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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Can CBC test detect breast cancer or any type of cancers? I am doing a research study. What the the main symptoms? Women can get lumpy dots due to hermonal changes is this right? If woman find it is it normal because of her period? When to do the test?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
I m 18 years old. I have White spot around breast. But it didn't bothered me at all till now. Is this symptom of breast cancer?
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
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
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
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