Is breast cancer a single-gene deficit?

Answer Breast cancer is a term that describes the growth of malignant cells in breast or nipple tissue. While some breast cancers result from inherited single-gene changes, most causes for breast cancer a... Read More »

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What is the breast cancer gene called?

The breast cancer gene is actually two different genes, BRCA1 or BRCA2. The risk for breast cancer increases if the patient carries a genetic mutation of either gene. However, the inherited gene mu... Read More »

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.

Having serious breast pain while fighting breast cancer, normal or not?

Does she definitely have breast cancer? What kind of breast cancer? How far into her treatment is she? If she is experiencing breast pain then her oncologist needs to know and they can tell her ... Read More »