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DCIS, left breast, biopsy itself removed high grade cancer cells, lumpectomy path 100% cancer free. Radiation necessary? What about proton therapy?
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
Surgeon said occult breast cancer spread to 2lymp nodes under arm no sign cancer in breast .Surgeon advises take out lymph glands, live breast .Should ?
Standard treatment: The surgeon is giving you the "best evidence" advice. Without detecting any tumor in the breast, it is safer, less mutilating, less painful, less expensive, and better psychologically to leave the breast in place. Usually the tumor is so tiny that it cannot be found. Often, chemotherapy (to kill any cancer cells elsewhere in the body) and radiation to the breast is done. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can photoacoustic breast imaging solve the conventional challenge in diagnosing breast cancer for patients with dense breast tissues?
Surgeon said occult breast cancer spread to 2lymp nodes under arm no sign cancer in breast .Surgeon advise remove lymph glands, leave breast .Should i?
Variable: Most us radiographic and oncologic groups recommend annual screening beginning at age 40. (continuing as long as life expectancy exceeds 10 years.) european groups point out the lower likelihood of breast cancer in young women and the higher false positive rate and recommend later, and less frequent screenings. Obviously - a strong family history may change your personal recommendation. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Flap or implant: Basically - you can use your own tissue or reconstruct with a breast implant. There are several options when your own tissue is used including tram (uses the rectus muscle in the abdomen with attached skin and fat), latissimus (the muscle going from shoulder to back - usually for relatively small defects), diep (uses skin and fat on abdomen, but preserves the muscle). ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Can the experts please talk about the newest breast cancer treatment + free or cheap for stage 4 breast cancer?
Clinical trial: Stage 4 breast cancer treatments include a variety of complex options. I suggest that you look into enrolling into a funded clinical trial for stage 4 breast cancer, which will provide options for reduced or free treatment (see: http://www.Cancer.Gov/clinicaltrials). In addition, please consult with a social worker to see what other options for coverage that may be available to you. Good luck. ...Read more
Mom was at stage 4 breast cancer, done w chemo and double mastectomy, healing for radiation. Natural supplements that will fight or stop/slow spread?
Unknown: Good question, but answer is not clear as far as i know. Consider a multivitamin and/or calcium + vitamin d supplement with a healthy diet. Would avoid any types of hormonal supplements and strongly recommend she discontinue smoking. During radiotherapy, avoid high dose/potency antioxidants. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See list: For diagnosis: physical examination ultrasound breast mri needle biopsy excisional biopsy for staging: pet/ct scan sentinnel lymph node biopsy lumpectomy mastectomy axillary node dissection for follow-up: usually physical examination, and mammogram or mri. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast cancer: There are a number of charges that are expensive to patients including by not limited to chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Since i perform reconstructive surgery i can only comment on those. In the us there are several issues with insurance and how they treat their clients and physicians. That being said the fee schedules are provided to administrators of practices and vary regionally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: The horse is out of the barn so to speak; but you should avoid foods and supplements with phytoestrogens [plant estrogen compounds] if your tumor is er positive. That includes a lot of soy although small amounts are fine. Also, being overweight or obese is associated with a worse prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pap thyroid cancer size 7.5mm & invasive ductal breast cancer. ENT said should be ok to remove right half of thyroid only. Opinions?
Pregnant- sent for breast us of thick tissue. diangosis fibrocystic. Breast surgeon agreed at her exam. How confident this is not cancer vs fibrocystic?
Breast lumps/preg: Pregnancy is a confounding factor when dealing with different medical diagnoses. Hormonal shifts of pregnancy will affect the breast and cause different symptoms (changes in exam /pain). Fibrocystic disease is very common among young women, but all abnormalities need to be followed up on. Whether its repeat exams, u/s, diagnostic tests that are safer in the latter stages- follow up is the key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 doc on here mentioned avoiding bpa plastics to help prevent breast cancer. What are bpa plastics?
I wouldn't worry: Medicine's way too big for any physician to know everything. Even physicians fall for "pop" claims -- in this case, a huge 1990's disinformation campaign by the militant environmental organization to the effect that synthetics were nonsteroidal Estrogens and the principal cause of breast cancer. The irony is seeing the same crooks eating tofu, loaded with non-steroidal estrogens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patient-Preference: Most breast cancers can be surgically treated with equal success by mastectomy or lumpectomy (+radiation). Therefore, given the option, most women choose the much less invasive rx of a lumpectomy. Many other issues may factor into this decision--age, family hx, mammogram findings, pathology, etc--therefore, a critical part of one's preoperative evaluation is to fine-tune this recommendation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can elevated ca15-3 mean something other than breast cancer? Clear mammo but ca15-3 results - 31.6 (ca markers done as part of complete physical)
Stop worrying: The reference range is set so that 5% of folks believed to be healthy fall above it. Usually the top of the reference range is 30 or so. This alone should make you stop worrying. Further, fairly high values are often observed with no obvious explanation. Why was it run in the first place? Mild elevations usually just generate confusion and upset people and never detect anything. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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