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Breast Cancer Leg Massage
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
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
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
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
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
I have cherry angiomas on my arms legs and I noticed two new ones on my breast. Is this bad or mean breast cancer? Why do I keep getting more
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
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
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
2007 mastectomy w/reconstruction. Sudden swelling left breast arm neck and bottom of rib bruises on right leg. Breast MRI ruled out breast cancer?
52yr old f, unexplained bruising on arms, legs, small lumps under bruises, has hyperthyroidism taking eltroxin, breast cancer survivor, no known conditions?
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
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
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
76yr female in hospital Had breast cancer in 2007 radiopherapy, remission 2009 Recently lost use of legs and bladder can now move knees up Doctors cant remove small spine tumor Is Radiotherapy without surgery used if life expectancy is 6 mths true?
Here are some....: I am sorry to hear her clinical course, which is indeed not good. At this time, in my opinion, a kind supportive palliative care should be of choice, and no one can give an exact life expectancy. To ease unrealistic expectation and anxiety, please take time and patience to peruse articles in Life Reality in http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. I wish her as well as possible. Of course, see Dr ...Read more
MRI Tests scans Radiotherapy in Spinal ward hospital after loss of leg movement and bladder. Doctors say small cancer tumor on spine that has not spread needing surgery. Today say opposite had spread no surgery. Breast cancer 2007 Remission 2009 ideas?
Chemo/radiation: Chemotherapy and radiation may be your best options, you don't mention your estrogen receptor/her-2 marker status, which would be relevant. Has the cancer spread to other areas of the spine or elsewhere in the body? If so, surgery would not be helpful. You should discuss options with your oncologist. ...Read more
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
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
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
Variable: First and foremost, not all breast cancers spread: many are confined to the breast without any ability to travel to other organs. For those that 'spread', the growth rates vary between months to decades before they become detectable. Furthermore, chemotherapy may eradicate these cells that have spread, and they may never become evident. ...Read more
I wish we knew!: We really don't know what causes breast cancer. We do know that women with a long exposure to estrogen are at a higher risk. If you started your period early, or never got pregnant, you have more estrogen exposure. But these are things you can't really change. However, alcohol intake is associated with breast cancer, so decrease how much you drink. And lower your body fat. And avoid bpa plastics. ...Read more
Yes you can.: Though uncommon, young women (and men) can develop breast cancer. It is more common with certain family histories of breast cancer, and there are genetic-related breast cancers. See your md for a breast exam, and ask how to do them yourself. Do once a month a week after your period. If you have a lump now, have it checked out. Many benign lumps exist, but you don't want to miss an early cancer! ...Read more
Yes but it's rare: Breast cancer can affect women at any age although is's rare for a 14 yeay old. About 7% of women with breast cancer are under 40 years old. The youngest person documented was about 3 years old. There are certain conditions that places a woman at high risk eg personal hisrory, strong family history (mother, sister etc), brca1/brca2 mutation etc. If you have a breast mass you should see your doctor ...Read more
Same as women.: When a new breast lump is found in either a man or woman, a biopsy is necessary to determine if a cancer is present. Men at high risk for breast cancer can also have mammograms to screen for cancer. ...Read more
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
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