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Breast Cancer Disease Injury Lawsuits

Breast Cancer | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Disease: Injury, Infection | Side Effects, Prescription Drugs, Medications, Hormone Replacement Therapy Drugs, Prempro, Premarin, Premphase

Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women and the second leading cause of cancer death (exceeded by lung cancer in 1985). Breast cancer is three times more common than all gynecologic malignancies put together. The incidence of breast cancer has been increasing steadily from an incidence of 1:20 in 1960 to 1:8 women today.

The American Cancer Society estimates that 211,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed this year and 43,300 patients will die from the disease. Breast cancer is truly an epidemic among women and we don't know why.

Breast cancer is not exclusively a disease of women. For every 100 women with breast cancer, 1 male will develop the disease. The American Cancer society estimates that 1,600 men will develop the disease this year. The evaluation of men with breast masses is similar to that in women, including mammography.

The incidence of breast cancer is very low in the twenties (age) gradually increases and plateaus at the age of forty-five and increases dramatically after fifty. Fifty percent of breast cancer is diagnosed in women over sixty-five indicating the ongoing necessity of yearly screening throughout a woman's life.

Breast cancer is considered a heterogeneous disease, meaning that it is a different disease in different women, a different disease in different age groups and has different cell populations within the tumor itself. Generally, breast cancer is a much more aggressive disease in younger women. Autopsy studies show that 2% of the population has undiagnosed breast cancer at the time of death. Older women typically have much less aggressive disease than younger women.

Invasive lobular breast cancer affects about 10-15% of all women with breast cancer. It can occur at any age, but more commonly affects women in the 45-55 year age group. Men can also get invasive lobular breast cancer but this is very rare.

Invasive lobular breast cancer is generally no more serious than other types of breast cancer. However, it is sometimes found in both breasts at the same time and there is also a slightly greater risk of it occurring in the opposite breast at a later date.

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If you or a loved one has taken Hormone Replacement Therapy drugs and been diagnosed with Breast cancer, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified defective drug attorney or call us at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).


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Breast Cancer Risk May Rise with Recent Depo-Provera Use

Apr 5, 2012 | Parker Waichman LLP
Depo-Provera an Injectable Contraceptive Used by 1.2 million U.S. Women Depo-Provera (depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate, or DMPA) an injectable contraceptive used by about 1.2 million U.S. women, may increase the risk of invasive breast cancer in young women.  Depo-Provera is a progestin-only birth control method, and is made with the same type of progestin found in Prempro, a hormone replacement therapy medication that has been associated with breast cancer in...

Multivitamin, Breast Cancer Link Seen

Apr 2, 2010 | Parker Waichman LLP
Study results do not prove that the supplements directly contribute to the Disease Could taking a multivitamin increase a woman's chance of breast cancer?  A new study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, says it's possible. The researchers pointed out that the study results do not prove that the supplements directly contribute to the disease. For example, it is possible that factors the study did not measure could explain the association between multivitamins...

Mammograms Risky For Some Women

Dec 2, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
Researchers has concluded that the low-dose radiation emitted from mammograms and chest X-rays A new study conducted by Dutch researchers has concluded that the low-dose radiation emitted from mammograms and chest X-rays might increase breast cancer risks in susceptible young women, reported Reuters. The researchers site family history or genetics as indicators for this demographic. According the research team, the high-risk women, specifically younger women under the age of 30, might want...

Nicotine Contributes to Spread of Breast Cancer

Oct 20, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
A New Study has Found that Exposure to Nicotine A new study has found that exposure to nicotine - the addictive ingredient in tobacco - can contribute to breast cancer metastasis, the spread of cancer to other parts of the body that kills many patients. The study, published in the Oct. 15 issue of Cancer Research, not only adds to the list of smoking dangers, but also points to possible hazards of nicotine-containing products sometimes prescribed to help people stop smoking.In a series of...

Trans-Fats Implicated in Breast Cancer

Apr 14, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
European Researchers Reported this Past Friday that Trans-Fats may Raise the Risk of Breast Cancer European researches reported this past Friday that trans-fats may raise the risk of breast cancer. The study found that women with the highest blood levels of trans-fats had about twice the risk of developing breast cancer as compared to women with the lowest levels. "At this stage, we can only recommend limiting the consumption of processed foods, the source of industrially produced...

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