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Does punching on the breast cause breast cancer?

what damage can be done to the female breast if Punched or hit?

My daughter is 15 years old and her older sister is 16. When they have a disagreement, one of them will inevitably punch the other in the breasts. Can this cause cancer? (That's what my mother used to tell me when i was young)
Fri, 24 Feb 2017
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Hi ,
How are you doing ?
Please don't get carried away by such baseless myths.
You will NEVER get breast cancer by beating the breast. Brest CA is transmitted genetically. So if anyone in your family had Ca breast, then your girls have a chance. Other risk factors are Family history of cancer in Ovaries or Colon or Stomach, If not have regularly breast fed etc.
Only when cells are damaged by such genetic mutations , they will get into the wrong path & they further divide to form the bad cell - Cancer.
Let them play & fight , it will not cause cancer
Hope I have clarified your queries, do write back if any more queries
All the best
Dr. Balakrishnan
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Does punching on the breast cause breast cancer?

Hi , How are you doing ? Please don t get carried away by such baseless myths. You will NEVER get breast cancer by beating the breast. Brest CA is transmitted genetically. So if anyone in your family had Ca breast, then your girls have a chance. Other risk factors are Family history of cancer in Ovaries or Colon or Stomach, If not have regularly breast fed etc. Only when cells are damaged by such genetic mutations , they will get into the wrong path & they further divide to form the bad cell - Cancer. Let them play & fight , it will not cause cancer Hope I have clarified your queries, do write back if any more queries All the best Dr. Balakrishnan