Not only women, men also can develop breast cancer, and treatment can be much more complex if diagnosed at an advanced stage of men breast cancer.
Like women, men also have to regularly perform breast examination early. Because, according to Chairman of the Breast Health Foundation Jakarta (YPKJ), Dr Sutjipto Spb (K) Onk say that men should be wary, if the milk glands in men did not stop until the age of 20 years.
Women with breast cancer before the age of 55 who have a mutation in the genes inherited breast cancer susceptibility BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes are four times more likely to develop breast cancer in the forehead, or contralateral their initial tumor compared to breast cancer patients without these genetic defects. These results, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Breast Cancer Epidemiologist Kathleen Malone, Ph.D., and colleagues, were published online April 5 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Compared with noncarriers, the breast cancer patients with BRCA1 mutation have a risk 4.5 times higher and those with a BRCA2 mutation have a 3.4 times greater risk of subsequent breast cancer, researchers have found. Carriers of both mutations who were diagnosed with breast cancer before 55 compared to 18 per cent chance of developing cancer is cumulative in the opposite breast within 10 years, compared with a cumulative probability of 5 percent among women who had no mutation.
Women diagnosed with breast cancer within 12 months after pregnancy are 48 percent more likely to die than other young women with breast cancer, according to a survey by the University of Western Australia.
However, in a study of 3,000 breast cancer patients younger than 45 years, found that if the cancer is diagnosed during pregnancy, your risk of death was only a three percent higher than non-pregnant women with cancer.
Research Assistant Professor Angela Ives at UWA Cancer and Palliative Care Research and Evaluation has shown that very little is known about gestational breast cancer (cancer diagnosed during pregnancy or even a year later.)
“We decided to learn more to enable women to make informed decisions about your cancer treatment and pregnancy,” he said. With his colleagues, Associate Professor / Professor Yves analyzed statistics from Western Australia’s data link system – one of the few such systems in the world.