Doctor Q&A for Dr. Steve Martinez

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
Worth a check: This is most likely a benign condition of breast tissue overgrowth called gynecomastia, which can be caused by several factors. Male breast cancer is ... Read More
A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
It is a sign alright: It is a sign of nothing good. Get it checked out by a physician. Without also having a size able lump in your breast or a past history of breast cance ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
Quite small : 5mm is quite small for a fibroadenoma. Fibroadenoma some have been known to grow during pregnancy. Your options are to observe it and biopsy it or ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
Less likely: It is less likely that your cancer has spread, although that is, in fact, always a possibility. It is more likely that your fever is due to your white ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
Depends: Any woman is at risk for breast cancer. The average woman has about a 12% risk of getting breast cancer in her lifetime. You may be at increased risk ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
Obvious: I think the fact that you asked the question shows that you are concerned, and with some reason. Although it is rare for someone your age to have brea ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
Concern: The 1.5mm margin anteriorly is the only margin that gives me concern. For patients undergoing lumpectomy, obtaining at least a 2mm margin is associat ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
Tough one: That's a tough one. How are you defining a mole and how is it different from a spot? You should be concerned about a mole that has irregular borders, ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
Yes: Melanoma can cause burning and pain, particularly when it grows deeper into the skin. A mole should never itch, burn, or cause pain. When it does, t ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
Many things: A shadow on the mammogram could represent normal breast tissue, overgrown breast tissue, a benign tumor, a cyst, or a breast cancer, among other thing ... Read More
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