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I hear men can get breast cancer too. What gives men the highest risk of getting breast cancer?

Men can indeed get breast cancer but their risk of developing breast cancer is several hundred times lower than women. However, the men with the highest risk of developing breast cancer are those with Kleinfelter’s syndrome – a common genetic disease affecting about 1 in 1,000 to 1 in 1,500 males. Males usually have two . . . → Read More: I hear men can get breast cancer too. What gives men the highest risk of getting breast cancer?

I am pregnant and work as an elementary school teacher. One of my students recently had “fifth’s disease” which I read was due to a parvovirus infection. I was told by the nurse that it can cause birth defects. What can I do?

Oftentimes exposure to parvovirus B19 (the virus that causes fifth’s disease) does not pose any harm to pregnant women. The reason is because most women have already been exposed to parvovirus and are therefore immune. If a women is not immune, she is likely to experience a mild infection without any attributable risk to her . . . → Read More: I am pregnant and work as an elementary school teacher. One of my students recently had “fifth’s disease” which I read was due to a parvovirus infection. I was told by the nurse that it can cause birth defects. What can I do?