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 hey doctor is it possible for a non smoker to get cancer?
As all cancer is caused by smoking i was just wondering if its really possible for a non smoker to get cancer?...

 i'm so scared i just smoked?
for the first time in my life i smoked. i've never done it before. i go 2 the gym 3 times a week and always in top condition. im hearing u can get cancer so i'm freaked. will i get cancer ...

 Can chemotherapy harm your baby if you're pregnant?
A friend of mine is 4 months pregnant and just found out she has breast cancer. She's 30 years old.
She refuses to abort the baby to have the chemo done, so the doctors are going to give ...

 Who here is battling any kind of cancer or has survived any kind of cancer?
Yeah....and what kind of cancer do/did you have? I am 16 currently battling lung cancer......

 How can I support my boyfriend with cancer?
My boyfriend has a tumour which could be cancerous. This has been checked out by a doctor at a clinic who referred him to a hospital. He has also been checked at a better hospital.

One ...

 My child has cancer any tips or advice?
My son is 3 years old and has been diagnosed with ALL acute lymphoblastic leaukemia. He has to have chemo and i'm not sure how to deal with it. Any advice or info would be very much appreciated. ...

 If you are diagnosed with cancer, an INCURABLE DISEASE, what is the point of treatments?
Because cancer means you will die right? I mean, I know there are 'cancer survivors'. People who no longer need treatment, and appear fine. Into remission.

But they've ...

 have you ever lost a parent or a loved one due to cancer?
im 15 and i lost my dad last year

i cant get over it

i really miss him and it frustrates me that i can never see him again
its not fair... im young and needed him to guide ...

 Is Marijuna addicting?
I'm figuring out my connection to it. RASTAFARI...

 does smoking "causes" cancer or "contributes" to it?

 Why am I still so tired after cancer?
I was diagnosed just over two years ago with breast cancer. I had an operation to remove the cancer and then had chemotherapy and radio. My veins collapsed so had to have an hickman line put in, ...

 when should you get your first cervical smear test?
after noticing that a few woman in there twenties have been getting cervical cancer i am getting worried as in england doctors dont invite girls for their 1st test untill they are 25. i have had a ...

 What causes cervical cancer?
I heard terrible news that someone I know has been diagnosed with cervical cancer....

 Does sleeping with a Bra on cause breast cancer ?
Thats what my friend Jeffrey told me.. I sleep with a bra on and do not want cancer/...

 lung cancer at 15? ?
10 minutes ago the bottum of my throat just started hurting im coughing and im weezing wen i breath could i have cancer ive smoked befor i have no ...

 Wigs, do or don't?
I had chemo and lost my hair. I am currently looking to jump back into the workforce and be productive again, but I am not sure if wearing a wig would be best. Any suggestions?...

 What's a sign of having lung Cancer?
Just wanted to find out how you can tell whether or not you have lung cancer?...

 If you've ever heard the words, "your tests came back positive for cancer," what was your first response?
A week after the birth of my son, I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 25. Since, I have had surgery and received treatment, but I can't explain how calm I was when I first heard the ...

 Does wearing a bra to sleep really cause breast cancer?

 lung cancer at stage 4?
my dad just got diagnosed with lung cancer and it spread to the bone....they said its at stage 4 he has to start kemo immpeditaly.....the doc wont tell me and i really need to no around how long does ...

The way I are
Genetic testing: Could this tell if I'll get breast cancer in the future?

Avoid getting it in the first place, it isn't that mysterious.

Contact me if you want to know quickly.

Risa Bright
It cannot predict with certainty whether or not you will develop cancer, only if you carry the gene mutation that points to increased odds of developing breast and or ovarian cancer.

robert S
"Although many risk factors may increase your chance of developing breast cancer, it is not yet known exactly how some of these risk factors cause cells to become cancerous. A woman's hormones somehow stimulate breast cancer growth. Just how this comes about has not yet been worked out.".......
American Cancer Society

Go to the following link http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_4_2X_Do_we_know_what_causes_breast_cancer_5.asp?sitearea

Good reading.

i would have thought so as they say the cancer can run in familes.

There is a gene found in breast cancer patients. If you have the gene your chances of developing the cancer is about 40% I believe is the latest figure.

i believe there is a test u can take that will tell u if u carry the genes that may mean u r more likely to get it but there is no test that can say for sure you will get it

No, genetic testing will only tell you if you have the gene. It basically tells you to be "careful". Go for your check ups, your mammo, do self exams. You could come back negative for the bracca gene and still get cancer (as in my case), or you could come back positive and never get cancer. It will drive you crazy. Everyone should just be careful and be aware of cancer. Taking the test is a waste of time in my opinion and it will drive you nuts.

Breast Cancer can come in different forms. My mother had a cancerous lump but had it removed everything is now fine but this wasn't a genetic cancer so i am not being tested every three years.

Whereas my fellas mother past away because she had breast cancer unfortunately this was a genetic cancer and his sister is now screened ever 3 years just as a safety measure.

If you are worried it is well worth looking through your family history to see if it is genetic.

cancer killer
Genetic testing is a great tool for detecting specific genes linked to GENETIC breast cancers (BRCA1 and BRCA2.) Please remember that positive results for these genes only indicate the PROBABILITY of developing breast cancer based on genetics, not certainty. Also, a negative result would NOT indicate that you will not get breast cancer in the future since most breast cancer occurrences are not linked to genetics. Also, a controversial aspect of genetic testing is the fact that you are REQUIRED to tell all family members at risk if you test positive for BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. If you have a significant family history of breast cancer, genetic testing is one tool to help you and your family know if you should begin the screening process earlier than the rest of the population. Regardless of genetic results, mammograms should be performed once a year from age 40 on, with a baseline mammogram done at around age 30. Self breast exams should also be done once a month after the completion of your period (start this in your early 20's.) Remember that the best cure rates occur with early detection! A good resource if you have further questions is breastcancer.org.

I envision a lot of unethical practices by health care professions in this field.At the present time there are doctors who are advocating that some healthy people who are prone to have heart disese in the future start taking heart meds NOW. How ridiculous is this?In regards to genetic testing, what is to keep unscrupulous doctors from doing the same thing. Treating healthy people with drugs they don't presently need. All drugs are toxic, and have negative effects on your body after extended periods of use, regardless of what some of these quacks say.

cute sexy little feet
yes it can tell you if you might get it

i seen it on tv last year

Mark L
Yes! First, get a medical genogram (an interview by which a professional takes your family medical history and assembles a family tree of folks who have had diseases). From that, they will decide if you are at high risk and genetic testing may happen too. Remember, knowledge is power, and being proactive with this sort of thing is GREAT!

In the South London area if there is a family history of breast, ovarian or bowel cancer, you can be referred to the 'Cancer - A Family Affair' Service who will plot your family history and if appropriate refer you on for genetic investigations. There could be such a service in your own area. Speak to your Doctor

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