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Can you get breast cancer by getting hit really hard in the breast?

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Can you get breast cancer by getting hit really hard in the breast?

Postby archard » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:16 pm

My friend says that she might have breast cancer cuz she just hit her tit really hard, and she's only 15.... I researched the internet and she said that she asked plenty of doctors if you can and they said yes, but the sites I looked at said no. It's pissing me off, and I'm sick of this rumor... So someone should tell me so I get her to shut up.
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Postby coinneach92 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:20 pm

It depends how hard you hit it. with a force of 20 yes but anything less than 15, no.
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Postby treowbrycg » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:26 pm

No, you can't. You get a bruise.
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Postby bek81 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:36 pm

No you can't. Cancer comes from abnormalities within cells. And your more likely to get cancer if your family member has everyhad it. but the chances of getting it from being hit to hard are low
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Postby rosco » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:42 pm

No.
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Postby giovany41 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:48 pm

No. It has nothing to do with it.
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Postby kalvin21 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:53 pm

Your friend is clearly uneducated. You can't get cancer from being hit because cancer is caused by a sudden mutation in the DNA of the cells causing cells to multiply rapidly or form in unusual ways causing them to malfunction.
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Postby meredith » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:00 pm

No you can't and your friend hasn't asked plenty of doctors, when has she even seen plenty of doctors?
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Postby pallaton16 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:03 pm

Your friend is lying; not a doctor in the world would have told her that. And how does a 15 year old get to talk to 'plenty of doctors'?

Breast cancer, like all other cancers, happens when normal cells change so that they grow in an uncontrolled way. This uncontrolled growth causes a tumour to form. No amount of hitting, biting, pinching, twisting, squeezing can possibly trigger this process. Nor can any kind of bra, or any of the other nonsense teenage girls scare each other silly with.

Cancer is NOT caused by external trauma.

By the way, for future reference: a 15 year old with breast cancer would make news across the world. A girl that age is more than twice as likely to be struck by lightning. A woman in her 40s with breast cancer is considered unusually young; I was classed as a 'younger woman' when I was diagnosed with it because I was only 50.
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