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Cancerous Lump In Breast
Many variations: Please see your doctor. Given your age, breast cancer is extremely unlikely. However, you need to find out what this is. After a complete history and physical, if there is a palpable abnormality, an ultrasound will probably be next, perhaps followed by a mammogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Multiple possible: Hi. If you have a genetic risk for breast cancer (e.g., one of the BRCA gene mutations, and other genes too), multifocal breast cancer is more likely than in sporadic cases of breast cancer. Overall, multifocal breast cancer at the time of diagnosis is uncommon. Given your age of 25, I would lean heavily toward suspecting a genetic form of breast cancer. Evaluate ALL breast lumps. Good luck! ...Read more
Very Rarely: Oozing or weeping from the skin of the breast is most commonly due to a skin-based infection rather than a breast (tissue) disease. However, a large cancer can erode through the skin and cause an open, oozing wound. Also, a rare from of cancer, inflammatory breast cancer, can mimic a breast infection with skin changes. In short: it's best to see your doctor just to be safe. ...Read more
My mom also had a cancerous lump removed from her breast a few years ago. Could it be the same thing now?
If a lump was cancer: Usually lumpectomy alone is not the choice treatment...Or the cancerous lump will return. Need to know prior size, er/pr status, , and whether it was invasive or intraductal cancer, ductal or lobular. + XRT is standard after lumpectomy. Need details to provide risk. ...Read more
Breast lumps: Most breast lumps turn out to be either normal breast tissue, cysts, or fibroadenomas. ...Read more
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