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Alternative Treatments For Intraductal Papilloma
Careful: If you mean scientific treatment plus holistic concepts fine. But By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown 2 work. Beware ...Read more
I have been diagnosis with sclerosing intraductal papilloma with lesion on breast. What are the treatment? So worried.
Surgical excision: Sclerosing intraductl papilloma is a benign lesion which developes in milk ducts, but sometimes it may be associated with breast cancer. So if this diagnosis was made by a needle biopsy, it is recommended to have surgical excision to verify presence or lack of presence of assoiated malignancy. ...Read more
It depends.: Intraductal papillomas are benign tumors found commonly within the nipple ducts. They are often responsible for bloody nipple discharge. Treatment depends on their location within the breast: if it is next to the nipple, it can often be safely watched. In contrast, those found within the periphery of the breast should be surgically removed since they are occasionally next to breast cancer. ...Read more
As long as:
BENIGN...expect future Mammograms/Breast Exams. ...that's about it...
Hope this is helpful
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Sometimes: It's called id papillary adenocarcinoma...The importance is whether it invades or confined to duct, and whether the margins are clear. These are analgous to dcis, usually er/pr+. They have excelent 5 and 10 year prognosis. Close to 100% survial, but it is when they are harbingers of invasive cancers that there are threats to life and breast. Forget the hyperplasia. ...Read more
And sometimes: Its id papillary adenocarcinoma...The importance is whether it invades or confined to duct, and whether the margins are clear. These are analgous to dcis, usually er/pr+. They have excelent 5 and 10 year prognosis. Close to 100% survial, but it is when they are harbingers of invasive cancers that there are threats to life and breast. ...Read more
Remove completely: Intraductal papilloma (ip) is the most common cause of bloody nipple discharge. They are usually noncancerous but can sometimes have abnormal cells or an early breast cancer. Once diagnosed on needle biopsy, they are usually completely removed with surgery. Since these are small, a small amount of tissue can be removed, so the breast is not deformed (also scar can be near nipple). ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a breast intraductal papilloma? I'm nursing but I don't have bloody discharge.
Why do you ask?: Very often they produce no symptoms or signs whatsoever. ...Read more
Benign tumor: It is a benign tumor that grows in the milk duct of the breast. Occurs in women between the ages of 35-55. Can present with pain, a palpable lump, nipple discharge. Often a mammogram or ultrasound can show these. A biopsy is sometimes done to rule out a cancer. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Sometimes: It's called id papillary adenocarcinoma...The importance is whether it invades or confined to duct, and whether the margins are clear. These are analgous to dcis, usually er/pr+. They have excelent 5 and 10 year prognosis. Close to 100% survial, but it is when they are harbingers of invasive cancers that there are threats to life and breast. There are no clear causes. ...Read more
I had an intraductal papilloma removed from my left breast about 4 months ago and I'm still having pains in that breast, can that be normal?
I had intraductal papilloma. I had the lump removed on last monday. I feel a large hard lump where the cut is. Still sore to touch. Is this normal?
I have pain in my left armpit & it feels swollen. I had an intraductal papilloma in my left breast removed in march. Could the two be related?
I was diagnosed w/ intraductal papilloma last October 2015 on my left breast. But currently the results of my ultrasound & mammogram was birads 4 again. Do I need to undergo excision for the said mass found on the same breast?
Lump in areole region with milky discharge like sticky no foul odor with breast enlargement is it intraductal papilloma. If it is, is surgery necessary?
Not really: Papilloma, if it is, not going to cause "milky discharge". Somethingelse going on, You need to see your doc. ...Read more
Maybe, maybe not: If the tumor is benign then it might not need to come out. However, if it's in there long enough, it might start to cause problems like blocking the ducts to your mammary glands. Also, just because it's benign today doesn't mean it won't transform at some point. It might be worth having it out, if it's simple and easy to do. See your local surgeon for more ideas. ...Read more
Yes BUT: There is debate about stage 0 breast cancer and how diff it is now vs how we found it 10-20 yrs ago. Some say smaller, low grade lesions shouldn't be called "cancer". Hi grade dcis certainly has risk of invasion over time. There are complementary treatments offered. Fam history & risk reduction should be considered. Tough to find cohort of pts w/ grade 2-3 dcis for whom radiation not beneficial. ...Read more
How often would I see nipple discharge from Intraductal Papiloma, and also, can Perimenopause cause nipple discharge. 52 years old, still get period?
Where?: Cystic change in the breasts is very common. Of course if you have a dominant breast mass, it needs to be seen as a possible cancer. Mainstream medicine has little to offer. I've had colleagues tell me that evening primrose oil is the first herbal to try for painful / lumpy breasts. An evidence-based holist in your community may be able to offer more. ...Read more
IPL for Rosacea:
Intense pulsed light (ipl), or "photofacial", is an appropriate treatment for the redness of rosacea. A few treatments spaced approx. A month apart will be needed. A topical antibiotic like Metronidazole may be used in between sessions. Also, avoidance of triggers such as sun, heat, cold, spicy foods, and alcohol may help reduce redness.
http://www. Dranthonycorrado. Com/procedures/non-invasive. ...Read more
Yes: Surgery is usually the last resort for most back problems except major trauma. Therapy, postural exercises, yoga, weight loss and/or exercise, gait training, job retraining, as well as meditatation (to relieve stress) are helpful adjucts. Note: not all back pain is created equal to please get check by a specialist. Note: beware of fad or gimmicky advertisements for back relief. Feel better. ...Read more
Alternative tx?: I don't know what you mean by "alternative treatments for schizophrenia". It you can tell me what they are - I will try to comment on each. Schizophrenia requires life-long treatment with use of atypical antipsychotics as the mainstay. Conventional neuroleptics are an option. Psychosocial treatments that go hand in hand with meds include: family therapy, social skills training & voc rehab. ...Read more
NO: Sorry, but there are absolutely no alternative treatments that have ever made even trivial benefits to pts with als, and there seems to be no future alternative rx that seems to make any sense. The medicine approach involves mainly riluzole, and palliation, with some consideration for using glutamate blockers. These approaches are not cures, but can possibly slow somewhat. ...Read more