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What is the difference between gynecomastia male breast cancer?

What is the difference between gynecomastia male breast cancer?

Benign vs malignant: Gynecomastia is a benign condition usually caused by drug abuse or prescription medications. On the other hand, male breast cancer is malignant and can spread through metastasis. Fortunately it is rare for males to develop breast cancer. ...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


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What do lumps in the chest mean? Gynecomastia or breast cancer?

What do lumps in the chest mean? Gynecomastia or breast cancer?

Either: Masses in the chest could be gynecomastia or breast cancer. Best to be evaluated by your physician for diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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I am a 26 year old male and I have a lump in my breast. Can it be breast cancer or gynecomastia?

I am a 26 year old male and I have a lump in my breast. Can it be breast cancer or gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia: Probably gynecomastia. But a biopsy with review by a pathologist would help solidify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to tell difference between gyno and breast cancer?

How to tell difference between gyno and breast cancer?

Easy: Gynecomastia, right? You probably want it removed surgically; the pathologist will take a look at it and you'll know for sure. Symmetric enlargement under a man's nipples is almost always gynecomastia; if it ulcerates or keep growing or is invading, then it's time for biopsy or wide excision. ...Read more

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What is the difference between breast cancer and tissue cancer?

What is the difference between breast cancer and tissue cancer?

Same thing: Breast cancer is cancer arising in the breast tissue. The most common tissue is the breast duct. ...Read more

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What is the difference between breast cancer and a tumor?

What is the difference between breast cancer and a tumor?

Definitions: A tumor is a general term for a lump or mass in any location in the body. It can be cancerous or noncancerous. Breast cancer refers to malignant cells found in the breast. There are many benign/noncancerous tumors that can be found in the breast. Usually a needle biopsy is performed to determin if cancer is present. ...Read more

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What is the difference between iva, ivb, and ivc breast cancer?

What is the difference between iva, ivb, and ivc breast cancer?

T Stages: I think you are talking about primary tumor stage (eg t stage). T4a is a breast tumor that has grown into the chest wall, t4b is one that basically invokves the skin, t4c involves both chest wall and skin, and t4d is inflammatory carcinoma where the entire breast is red and swollen due to extensive cancer. These are combined with the nodal (n) and metastasis (m) stages to give overall stage. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Paget's breast cancer & eczema?

What is the difference between Paget's breast cancer & eczema?

See your doc: There are subtle differences, but a good rule is that paget's should be excluded for any persistent rash in the nipple area. If the patient has known eczema in other parts of the body, she will usually recognize it as such. Eczema rarely starts out in the nipple area only. ...Read more

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What's the difference between mammogram and ultrasound for breast cancer detection?

What's the difference between mammogram and ultrasound for breast cancer detection?

Complementary: A mammogram is an excellent screening test, designed to find cancers before they are palpable. An ultrasound is best utilized for determining the severity of what was seen on mammography. Using the info from both studies, we can then decide if biopsy is necessary. Ultrasound is also a tool to supplement physical exams--it's like a stethoscope for breast surgeons. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the key difference between male breast cancer and regular breast development?

Can you please discuss the key difference between male breast cancer and regular breast development?

Breast cancer: Unless you are brca + your risk is 1%. I you have something abnormal you should be seen and examined by a surgeon. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of intertrigo under breast and difference between that and rash of inflamatory breast cancer?

What are symptoms of intertrigo under breast and difference between that and rash of inflamatory breast cancer?

Here are some. ..: Intertrigo denotes the skin inflammation or infection from sweat moisture, warmth, local fungal & bacterial growth in deep skin folds like those under breasts, armpits, groins, etc. Rash from inflammatory breast cancer appears at its overlaying skin. So, by the location, appearance, induration, etc., the differential diagnosis can be easily reached. More? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between mammogram and ultrasound when it comes to breast cancer detection?

Xrays vs ultrasound: Mammograms are images obtained by compressing the breast and exposing the breast tissue to x rays from several directions. Various findings on these X-ray images could be a sign of cancer. Ultrasound images are obtained by sending high frequency sound waves into (breast) tissue and capturing reflected sound waves back. These are then used to generate an image. Breast cancer can often be detected. ...Read more

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What is the difference between breast cancer and simple lymph?

Cancer v. Node: Lymph node is a structure in the body that screens lymph that is being drained from surrounding tissue against infection. Breast cancer is a collection of cells from breast ducts/lobules (usually) that have become immortal and often rapidly proliferative whereby they invade surrounding tissues depriving normal cells the ability to co-exist. Cancer cells may find their way to nearby lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What is the difference between stage iva, ivb, and ivc breast cancer?

What is the difference between stage iva, ivb, and ivc breast cancer?

T Stages: I think you are talking about primary tumor stage (eg t stage). T4a is a breast tumor that has grown into the chest wall, t4b is one that basically invokves the skin, t4c involves both chest wall and skin, and t4d is inflammatory carcinoma where the entire breast is red and swollen due to extensive cancer. These are combined with the nodal (n) and metastasis (m) stages to give overall stage. ...Read more

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What's the difference between lymph nodes and breast cancer?

What's the difference between lymph nodes and breast cancer?

Normal vs. Abnormal: Lymph nodes are normal structures through the body used as a defense and storage site for white blood cells as a means of stopping bacteria, viruses, etc. Breast cancer is a malignancy of some of the cells in the breast tissue, abnormal growing cells. ...Read more

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How can you. Tell the difference between fibrocystic breasts and breast cancer?

How can you. Tell the difference between fibrocystic breasts and breast cancer?

Tissue biopsy: Definitively, pathology evaluation on tissue biopsy of the breast will differentiate fibrocystic disease versus breast cancer. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between lymph nodes and breast cancer?

Need advice on what is the the difference between lymph nodes and breast cancer?

Lymph nodes: Are normal structures in the body involved in lymphatic drainage and body immunity. Breast cancer is a neoplasm which can spread through the body using the lymphatic channels. If it does, the cancer can cause the regional lymph nodes to be involved with cancer and enlarge. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between inflammatory breast cancer and invasive breast cancer?

Is there a difference between inflammatory breast cancer and invasive breast cancer?

Pathology: Inflammatory breast cancer is a form of invasive cancer. It is rare and very aggressive disease in which cancer cells block lymph vessels in the skin of the breast. This type of breast cancer is called “inflammatory” because the breast often looks swollen and red, or “inflamed.”. ...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


Dr. Tom Pousti
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Gynecomastia (Definition)

Gynecomastia is enlargement of the breast tissue in male patients. A common reason for it is during the puberty. Other causes are secondary to hormonal imbalnce, liver function abnormality, side effect of certain medications or other drugs, excess alcohol consumption and sometimes unknown causes. It would be best to see a breast care provider to work up its causes and ...Read more