Breast cancer

What is Breast cancer?

It is a cancer/ abnormal growth of tissues of the breast.

Questions and answers on "Breast cancer"

Hi my name is Harrison Hughes and I am researching breast cancer for a school project and was wondering if you could answer some questions?
What are the signs of breast cancer?
What should you do if you find a lump?
Can wearing bra cause breast cancer?
Can Benign Cysts Become Cancerous?
Can you Inherit Breast Cancer?
Is it as common for guy to get breast cancer as a girl?
Can physical activity reduce the risk of breast cancer?
Can a healthy diet help to prevent breast cancer?
Does smoking cause breast cancer?
Can drinking alcohol increase the risk of breast cancer?

doctor1 MD

HI
Thank for asking to HCM
I appreciate your concern here are the answers of your questions
1) while comparing with the normal breast, the normal breast looks more pendulous than the malignant one, on palpation one can feel the hard lump inside the breast, untreated case more prone to fungal...

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I am a 46-year-old female with a strong familial background of breast cancer, each occurring late in my relatives' lives and none fatal. Two months ago, I had my doctor do a very thorough manual check of my breasts, and he said he felt nothing amiss. Today I finally had my yearly mammogram, after putting it off for six months for fear of the outcome. I will not know the results until tomorrow or the next day. I am very worried. What are the chances of something being detected in my mammogram, given that my manual exam was normal?

doctor1 MD

Hello and thanks for your query.

From the description it seems that you are very apprehensive about cancer.

A mammogram is an X-ray test of the breasts (mammary glands) used to screen for breast problems, such as a lump, and whether a lump is fluid-filled (a cyst) or a solid mass. It is very...

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Hi, i am a female, 18 years old. i started to develop a lump on my rigght breast near the armpit, i does not hurt. it hasent changed size and i dont have any weird symtoms nor my breast have changed. i am a little scared and would like to know is this is breast cancer?

doctor1 MD

hi.

it is best if you consult with a doctor, preferably a general surgeon, with regards to your concern. a physical examination is needed. breast ultrasound and a possible tissue diagnosis of the lump on your breast will be done if indications are found. one cannot tell if it is cancer or not...

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been reading up about the tablets im taking levest and come across somehing about increasing breast cancer but i have had a lump in my right breast for a while just been to scared to have this checked out need help on wether or not i should stop taking this

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for writing to HCM.

First of all you need to visit a surgeon for physical examination of that lump...and an FNAC or mammogram as he mau advice.

Depending upon that only one can advice you to continue that medicine or not.

Dr. Ashish Verma

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Hi im 14 years old female and i have a lump under my right nipple and it really hurts and i think its bleeding and im really scared because breast cancer runs through my family and when i try and ask my mum she says it will be fine please tell me what it is and how to treat it .

doctor1 MD

welcome to Health care magic.
1.It could be a benign mass, fat , cyst , lypoma.
2.But you can not just ignore the condition.
3.Get an appointment with your doctor and let the doctor examine your lump and get an ultrasound scan done.
4.An ultrasound will help to find the nature of the lump, and...

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