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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Women's Health
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User :I have visible veins on my right breast. I am 61. Is this a symptom of cancer?
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Could be , but not confirming ome
Doctor :   the veins can be seen in a mastitis also
User :   They are not surface veins. Does this make a difference?
User :   No pain.
User :   Just recently considerably more noticeable. Nice to meet you
Doctor :   ok, May i know where and in which qudrant of the breast are the veins visible ?
User :   From armpit toward nipple and and below nipple.
Doctor :   and many times the veins can also been seen in premenstrual syndrome
User :   I am 61.
Doctor :   Do you feel any mass /lump in the breast ?
User :   n
User :   Usual grandular.
Doctor :   oh , sorry i didnt remember your age
User :   no
User :   Scary because only one breast.
Doctor :   ok, do you notice any discharge from the nipple ?
User :   Below the surface veiins
User :   no
User :   No difference in size or symetry with other breast.
Doctor :   ok, considering the age i would think it is a better idea to get a mammography done
User :   Ok.
User :   It's been a year.
Doctor :   That would easily rule out al the doubts
User :   ty
Doctor :   but my thoughts are still not in favour of cancer
User :   Would ultradound be necessary?
User :   ultrasound
Doctor :   and the long duration still takes the issue away from the cancer
User :   Just noticed the other day.
Doctor :   first a mammography is good , then based on the report a ultrasound can be planned
User :   Am fair-skinned.
Doctor :   no , i am just applying my knowledge
User :   ty for your honesty.
Doctor :   and experience
Doctor :   Thanks
User :   I appreciate your input.
User :   Will get tested tomorrow.
User :   Bye
Doctor :   Good
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye
Doctor :   take care
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