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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Recent questions on  Breast cancer

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I know someone who said he went through 4 - 6 weeks of both radiation and chemotherapy for rectal cancer. He had surgery and again is having either radiation or chemotherapy, yet, he didn't lose any hair. (he was balding before he started treatments) How rare is it not to have significant hair loss while undergoing such brutal treatments?

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Hello
My mom has lung cancer and she is 46 years old.
Here's her medical history:
Left breast cancer (03.11.09); T1c(1-2cm) N0 (0/4nodes) Grade II IDC ER+/PR=HER2 (2+on IHC). She completed 6 cycles of adjuvant FAC chemotherapy followed by 60Gy/30fr adjuvant RT completed 05.0810. She was also started on Tamoxifen.
She developed rectal bleeding in February 2010. Colonoscopy in July 2010 showed a stenosing tumour extending from 10-18cm from the anal verge. Biopsy revealed a moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma and pelvic MRI suggested this to be a T3N2 lesion. She was started on Oxaliplatin, capecitabine , bevacizumab. She was admitted in the hospital due to complains of weakness, hypotension and bloody diarrhoea. After it was treated she underwent surgery and palliative colostomy without resection of the colonic primary because it was very adherent to the intra abdominal structures and the surgeon did not want to risk major exploration and dissection in the presence of peritonitis secondary to a colonic perforation. After post operative recovery she had been suffering from peripheral neuropathy and still is. However, she has found relief with TENS.
PET/CT scan showed bilateral pleural based metastatic lesions and a possible left lower lung parenchymal deposit also. the primary lesion did not show increased FDG uptake, possibly secondary to having its blood supply cut off by the surgeon. She was also diagnosed with multiple filling defects in the right lung on CTPA and received therapeutic low molecular weight heparin. She has a clot in her lung vessel for which she gets clexane injections everyday. She had pleural effusions aspirated three times since the start of May 2011, from the right and left side. She got a Groshong central venous catheter and started her chemotherapy (Ondansetron, dexamethasone, atropine, irinotecan). She completed 1 cycle of her chemotherapy. The chemotherapy was discontinued because of a severe infection due to the Groshong line. She was started on antibiotics but the catheter was ultimately removed. After the infection settled and she recovered a little of her strength, she was misdiagnosed with passive pneumonia and was given Tazocin. It was just recently diagnosed as loculated pleural effusion. She also has a collapsed lower right lobe. She had the effusions aspirated 3 times, one time every day.The lobe has shown improvement. She is now complaining of chest pain, pressure on the chest and extreme shortness of breath. She has been on oxygen for about a week now and finds it difficult and tiring to breath without the oxygen mask. The lung saturation however is within acceptable parameters so i dont understand why she finds it difficult to breath without the oxygen. It has gotten so bad that she's unable to talk properly and can hardly complete a sentence without taking breaks. Yesterday night her chest pain got so bad they had to give her morphine which took quite a lot of time to wear off and she felt extremely lethargic. She is complaining of palpitations and says her heart skips beats(for which she was given Metoprolol Tartrate) but no significant improvement is noted. But the doctor says her heart is doing fine, so im really confused. She also feels a tingling sensation around her lips, head and limbs quite frequently and keeps getting these tiny jolts every now and then. What do you suggest we do about that? Overall, she feels extremely weak and is drowsy and lethargic most of the times and im getting really worried because she is showing no signs of improvement. Should she start getting her chemotherapy even though she's really weak? and can you please tell me what to do about her breathing and lethargy?

doctor1 MD

Doctor I want ask you about my wife breast she have now 42 years she breast become down small all so I want little more big and become study . now I want ask you she can eat fenugreek tablet means any changes If she can eat daily how many tablet please give me answer thanks

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My back is painful in kidney area. This morning there was blood in my urine. I have a dr. apt tomorow for blood work and then an apt. Can I wait till then to see a doctor. Will an antibiotic help if it is an infection. I take handfuls of food...

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Hi, I am 59 years old, still having vaginal bleeding and have had severe pain in my right breast for over a week. I don't have insurance so the thought of seeing a doctor or having test run is next to impossible. Is it anything to be worried about

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Can a simple breast cyst turn into a complex one? Can a breast cancer hide behind a cyst and be undetectable?

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