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Can a person have Paget's of breast or any forum of breast cancer for 5 years and not know with breast rashes that go and come for that long .

Can a person have Paget's of breast or any forum of breast cancer for 5 years and not know with breast rashes that go and come for that long .

No: Pagets disease of breast is carcinoma of the terminal ducts of the breast which essentially is the nipple. The tumor spills out of the nipple to superficially involve the areola and within months will produce ulcerating skin lesions of the whole central breast. If left, within a year or so one will have advanced and probably metastatic breast cancer. ...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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I have like some red spot around my breast . Is it just a rashes ? my mother have a breast cancer . Last two years I've removed a cyst . What is it?

I have like some red spot around my breast . Is it just a rashes  ?  my mother have a breast cancer . Last two years I've removed a cyst . What is it?

Rash perhaps: Rash is a good possibilty especially if the redness is around the bra line (allergic reaction to new or tight clothing)ยท Apply benadryl (diphenhydramine) or hydrocortisone cream a few times; if it doesn't go away check with a dermatologist ...Read more

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What are symptoms of intertrigo under breast and difference between that and rash of inflamatory breast cancer?

What are symptoms of intertrigo under breast and difference between that and rash of inflamatory breast cancer?

Here are some ...: Intertrigo denotes the skin inflammation or infection from sweat moisture, warmth, local fungal & bacterial growth in deep skin folds like those under breasts, armpits, groins, etc. Rash from inflammatory breast cancer appears at its overlaying skin. So, by the location, appearance, induration, etc., the differential diagnosis can be easily reached. More? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have breast cancer rash?

How do I know if I have breast cancer rash?

A biopsy : The only way to know for sure is to be examined by a physician and if there is suspicion for cancer a biopsy of the skin would be performed . Redness of the breast can be seen with infection or after radiation treatment in women who have been treated for breast cancer. ...Read more

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Dry rash on both breast on the sides. Could it be breast cancer?

Dry rash on both breast on the sides. Could it be breast cancer?

Dry skin: sounds more like dry skin. Skin changes associated with breast cancer do not present like this and very rarely affect both breasts. Try some moisturizing cream for a week or so and see if that helps. ...Read more

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I have a recurring rash on my right breast. Should I be worried that it is inflammatory breast cancer?

I have a recurring rash on my right breast. Should I be worried that it is inflammatory breast cancer?

No: Inflammatory breast cancer is an aggressive lesion that is not found to be associated with a recurring rash. The lesion represents subcutaneous lymphatic cancer and as such when examined presented as a defined lesion with margins that are elevated secondary to the subcutaneous lymphedema associated with this lesion. Untreated, it progresses rapidly ...Read more

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Is the rash for inflammatory breast cancer always red?

Is the rash for inflammatory breast cancer always red?

Looks Like Infection: Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare but aggressive form of breast cancer which may give the appearance of a breast infection. Cancer cells block the lymphatics in the skin of the breast, leading to signs that mimic infection: breast redness, swelling, heaviness, pain, and/or thickening of the skin that may resemble the appearance of the surface of an orange. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop inflammatory breast cancer within 3 months of a clear mammogram? I have a small rash on breast 3 mos post clear mammogram.

Is it possible to develop inflammatory breast cancer within 3 months of a clear mammogram?  I have a small rash on breast 3 mos post clear mammogram.

Yes but unlikely: Inflammatory breast cancer (or Paget's disease of the breast) can develop quickly, starting out in the ducts (as ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS) which generally forms calcifications or spots that are picked up on mammograms; however, mammograms are notorious for providing false negative (&false positive) results. That being said, the odds are on your side that it's a b9 (fungal?) rash/dermatiti ...Read more

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Can inflammatory breast cancer rash be close to armpit?

Can inflammatory breast cancer rash be close to armpit?

Yes: But the armpit is also a very common place for both abscesses and fungal overgrowth. If you do not have access to a doctor, you might try warm compresses and three times a day antifungal cream for a couple of days. If it does not go away or start to drain, see a doctor. Good luck, . ...Read more

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Blood spots rash under skin on left breast at the bottom and it itches a little. I am scared to death. Can this be breast cancer?

Blood spots rash under skin on left breast at the bottom and it itches a little. I am scared to death. Can this be breast cancer?

Probably not: This sounds more like a heat rash or contact dermatitis and not cancer. However, if it does not resolve quickly, you should see your physician. You are young but inflammatory breast cancer typically presents as a skin redness and inflammation and can progress rapidly. ...Read more

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Symptoms of breast cancer?

Symptoms of breast cancer?

Maybe none: Early breast cancer has no signs or symptoms. Breast cancer may later present as a painless firm breast lump. Rarely changes in color of the skin, sometimes nipple will get retracted or breast skin pulled inward. Best is to have yearly physical examination and mammogram after age 40 before these symptoms occur. Any breast lump, painful or not, should be examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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Symptoms of breast cancer?

Symptoms of breast cancer?

A lump in the breast: This is how most women discover their breast cancer. However most such lumps turn out to be benign. If you do monthly breast self exam, you will be able to tell if you have any new lumps. They are often painless and grow in size if left unattended for more then 1 or 2 months. The tumor can also spread outside of the breast if not treated. Promptly. ...Read more

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Can I inherit breast cancer?

Not directly: Breast cancer is not directly passed from parent to child. However, an increased risk of developing breast cancer can be inherited. Mutations in the genes brca1 and brca2 increase your chance of developing breast cancer. You are not 100% guaranteed to get breast cancer if you inherit these genes, but the risk can be as high as 85%. ...Read more

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Is breast cancer hereditary?

Is breast cancer hereditary?

Sometimes.: It is estimated that 10-15% of all breast cancer cases in the us occur due to hereditary factors. This risk may be identified by doing a simple blood test to check for brca mutations. We generally advise testing family members with known breast cancers first before checking unaffected family. ...Read more

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How can breast cancer occur?

NOW YOUR THE TEACHER: I want to know that answer - environmental factors-pesticides , high fat diet , radiation, food additives, prolonged estrogen exposure - early menses - late menopause or genetics brca 1/2 genetic code damage, where else in the genome/ secondary hits? Or is it combination of the above ...Call me on my cell if you got the answer. ...Read more

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How can breast cancer happen?

How can breast cancer happen?

Genetics: Some genes are activated in these cells and they start growing without control. Also the could travel through blood stream to other body areas. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer be inherited?

The risk can: Breast cancer itself is not passed down, but the risk for developing breast cancer can be inherited. Mutations in genes called brca1 and brca2 can be passed from a parent to a child. These inherited mutations increase the risk of developing breast cancer dramatically. A person with a brca mutation may have a 50% or higher chance of developing breast cancer, but it's not 100%. ...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


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