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My aunt has a tumor in her breast. What could it be?

My aunt has a tumor in her breast. What could it be?

See mammo: The breast is susceptible to hormonal and malignant changes. In the former situation fibrocystic changes are the most common. In the latter, on sees infiltrating ductal carcinoma, lobular carcinoma, lymphoma and other variant diseases which can be failrly well defined by mammogram or better by MRI. ...Read more

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Could calcifications in breasts turn into tumors?

Could calcifications in breasts turn into tumors?

Other way around: Tumors usually cause calcifications. Therefore when calcifications are seen on a mammogram there is some concern about the cause which can be malignant or benign. Calcifications do not usually cause tumors. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if calcifications in breasts could turn into tumors?

Wanted to know if calcifications in breasts could turn into tumors?

May need biopsy.: Calcifications won't turn into anything, but rather are a sign that something is going on in that area. There are different types of calcifications and depending on their appearance, may require a biopsy to rule out early breast cancer or in situ breast cancer (DCIS). There are many types of calcifications that don't need a biopsy and if biopsy proven to be benign, they don't need to be excised. ...Read more

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Are non cancerous breast tumors painful or painless?

Are non cancerous breast tumors painful or painless?

Either/Or: A common misconception is that if a woman has a tender, painful lump in their breast, it is unlikely to be cancer. While it is true that many women with breast cancer do not have breast pain, the presence of pain does not exclude cancer as the cause. Bottom line: a new lump in the breast, painful or not, warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a tumor and a cyst on the breast

What's the difference between a tumor and a cyst on the breast

Big difference: Breast cyst is a fluid-filled sac within your breast ; is predominantly non-cancerous (benign). They don't require treatment unless large, painful or uncomfortable.In that case, draining the fluid from a breast cyst can ease your symptoms. Tumor is a solid mass of abnormal tissue. There are two types of breast tumors: benign and malignant (cancerous).See www.Nationalbreastcancer.Org/breast-tumors. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between benign and malignant breast tumors?

How can you distinguish between benign and malignant breast tumors?

After bx: On examination a true lesion in a women past 40 yrs of age ,when fibroadenomas don't present denovo, will feel like a firm lump when pt. examined with hand behind side being examined. This in distinction to fibrocytic changes that are soft and diffuse. On mammo the lesion appears as a stellate mass, May be associated with skin dimpling. Bx definitive for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could breast tumors be eliminated with drugs without any operation?

Could breast tumors be eliminated with drugs without any operation?

Sometimes: Sometimes when chemotherapy or estrogen-blockers are given prior to surgery, it completely eradicates the tumor in the breast. However the only way to prove that is to do the surgery to examine the tissue on a microscopic level. Imaging tests are not accurate enough to tell you that the tumor is gone with certainty. ...Read more

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Iam46 i had a tumor removed frm my r breast benign. 3 years ago. Now I have swellibg above the collorbone same side and in mychest. Should i worry?

Iam46 i had a tumor removed frm my r breast benign.  3 years ago. Now I have swellibg above the collorbone same side and in mychest. Should i worry?

Yes : Within reason. Despite the benign diagnosis, some cancers spread to the nodes above the clavicle, though rarely breast. See a surgeon. ...Read more

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How does a breast tumor look like?

How does a breast tumor look like?

Tumor: The word tumor means a growth. There are benign tumors and cancerous tumors. Benign breast tumors can be a fluid cyst or a firm solid rounded fibroadenoma. Cancerous breast tumors are firm and irregular and look abnormal on mammogram and breast ultrasound. ...Read more

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