Do genes or the environment cause breast cancer?

Answer On One Hand: People are genetically predisposed to cancer.According to the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine, women with either of the two genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, have a g... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Do genes or the environment cause breast cancer

If my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in the year of '04, am I still at risk by genes?

Yes. If it runs in your family. What does the year have to do with your genetics?

Why is it we have breast cancer awareness pins to wear and show support...breast cancer walks?

Typically, it's the big fish that makes the biggest splash.While watching the Oscars, they honoured Jerry Lewis and they said he was responsible for raising $2 billion for MS.$2 billion bucks and I... Read More »

My paternal grandmother died of breast cancer. Does that increase my chances of developing breast cancer?

Breast cancer is common enough that having a grandparent who contracted the disease does not necessarily mean that you have any predisposition to it yourself. Just be vigilant, and you'll be fine.

I have lumps and knots in my breast and sad thing is that the doctor is not believing its breast cancer?

Don't freak out, it's probably just benign cysts. They are very normal in girls going through puberty. But I would DEFINITELY get a second opinion