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Breast cancer or hormone imbalance if your nipple is leaking something?

Breast cancer or hormone imbalance if your nipple is leaking something?

Nipple discharge: Nipple discharge could be on 1 or both breasts, could be physiological or abnormal. The color of discharge is crucial. Many factors can cause nipple discharge-eg. Stimulation, drugs, pregnancy- these usually affected both breast. Infection , tumor or cancer in the breast ducts(bloody&affected one nipple); increase prolactin hormone-another important cause . See your md to find the cause & therapy. ...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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Is it a sign of breast cancer? My left breast occasionally leaks a sticky like clearish substance that looks yellow and crusty when it dries.Occasionalyy it bleeds only slightly. And leaves flakes. On the nipple. I do have severe ezcema. This has been lea

Is it a sign of breast cancer? My left breast occasionally leaks a sticky like clearish substance that looks yellow and crusty when it dries.Occasionalyy it bleeds only slightly. And leaves flakes. On the nipple. I do have severe ezcema. This has been lea

Usually benign: Nipple discharge can be caused by a malignant lesion if it is spontaneous ie comes out on its own or is bloody if the discharge is milky and only comes out with stimulation then it is benign and i would not be concerned it usually will stop on ts own mention t to your gyn at your next visit. ...Read more

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Can i get breast cancer by being repeatadly pinched on the breasts and nipples?

Can i get breast cancer by being repeatadly pinched on the breasts and nipples?

No: There is no known link between repeated trauma to the breasts and developing breast cancer in the future. ...Read more

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My nipples itch a lot is it normal or is it a form of breast cancer?

My nipples itch a lot is it normal or is it a form of breast cancer?

Nipple itching: Nipple itching is commonly caused by dry skin but can also be related to a fungal infection. Paget's disease of the nipple is a rare entity where early breast cancer shows up on the nipple with or without a breast mass. Recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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The side of my nipple is slightly dimpling was that mean I have a breast cancer?

The side of my nipple is slightly dimpling was that mean I have a breast cancer?

See breast doctor.: Dimpling of the skin and/or nipple inversion are both breast changes that can be associated with breast cancer, therefore, i recommend that you see your primary care doctor for a referral to a breast specialist. Depending on your age and examination findings, they may want to get a mammogram +/- ultrasound. Of course, there are many false alarms, but it's better to prove that it's not a cancer. ...Read more

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Pain on my left nipple but only when i touch it. I'm a guy. Could it be breast cancer?

Pain on my left nipple but only when i touch it. I'm a guy. Could it be breast cancer?

Depending on age: Gynecomastia can be common, benign, related to medication, smoking marijuana, or a sign of another cancer (testis), so you need to be examined. Breast cancer in men is possible, but not the most common for a painful breast/nipple enlargement. Go get checked out. ...Read more

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How do lutein and zeaxanthin hormones affect breast cancer?

How do lutein and zeaxanthin hormones affect breast cancer?

I hope no adversity: Lutein is present in spinach and other dark leafy vegetables and when we eat it, our body makes zeaxantin. Both of these chemicals appear to be essential for healthy macular function (reading and color). Macular degeneration was studied by the national eye institute using a vitamin combination in the lat '80s and this study is being repeated using both lutein and zeaxanthin as well as fish oil. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between inverted nipples and breast cancer?

Is there a connection between inverted nipples and breast cancer?

Yes. But: If the nipple was always inverted, no connection. It is the normally everted nipple that converts to inverted that raises the red lantern of worry. Many cancers arise in dense tissue, and as it grows it draws the nipple inward. Imaging stil needed to identify the source and bipsy the kind of treatment needed. ...Read more

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Coulda sudden retracted nipple and slight burning mean breast cancer?

Coulda sudden retracted nipple and slight burning mean breast cancer?

Yes: If the nipple retracts after it is formed, it's worrisome. A physician's office visit and/or imaging is in order. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my left nipple is so itchy. is it breast cancer?

What do you suggest if my left nipple is so itchy. is it breast cancer?

Not necessarily: And at your age, rather unlikely. You should see your doc about it, though. Even a benign condition may need therapy. ...Read more

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Preteen son has problems with his nipples. Could it possibly be breast cancer?

Preteen son has problems with his nipples. Could it possibly be breast cancer?

Age ???: A 11-13 yo male who has developed nipple enlargement or tenderness is involved in a ritual of passage.About 1/2 of males will undergo this and in some it is quite dramatic.It is characterized by spongy tissue directly under the nipple.It can effect one or both sides, lasts an average of 6 mo, with a few cases lasting up to 2 yrs.Kids carrying extra weight can have more prominent findings.Not cancer. ...Read more

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I've black spots on my nipple that appeared recently, could it be breast cancer?

I've black spots on my nipple that appeared recently, could it be breast cancer?

No: Common breast cancer doesn't announce itself that way. Pigmetned spots on the nipple are common and if they all look similar without any stand-out suspicious for melanoma, you can simply point them out to your physician on your next visit. ...Read more

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Breast pain and nipple discharge. Are these symptoms of breast cancer?

Breast pain and nipple discharge. Are these symptoms of breast cancer?

Not usually: Breast pain and nipple discharge are infrequently signs of cancer. Pain may be related to fibrocystic changes or perhaps infection or inflammation. Nipple discharge may be due to a intraductal papilloma, a benign tumor within the duct system (usually near the nipple). You should have a physical exam, and possibly ultrasound to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Im 18 and have one inverted nipple that itches, can it be breast cancer!?

If the nipple has: Always been inverted - that is likely your anatomy. Breast cancer risk is quite low at age 18. However, if these are new changes - have them medically assessed. ...Read more

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,ovarion or breast cancer dies not run in my family. May i safely continue hormone replacement.

,ovarion or breast cancer dies not run in my family. May i safely continue hormone replacement.

Be careful: At your age, the risk with hormone therapy increases. You need to be careful. When treating with hormones, you want to use the smallest dose possible and treat for the shortest time possible. It is very important that you meet with your physician to discuss your risks and consider checking genetic studies, and hormone levels. Make sure you are screening for breast disease as well. Be careful! ...Read more

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Breast lump under nipple in 14 yr old male, could I have breast cancer?

Breast lump under nipple in 14 yr old male, could I have breast cancer?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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Does hormone replacement therapy increase your chances for breast cancer expotentionally?

Does hormone replacement therapy increase your chances for breast cancer expotentionally?

Not exponentially: Data from the whi (women's health initiative) study show that estrogen alone does not significantly increase the risk of breast cancer, especially if started within 5 years of menopause. However, estrogen + Progesterone (needed when women still have a uterus to prevent uterine cancer) increases the risk of breast cancer to about 2x the baseline risk. Progesterone appears to be the "bad guy". ...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


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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more