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Causes of Breast Cancer

List of causes of Breast Cancer

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Breast Cancer) that could possibly cause Breast Cancer includes:

  • The cancer can return at the original site. This is called a local recurrence
  • The cancer can recur nearby, such as in the chest. This is called a regional recurrence
  • The cancer can spread to a distant location in the body, such as lymph nodes, bone marrow, or lungs. This is called a distant recurrence, or a metastasis
More causes:see full list of causes for Breast cancer

Breast Cancer Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Breast Cancer:

Race Patterns for Breast Cancer Causes:

Racial Information for Breast Cancer: Native Hawaiians have the highest ... (Source: excerpt from Asian & Pacific Islander Women's Health: NWHIC) ...more »

Racial Details for Breast Cancer: Also, breast cancer occurs more often in white women than African American or Asian women. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Breast Cancer: NCI) ...more »

Breast Cancer Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender of Patients for Breast Cancer: 99% women; mostly women. Also some men....more »

Breast Cancer: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Breast Cancer, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Breast Cancer:

Breast Cancer: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Breast Cancer: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Breast Cancer:

  • Breast carcinoma
  • Breast sarcoma (type of Sarcoma)
  • Paget's Disease
  • Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) - a benign tumor; often called "Stage 0 breast cancer".
  • Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) - also called "intraductal carcinoma"; also sometimes called "Stage 0 breast cancer".
  • Ductal carcinoma - starts in the lining of the ducts.
  • Lobular carcinoma - starts in the lobules.
  • Estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer - tumors that react to estrogen.
  • more types...»

Causes of Broader Categories of Breast Cancer: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Breast Cancer as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Breast Cancer as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Breast Cancer. Our database lists the following as having Breast Cancer as a complication of that condition:

Breast Cancer as a symptom:

Conditions listing Breast Cancer as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Breast Cancer. Our database lists the following as having Breast Cancer as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing Breast Cancer:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Breast Cancer as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.


Drug interactions causing Breast Cancer:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Breast Cancer as a symptom.

The list below is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Alcohol and Oral contraceptive interaction
  • Alcohol and Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Synthetic Conjugated Estrogen and Progestin interaction
  • Cenestin and Progestin interaction
  • C.E.S and Progestin interaction
  • more interactions...»

Medical news summaries relating to Breast Cancer:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Breast Cancer:

Related information on causes of Breast Cancer:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Breast Cancer may be found in:

 

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