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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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Normal breast has an extension into the axilla, axillary tail. While cancer can develop in the axillary tail, as it can elsewhere, the axillary tail ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Variations: Lumpiness which can be felt throughout the breast & feels like your other breast is likely to be normal breast tissue. Lumps which feel harder or ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
32 years experience General Surgery
Usually no pain: Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) usually is diffuse swelling, enlargement, heaviness, redness, and skin swelling. Pain is rare in breast cancer, unle ... Read More
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