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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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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Breast cancer results when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. The growth occurs initially inside the ducts but eventually breaks outside into the breast tissue and ultimately spreads both to the lymph nodes in the armpit and via the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Because of the promoting affect of estrogen almost all breast cancer occurs in women and is a rarity in men. The unregulated growth is due to both inherited and acquired genetic defects. It is the most common malignancy in women but it 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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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

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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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