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what happen if breast cancer is not treated

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Surgery/Chemo/Radiat: Treatment usually starts with surgery, removal of the tumor grossly. Depending on the stage and biology it may require chemotherapy and/or radiation. ... Read More
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Stage, biology of ca: Treatment of breast cancer will depend on the stage, the biology of cancer, prognostic factors, your overall condition and your preference. There are ... Read More
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Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depens (penicillamine) on stage: This depends on the stage. But generally breast cancer is treated by multiple specialities. Surgery, chemo, hormonal, and radiation are the main treat ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
14 years experience Radiology
It depends...: I assume you're asking how long it takes before breast cancer begins to spread when not treated. That's a good question. It depends on many factors su ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast cancer: Breast cancer should be evaluated by mammogram, us and biopsy. With this information the type of breast cancer, the cellular activity and hormonal rec ... Read More
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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
They keep on spreadi: Breast cancer remains localized to the breast for a finite, yet unpredictable period of time before they begin to spread, first to the regional lymph ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
?????: This is hard to say. It depends on what stage breast cancer you are dealing with. Breast cancer is one of the most treatable cancers. Before you dec ... Read More
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
If a person: Leaves a breast cancer untreated, it will ulcerate and fungate through the skin into a foul smelling mess. Get it treated properly.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends...: ...On how nasty a cancer it is. Some are very slow growing and women (or men) can potentially live a very long time with the cancer before it progres ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: Whether or not a mastectomy is recommended depends on many factors to include breast cancer type and stage.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
Breast cancer: With today's treatments pt. Have a better chance at a longer and increased quality of life. During treatment she may not feel we'll and in terms of ho ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Very Successfully: Primary rx is surgical, either lumpectomy or mastectomy (equal survival), with sentinel lymph node biopsy. If lump-x, rx must then include radiation ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Surgery first: Surgery comes first to remove the tumor and some lymph nodes in the armpit. Depending on the sub-type of breast cancer, chemotherapy (if necessary) c ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Variable.: Recurrence may occur. Here is a good article that covers the basics: http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-risk-facto ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Possibly: By definition, every cancer has the potential to return, the probability of which is dependent upon the type and stage of that particular cancer. Per ... Read More

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