First of all,no one knows exactly what causes breast cancer,but many risk factors can increase both male and female chances of developing breast cancer.Doctors estimate that only 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers are linked to gene mutations passed through generations of a family.Some risk factors have a greater impact than others, and the risk for breast cancer can change over time from aging or poor lifestyle,such as smoking,drinking and diet.Also hormones seem to play a role in many cases of breast cancer, but just how this happens is not fully understood.
However,a great majority of women who have breast cancer,don't have any family history of breast cancer or follow any particular diet or healthy lifestyle.
So it's very important for all women to perform regular breast self-examinations and visit their doctor regularly for a physical examinations. Knowing the normal shape and feel of our own breasts is very important, especially when performing BSE (Breast Self Examinations) to detect any unusual changes,such as a breast lump or thickening that feels different from the surrounding tissue,bloody discharge from the nipple,change in the size or shape of a breast,dimpling or inverted nipple.
I hope this helps a little to answer your questions.
The most common sites for breast cancer to spread are lymph nodes,muscles,fatty tissue and skin,bones,lungs,liver etc...
Yes, if a person has bone cancer,pain is felt and it will gradually get more intense and occur more often.
If you have any doubt at all concerning your health,please consult your doctor for a complete medical exam.
Copyright 1994-2016MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.