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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Intraductal Papilloma

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What's a holistic treatment for intraductal papilloma?

What's a holistic treatment 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

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I have been diagnosis with sclerosing intraductal papilloma with lesion on breast. What are the treatment? So worried.

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

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Do benign intraductal papilloma need to be removed?

Do benign intraductal papilloma need to be removed?

Yes: The lesion itself is benign (not cancerous). However, it is an abnormal growth. It can be associated with other abnormalities such as cancer. Standard of care is to surgically remove the area. ...Read more

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How do you treat an intraductal papilloma of the breast?

How do you treat an intraductal papilloma of the breast?

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

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What to expect after surgery of intraductal papilloma?

What to expect after surgery of intraductal papilloma?

As long as: BENIGN...expect future Mammograms/Breast Exams. ...that's about it...

Hope this is helpful

Dr Z ...Read more

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Anyone with experience with intraductal papilloma with mild hyperplasia?

Anyone with experience with intraductal papilloma with mild hyperplasia?

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

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Intraductal papilloma info? What is prognosis?

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

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Surgery for intraductal papilloma?

Surgery for intraductal papilloma?

Yes: One cannot forecast that it is "confined" untill it is excised and microscopically scrutinized. ...Read more

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What are my surgery choices for intraductal papilloma?

What are my surgery choices for intraductal papilloma?

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

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What causes breast bloody discharge beside cancer or intraductal papilloma?

What causes breast bloody discharge beside cancer or intraductal papilloma?

Fibroadenoma: And bloody discharge is more likley to be benign than invasive cancer...Problem is benignancy and malignncy cannot be discerned until it is removed and margins and receptors assessed. ...Read more

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What is intraductal papilloma?

What is intraductal papilloma?

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

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What is intraductal papilloma from?

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

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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 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?

Yes: But you should return to the surgeon for advice, possible exam and imaging...It is very unlikely to be cancer, but it doese not ease your pain to say that. There will be no harm in using tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil or aleve until then. ...Read more

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Have you diagnosed someone young with intraductal papilloma, carcinoma in situ or breast cancer?

Have you diagnosed someone young with intraductal papilloma, carcinoma in situ or breast cancer?

Yes: While these diagnoses are less common in young women, they do occur. If you have concerns, you should consider getting an ultrasound or a mammogram. ...Read more

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Do benign intraductal papillomas need removal?

Do benign intraductal papillomas need removal?

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

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Are there any natural treatments for intraductal carcinoma?

Are there any natural treatments for intraductal carcinoma?

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

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Can you suggest any alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Can you suggest any alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

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

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Are there any alternative treatments for rosacea besides medication?

Are there any alternative treatments for rosacea besides medication?

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.
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Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

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

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Can any of the alternative treatments for schizophrenia work?

Can any of the alternative treatments for schizophrenia work?

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

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

Chemotherapy: Other than surgery medication including chemotherapy can be used, depending on the histology and aggressiveness of the tumor. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for ALS that appear promising?

Are there any alternative treatments for ALS that appear promising?

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