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Breast Cancer Nursing Diagnosis
It can be: Dcis, the earliest form of breast cancer, can be associated with brca mutations. 13% of women under 50 diagnosed with dcis had a brca mutation in retrospective (looking backwards) studies. Women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer or dcis before age 50 should have genetic counseling. For more info: http://clincancerres.Aacrjournals.Org/content/13/14/4306.Full. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
My mom had lobular breast cancer at 52. Brca negative. Is lobular breast cancer more genetic based than ductal?
No its medullary: a quote from Lancethttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9167459: "The occurrence of invasive lobular carcinoma and invasive ductal carcinoma was not significantly different between carriers of BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations and controls. Medullary or atypical medullary carcinoma was, however, found more often in BRCA1 (13%, p ...Read more
Herceptin (trastuzumab): The local treatment option (breast conservation versus mastectomy) are the same. The diff comes with systemic therapy. Her2+ cancers are more aggressive but this is counteracted by the biological (antibody) herceptin (trastuzumab). This is generally given with chemo. Since this is the case, it may often given before surgery (neoadj) to gain additional prognostic info and shrink the primary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The choice between mastectomy (either one or both breasts) and lumpectomy depends on many factors including genetic issues, size of the cancer and of the breast, location, and many others. It is a choice to be made by both the surgeon and the patient after a thorough discussion. ...Read more
Yes: Prior breast cancer does not Prohibit a woman from breastfeeding, however, the affected breast may not prodice much milk if treated by radiation therapy. Furthermore, any medication that you are taking, including chemotherapy, may be transmitted in the breast milk and should be avoided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In one word unknown : Ductal carcinoma in situ dcis is simply the sleeping cancer cells inside the breast ducts, like a garden hose loaded with cancer cells safe if they are inside the duct , once they are out side then is invasive cancer, ready to spread, cause is unknown at this time, from genetic mutations, braca i & ii age, hormonal uses.Environment , late age pregnancy life style etc are all attributed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, breast density: is a risk factor for breast cancer. The relative risk for extremely dense breasts is about 4x the relative risk of patients with almost entirely fatty breasts, and about 1.6x the RR for "average" density breasts. Find out all you need to know at http://www.breastdensity.info/ ...Read more
Many or none: Proper screening with self breast exams looking for new lumps, breast exams by your physician looking for skin or nipple chanes as well as masses or lymph nodes, and mammogram and ultrasound if needed are the best ways to pick up early stage breast cancer before it causes any symptoms. Once advanced it can cause many different symptoms throughout the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
US vs Mammogram: Us is a good diagnostic tool, but is not as inexpensive and easy to perform on a mass screening basis that can be done with mammograms. Research is being done on using this modality on a larger basis, but you need more trained ultrasonagraphers or a better automated system than is currently available before can be cost-effective to use in mass screening. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Short answer: no: With the exception of a very rare situation, (called ALCL) breast implants do not seem to increase the risk of breast cancers. There are multiple studies which actually show women with implants having a lower-than-expected risk of breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
My 34 yr old wife has a lump in her breast and has recently stopped nursing our 15 month old daughter. Could this be breast cancer?
Lump in Breast: This is not likely to be cancer given the more common blocked ducts or irritated ducts found in nursing mothers. But, it should not be ignored and her physician should be informed. If the lump hurts or is growing please make that visit with the doctor soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breastfeeding 1 time a day.... Getting intermittent sensitivity in right breast. Had clear u/s. Is it likely nursing related or breast cancer ?
Does inflammatory breast cancer look like a 4 mm pinkish bump on breast skin that has been there for 3 months unchanged? I'm also nursing.
Nursing and had breast ultrasound. Tech saw either a small cyst or a duct but either way it was fine. Does this increase my risk breast cancer?
Does inflammatory breast cancer look like a 4mm circular sore that's been there for over a month and has new skin growing over top? I'm nursing.
Would a breast u/s pick up a tumor deep in chest wall? I can't get mammo due to nursing. Have back neck shoulder aches and convinced its breast cancer
29 yo. Pat. grandmother 1st diagnosis w/breast [email protected], to return x3, taking her [email protected] I've painful non-mobile lump, L brst. Odds of fam history repeating?
You should see: your doctor now for evaluation of breast lump , odds are good in your favor due to your age ( 29 ) only one member involved may not be genetic ,. Fibrocystic disease is painful , non mobile . Your doctor will do required tests and take your worry off your mind. Good Luck ...Read more
Sometimes: Spot compression is used to determine if an area of abnormal appearing tissue on a mammogram spreads out like normal breast tissue or holds together densely like a more worrisome mass. Usually it spreads out and you forget it. Even when it leads to a biopsy because it doesn't compress it doesn't by any means absolutely mean cancer, it just increases those chances. ...Read more
29yo. Pat grndmthr diagnosis Breast [email protected] Ovarian [email protected] 34& took [email protected] odds? +Ive virtually zero chest, size <34A-change my odds?
Hereditary CA: With grandma having both cancers at a young age, and both ca being the ones linked to a gene you should talk to your doctor about testing and what you would do differently if positive. Also see if you can get more family history data. That would help a lot. Size of your breasts won't really matter. Gather info, calculate risks, and stay on top of screening. ...Read more
Variable: This is a very common question and concern. It is highly variable. The tendency (for obvious reasons) is for most patients to want surgery/therapy immediately. However, one of the most important aspects of proper mgmt is to completely evaluate and stage the cancer...Which can prolong surgery/therapy a month or more. While unsettling, this has proven to ultimately improve the long term results. ...Read more
Excellent question: Dealing with breast cancer is traumatic for all. Make sure your partner doesn't forget to take care of themself. Let them know that you support them no matter what you have to go through. Remind them that you will go through it together. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cheap compared to...: If the diagnosis is missed, the price is your life. Period. If you have a dominant mass in your breast, get seen. We're all trapped in the same dysfunctional health care system, but we're here for those who can pay, and those who cannot. ...Read more
How strong is the link between HRT and breast cancer? Maternal grandma is bc survivor and was diagnosis after being on HRT for many years.
Increased risk: Using combined hormone therapy after menopause increases the risk of getting breast cancer. It may also increase the chances of dying from breast cancer. This increase in risk can be seen with as little as 2 years of use. Combined ht also increases the likelihood that the cancer may be found at a more advanced stage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diagnosis with breast cancer a yr ago. Before that i had concerns with my period being dark brown it happened for 5 months .Should i still be concern?
My mom was diagnosis with tubulo-lobular breast cancer nottingham score grade 2. Tubule formation was graded 3, with very little tubules . How can this be.?
Mostly lobular: If the tumor is mostly lobular with very little tubule formation it would be graded 3 in terms of tubule formation. The overall grade would still be 2 since the nuclei are usually small sized and the mitotic rate low. These tumors usually have a good prognosis if they are under 2cm and a single focus. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been prescribed Cerazette because my mother had breast cancer and have been taking for over two years now. Is this the correct diagnosis?
Slight advantage: Cerazette has only progestogen with out estrogen as in common combined birth control pill , less clotting problems , could be used during breast feeding , still has very slight risk of breast cancer , if this is the issue , why don't you adapt non medication b c like iud . Speak to your doctor ...Read more
Diagnosis of breast cancer - spread to ribs and spine -biopsy pending. Mam on 11/12 neg. I feel fine. Is it still possible that this is stage 3 not 4?
Wait 4 biopsy result: What imaging did you have to evaluate the bone? To disprove that those lesions are not metastatic disease- it requires biopsy to all those lesions and to demonstrate that all biopsies taken from those lesions are negative. My suggestion is for you to wait for the biopsy result- i assume the biopsy was done to one of those bony lesions, correct? I hope they got enough tissue from the right location. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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