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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
Several: It could be a bruise or hemorrhage (often associated with purple green discoloration). It could be an infection (often red, warm and tender). It could be fibrocystic disease (often comes and goes with your menstrual cycle). Cancer tends not to be painful, but you definitely want an expert to look at your breasts. ...Read more
See your MD: First of all- if you feel a lump on the breast- you should go to see your doctor for further evaluation. Cancer is something that we have to rule out- however other benign condition also can be presented as lump- eg- breast cysts, benign condition that is called fibroadenoma, if you are pregnant/breast feeding- milk cyst can occur, abscess on the breast also can give you painful lump. See your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr found lump in breast. Breasts were normal 6 months ago. Going for scans next week. Could cancer develop that quick? Strong family history of cancer
Not likely...: ...to be cancer at your age but I'm curious about your "strong family history". Certain inherited traits can increase the risk of cancer even at a ridiculously young age. My advise: first, chill and let your doc work up this lump. Second, ask him/her if you should see a specialist with expertise in risk assessment and genetics. Hope it's all well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a Doctor: Any new, persistent lump in the breast should be a cause for concern, best handled by seeing your gyne or primary care doctor. While most cancers are not painful, it is not a reliable finding. Hopefully, your doctor will be able to alleviate your concern or refer you to a breast center/surgeon for definitive evaluation. I hope its a false alarm--good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a biopsy on my lump in breast and the doc said its fibroademona, doea this mean i have no cancer at all or is there a possibility i could have?
Fibroadenoma: is a benign breast tumor. For the majority there is no increased risk of cancer however some cell types can be associated with increased risk. Ask your surgeon for more information about your particular type and the risk. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if i'm a former breast cancer patient who just found a big lump in breast about size of maybe an avocado pit?
See your oncologist: Hello- please see your oncologist asap (even if you just did or if you just had a negative mammogram). He/she will examine you and order a follow-up imaging exam to make sure you do not have breast cancer again. There is a good chance this is not breast cancer, but you need to rule it out first. You are very young and need genetic testing if you haven't had it. Your oncologist can do this. ...Read more
Breast Biopsy: It is very difficult to distinguish a benign breast lump from a cancer for patient and doctor. Depending upon age and physical examination findings, we will often get a mammogram and ultrasound to help evaluate a breast lump, sometimes culminating in a (nonsurgical) needle-biopsy--ultimately, the only way to be 100% certain is to look at the tissue under the microscope. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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