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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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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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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. I'm 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. I'm 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. I'm 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. I'm 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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Can breast cancer hurt? Severe pain in outer quad and armpit. Pain getting worse over 3 years. Newest US shows large solid mass in exact spot.

Can breast cancer hurt? Severe pain in outer quad and armpit. Pain getting worse over 3 years. Newest US shows large solid mass in exact spot.

Breast cancer pain: In general most breast cancers don't hurt initially but there can be pain as the tumor grows. Get this checked out, you need a biopsy of this mass asap. Once you have good information you can make an informed decision on how to proceed. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Need prognosis for woman 75, stage 4 breast cancer, mets to (hip/knee bone): otherwise VERY healthful. Refuses treatment. Planning long RV trip soon!

Need prognosis for woman 75, stage 4 breast cancer, mets to (hip/knee bone): otherwise VERY healthful. Refuses treatment. Planning long RV trip soon!

Can't preduct: She should go on her trip and enjoy herself. There are lots of different kinds of breast cancer and even tumors of the same kind and at the same stage can kill in a short time or stay quiescent for years. Cherish every day you have together. ...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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Iv'e heard that wearing deorderant may cause breast cancer, how true is that? Because I will never wear it again, just cover your nose.

No evidence: Although there has been considerable discussion about whether or not underarm deodorant could cause breast cancer, there is no scientific evidence that there is any relationship. I don't see any reason for you to abandon the use of deodorant for fear of getting breast cancer. ...Read more

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Can men develop breast cancer?

Can men develop breast cancer?

Yes: Breast cancer is much more rare in men than women, with a lifetime risk of app. 1:100, 000. Risk factors in men include a strong family history, gynecomastia, or high estrogen levels as sometimes seen in men with liver disease. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer cause fainting?

It can, indirectly.: If you just received the news of having breast cancer, the anxiety and stress associated with that can make your heart skip a beat and make you faint. Also, pain medication and chemotherapy regimens that patients with breast cancer sometimes receive can make one weak and dizzy. ...Read more

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Can you a teen get breast cancer?

Can you a teen get breast cancer?

One In A Million: The incidence of breast cancer in teenagers is actually less than 1in a million. Benign breast lumps such as fibroadenomas are not uncommon, however. Regardless of age, any new lump warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. 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 ...Read more


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