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See a breast surgeon: Most breast cancer operations are performed in the us by general surgeons such as myself. However, some gynecologic oncologists perform breast surgery, as well. I recommend that you seek out a referral from your primary care doctor, gynecologist, or local breast center. Remember, while most breast lumps are benign, it is best not to delay evaluation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
SurgeonOrRadiologist: Breast biopsies are best done by removing a small core of tissue under local anesthesia; if benign, no surgery is needed; if cancerous, surgical rx can follow. If the mass is palpable, either specialist can perform the biopsy equally well. If the mass can only be seen by mammography or ultrasound, the specialist would require expertise and access to these technologies. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Start w/affected pt: Pesonal and family risk factors assoc w/brca mutation: muliple fam members, bil breast cancer, male breast cancer, ovarian cancer, ashkenazi jewish heritage (specific founder mutations), diagnosis age <50 (dx age < 60 if er/pr/her2 - or triple negative). Both maternal and paternal history is important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetics can play a: Significant role for some women (not for others). Include: being female, increasing age, genetics, family history of breast cancer, previous breast cancer, being caucasian, dense breast tissue, some previous benign breast conditions, never having given birth or 1st child after age 30, early menarche, late menopause, radiation (chest), exposure to diethylstilbestrol, hormone replacement after >>. ...Read more
Breast infection and: It is perfectly safe to breastfeed when you have a breast infection. If you have a breast abscess you should pump and dump the milk from the breast with abscess. Breast infections are generally treated with oral antibiotics like amoxicilline. As a pediatrician interested to take care of mother-babies and operating a breastfeeding medicine clinic, we see both moms and babies and manage them. ...Read more
Possibly: Breast cancer sx's can include a mass. Masses that are painless, irregular ; hard are more suggestive of cancer but they can also be tender, painful ; soft. Swelling of the breast; thickened, red, skin; non-milky nipple discharge; new retraction of nipple, puckering or irritation of skin or pain ; sometimes swollen lymph nodes under the arm(s). For risk factors seek medical evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can photoacoustic breast imaging solve the conventional challenge in diagnosing breast cancer for patients with dense breast tissues?
Fibroadenoma or breast cancer - symptoms weight loss, itchy breast, abscess, breast pain fatigue ?
Breast cancer: Most breast cancers present as a painless lump within the breast. Your description of itchy painful breast would be an unusual presentation. Some advanced cases can present with skin involvement that can look like orange peel with redness. See you doctor for an exam, probably time for a mammogram as well. Best of luck. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Women with implants can have mammograms, but they are often less helpful because the implants obstruct some of the breast tissue we need to see. Depending on the size of the implants and the patient's risk for breast cancer, a breast MRI might be ordered to view all the breast tissue more thoroughly. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Causes of chronic breast and tailbone pain for a woman in her 20s? I saw obgyn and breast surgeon- neg. Ultrasound of breast) tests recommended?
Not related: I can not think of a link between breast and tailbone pain. Glad the breast sono was normal. Breast pain can be hormonal and diet related too. Tailbone pain is notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat. I have had success referring patients to a neurosurgeon for evaluation of tailbone pain. ...Read more
Short answer: no: With the exception of a very rare situation, (called ALCL) breast implants do not seem to increase the risk of breast cancers. There are multiple studies which actually show women with implants having a lower-than-expected risk of breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: Prior breast cancer does not Prohibit a woman from breastfeeding, however, the affected breast may not prodice much milk if treated by radiation therapy. Furthermore, any medication that you are taking, including chemotherapy, may be transmitted in the breast milk and should be avoided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast reconstructio: Breast reconstruction can be performed with you own tissue alone or in combination with implants. Implant reconstructions are done in 1 or 2 stages. 1 stage reconstructions are done with silicone gel implants at the time of mastectomy. 2 stage implant recon involves placement of a tissue expander which will be expanded over time and then at a 2nd operation exchanged for a permanent implants. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
18yr old female changes in right breast with severe pain! refured to breast specialist with no explantation why now need scans should I be worried?
I have 2 fibroadenomas, breast specialist said no biopsy is needed.Had 2 ultrasound follow-ups. Should I worry not having a biopsy done?25, no history.
Talk to you doctor: Any plan about your health should be with your agreement. It is good as long as you both stick to it: you following up with your physician and your physician ordering the appropriate test. If you have regular follow ups and the aspect of the lesion doesn't change you shouldn't be worried. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast pain in left breast. Have seen gyno, breast surgeon and breast specialist. Have had 5 exams, blood work 2 ultrasounds all normal still hurting?
Monthly hormones: it seems to me that the one thing you didn't mention is when is this the most sensitive. In most young ladies, breast pain will follow the ups and downs of the menstrual cycle. Fibrocystic breasts are the most sensitive. As long as all those studies are negative, this would be the most likely cause. ...Read more
Should i get a third opinion from a breast specialist? During a routine exam, a lump was found in my right breast. Had a mammogram & sonogram & the doc said he was not seeing anything. Went to a breast specialist who reviewed the films & did a physical ex
Need more info: You need to ask a few more questions. Is it a solid mass or a cyst? Are they recommending follow (i.e. New mammogram or ultrasound in 3-6months). If you do not feel you have all the answers or do not feel your current doctors answered all of your questions, then seek a 3rd opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High risk history. (-) mammo, GP found 1.5 CM lump + dimpling. Referred to breast specialist. Symptoms in 7 months: rash, weight loss, fever. Cancer?
See breast surgeon: These findings sound suspicious but this forum is not a substitute for a doctor evaluating you in person. Please do not fear the results but take action and be proactive. Find a surgeon who specializes in breast surgery and/or is affiliated with a breast center in your area. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen and itching nodules in my Rt armpit for over a month/hand goes numb while sleeping. Have appt. w/ breast specialist. Should I call PCP also?
Call PCP for appt.: As a PCP, I feel as if I am better suited to treat this. It is not clear to me that this is a breast issue and may be a waste of time to see the other doctor. I would see the PCP, especially if you can get in sooner. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: In any field in medicine, there is a wide range of physician experience and expertise. A specialist is a physician that develops expertise in a certain area through proper training and continuing education. Anyone can call themselves a specialist, but is is best for this designation to come from referring colleagues. Continual process improvement can lead to optimal outcomes for patients. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is there somewhere where I could get a regular breast examination? I don't trust my own verdict and would rather a specialist perform the exam?
I am a male with a lump in the breast area. The lump is painful to touch. The blue mark just appeared. What type of specialist should I see? What's th
Start w/primary care: Your primary care provider should be your first stop. From there your doctor will determine if you need to see another specialist. ...Read more
Breast biopsy done 2 days ago and pathologist couldn’t get a good read on test so sent them to a specialist, what does this most likely mean?
Needle or open biops:
If needle they may mean they missed the area of interest and got normal tissue. If open the same thing
If needle then they may want to do open ...Read more
My wife (40) has been diagnosed with breast cancer. What questions should we ask of the specialist?
Specialist questions: First and foremost, what is the cell type of the breast cancer and has a stage of the disease been determined as yet? What Rx is recommended and what is the 5 year survival rate for each type of Rx.?What is the quality of life with the chemotherapy Rx that may be proposed and if invasive CA how effective will be the Rx.? Is the cancer estrogen or progesterone receptor positive or negative? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A doctor tried to drain a cyst in my breast, but nothing drained, i'm being sent to a specialist.. What can this be?
Multiple possibiliti: It could be a cyst and the needle used to aspirated it didn't reach or penetrate the cyst. This is fairly easy to do so more likely it is a solid lesion. Solid breast lesions in a young person like you is most likely a benign fibroadenoma. A surgeon can best determine what it is. It may or may not need a biopsy. ...Read more
I have had breast cysts since feb this yeartthe larger one has scared badly is very tender and discolored and the smaller one scabs and weaps my gp has advised me this is normal, should I have referred to a specialist by now?
Wife got a letter back within a week to go see a specialist at the breast screening clinic does this mean she has cancer?
Whom (type specialist) does one see to have genetic testing performed to determine predisposition for breast cancer in the future?
Genetician, oncologi: Genetician /genetic counsellor, oncologist can help you. ...Read more
My left breast hurts. blood work, 2 ultrasound and diagnostic mammogram all normal. Specialist says fibrocystic but it hurts all month Idk what 2 do. ?
Multiple causes: Fibrocystic changes are very common in women, and sometimes they can involve only one breast, or a part of one breast. Most doctors recommend a trial of avoiding caffeine first, which helps a large percentage of women. An infection can also cause this, and requires different treatment. Sometimes an operation is necessary. ...Read more