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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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If I have breast cancer, what could the signs be?

If I have breast cancer, what could the signs be?

Signs: A lump that is associated with skin puckering or dimpling, nipple inversion, bloody nipple discharge, or palpable bulky underarm lymph nodes is highly suspicious for cancer. However, many early breast cancers will have no symptoms, as they are found only on mammogram. ...Read more

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What breast cancer symptoms and warning signs?

What breast cancer symptoms and warning signs?

Variable: Many times- there is no symptom and breast cancer is diagosed through the abnormal mammogram. Symptom/sign can be presented with palpable lump on the breast, bloody nipple discharge, skin eruption around the nipple that does not go away and itch, skin thickness over the breast area. Frequently- lump/s can also present on the arm pit area. Any of these- please see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What are signs of breast cancer?

What are signs of breast cancer?

Breast lump, etc. : The most common sign/symptom is the presence of a lump in the breast. Other symptoms include nipple discharge, nipple inversion, skin indentation, and breast pain. Nevertheless, the majority of people diagnosed with breast cancer have no symptoms whatsoever. The best way to diagnose breast cancer early is to have routine screening mammograms beginning at age 40. ...Read more

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What are signs of breast cancer?

What are  signs of breast cancer?

See below: Early breast cancer has no signs. 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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Are there warning signs of breast cancer?

Are there warning signs of breast cancer?

Breast ca: Yes: lump, abnormal mamogram or ultrasound or mri, bloody or clear nipple discharge especially if lump also; pink skin or skin with an orange peel look to it, nipple retraction [stays in], skin dimpling [look at skin in mirror and raise the arms to check for this]. ...Read more

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What are the signs of having breast cancer?

What are the signs of having breast cancer?

a painless lump: The most common sign of concern wiuld be a painless lump in the breast, especially if it is hard on palpation. In that case go see your doctor for examination. A mammogram is the best test to confirm anything suspicious. ...Read more

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What are the first warning signs of breast cancer?

What are the first warning signs of breast cancer?

Silence: In this country, breast cancer is most often detected by mammogram, before any symptoms. Other symptoms include a painless new lump, swollen lymph nodes in the armpit, dimpling in the skin of the breast, a newly inverted nipple, scaling or crusting of the nipple, or a sore on the breast that grown and doesn't heal. ...Read more

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What are the signs that i could have breast cancer?

See below: A painless lump which is slowly increasing in size would raise suspicion. This requires clincial breast examination by your doctor. A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast often advised when there is suspicion of a lump and is also used for screening women over 40 years of age. ...Read more

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Is redness a common sign of breast cancer?

Is redness a common sign of breast cancer?

Not in general: Redness is not a common sign of most breast cancers, but it can be seen in a rare but aggressive type called inflammatory breast cancer. Your doctor can help you distinguish this unfortunate cause of redness from allergic skin reactions or infection. ...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


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Breast carcinoma is a type of cancer where this uncontrolled growth of breast cells. Symptoms can include breast lumps, pain, and weight ...Read more