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I had scc on face, bowens on leg & now diagnosis breast cancer (focal scc also), is there a link having skin cancer & breast cancer ?

I had scc on face, bowens on leg & now diagnosis breast cancer (focal scc also), is there a link having skin cancer & breast cancer ?

Probably not: No correlation between squamous cell cancer of the skin with breast cancer. Scc of the skin- including bowen's disease which is squamous carcinoma in situ of the skin- are related to uv exposures. Breast cancer with a focal scc- is suspicious for metaplastic carcinoma of the breast- a very rare type of breast cancer. There is a relation between metaplastic cancer with brca 1 mutation. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Female) (Definition)

Breast cancer results when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. The growth occurs initially inside the ducts but eventually breaks outside into the breast tissue and ultimately spreads both to the lymph nodes in the armpit and via the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Because of the promoting affect of estrogen almost all breast cancer occurs in women and is a rarity in men. The unregulated growth is due to both inherited and acquired genetic defects. It is the most common malignancy in women but it often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast on an annual basis. ...Read more


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3yrs ago I had breast cancer. Since aan few weeks I suffer a pain in my upper leg and sometimes the hip. Not a pinched nerve. Should I be worried?

3yrs ago I had breast cancer. Since aan few weeks I suffer a pain in my upper leg and sometimes the hip. Not a pinched nerve.  Should I be worried?

No: I imagine you mean about cancer. If you are really concerned, contact your oncologist to discuss your fears and perhaps have an exam. It's not unusual to have follow up scans after cancer - just to check. Do it if you have concerns. Building anxiety will not do you any good - I expect it will reassure you. I hope so. ...Read more

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Gma- 95 healthy, beat breast cancer last year. Today went to doc for pain in leg they believe its bone marrow cancer. What are her chances at survial?

Gma- 95 healthy, beat breast cancer last year. Today went to doc for pain in leg they believe its bone marrow cancer. What are her chances at survial?

Depends: Do you actually have a biopsy diagnosis or is the leg pain only thought to have a possible cause from "cancer." would need much more information, biopsy and radiology results, etc. It is very didifficult to speculate without accurate detailed information. Her doctor would have much more information to be able to give you accurate information. ...Read more

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My mum had a breast cancer 2 years ago. She now suffers from sever cramping in legs and even toes. Is this normal?

My mum had a breast cancer 2 years ago. She now suffers from sever cramping in legs and even toes.  Is this normal?

Restless legs: Doctors recommend compression devices as first line therapy to control swelling. Ice packs, leg elevation, increase oral hydration, add electrolytes (tea, Gatorade) before bed. Walk briskly before bed. Massage legs, feet and toes. Ok to ask for imaging to evaluate for arterial insufficiency. Be well. ...Read more

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Lisa(54) due for 2nd round of chemo(1st round very hard on her) and has fractured her leg; is it advisable to delay treatment(stage 3 breast cancer)?

Lisa(54) due for 2nd round of chemo(1st round very hard on her) and has fractured her leg; is it advisable to delay treatment(stage 3 breast cancer)?

Need oncologist: Only your oncologist can give you the answer. It all depends on the type of breast cancer and the treatment being given and other factors in your medical history. ...Read more

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There's a white spot on my legs and arms and its itchy . Im a breast cancer patient taking up herceptin (trastuzumab) is there a connection ?What ointment could you

There's a white spot on my legs and arms and its itchy . Im a breast cancer patient taking up herceptin (trastuzumab) is there a connection ?What ointment could you

Should be seen: I suspect a superficial fungus but there's several other possibilities; if it has not responded to a topical antifungal such as tolnaftate after a few days, a physician's office visit is in order. ...Read more

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I have a light white spot on my arms and legs and its a little bit itchy. Im a breast cancer patient and presently taking up herceptin (trastuzumab) .Is this an allergy pr fungal?

I have a light white spot on my arms and legs  and its a little bit itchy. Im a breast cancer patient and presently taking up herceptin (trastuzumab) .Is this an allergy pr fungal?

Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are hard to describe in words, so a primary care doctor or a dermatologist can look at it and evaluate. A light colored spot that is a bit itchy could be just eczema (a dry spot of sensitive skin that gets a bit itchy, a bit flaky, a bit crackly, etc...). It could be fungal, such as tinea versicolor (but that usually is a bunch of spots). Other rashes are possible, so an exam will help. ...Read more

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52yr old f, unexplained bruising on arms, legs, small lumps under bruises, has hyperthyroidism taking eltroxin, breast cancer survivor, no known conditions?

52yr old f, unexplained bruising on arms, legs, small lumps under bruises, has hyperthyroidism taking eltroxin, breast cancer survivor, no known conditions?

Easy bruising need: Work up , will have explainable reason , like low platelet count, medication reaction etc . Speak to your doctor , for tests and possible referral to hematologist ( or your oncologist who treated you ). ...Read more

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Breast cancer and uterine cancer in my family. I have back/leg with ovarian volume at 49ml, 19mmthicken endomet wall. Constipation and pelvic pain?

Breast cancer and uterine cancer in my family. I have back/leg with ovarian volume at 49ml, 19mmthicken endomet wall. Constipation and pelvic pain?

Get tested.: I can't tell you what your doctor should do, but i would be aggressive with you. You didn't give enough info to say much. How old are you? You have a family history of breast &/or ovarian cancer: who are they? One side of the family or both. Have you had genetic testing? Talk to your doctor about these issues. ...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


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Breast carcinoma is a type of cancer where this uncontrolled growth of breast cells. Symptoms can include breast lumps, pain, and weight ...Read more