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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
40 years experience in Bariatrics
Depends...maybe YES: There are many variables fo breast cancertype of breast cancer, size of tumor, spread to lymph nodes, spread to to other parts of the body, are there ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience in Breast Surgery
Mammogram/ultrasound: The main tests used to evaluate for breast cancer are digital mammograms and breast ultrasound. If there is any abnormality or palpable lump, a core ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Lump in breast: The commonest symptom is a lump in the breast. Other less common symptoms are nipple discharge, rash on the nipple and surrounding skin, pain in the ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Initially no symptom: A breast cancer can grow for about 8 to 10 years before it reaches 1 centimeter in diameter - about 3/8's of an inch. A breast cancer that size would ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Life-changer: I think that every person who is diagnosed with any type of cancer goes thru that initial "shock" which can be overwhelming. However, most (breast) c ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Breast carcinoma: Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast ca ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: Biochemical screens are of no value in this situation. If someone has told you otherwise, they are deceived or lying. If you have a suspicious mass, i ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Spread: Usually means spead beyond the local regional areas - that is to lungs, liver, brain, bones, etc.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Cancer=carcinoma: Carcinoma is the latin word for cancer. Many different cancers are carcinomas...Like breast, lung, colon, and prostate.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Yes: Cancer is common lingo; carcinoma is high falutin medicalese.

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