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scirrhous carcinoma of the breast

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Can do it at once: The excised invasive ductal carcinoma is a snapshot in time and no one knows how long it's been invasive. But the moment invasion has occurred, the po ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
40 years experience 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
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience 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 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Staging: Breast cancer staging is described as t (tumor size), n (lymph node metastases) and m (metastases to sites like bone, lung, etc). In a simplified shor ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Cancer rates: The chance of developing an invasive breast cancer during a woman's lifetime is 1 in 8. The chance of developing prostate cancer is about 1 out of ev ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No it is not: Cirrhosis is not cancer.It is caused by chronic liver disease characterized by replacement of liver tissue by scar tissue and regenerative nodules lea ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Most benign breast findings do not lead to or cause breast cancer. Some breast tissue biopsies can show benign but possibly pre-cancerous cells, such ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Breast metastasis: Metastatic carcinoma of the breast. Adenocarcinoma most likely.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Stage IV: Stage 4 breast cancer is defined as cancer that has spread from the breast to other organs. This is also known as metastatic disease. While not cura ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Breast ducts: Breast cancer usually begins in cells that line the ducts of the breast. This is ductal carcinoma, which is about 80% of breast cancers. Sometimes c ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Wu
Dr. Bryan Wu answered
19 years experience Pathology
Depends on grade: The level of chromosomal aberrations in infiltrating ductal carcinoma is correlated with the grade of the cancer cells. "grade" means the microscopic ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Associated: In the US one in 7 women at risk for breast cancer. When BRACA gene for hereditary disease not present most women will have evidence of the MMTV vi ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Unclear: It sounds as though you may be reporting the results of an ultrasound or a CAT scan. With just this short description, it is impossible to tell you wh ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly on imaging: Cervical cancer (the tissue at the end of the vaginal canal) rarely metastasizes to the breast. Rather breast cancer may metastasize to many areas of ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not exactly: Stomach cancer and esophageal cancers are different. But a stomach cancer sometimes can be located right near the esophagus too. The type of cancer ce ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends: Liver cancer can be successfully treated when caught early(stage 1 and 2). But it requires surgery to excise the tumor or undergo a liver transplant. ... Read More
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A 89-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
2%: There is a 2% incidence in breast cancer for men.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Discuss with doctor: It's doubtful that you'd be considered a transplant candidate. This is a problem that requires a face-to-face, real-time visit with your doctor. Thi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Cancer is common lingo; carcinoma is high falutin medicalese.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience 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 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Reasonable odds: Both are quite common and if you have been offered double surgery for the chances of curing two primaries, by a physician you trust, then by all means ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
10-15% Hereditary: We believe that only 10-15% of breast cancers are hereditary, with the rest being environmental in origin. People w/the hereditary form of breast can ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Many options: Check with your doc embolization with interventional radiology is one option there are many other ones you want to see the experts asap.

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