.

Glutathione is important for anti-aging, and detoxification. Precursors to this chemical can be eaten so that the body produces more of this useful agent.

Peroxisomes are cellular orgella that detoxify the cells of your body. Certain toxins cannot be treated by peroxisomes and must be eliminated by other means.

Sauna sweating can rid the body of some of these toxins, however, some people can suffer heart attacks and strokes from the temperatures present in such environments.

Amygdalin and Laetrile are known cancer controls. Dr. Ralph Moss exposed the fact that the Rockefeller family controlled Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center deliberately covered up all of the successful double blind clinical trials of laetrile, but publicized their externally sponsored tainted study that showed that laetrile was no more effective at cancer treatment than the saline solution control. However, both laetrile and the saline solution (placebo) control groups had a 40% remission rate. Critics observe that saline solution obviously does not cure cancer, and so these Rockefeller appeasing scientists must have deliberately mixed the laetrile group with the control, lowering the effectiveness of laetrile, while at the same time increasing the effectiveness of the saline solution.

Knott ultraviolet blood irradiation technique is said to treat many diseases including cancer.

The Beck Protocol has been successfully combined with herbal treatments suggested by H. R. Clark to treat cancer.

Cancer is said to hate heat.

Cell phones and certain radio frequencies are said to cause cancer.

According to studies by professors Gary D Stoner PhD, director of the carcinoma chemoprevention and etiology lab, and John M Cassady, Ohio, ellagic acid excites activities of enzymes that detox cancer causing agents. Ellagic acid is anti-mutagenic, antibacterial and anti-viral as well as anti-carcinogenic. In one video this acid is used to impose apoptosis (programmed cell death) to kill cancer cells.

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Are there other cancer survivor symbols besides the pink ribbon?

I've been researching this as well.. so far I have found a symbol for breast cancer that is a "survivor sword"- this is the link.. I am trying to design a tattoo to commemorate cancer survivors as well as those I love who have passed from the disease-- I wanted three symbols, one to represent remembrance, one for survival, and one maybe to represent the fight.. when I began I wasn't sure. So far what I have is this: an awareness ribbon that will include every color, for every type of cancer-- some sort of cross for those who have passed, an infinity symbol for the continuity of life even after physical death, and the third.. well I'm still undecided. Underneath the ribbon symbol will be the words "In honore vitarum," which means "In honor of lives." I think that covers everyone/everything.

Well I hope this helped, and if not, I would love to hear any ideas!


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Butterflies are a great symbol for Breast Cancer survivors.

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What is a hypoechoic nodule in the breast area?

Breast cancer on ultrasound most often shows up as a solid mass, but not all solid masses are cancerous. In fact, the most common solid mass seen is a benign breast tumor (not cancer) called a fibroadenoma. Fibroadenomas are smooth, firm, round masses made up of fibrous and glandular tissue. These fibrous masses can be removed, if desired, but removal is usually not necessary.

On ultrasound, a solid mass appears as a gray or hypoechoic area. In order to decide if the mass is suspicious enough to require further testing, your radiologist will look at the edges of the mass, called the margins. If the margins are smooth and the mass is round or oval, it is most likely benign (not cancer). If the edges are irregular, then it is possibly cancer and a biopsy is necessary to determine if cancer cells are present.

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What are the symptoms of breast cancer?

Symptoms and Diagnosis of Breast CancerSymptoms

Early breast cancer usually does not cause pain. In fact, when breast cancer first develops, there may be no symptoms at all. But as the cancer grows, it can cause changes that women should watch for:

  • A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area.
  • A change in the size or shape of the breast.
  • A discharge from the nipple.
  • A change in the color or feel of the skin of the breast, areola, or nipple (dimpled, puckered, or scaly).
  • What appears to be a rash, mosquito bite or bruise that doesn't dissipate in a week. If this symptom occurs, insist on a skin biopsy!

A woman should see her doctor if she notices any of these changes. Most often, they are not cancer, but only a doctor can tell for sure.


An abnormal area on a mammogram, a lump, or other changes in the breast can be caused by cancer or by other, less serious problems. To find out the cause of any of these signs or symptoms, a woman's doctor does a careful physical exam and asks about her personal and family medical history. In addition to checking general signs of health, the doctor may do one or more of the breast exams described below.

  • Palpation. The doctor can tell a lot about a lump its size, its texture, and whether it moves easily by palpation, carefully feeling the lump and the tissue around it. Benign lumps often feel different from cancerous ones.
  • Mammography. X-rays of the breast can give the doctor important information about a breast lump. If an area on the mammogram looks suspicious or is not clear, additional x-rays may be needed.
  • Ultrasonography. Using high-frequency sound waves, ultrasonography can often show whether a lump is solid or filled with fluid. This exam may be used along with mammography. IBC does not usually present itself with a lump, therefore, mammograms or ultrasounds to not usually detect this type of breast cancer.
  • Inflammatory breast cancer is treated differently than most cases of breast cancer. Chemo first - then surgery if necessary. The majority of women complained of consisent pain in one of their breasts. IBC is often misdiagnosed as mastitis which is a benign breast infection.

Based on these exams, the doctor may decide that no further tests are needed and no treatment is necessary. In such cases, the doctor may need to check the woman regularly to watch for any changes. Often, however, the doctor must remove fluid or tissue from the breast to make a diagnosis.

Aspiration or needle biopsy. The doctor uses a needle to remove fluid or a small amount of tissue from a breast lump. This procedure may show whether a lump is a fluid-filled cyst (not cancer) or a solid mass (which may or may not be cancer). Using special techniques, tissue can be removed with a needle from an area that is suspicious on a mammogram but cannot be felt.

If tissue is removed in a needle biopsy, it goes to a lab to be checked for cancer cells. Clear fluid removed from a cyst may not need to be checked by a lab.

Surgical biopsy. The surgeon cuts out part or all of a lump or suspicious area. A pathologist examines the tissue under a microscope to check for cancer cells.

When a woman needs a biopsy, these are some questions she may want to ask her doctor:

  • What type of biopsy will I have? Why?
  • How long will the biopsy or aspiration take? Will I be awake? Will it hurt?
  • How soon will I know the results?
  • If I do have cancer, who will talk with me about treatment? When?

When Cancer Is Found

When cancer is present, the pathologist can tell what kind of cancer it is (whether it began in a duct or a lobule) and whether it is invasive (has invaded nearby tissues in the breast).

Special laboratory tests of the tissue help the doctor learn more about the cancer. For example, hormone receptor tests (estrogen and progesterone receptor tests) can help predict whether the cancer is sensitive to hormones. Positive test results mean hormones help the cancer grow and the cancer is likely to respond to hormonal therapy. Other lab tests are sometimes done to help the doctor predict whether the cancer is likely to grow slowly or quickly.

If the diagnosis is cancer, the patient may want to ask these questions:

  • What kind of breast cancer do I have? It is invasive?
  • What did the hormone receptor test show? What other lab tests were done on the tumor tissue, and what did they show?
  • How will this information help the doctor decide what type of treatment or further tests to recommend?

The patient's doctor may refer her to doctors who specialize in treating cancer, or she may ask for a referral. Treatment generally begins within a few weeks after the diagnosis. There will be time for the woman to talk with the doctor about her treatment choices, to get a second opinion, and to prepare herself and her loved ones.

Additional Comments from WikiAnswers Contributors:There must lots of excellent breast cancer sites on the internet. However breast cancer can be detected by noticing a lump in one breast, or unusual discharge from the nipple or an alteration in texture. It is a good idea for women to examine their breasts once a month after their period has finished. Quite often in younger women breast lumps are benign but it is always worth getting a medical opinion because if it is cancer the earlier it is treated the better the outcome. Don't just examine your breast, LOOK for the changes!

It's often symptomless but the most common presenting symptoms are a breast lump (discrete, not varying with a period cycle, usually irregular, hard and not too mobile), bloody nipple discharge, 'nipple eczema', puckering of the skin of the breast.

Changes to look out for

You should see your GP if you notice any of the following:

  • a lump, or thickened area of tissue, in either breast,
  • discharge from either of your nipples (which may be streaked with blood),
  • a lump or swelling in either of your armpits,a change in the size, or shape, of one, or both, of your breasts,
  • dimpling on the skin of your breasts,
  • a rash on, or around, your nipple,a change in the appearance of your nipple, such as becoming sunken into your breast, or
  • pain in either of your breasts or armpits which is not related to your period.

what are the symptoms of breast cancer

there are really no signs of breast cancer but lumps in breasts any questions email me at
Lumps in the breast . These should ALWAYS be checked by a doctor

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What is the worst kind of cancer?

Pancreatic cancer generally has the lowest survival rate.

Yes this is true in 1996 it was rated the 5th leading cause of cancer related deaths and the 5 year survival rate is between 5 to 6% because most people don't even live past 6 months after their diagnosis.

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What is the salary of the Susan G Komen CEO?

According to Charity Navigator, Hala G. Moddelmog, the CEO of Susan G Komen, makes $531,924 plus bonus. This is a private charity, so there is very little information leaked to the public. That said, there are several jobs listed on many boards for $100,000 to $200,000+. Guess there is good money painting everything pink!

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Is BRAC analysis good for adopted women?

I am an adopted woman aged 53. I just had the blood test today. All I know is that a possible half sibling on my birth father's side died of breast cancer at age 46. That was the only answer the doctor needed to know to allow me to take the blood test.

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Human Anatomy and Physiology

What causes a white little bump on tongue that is painfully if you touch it.?

AnswerIt is just an infected taste bud. I would suggest the best thing to do is to not mess with it. I've heard of people trying to bite them off with their teeth, but i am not sure how that goes. Don't eat many salty foods, it does not help. I get them every once in a while. Its nothing to worry about. It will heal.
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When did pink ribbons become associated with breast cancer?

The Origins of the Pink RibbonThe pink ribbon has been an international symbol of breast cancer awareness for many years, making its debut in 1991 when the Komen Foundation handed them out to participants at the New York City Race for breast cancer survivors.

A year later Charlotte Hayley, who battled breast cancer produced peach color ribbons. And a while after that it was decided to go with pink. Pink, in its many forms, is now 'the color' of breast cancer advocacy, awareness and survival.

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Units of Measure

How many cc in a pound?

There is 454.5 cc's in one pound.: )

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Does Reliv slow the growth of breast cancer?

No. Reliv claims to be a nutritional supplement.

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How do you know if little lumpy areas on your breasts are cancerous?

You cannot tell on your own. You should go to your primary care physician immediately.

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What causes left shoulder blade pain?


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How does a heterogeneously dense breast relate to cancer?

Why is breast density significant?

Dense breasts contain more glandular and connective tissue. Less dense breasts are mainly made up of fat tissue. Every woman has different amounts of the different types of tissue in her breasts. Breast cancer itself is made up of dense tissue. This means that on a mammogram, a tumor is harder to spot in dense tissue than in fatty tissue, because the tumor looks a lot like the tissue around it. An analogy is often used to describe the way dense tissue looks on film, "It's like looking for a polar bear in a snow storm." Breast cancers are readily seen in fatty tissue with up to 98% sensitivity in film mammography.

Dense breast tissue itself is a risk factor for breast cancer, with the risk 4-6 fold higher in women with extremely dense breasts compared to fatty breasts, and breast cancer is more likely to develop in denser areas of the breast. Extremely dense (>75% dense) or heterogeneously dense (51-75% dense) is present in over half of women younger than age 50 years and one-third of women age 50 years and older.

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How many people die of breast cancer every year?

About forty thousand women in the US are expected to die in 2015 from breast cancer. The death rate has been decreasing. This is primarily due to the awareness of the cancer, as well as the yearly mammograms.


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