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Breast Biopsy Spread Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Spread of cells: Micrometastasis means that a few tumor cells have left the breast tumor and traveled to the lymph nodes under the arm. In most cases, this is treated as a negative lymph node. I encourage you to review your pathology report with your surgeon and oncologists (ideally they are communicating with each other through a meeting called a tumor board). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It can be: Dcis, the earliest form of breast cancer, can be associated with brca mutations. 13% of women under 50 diagnosed with dcis had a brca mutation in retrospective (looking backwards) studies. Women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer or dcis before age 50 should have genetic counseling. For more info: http://clincancerres.Aacrjournals.Org/content/13/14/4306.Full. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Spread : This means that the cancer has spread to other areas outside of the breast. This is known as stage 4. With the use of modern chemotherapy, this disease can be controlled. I recommend you meet with your medical oncologist to determine options available for treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Good luck.: And that's what it is. You've done your part by choosing to seek treatment. Once the cancer is diagnosed, operated, graded, and staged, it is a waiting game. The large majority of common papillary carcinomas confined to the gland do not spread. Almost all anaplastic carcinomas spread and kill. Your physician must talk frankly with you about this. Good luck, and be strong. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many or none: Proper screening with self breast exams looking for new lumps, breast exams by your physician looking for skin or nipple chanes as well as masses or lymph nodes, and mammogram and ultrasound if needed are the best ways to pick up early stage breast cancer before it causes any symptoms. Once advanced it can cause many different symptoms throughout the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In theory, prostate cancer cells can spread anywhere in the body: In practice, though, most cases of prostate cancer metastasis occur in the lymph nodes and the bones. Prostate cancer metastasis occurs when cells break away from the tumor in the prostate. The cancer cells can travel through the lymphatic system or the bloodstream to other areas of the body. More commonly prostate cancer metastasis can occur in the: Bones, Lymph nodes, Lungs, Liver, Brain. Rare locations of prostate cancer metastasis include: Adrenal glands, Breasts, Eyes, Kidneys, Muscles, Pancreas, Salivary glands, Spleen. If you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer and you're concerned about prostate cancer metastasis, talk with your doctor about your risk of prostate cancer metastasis and your treatment options. ...Read more
In one word unknown : Ductal carcinoma in situ dcis is simply the sleeping cancer cells inside the breast ducts, like a garden hose loaded with cancer cells safe if they are inside the duct , once they are out side then is invasive cancer, ready to spread, cause is unknown at this time, from genetic mutations, braca i & ii age, hormonal uses.Environment , late age pregnancy life style etc are all attributed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: "cancerous change" can mean many things. There are different pre-cancerous changes seen on breast biopsies, such as ADH (vasopressin) or alh (atypical ductal or atypical lobular hyperplasia). There are early cancers called dcis or lcis (ductal carcinoma in situ or lobular carcinoma in situ). Hopefully this is nothing, but we need more information. Make sure to follow-up with your doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is curable.: All breast cancer is bad, but the prognosis changes with stages. So the lowest stage has the best prognosis and the highest stage, stage 4, has the worst prognosis. Technically there is a stage 0 which is something called dcis, which hasn't invaded out of the ducts. Stage 1 is better than stage 2 but stage 2 is definitely curable. You can never know you are cured for sure so follow up is necessary. ...Read more
3 Basic Ways: Breast cancer can spread in 3 basic ways - it can grow larger and larger, invading into the skin or muscle; it can invade into the blood vessels and then travel to other areas of the body (most commonly liver, lungs, bone and brain), and it can invade into the lymphatic vessels and travel to the lymph nodes under the arm and other areas of the body. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Location: In stage iii, the cancer still hasn't spread far beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes. However, in this stage there typically are many lymph nodes involved or the tumor is so large it extends to the chest wall or involves the skin of the breast. stage IV breast cancer has spread to distant sites of the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not true.: Breast biopsies do not cause cancer. If breast cancer develops it's a genetic abnormality in the cells. The mechanical act of cutting tissue for analysis does not change the genetic makeup of the cell. Please followup with your gynecologist if you notice a change or lump in your breast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of: biopsy are you referring to? Image guided core biopsies are 97-98% accurate, but when the results are negative, and don't explain the lesion(for example a suspicious solid mass comes back as "benign fatty tissue"), re-biopsy or surgical excision is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just had a breast biopsy, they gave me a sheet have 20% of the chance i will have breast cancer, what does this mean?
My doctor told me to do a breast biopsy, what are the chances that i will have cancer if i was told this?
I got my breast biopsy results says no cancer was shown they say it's eczema do they assume that or does test show that it's eczema ?
Yes: The pathologist would make that call. The cells have a certain character. I would trust that. ...Read more
I have a 7 inch mass in my breast. Biopsy showed no cancer but the surgeon want to go back in and put a wire in to double check. Is it really necessar?
Probably yes!: Typically a 7 inch (18 cm.) mass in the breast would require surgical removal. Although a benign biopsy result is very comforting, when a mass is so large, it is impossible to evaluate the entire lesion for cancer without removal. Cancer may occupy part of a large mass and not involve other parts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is a cancer: in the breast, but it is not really a breast cancer. Breast cancer arises from tissue specific to the breast: ducts, lobules, and uncommonly supporting tissues. Lymphomas are cancers of the immune system that involve lymphoid tissue/lymphocytes, and can occur virtually anywhere in the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does vacuum assisted breast biopsy cause cancer from thre trauma? Biopsy was negative (normal breast tissue)
Nope: Congrats on the benign results! we have been performing core biopsies for over 30 years and have not found any association between benign biopsies and cancer development. Moreover, surgical biopsies are more "traumatic"--we've been doing those for 100+ years without any increased cancer risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an excisional breast biopsy the dr had to go a lot deeper, poss. Lipoma, will wait for biospy to come back- can this be cancer in any way?
Hard to say: The important thing is that the surgery is behind you. Without seeing the mammogram and/or ultrasound its hard to predict the chances that this can be cancer. If its a lipoma then its definitely benign! why it was decided to resect it? Was it symptomatic? Was there something on imaging that was thought to be suspicious? I recommend to wait till biopsy results are back to discuss with ur surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does a prior benign breast biopsy increase risk of breast cancer?As in, does the biopsy itself or the inflammation from it cause cancer later in life?
What to do if I'm 40 yrs old and I'm freaking out thinking I may have breast cancer. how bad is it if I have to have an ultrasound-guided breast biopsy?
I received a breast biopsy today and I have a past of inflammatory breast cancer. This punch biopsy is the worst Ive ever had. Im in so much pain?
Call your doc: I don't know what else to suggest because there could be many reasons for your pain including infection and the only way to help you is with a good examination by your doc. Call him/her today and best to you. ...Read more
Worried that the breast biopsy(which was benign breast tissue) i had which caused bruising and inflammation will lead to breast cancer. Can it?
No,: there is no evidence that indicates there is any chance of that. They ask about breast biopsies in risk assessment not because the biopsies themselves cause cancer, but because having breast biopsies indicates that the breasts themselves have suspicious or equivocal findings already. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DCIS, left breast, biopsy itself removed high grade cancer cells, lumpectomy path 100% cancer free. Radiation necessary? What about proton therapy?
I have an enlarged liver, spleen, gallstones and an ovarian cyst. Will be going for a breast biopsy because the dr's found something. Cancer?
Us revealed complex cyst/ solid mass w/ very dense breast. Biopsy next week. Had 2 syncopes & joint/bone pain? Symptoms related possibly to cancer?
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
Breast biopsy means obtaining tissue samples from an area of concern in the breast to be sent to the lab to make a diagnosis. This could be from a suspicious lump or a suspicious finding on you mammogram or ultrasound (or mri). The biopsy is obtained using a biopsy needle under imaging guidance. Occasionally an open surgical ...Read more
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