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Breast Cyst Vs Cancer Lump
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
Is it possible to have a fibrocystic breast cyst with discharge and not be cancer, when it's only in one breast?
Discharge is always concerning, milky, greenish are not, clear can be.
Assuming this is about you, given your age, cancer is not likely. If the discharge is white or green, no worries. If bloody or clear, please see your doctor, but still unlikely to be cancer.
1 breast discharge is not uncommon, even when benign. ...Read more
Can a simple breast cyst change and become a complex cyst? Or change and become cancer? Can a cyst hide breast cancer?
Is it possible cyst in the breast turn into breast cancer? What causes cyst in the breast? Is the breast cyst dangerous? Thank you
What is the likelihood that a simple breast cyst changes into a complex cyst or change into breast cancer after 5 years? I had mamm/us 5 years ago.
Having bloddy aspirate from a breast cyst tested. Can you tell me more about this and what the chances of cancer are from this? I'm 36.
Wait for path: Blood from a cyst aspirate can be a warning sign of something serious. It could also just be a result of bleeding caused by the aspiration. Wait for the pathology results. ...Read more
Common, possible: Breast cysts are fairly common and many women experience it during their life time. Cyst are generally benign, especially if they are designated as simple cysts. As far as breast cancer at age 20, it is rare but not impossible. If there is any question about an abnormal breast finding or symptom, it would be best to check with a breast care professional for appropriate work-up. ...Read more
Had breast cyst since age 16 US every year was told nothing changed now 22 should I be concerned about this turning into cancer?
Every woman has: To be concerned to develop breast cancer, you are no exception with benign breast cysts, incidence is slightly higher than those who has no fibrocystic disease. Best option is follow the instructions of your doctor, go for regular follow up visits At 22 incidence is very very low, than some one at 62 age is no exception for cancer. ...Read more
Likely benign: Most cysts in breast are benign. You are prudent to have the abnormality checked out. ...Read more
Had a breast cyst monitored every six months. Now mammo say it has undefined borders. Going for follow up mammo and ultrasound. Cancer likelihood?
Breast cyst aspiration had no fluid and core biopsy performed. Is it a cyst or a solud mass? More apt for cancer?
U/s usually: Distinguishes solid from fluid filled cyst. A core biopsy isclearly solid, but path discerns benign v. Malignant. ...Read more
What does normal breast tissue feel like? Or breast cyst? I don't know if im feeling a lump or just normal. Its movable, feels connected to tissue.
See answer: Tough to answer over the computer. Fibro-cystic breast disease is very common in young breasts, and is probably what you are feeling. The best advice for you is too a dr. And get a breast exam, and have the dr. Explain what is normal specifically to your breasts, and then when you perform an exam on yourself at least monthly, and notice any changes, you can alert the dr. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is a breast lump 1.4cm x 2.8 cm to big? Does it irritate the lump more when pressing and touching it? Difference septated breast cyst/palpable lump?
Pressing/touching: A breast lump will not fundamentally change what it is, but I suppose the more it is manipulated, the more potential that some tenderness might develop. At this point, the size doesn't really matter. Lumps caused by benign processes can be smaller or larger, lumps caused by cancers can be smaller or larger. You need to find out what is causing the lump...see your doc for evaluation and imaging ...Read more
No: Fibrocystic breast disease is a benign condition. ...Read more
31 y/o h/o fibrocystic breasts. What are chances of stage 3 or 4 cancer being dx or missed bc doctor thinking lumps were fibrocystic breast disease?
I have a small pea size lump right armpit/breast area with pain throughout cycle... H/o fibrocystic breast disease. Ob blew me off. It's on the other side but right side bigger. Should I be concerned about cancer?
Breast lump: A breast lump should be evaluated. Would see a primary care doctor and get an ultrasound ordered and done to make sure it is not something worrisome. ...Read more
My cousin found a large lump in her breast that is painful especially when showering. She's 41yrs. Can it be cancer? Or a cyst?
I wnt to dr found 4 cyst lumps in breast now I have lump in chest pain is horrible, I have biopsy dne in weekhow likely this b cancer im28 & stressed?
Unlikely: It's most likely a cyst. If it's painful it certainly can be drained. ...Read more
61 year old woman with small lump in left breast along sternum. Non moveable, not painful, appeared suddenly cancer maybe? Have had cyst in breast before. Always odd shaped and always in lower breast. Never round and pea sized. Lump can be seen from
Hello.: Hello. Can't diagnose the cause of this lump. Breast cancer usually would not suddenly appear because it takes a while to grow. It could be a lymph node. I don't know if you have been getting mammograms. It would be important to see your doctor. The doctor may order a chest xray, a mammogram and an ultrasound of the lump. Please get it checked. ...Read more
Breasts itching daily. Nipple sometimes worse than rest of breasts but now everywhere. Lumps prev. Found & ruled cysts. Breast cancer runs in family.
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination. You may try changing your bra to a natural material. You may also try going without the bra on the weekends to see if that makes a difference.
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I would: Make sure to follow up as directed. Cysts of the breast are usually not classified like cysts of the ovaries, simple or complex. Nevertheless, if the docs were suspicous they would order a biopsy or at least additional testing with close follow up. Make sure you follow the recommendations and get clarification from your doc on that report and it's meaning. ...Read more
Yes: One of the non-contraceptive benefits of birth control pills is the reduction in the frequency of breast cysts. ...Read more
Yes: Many women have accessory breast tissue in the armpit. Often they don't realize it until pregnancy when the breast tissue swells in preparation for breastfeeding. It's certainly possible to get breast cysts in that tissue. There are also numerous glands in the armpit. The duct pore can get clogged with sweat and bacteria forming a cyst. ...Read more
I need to know that: Five patients asked that today for pain we believe low caffeine intake, vitamin E at 200 iu/ daily (controversial) flaxseed oil and evening primrose oil and I add prayers. If totally hormonal than little to help until menopause I have as many patients with increased pain with use of bcp--as patients who state they got better on the pill? Only the british with their placebo trials will answer. ...Read more
Ultrasound or Needle: It is very easy to distinguish being a cyst, which is fluid-filled, and a tumor, which is almost-always solid, by performing an ultrasound. Alternatively, a needle aspiration can be done. This sounds worse then it is--it hurts about as much as having your blood drawn. Bottom line: if you find a lump in your breast, see your primary care doctor or gynecologist. ...Read more
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
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