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Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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What breast cancer symptoms and warning signs?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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What breast cancer symptoms and warning signs?

Variable: Many times- there is no symptom and breast cancer is diagosed through the abnormal mammogram. Symptom/sign can be presented with palpable lump on the breast, bloody nipple discharge, skin eruption around the nipple that does not go away and itch, skin thickness over the breast area. Frequently- lump/s can also present on the arm pit area. Any of these- please see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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What are some early signs and symptoms of breast cancer?

What are some early signs and symptoms of breast cancer?

None to lump: Most breast cancers are picked up on routine mammography in asymptomatic women. Others have lumps, pain, discharge, skin rash at nipple, axillary lumps (lymph nodes). Strong family hx important. ...Read more

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What are the early stomach cancer signs and symptoms?

What are the early stomach cancer signs and symptoms?

Sometimes none: Unfortunately, early on there may be no symptoms; most symptoms of gastric cancer are signs of advanced disease. These symptoms can include indigestion, nausea or vomiting, difficulty swallowing, feeling full after eating only a little, loss of appetite, black tarry stools, bloody vomit, and weight loss. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms for early breast tumor/breast cancer?

Signs and symptoms for early breast tumor/breast cancer?

Usually None: There are usually no signs or symptoms for early breast cancer. It is important to perform your breast cancer screening as recommended by your physician. The best chance for a cure is with early detection. ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of breast cancer?

What are the signs or symptoms of breast cancer?

Varies: A lump in the breast, bloody nipple discharge, skin redness, skin dimpling, skin looking like an orange peel, or a lump in the arm pit. If it presents at a later stage, could be a new pain in a bone (back, ribs etc...) stroke-like symptoms, anorexia/weight loss, etc. ...Read more

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What are some typical signs and symptoms of breast cancer?

What are some typical signs and symptoms of breast cancer?

Breast lump: Common symptoms and signs include the presence of a lump, nipple discharge, nipple inversion, and/or dimpling of the skin. While cancers typically do not cause pain, a painful lump still must be considered a cancer until proven otherwise. Rare forms of cancer may look like a breast infection (redness and swelling of the breast) or a scaly rash on the nipple. ...Read more

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What are the first warning signs of breast cancer?

What are the first warning signs of breast cancer?

Silence: In this country, breast cancer is most often detected by mammogram, before any symptoms. Other symptoms include a painless new lump, swollen lymph nodes in the armpit, dimpling in the skin of the breast, a newly inverted nipple, scaling or crusting of the nipple, or a sore on the breast that grown and doesn't heal. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of male breast cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of male breast cancer?

Painless lump: Breast cancer appear in men as silent painless lump, often ignored then as fixed ulcerated mass. 1% of breast cancers are in men, as diagnosis is done in late stages, prognosis is poor, due to lack awareness in men cause delayed treatment. Early diagnosis, is the key for cure. ...Read more

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What are some early signs and symptoms of breast cancer (besides a lump)?

What are some early signs and symptoms of breast cancer (besides a lump)?

Abn Mammogram: Aside from a lump, there are very few signs and symptoms of early breast cancer. When the cancer has reached a considerable size, it can cause skin changes (such as dimpling, thickening), bloody/clear discharge, and/or pain. By leaps and bounds, the earliest sign of a breast cancer is an abnormality found on routine screening mammography. Mammograms save lives! ...Read more

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What are signs of breast cancer?

What are  signs of breast cancer?

See below: Early breast cancer has no signs. Breast cancer may later present as a painless firm breast lump. Rarely changes in color of the skin, sometimes nipple will get retracted or breast skin pulled inward. Best is to have yearly physical examination and mammogram after age 40 before these symptoms occur. Any breast lump, painful or not, should be examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are signs of breast cancer?

What are signs of breast cancer?

Breast lump, etc. : The most common sign/symptom is the presence of a lump in the breast. Other symptoms include nipple discharge, nipple inversion, skin indentation, and breast pain. Nevertheless, the majority of people diagnosed with breast cancer have no symptoms whatsoever. The best way to diagnose breast cancer early is to have routine screening mammograms beginning at age 40. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of a cancer tumor?

What are signs and symptoms of a cancer tumor?

Numerous: By definition a cancer is a growing lesion that has the potential to metastasize and has achieved immortality thru the production of telomerase. As such and depending on the structure involved a mass can be noted and symptoms such as obstruction, hemorrhage, pain and jaundice can be a result of the lesion. Weight loss and anorexia frequently follow. ...Read more

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Are there warning signs of breast cancer?

Are there warning signs of breast cancer?

Breast ca: Yes: lump, abnormal mamogram or ultrasound or mri, bloody or clear nipple discharge especially if lump also; pink skin or skin with an orange peel look to it, nipple retraction [stays in], skin dimpling [look at skin in mirror and raise the arms to check for this]. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of breast cancer?

What are symptoms of breast cancer?

A palpable mass: A painless mass that you can feel is the usual symptom of cancer. Not all breast masses are cancers, of course, but if you have one that persists, you need to see a doctor. Conversely, some breast cancers can't be felt, they can only be seen with an imaging study, such as a mammogram, ultrasound or MRI. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer?

What are the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer?

None: Usually there are no symptoms. Later can develop intestinal or rectal bleeding, anemia, weight loss, intestinal blockage, change in bowel movements, etc. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of throat cancer?

What are the warning signs of throat cancer?

Pain & ulcerations: This isn't' an exhaustive list, but go see your doctor if you have progressive hoarseness or voice changes, throat pain, pain with swallowing, progressive difficulty swallowing foods or liquids, an ulcer which won't heal or one which bleeds, weight loss, a lump in the neck or throat. Smokers and drinkers are at much higher risk, but anyone can get it. ...Read more

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What are some immediate symptoms of breast cancer?

What are some immediate symptoms of breast cancer?

Breast Lump: The most common symptom is the presence of a new breast lump. Other things to look for include nipple discharge, especially clear or bloody, breast pain, and/or dimpling of the skin. Of course, the goal of breast cancer screening is to diagnose cancers before any of these symptoms develop. Please begin yearly mammography at age 40. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of breast cancer?

What are the early symptoms of breast cancer?

Silence: In this country, breast cancer is most often detected by mammogram, before any symptoms. Other symptoms include a painless new lump, swollen lymph nodes in the armpit, dimpling in the skin of the breast, a newly inverted nipple, scaling or crusting of the nipple, or a sore on the breast that doesn't heal. ...Read more

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What are signs or symptoms of liver cancer?

What are signs or symptoms of liver cancer?

Multiple: The symptoms of liver cancer really depend on what the cancer is from and where in the liver it is. Some have no symptoms at all. Sometimes they can cause abdominal pain. Others could be jaundice, swollen abdomen, easy bleeding or bruising, swollen legs, fatigue, weight loss. Some are because of the tumor and some are because of the loss of function of the liver from whatever caused the tumor. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of prostrate cancer?

Many or none : Trouble urinating decreased force in the stream of urine blood in the urine blood in the semen swelling in the legs discomfort in the pelvic area bone pain or none at all in early stages. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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What breast cancer symptoms and warning signs?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Variable: Many times- there is no symptom and breast cancer is diagosed through the abnormal mammogram. Symptom/sign can be presented with palpable lump on the breast, bloody nipple discharge, skin eruption around the nipple that does not go away and itch, skin thickness over the breast area. Frequently- lump/s can also present on the arm pit area. Any of these- please see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Breast cancer symptoms?

Breast cancer symptoms?

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 more

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I feel breast cancer symptoms?

I feel breast cancer symptoms?

Not sure what you...: ...Are asking. Do you want to know if your symptoms suggest cancer or what to do if you think you have cancer? Lucky for you, the answer is the same for both: see your doctor to get a good evaluation and maybe a mammo or ultrasound. Don't waste time in the web, no doctor here can examine you. Best to you. ...Read more

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Could you explain breast cancer symptoms to me?

Could you explain breast cancer symptoms to me?

Varies: Often no signs - if picked up on mammogram. Otherwise a growing mass in the breast, or lung in the armpit, nipple discharge or inversion, edema of the breast, or redness of the breast. Also a sudden change in breast size. ...Read more

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What are the most common breast cancer symptoms?

What are the most common breast cancer symptoms?

None in early stage: 1.'early stages, breast cancer usually has no symptoms. 2. A painless lump 3. Breast pain 4. Underarm swelling 5.Change in size or contour of breast 6. Nipple discharge or retraction 7. Skin discoloration 7. Temperature change. ...Read more

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What are the most significant breast cancer symptoms?

What are the most significant breast cancer symptoms?

Lump: Feeling a firm hard breast lump, seeing breast skin or nipple being pulled inward, breast skin ulceration, firm hard lumps in the axilla area (armpit). Do not wait for these findings. See a doctor for yearly breast examinations and consider yearly mammograms after age 40. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the other breast cancer symptoms?

Can you please discuss the other breast cancer symptoms?

Palpable mass,: Bloody/clear nipple discharge, skin changes, and, sometimes, breast discomfort. Best to see your doctor if you have concerns. ...Read more

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I have a breast pain, am very much suspicious that it might be one of breast cancer symptoms.

I have a breast pain, am very much suspicious that it might  be one of breast cancer symptoms.

Unlikely: At 27 breast cancer is not likely diagnosis , at your age breast ca is rare, most likely you have fibrocystic diseases which is associated sometimes with pain . Please see your doctor after examination & tests will tell you what it is and gives you mental relief. ...Read more

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I know abnormal lumps on the breast, but are there any somewhat clear mental breast cancer symptoms?

I know abnormal lumps on the breast, but are there any somewhat clear mental breast cancer symptoms?

See below: Early breast cancer has no symptoms. Breast cancer may later present as a painless firm breast lump. Rarely changes in color of the skin, sometimes nipple will get retracted or breast skin pulled inward. Best is to have yearly physical examination and mammogram after age 40 before these symptoms occur. Any breast lump, painful or not, should be examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are inflammatory breast cancer symptoms?

What are inflammatory breast cancer symptoms?

Redness, swelling, : ...And tenderness in the breast that develops within a short period of time, sometimes a few weeks. Looks like an infection or inflammation of the breast, thus its name. It is a very serious and virulent form of breast cancer and has to be addressed promptly and aggressively with all the available treatments. If this about you, please see your doc right away! ...Read more

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What to do if I have breast cancer symptoms or pms?

What to do if I have breast cancer symptoms or pms?

Big difference: Do you have one or the other? Or you just don't know? A woman your age is not very likely to have breast cancer but please see your family doc or gyn for full evaluation and management. Best to you. ...Read more

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Inflammatory breast cancer symptoms? Could it go undetected for years?

Inflammatory breast cancer symptoms? Could it go undetected for years?

No, it is unlikely: Inflammatory breast Cancer does not have a long history of symptoms. it appears rather suddenly and becomes obvious within one or two months time. if you have any lump in your breast, then you should get a medical examination by a health care professional. ...Read more

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Im 17yrs old and i have some breast cancer symptoms i.e breast size not equal , pain under my left breast , and my back always hurt .

Im 17yrs old and i have some breast cancer symptoms i.e breast size not equal , pain under my left breast , and my back always hurt .

Get Medical Checkup: Unless there is a recent change in size of one of your breasts, it can be a normal variation in size between the two breasts which are sometimes unequal in size, yet it is normal. However, if you feel the change is recent(within one year) then a physical examination by a doctor would be the best choice for you to rule out any abnormal growth(tumor) in the breast ...Read more

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Inflammatory breast cancer symptoms come & go or progressively worsen over days/weeks? Had breast pain during & after cycle 4 1 week but no pain now.

Inflammatory breast cancer symptoms come & go or progressively worsen over days/weeks? Had breast pain during & after cycle 4 1 week but no pain now.

Agree with Dr.: Dr. H's answer is accurate. Breast pain at various times in the cycle can often be helped by diet changes, especially by avoiding caffeine. Acupuncture ; oriental medicine can be very helpful as complementary approaches for treating symptoms that come ; go, as these are usually functional problems that have not progressed to organ pathologies, such as the cancer you worry about. ...Read more

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Fibroadenoma or breast cancer - symptoms weight loss, itchy breast, abscess, breast pain fatigue ?

Fibroadenoma or breast cancer - symptoms weight loss, itchy breast, abscess, breast pain fatigue ?

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 advanced cases can present with skin involvement that can look like orange peel with redness. See you doctor for an exam, probably time for a mammogram as well. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can inflammatory breast cancer symptoms get better with antibiotics and then get worse once off antibiotics ?

Can inflammatory breast cancer symptoms get better with antibiotics and then get worse once off antibiotics ?

No.: Inflammatory breast cancer is a type of breast cancer where the lymphatics that drain the skin of the breast become plugged by cancer cells giving the appearance of an infection. Antibiotics should only affect bacterial infections, and since the breast is not infected with this form of cancer, antibiotics should have no effect. ...Read more

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Are there warning signs of breast cancer?

Breast ca: Yes: lump, abnormal mamogram or ultrasound or mri, bloody or clear nipple discharge especially if lump also; pink skin or skin with an orange peel look to it, nipple retraction [stays in], skin dimpling [look at skin in mirror and raise the arms to check for this]. ...Read more

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What are the first warning signs of breast cancer?

Silence: In this country, breast cancer is most often detected by mammogram, before any symptoms. Other symptoms include a painless new lump, swollen lymph nodes in the armpit, dimpling in the skin of the breast, a newly inverted nipple, scaling or crusting of the nipple, or a sore on the breast that grown and doesn't heal. ...Read more

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Signs/symptoms of breast cancer?

Lump: Not previously felt, inverted nipple, change in skin at nipple/areola, skin with appearance of orange skin, lump in the arm pit. Pain is not a common feature of breast cancer. First degree relative is a signal to be alert. ...Read more

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Are there any signs/symptoms for breast cancer?

Are there any signs/symptoms for breast cancer?

Yes: A lump in the breast or under thr armpit is usually the irst sign. There may also be skin changes or nipple changes or discharge. However many cancers do not present with symptoms till a later stage, which is why mammography is recomended as a screening tool. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which cells lining the inside of the breast grow ...Read more