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Doctor insights on: Breast Cancer Lump Vs Fibroadenoma

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I also have a lump in my left breast. Is it breast cancer or a cryst or fibroadenomas in breast?

I also have a lump in my left breast. Is it breast cancer or a cryst or fibroadenomas in breast?

At your age: It is very unlikely to be breast cancer, and more likely to be benign. See your doctor, you will probably need an ultrasound. ...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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Can fibroadenomas turn into breast cancer?

Can fibroadenomas turn into breast cancer?

No: Fibroadenomas are benign tumors and cannot become malignant. There are rare types that can be locally aggressive within the breast, called phyllodes tumors. If you had this type of fibroadenoma, we would recommend surgical removal. Otherwise, fibroadenomas can be left in the breast once diagnosis is established, provided that it is not large or painful. ...Read more

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Is a fibroadenoma a type of breast cancer?

Is a fibroadenoma a type of breast cancer?

No: Fibroadenomas are the most common benign tumors of the breast. They are often estrogen sensitive and are prone to grow in estrogen-rich environments. Accordingly, it is not uncomon for these to develop after puberty, pregnancy, or following the use of birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy. If a biopsy has been performed to establish the diagnosis, they do not need to be removed. ...Read more

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Should I have a mammogram? I am 31, have had a fibroadenoma removed several years ago and no family history of breast cancer.

Should I have a mammogram? I am 31, have had a fibroadenoma removed several years ago and no family history of breast cancer.

NO, no indication: At the age of 31 no indication for mammography, unless have strong suspicion due to brca I ;! (genetic) even after 40 routine screening mammography id not improve in survival in recent canadian study (controversial ref ny times article and my comment). Go for regular scheduled check ups ...Read more

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Can the radiologist tell breast cancer from a fibroadenoma during a ultrasound, or do you need a biopsy?

Can the radiologist tell breast cancer from a fibroadenoma during a ultrasound, or do you need a biopsy?

Usually yes,: He can distinguish fibroadenoma from cancer, but not always. Biopsy is the only way to know for sure. Ask your doctor what he recommends, after he reviews the study with you. ...Read more

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Utz shows nodule is most likely fibroadenoma 1cm x 0.4cm. I'm 29 y/o do I need FNA biopsy. My mom has breast cancer?

Utz shows nodule is most likely fibroadenoma 1cm x 0.4cm. I'm 29 y/o do I need FNA biopsy. My mom has breast cancer?

Fibroadenoma: Fibroadenoma is a benign well circumscribed tumor with two components, epithelium and stroma. Only very rarely is the epithelium found to be atypical enough to be called carcinoma in situ and much more rarely to have invasive cancer. Another tumor called phyllodes Tumor can resemble Fibroadenoma closely and does have malignant variants. Good pathology exam is useful here. FNA or core bx OK. ...Read more

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Fibroadenoma or breast cancer - symptoms weight loss, itchy breast, abscess, breast pain fatigue?

Fibroadenoma or breast cancer - symptoms weight loss, itchy breast, abscess, breast pain fatigue?

Breast cancer: Most breast cancers present as a painless lump within the breast. Your description of itchy painful breast would be an unusual presentation. Some advanced cases can present with skin involvement that can look like orange peel with redness. See you doctor for an exam, probably time for a mammogram as well. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can CT scan detect breast cancer or lymphoma? Having swollen axillary lymph nodes since months+ fibroadenomas+complex cyst, ct scan results were normal

Can CT scan detect breast cancer or lymphoma? Having swollen axillary lymph nodes since months+ fibroadenomas+complex cyst, ct scan results were normal

CT can detect: The enlarged lymph nodes associated with lymphoma, but a biopsy is necessary to make the diagnosis. CT can occasionally pickup a breast cancer, but it is generally not utilized for detecting breast cancer or evaluating breast abnormalities. Mammography, ultrasound, and mri are more appropriate. ...Read more

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I have fibrodenoma last 2 years. Now there is pinching pain sometimes. What does it means? Is it changing into breast cancer?

I have fibrodenoma last 2 years. Now there is pinching pain sometimes. What does it means? Is it changing into breast cancer?

Not likely: If your doctor is absolutely sure that you have a fibroadenoma and nothing more. In general, breast cancer is uncommon at your age, fibroadenoma does not turn into cancer, and cancers are not painful. But these are general statements and exceptions occur frequently. Best to see your doctor for specific advice about your case. ...Read more

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Are breast cancer lumps round?

Are breast cancer lumps round?

Yes possible: To be round usually irregular, if you find a lump must see your doctor, if no recent mammography must have it (in recent sensational study all woman who had lump had mammography) if indicated biopsy is the option not delay for best out comes ...Read more

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How do breast cancer lumps feel like?

How do breast cancer lumps feel like?

Different: Breast cancer can feel different in each individual. Age, breast size, breast density and other symptoms can play a role in how it feels to the touch. If you feel something that is abnormal, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Are breast-cancer lumps painful to have?

Are breast-cancer lumps painful to have?

Not usually: Bryce: a lump that is close to the nipple where a lot of nerve endings are located can be painful and one closer to the armpit where there are also a lot of nerves can be painful. A lump in the main part of the breast is usually painless, hard and non-movable. Any lump should be checked out though. I recommend you call it to your doctor's attention so that appropriate testing can be done. ...Read more

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What is breast cancer lumps look/feel like?

What is breast cancer lumps look/feel like?

Something different: Women who find their breast cancers say they felt something "different". Sometimes it's hard, like a little pebble. Or it's a rubbery lump that's new. Normal breasts can be very lumpy, which is why it's important to get to know what your breasts feel like by examining them regularly yourself. If you feel anything that concerns you, go see your doctor! Don't be afraid. Breast cancer is curable! ...Read more

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How is breast cancer diagnosed? What are the types of breast lumps?

How is breast cancer diagnosed? What are the types of breast lumps?

Biopsy needed...: A suspicious, palpable lump (mass) must be biopsied, whether seen on mammogram or not. Many lumps are not cancerous, such as a fibroadenoma. But the only definitive way to elucidate the nature of the lump is biopsy. ...Read more

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What can a breast cancer lump feel like?

What can a breast cancer lump feel like?

It is harder than yo: It would feel harder than your breast is. Most often you can roll it under the flat part of your hand's fingers. If you are suspicious, get a physician to check you and show you how to feel for it. If there is a lump you should immediately consult your doctor for further evaluation and make sure that it is not cancerous. ...Read more

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How to tell if it's breast cancer in a lump?

How to tell if it's breast cancer in a lump?

Biopsy: The only way to know for sure if a breast lump is cancer or not is with a biopsy - a procedure in which a small amount of the lump is removed and then examined by a pathologist under the microscope. Mammogram, ultrasound and MRI can give a good idea if a lump is cancer or not, and depending on the results of imaging studies, biopsy may not be necessary. ...Read more

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Do you need to have a lump in the breast to have breast cancer?

Do you need to have a lump in the breast to have breast cancer?

No: Some early breast cancers do not present with a lump or mass. They present with findings on a mammogram or ultrasound. Calcifications commonly present with out a palpable mass. ...Read more

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If you have breast cancer and found the lump, what is it supposed to feel like?

If you have breast cancer and found the lump, what is it supposed to feel like?

Breast cancer: A breast cancer lump that you can feel will usually feel as a firm or hard painless breast lump that feels distinctly different from the other breast tissue. All new breast lumps should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What color are male breast cancer lumps?

What color are male breast cancer lumps?

White, pink, purple.: .. Or even black. Usually, they are white, but you can't see the color until they are removed. Normally, breast cancer lumps after felt. Suspicious lumps are hard, fixed, hard to tell where the edges are and are often painless. Suspicious lumps should be brought to your doctor's attention for further evaluation. The best cure is removal after early detection. This is even more important for men. ...Read more

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Small lump/spot on breast, do I have breast cancer?

Unknown: Without an exam it is hard to answer your question. A spot or lump on or in the breast can be benign or cancerous. It is best that you see your doctor for a physical exam and the proper testing to determine if the lesion you are worried about is cancer or not. ...Read more

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