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Breast cancer returning in same area or scar tissue

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Metildi
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes: This was a more common occurrence before modern tangential fields that avoid the lung. However, if the lung receives significant radiation, then pulmo ... Read More

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Need exam: Breast cancer does occur in males but is quite rare.This may be residual tissue from adolescent gynecomastia, a process that can cause nipple/breast e ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
We just visited : If your nipple got really purple, I will bet it is scar. Or it may well be gynecomsstia. Your cancer risk is near zero, and if this is cancer, it will ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beckman
50 years experience Plastic Surgery
Radiation burns: Radiation therapy causes a type of burn resulting in injury. Hopefully cancer cells are killed, but normal tissue heals with some effects of tissue sc ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Not likely on both breasts and at age 14. Sounds more like injury/trauma. Get checked by your pediatrician.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Unknown: New lumps in the breast after breast cancer treatments need to be evaluated by your doctor. Depends on how long ago the surgery was, if it is scar for ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Elboim
48 years experience Surgical Oncology
What kind of surgery: Scarring of the armpit occurs after armpit node surgery, radiation and sometimes, chemo. The sentinel lymph node operation causes much less scarring c ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
You should see: your doctor now for evaluation of breast lump , odds are good in your favor due to your age ( 29 ) only one member involved may not be genetic ,. F ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Starnes
8 years experience General Practice
Ask your oncologist: Your oncologist will lay out your follow up schedule.
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A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Double-edged Sword: It is hard to give you a number under any circumstance, but especially without the knowledge of your treatment. As you probably learned 9 years ago, w ... Read More

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