When it becomes necessary to remove breast when a woman is having breast cancer...?

Answer My mother had a tumor in breast that was painful. Upon visiting gynocologist she prescribed byopsy to see weather it was malignant Or not. She went through a minor surgery and the tumor was extract... Read More »

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Are itchy breasts a sign of breast cancer?

Itchy breasts---particularly when coupled with other unusual symptoms---may be a sign of rare forms of breast cancer, including inflammatory breast cancer and Paget disease of the nipple. However, ... Read More »

How common is breast cancer of both breasts?

Ductal carcinoma (begins in the cells of the ducts) is the most common of breast cancers, occuring generally in one breast. Lobular carcinoma (begins in the lobules, or the glands that make milk) i... Read More »

If one has found precancerous cells and has them removed is this a pre-existing condition if that person gets the precancerous cells again or even cancer when switching jobs?

Answer In CA:If you're with an employer group - no problem - groups of 2 or more are guaranteed issue and the time you spent on one plan counts towards any waiting periods on a new plan.If an indiv... Read More »

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 »