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Not usually...: But there are always exceptions to any rule. Breast cancers can present as a mass, or with nipple discharge, or skin dimpling etc. The only way to know for sure and get some peace of mind is to see your doctor for an evaluation. May need mammogram, ultrasound, MRI and/or a biopsy for a definite determination. Unless you have a strong family history, odds are low you're dealing with a cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In one word unknown : Ductal carcinoma in situ dcis is simply the sleeping cancer cells inside the breast ducts, like a garden hose loaded with cancer cells safe if they are inside the duct , once they are out side then is invasive cancer, ready to spread, cause is unknown at this time, from genetic mutations, braca i & ii age, hormonal uses.Environment , late age pregnancy life style etc are all attributed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Research is ongoing: Breast biopsies are done when a suspicious lump within the breast is discovered on examination, or because an abnormality is detected on a mammogram. Benign breast disease is benign — it's not cancerous. Researchers aren't sure whether some forms of benign breast disease represent a very early form of cancer. It could be that some types of benign breast disease are actually precursors of cancer. I. ...Read more
Not common: Breast pain although can be part of presentation of breast cancer- however, it is not a common sign of breast cancer. Many things can give breast pain including- cyclical changes ( hormonal changes related to period), hormonal imbalance, fibrocystic disease of the breast, inflammation, infection/abscess, caffeine, trauma, large breast size with a poor bra support etc, all can give you breast pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mom had 4 breast masses on mamma, and irregular, non-fatty lymph node detected. biopsy weds. definitely indicative of cancer? any benign reasons?
Many or none: Proper screening with self breast exams looking for new lumps, breast exams by your physician looking for skin or nipple chanes as well as masses or lymph nodes, and mammogram and ultrasound if needed are the best ways to pick up early stage breast cancer before it causes any symptoms. Once advanced it can cause many different symptoms throughout the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but checked...: A newly developed dimple in breast should be timely evaluated with detailed Hx about its course, physical exam, mamagrpahy, and biopsy. To do the related things for good care correctly, follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; gynecologist or surgeon specialized in breast surgery is the choice. Never try to wait the things out like breast dimple. Best wish... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom had lobular breast cancer at 52. Brca negative. Is lobular breast cancer more genetic based than ductal?
No its medullary: a quote from Lancethttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9167459: "The occurrence of invasive lobular carcinoma and invasive ductal carcinoma was not significantly different between carriers of BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations and controls. Medullary or atypical medullary carcinoma was, however, found more often in BRCA1 (13%, p ...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
Cancer with unknown primary tumor. Enlarged lymphnodes under armpits. Tumor find in breastbone. Ok ct Scan of lungs, abdomen, breast. Lymphoma?
Need biopsy done: A biopsy of one of the axillary lymph nodes may provide some guidance about the primary source of this tumor. It could be breast Cancer which sometimes would not show on a Mammogram(it is called an Occult Primary). Without obtaining tissue for microscopic exam it is difficult to proceed further. Ask his oncologist to provide you some answers and an understanding of this problem. ...Read more
SMALL: In 90% of cases there is no correlation. In 10% of cases it may be associated with the hereditary breast ovarian syndrome in which brca 1 & brca 2 mutations are responsable for the increase risk and development of these cancers. ...Read more
Depends: Lymph nodes are one aspect of evaluation for stage and treatment of breast cancer. It depends on size of breast cancer itself, number of lymph nodes involved, hormone status of the tumor, and dna testing can also help identify breast cancer risks. If the lymph node involvement is small, then there is little additioanl risk to the patient. There are many factors involved in assessing breast cancer. ...Read more
Need more info: "cancerous change" can mean many things. There are different pre-cancerous changes seen on breast biopsies, such as ADH (vasopressin) or alh (atypical ductal or atypical lobular hyperplasia). There are early cancers called dcis or lcis (ductal carcinoma in situ or lobular carcinoma in situ). Hopefully this is nothing, but we need more information. Make sure to follow-up with your doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can be: Dcis, the earliest form of breast cancer, can be associated with brca mutations. 13% of women under 50 diagnosed with dcis had a brca mutation in retrospective (looking backwards) studies. Women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer or dcis before age 50 should have genetic counseling. For more info: http://clincancerres.Aacrjournals.Org/content/13/14/4306.Full. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Had a ct scan showed mild asymmety of the lingual tonsil, of unlikely significance. Should I be concerned about this? Have had brain and breat cance
Not necessarily: CTs are VERY sensitive and pick up all sorts of little things. You probably could have lived your whole life and never known you had a 'lingual tonsil asymmetry' and been just fine. Still, it should be easy enough to check. See an Ear, Nose Throat specialist who can look in your throats and biopsy if necessary. Then you can relax when you confirm it's nothing. . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hormones : Breasts may increase in size before your period because the burst of hormones with ovulation activate the breast gland to begin working, swelling and getting easy to produce milk ( should you become pregnant ). When you don't become pregnant and menstruate, the effect goes away and your breasts decrease in size. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can't: Breast size is likely to ^ w puberty, pregnancy & possibly prior to your period. You can build up chest muscles w exercise & weight lifting but it will not ^ the amt. Of fatty tissue. There are no pills, herbs or machines that will ^ breast size. Breast augmentation is surgical enlargement. A padded bra will ^ appearance of volume. A supportive, well fitting bra can also enhance appearance. ...Read more
Hi there i am a 27 man and i want to be a woman i want to grow breats and shrink my peeness to have MtoF searguy?
Transgender: expert consultation. This is an involved process and you will need psychological screening and expert medical evaluation. This is an extremely complex issue and process. I would consult with an expert in transgender surgery. ...Read more
Mastalgia: There are two possibilities. One is that you have some inflammation in the costochondral joints (ribs to sternum) that is causing pain along the ribs (hence through the breasts). Alternatively, you could be having mastalgia (breast pain) from hormonal changes that is causing some pain to radiate around the back. Try ibuprofen. If you have any fever, cough, shortness of breath, get checked. ...Read more
Quite a lot: Cancer, left untreated tends to progress slowly but sometimes quite fast.... It is somewhat unpredictable. But 3 years of waiting and watching will make most cancers incurable. Yet some of them can still be managed and treatable especially cervix cancer which remains localized for a much longer period of time than most other cancers. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Following cessation of nursing, the breast gland stops lactating and the gland involuted or shrinks. In most cases this results in an atrophic and ptotic breast. However this is not always the rule and some individuals may have larger or smaller breasts depending on the individual and their body weight. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain that comes and goes under my right breat (side of right breat) . What could cause this?
Why would a 47 year old woman be experiencing growth in both breats. She has had a hysterectomy many years ago and has been on bhrt for some time?
Don't know: I am also a molecular geneticist. As far as my knowledge goes, we still do not know how cancer develops in most cases. But we have made significant progresses. We now know the interaction between genetic factors and environmental factors is the major cause. For example, certain gene mutations can increase the risk of breast cancer, such as brac, p53, pten, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you smoke?: COPD is directly related to tobacco abuse and most COPD develops after age 40. However, there are rare genetic causes of COPD (alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency) which can cause premature COPD before age 40. If you smoke, stop now. If you don't smoke, your chances are very small of developing copd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: This isn't as straight forward as you would think. The implant companies rate the implants to last 10-15 years. That doesn't mean that you will have to replace the implant or will have problems after 10 years. As long as the implant is soft, in good position, and you are happy with the appearance and not having discomfort, or abnormal mammograms you should be fine. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more