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Can inflammatory breast cancer symptoms get better with antibiotics and then get worse once off antibiotics?

Can inflammatory breast cancer symptoms get better with antibiotics and then get worse once off antibiotics?

No.: Inflammatory breast cancer is a type of breast cancer where the lymphatics that drain the skin of the breast become plugged by cancer cells giving the appearance of an infection. Antibiotics should only affect bacterial infections, and since the breast is not infected with this form of cancer, antibiotics should have no effect. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Inflammatory Breast Cancer (Definition)

Inflammatory breast cancer describes a particularly rare and aggresive form of breast cancer most commonly arising from the cells which line the milk ducts in the breasts. Quickly dividing cancer cells block the normal flow of blood and lymph fluid out of the breast causing trapped white blood cells to release inflammatory chemicals which cause the earliest symptoms of tender, warm, red and swollen breasts with ...Read more


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Inflammatory breast cancer symptoms come & go or progressively worsen over days/weeks? Had breast pain during & after cycle 4 1 week but no pain now.

Inflammatory breast cancer symptoms come & go or progressively worsen over days/weeks? Had breast pain during & after cycle 4 1 week but no pain now.

Agree with Dr.: Dr. H's answer is accurate. Breast pain at various times in the cycle can often be helped by diet changes, especially by avoiding caffeine. Acupuncture ; oriental medicine can be very helpful as complementary approaches for treating symptoms that come ; go, as these are usually functional problems that have not progressed to organ pathologies, such as the cancer you worry about. ...Read more

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What are inflammatory breast cancer symptoms?

What are inflammatory breast cancer symptoms?

Redness, swelling,: ...And tenderness in the breast that develops within a short period of time, sometimes a few weeks. Looks like an infection or inflammation of the breast, thus its name. It is a very serious and virulent form of breast cancer and has to be addressed promptly and aggressively with all the available treatments. If this about you, please see your doc right away! ...Read more

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Inflammatory breast cancer symptoms? Could it go undetected for years?

Inflammatory breast cancer symptoms? Could it go undetected for years?

No, it is unlikely: Inflammatory breast Cancer does not have a long history of symptoms. It appears rather suddenly and becomes obvious within one or two months time. If you have any lump in your breast, then you should get a medical examination by a health care professional. ...Read more

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I know abnormal lumps on the breast, but are there any somewhat clear mental breast cancer symptoms?

I know abnormal lumps on the breast, but are there any somewhat clear mental breast cancer symptoms?

See below: Early breast cancer has no symptoms. 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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What to do if I have breast cancer symptoms or pms?

What to do if I have breast cancer symptoms or pms?

Big difference: Do you have one or the other? Or you just don't know? A woman your age is not very likely to have breast cancer but please see your family doc or gyn for full evaluation and management. Best to you. ...Read more

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I have a breast pain, am very much suspicious that it might be one of breast cancer symptoms.

I have a breast pain, am very much suspicious that it might be one of breast cancer symptoms.

Unlikely: At 27 breast cancer is not likely diagnosis, at your age breast ca is rare, most likely you have fibrocystic diseases which is associated sometimes with pain. Please see your doctor after examination & tests will tell you what it is and gives you mental relief. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the other breast cancer symptoms?

Can you please discuss the other breast cancer symptoms?

Palpable mass,: Bloody/clear nipple discharge, skin changes, and, sometimes, breast discomfort. Best to see your doctor if you have concerns. ...Read more

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I feel breast cancer symptoms?

I feel breast cancer symptoms?

Not sure what you...: ...Are asking. Do you want to know if your symptoms suggest cancer or what to do if you think you have cancer? Lucky for you, the answer is the same for both: see your doctor to get a good evaluation and maybe a mammo or ultrasound. Don't waste time in the web, no doctor here can examine you. Best to you. ...Read more

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Breast cancer symptoms?

Breast cancer symptoms?

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 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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Could you explain breast cancer symptoms to me?

Could you explain breast cancer symptoms to me?

Varies: Often no signs - if picked up on mammogram. Otherwise a growing mass in the breast, or lung in the armpit, nipple discharge or inversion, edema of the breast, or redness of the breast. Also a sudden change in breast size. ...Read more

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What are the most common breast cancer symptoms?

What are the most common breast cancer symptoms?

None in early stage: 1.'early stages, breast cancer usually has no symptoms. 2. A painless lump 3. Breast pain 4. Underarm swelling 5.Change in size or contour of breast 6. Nipple discharge or retraction 7. Skin discoloration 7. Temperature change. ...Read more

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What are the most significant breast cancer symptoms?

What are the most significant breast cancer symptoms?

Lump: Feeling a firm hard breast lump, seeing breast skin or nipple being pulled inward, breast skin ulceration, firm hard lumps in the axilla area (armpit). Do not wait for these findings. See a doctor for yearly breast examinations and consider yearly mammograms after age 40. ...Read more

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Fibroadenoma or breast cancer - symptoms weight loss, itchy breast, abscess, breast pain fatigue?

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

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Dec 2013 journal of ama found taking CCB at same time with antibiotic can cause breast cancer &kidney problems. How safe is CCB amlodipine &widely use?

Dec 2013 journal of ama found taking CCB at same time with antibiotic can cause breast cancer &kidney problems. How safe is CCB amlodipine &widely use?

CCB: Preliminary data shows that CCB (independent of antibiotics) in older women after 10 years is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. This is still under investigation as is the data of antibiotics. No firm conclusions can be made yet. An association is not the same as a cause. ...Read more

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Is breast pain associated with inflamitory breast cancer?

Is breast pain associated with inflamitory breast cancer?

Symptom: It can be a symptom of such, but it is more common a symptom of several other conditions. Get an evaluation to be sure of what is causing any breast pain. ...Read more

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If my nipples sometimes get crusty or flaky is this a sign or symptom of breast cancer? What should I do?

If my nipples sometimes get crusty or flaky is this a sign or symptom of breast cancer? What should I do?

See your doctor: Flaking or crusting of the nipples may represent eczema; however, paget's disease of the breast looks very similar. A biopsy may be necessary to diagnose. If paget's disease is diagnosed, there could be an underlying breast malignancy. ...Read more

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I did some research online and I have some symptoms of breast cancer. However, I am a teen. Is it possible for me to get breast cancer at this age?

I did some research online and I have some symptoms of breast cancer. However, I am a teen. Is it possible for me to get breast cancer at this age?

Very, very unlikely: Many of the symptoms associated with breast cancer (a lump, pain, discharge) are also caused by common conditions. That being said, go see your health care provider to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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I get breast pain the 2 weeks before my period, worse pain in the right one, plus it itches sometimes. Does that mean breast cancer?

Not likely: Painful & sometimes swollen or lumpy breasts, worse around the menstrual cycle, is most often a benign fibrocystic condition. However, a firm breast lump that persists would be concerning. See a doctor for a breast examination. ...Read more

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I've had breast pain for 2 months and tissue seems denser than other breast. If it were inflammatory breast cancer would symptoms be worse by now?

I've had breast pain for 2 months and tissue seems denser than other breast. If it were inflammatory breast cancer would symptoms be worse by now?

IBC: IBC is a very aggressive form of cancer causing redness and swelling, thus the name inflammatory. What you describe does not sound like inflammatory breast cancer (especially if to has not turned into a dreadful mess after those 2 months) but please see your doc for a good evaluation. And BTW, good to see you have never engaged in tobacco use. Good for you. ...Read more

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Is it possible for any type of breast cancer for the symptoms get better or do they continue to get worst?

Is it possible for any type of breast cancer for the symptoms get better or do they continue to get worst?

It depends: Symptoms of breast cancer vary by stage from localized to breast to generalized to body. Some symptoms may fluctuate between better and worse over short intervals of days but they generally slowly progress unless treatment is started. ...Read more

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Can inflammatory breast cancer get worse and better?

Can inflammatory breast cancer get worse and better?

Depends on stage: It is an aggressive disease. There is no stages 1 or 2. It is either stage 3 or 4 at diagnosis. For stage 3, chemotherapy is usually given first, follwed by surgery, then radiation therapy. Hormonal therapy if er+. Yes, patients may be cured with proper treatment, but many do have recurrence. For stage 4, patients may do well on chemo initially but in all the cancer will progress eventually. ...Read more

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Do chemo treatments for breast cancer get progressively better or worse?

Do chemo treatments for breast cancer get progressively better or worse?

Usually worse: Patients usually feel more side effects as chemotherapy progresses. This is a general rule but you might be different. Positive thinking and stress reduction are helpful. ...Read more

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Can men get breast cancer, should I get tested if many of the women in my family have gotten it?

Can men get breast cancer, should I get tested if many of the women in my family have gotten it?

Yes: Breast cancer in men is rare, but it happens. Men over 60 are more likely to get breast cancer. If you have a family history of breast and ovarian cancer or male breast cancer, you could have a brca mutation and should talk to your doctor about genetic testing. Men and women with a brca mutation have a higher chance of getting breast cancer and other cancers. ...Read more

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Family history of breast cancer. Should I get brca testing?

Depends: Many people have a distant relative who had breast cancer late in life and that is not an indication for brca testing. There are certain criteria like very young breast cancer, male breast cancer, triple negative breast cancer before age 60, and others. Visit your family doc or gyn to see if you need a referral to a genetics health professional for testing. ...Read more

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Does the Mmtv virus cause breast cancer? Can I get tested to see if I have the virus?

Does the Mmtv virus cause breast cancer? Can I get tested to see if I have the virus?

Not in humans: It is a mouse virus and no virus has been implicated in human breast cancer. It would not of any use to get tested. I doubt there are any reputable labs doing the testing for humans. ...Read more

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I have breast cancer in the family and high risk. Offered double mastectomy, should I get it?

I have breast cancer in the family and high risk. Offered double mastectomy, should I get it?

Good question: But not enough info to say. If you had proper counseling and your risk is very high (eg. Brca mutation or other significant risk factors) mastectomies are an option but some patients can do ok with increased surveillance (mris) plus preventative tamoxifen or even removal of the ovaries. There are too many unknowns for me to answer properly. Make sure you see someone with expertise in this area. ...Read more

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. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. 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