What are breast cancer tumor markers?

Answer Tumor markers are proteins or other substances in the body that help reveal the presence of certain forms of cancer. Markers for breast cancer may help in diagnosis of the disease, as well as deter... Read More »

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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.

If someone were to eat something with cancer (eg a tumor), could they get cancer?

You really have no way of knowing if you have ingested cancer or not as it takes millions of cancer cells to be large enough to be seen. However, you cannot get cancer this way as once the host is ... Read More »

What is the main difference between tumor and cancer?

A tumor is basically an abnormal growth or swelling of something. Tumors can be benign, that is, non-cancerous. An example of this would be a lipoma, which often manifest as fatty encapsulated lump... Read More »