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can breast abscess lead to cancer

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Usually not: In general, a breast abscess does not lead to breast cancer but some breast cancers can present as a breast abscess. When being treated for a breast ... Read More
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Dr. Souzan El-Eid
30 years experience Breast Surgery
No: Pure abscess is infection not cancer. However, a cancerous lump can have "dead" cells within it, because it is fast growing, overgrowing, so necrotic ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Different : Breast abscess is an infection that is presented with a thin walled area with pus accumulation- caused by bacteria. While on the other hand , inflamma ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
These can be: Confused, so you must see a doctor to determine when a biopsy needs to be done...Cancer is not mistaken there.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Breast cancer: Most breast cancers present as a painless lump within the breast. Your description of itchy painful breast would be an unusual presentation. Some adv ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Pederson
26 years experience General Surgery
Would not: Best treatment is adequate surgical drainage. If the opening is too small, the abscess can come back. Best to see your surgeon.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
Never: I would never recommend this. An easily treatable problem can be turned into a comes problem.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Red, tender lump: A breast abscess will manifest itself as a hot, red, tender lump in the breast +/- fever; eventually, the entire breast can become swollen &red. Treat ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Pederson
26 years experience General Surgery
Yes: More common in lactating women, but principle of treatment is like any other abcess. You have to drain the pus by making a small incision into the abc ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Breast abscess: Breast abscess = a collection of pus in the breast which is usually caused by a bacterial infection.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
I can help...: ...But i need to know the specific question. If you are asking if you can breast-feed with a breast abscess, the answer is yes. Breast abscesses are b ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
No, but it happens. : Breast abscesses can occur at any age, typically via normal skin bacteria entering a break in the skin or nipple. Rx centers on antibiotics and draini ... Read More

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