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Difference Between Breast Cancer And Cysts
You can't: Visit your doctor for a thorough check up. ...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
Fibrocystic: Breasts don't predispose to breast cancer. However, they can make the diagnosis more difficult because of the complexity of the breast tissue on mammography. Ultrasound of "lumps" will either show cysts or unremarkable glandular tissue. Sometimes MRI is used when there is a question. Also, biopsy may also be required if a palpable lump is clinically suspicious even when all other tests are normal. ...Read more
Can a simple breast cyst change and become a complex cyst? Or change and become cancer? Can a cyst hide breast cancer?
Is it possible cyst in the breast turn into breast cancer? What causes cyst in the breast? Is the breast cyst dangerous? Thank you
Can breast cancer cause breast cysts to develop? I know it's rare for cancer in a cyst, but can a tumor be the cause of a simple cyst?
It's possible: A breast cancer may exist in a cyst if there is a mass in the cyst or in the wall of the cyst. A simple cyst is unlikely to be cancerous. Usually cancerous cysts are complex and may have separations within it. In any event either removal, aspiration with follow up, or repeat imaging my be needed to ensure the cyst is not cancerous. ...Read more
What is the likelihood that a simple breast cyst changes into a complex cyst or change into breast cancer after 5 years? I had mamm/us 5 years ago.
I'm 25 years old. I just discovered I have a septated cyst sized 9*4 mm in breast. My grandmother and aunt just got breast cancer. What's your advice?
It depends.: If the septation is thin, then the chance of malignancy is near zero. If the septation is thick, irregular, or vascular, then the lesion is more suspicious and biopsy may be necessary. So more information about the septated cyst is needed. ...Read more
Common, possible: Breast cysts are fairly common and many women experience it during their life time. Cyst are generally benign, especially if they are designated as simple cysts. As far as breast cancer at age 20, it is rare but not impossible. If there is any question about an abnormal breast finding or symptom, it would be best to check with a breast care professional for appropriate work-up. ...Read more
Probably not, but: Should be checked by your doctor. If it really is a cyst, it is unlikely to be anything serious. However, anyone with a history of cancer should have small things checked because sometimes cancer recurrence can present with minor symptoms. See your doctor to give yourself peace of mind and proper evaluation if necessary. ...Read more
I'm 34, premen, post partial hyst. In Jan. A 3 cm complex cyst found and has now grown to 4.3. Hx mom w/ breast cancer- is it likely cancer for me?
Breast Cancer: Not related to your present problem. Follow the cyst with your Gyne ...Read more
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Cyst in breast does that correlate with possibility of a tumor? My mom had breast cancer 1st person in the family to ever have it.
No - cysts are OK: Cysts in the breast are fluid balls that are not cancerous. They also do not increase your risk for cancer later. They are from fibrocystic changes (hormonal and glandular) in the breast that occur in some women. If the cyst is large or painful it can be drained, otherwise typically nothing is done. Your cancer risk is increased because of your mom, so you may need to begin mammograms early. ...Read more
How to do a breast self exam? What do you look for? What does a breast cancer cyst feel like? How big or small is it? Also, is it painful?
Learn your lumps: The most important thing in breast self exam is to learn what is a normal lump for you. Breasts are naturally lumpy but have a pattern. Anything that does not feel like your normal tissue, should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Need more details: I highly recommend you consult your oncology team and get evaluated by a gynecology oncologist. Since you are <50, it makes me concerned about a brca mutations (if you have not been tested, then get tested!). Ovarian cancer and breast cancer can be related, especially if brca is positive. If you have a estrogen positive tumor, then stopping the ovaries from making hormone may be beneficial. ...Read more
What causes recurring hemorrhagic/proteinaceous breast cysts and do they increase the risk of breast cancer? My mom and material aunt have breast CA
Not common: At 49 y.o. cyst are not uncommon but most are clear with serous fluid, just enough to keep ducts open. Hemorrhagic cysts not that common and one must ascertain they are not developing into cytst lesions. Cytology of bloody fluid might be valuable along with MRI of breast if mammo neg. BRACA should also be tested to see if genetic changes familial. ...Read more
Scans showed cysts in breast and focal fibrocystic change. Is fibrocystic change linked to breast cancer in anyway? Breasts aren't painful or tender.
NO: Fibrocystic breasts as they are now called (not F.C.disease, bc it is not a dse)occur in 50% of women betweenages 25 % 50. Thet are not precancerous unless something called "atypia"shows under the microscope. However, if any new "lump"is felt you need to get checked by your doctor. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more
I'm 30 years old, have never had children. My mam had breast cancer when she was 44 I've got 27cm septated cyst in ovary & have typical ov/ca symptoms?
You need surgery...: Your family history, symptoms and size of ovarian cyst are worrisome. You need surgery to remove it. If your Ob/Gyn is worried about cancer, he/she may recommend that your surgery be done by a Gyn Oncologist (a specialist in female cancers) but this isn't always necessary. Ob/Gyns are trained to make this decision. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is it common for cyst to form under nipple in male? Swells up oneday, next day smaller. Should I be worried about male breast cancer? 27 yr old male
No and no: Cyst in breast is no common in males. Breast cancer is rare at your age. But something is going on. Go see your doctor or surgoen. ...Read more
Nursing and had breast ultrasound. Tech saw either a small cyst or a duct but either way it was fine. Does this increase my risk breast cancer?
Mammo in March showed area of interest right breast. Had an ultrasound that the radiologist said was" probably" a cyst and said had no suspicious features. She told me to come back in 6 months for a follow up. Very nervous about breast cancer. 43F
Breast cyst: Although any abnormality on a mammo is frightening, a lack of suspicious features on ultrasound is very helpful. If you don't have any palpable abnormality or high family risk for early breast cancer, a six month recheck is very appropriate. ...Read more
2.8 cm irregular cyst found on right ovary, had ca125 test. I'm 38 no kids, on BC for 15 mth, family hist. Of breast cancer (mom) could it be cancer?
Breasts itching daily. Nipple sometimes worse than rest of breasts but now everywhere. Lumps prev. Found & ruled cysts. Breast cancer runs in family.
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination. You may try changing your bra to a natural material. You may also try going without the bra on the weekends to see if that makes a difference.
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I'm really worried about testicular cancer, my grand-mum had breast cancer so I figured it may run in the family. I have small hard ball attached about a centimeter away from my right testicle. Is it an epidemial cyst?
Unlikely cancer.: It unlikely to be testicular cancer. However, any testicular lump should be evaluated first by your primary care physician. He or she might refer you for a testicular ultrasound and a urologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
Is there any proved research that taking hormonal-based contraceptive could cause or trigger breast cancer or cervix cancer as well as fallopian cyst?
An MRI in nov 2012 showed a radiological cyst on l. Femur; pain since may 2012. I have stage 111c breast cancer. Should I get a pet /ct?
3 years ago I had breast cancer. Had chemotherapy was put on tamoxifen then letrozole, now have complex cyst on uterus. How likely is this to be cancer?
I have like some red spot around my breast. Is it just a rashes? My mother have a breast cancer. Last two years I've removed a cyst. What is it?
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
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
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