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Does white nipple secretion always mean cancer or tumors?

Does white nipple secretion always mean cancer or tumors?

No: On the contrary, white discharge is almost always associated with a benign process. Niple discharge that is most concerning is watery or bloody, spontaneous, and occurs in only one breast. Even under these circumstances, this discharge is far more commonly due to a noncancerous condition. ...Read more

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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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Might having a bump on you nipple mean you have breast cancer?

Might having a bump on you nipple mean you have breast cancer?

Not likely: But it depends on size and appearance of bump. A condition called paget's disease is an abnormal nipple that is really cancer. It is really impossible to say without looking at it. So go see a doctor who can tell you for sure. ...Read more

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If a 16-year-old man has a hard lump inside his nipple does that mean he has cancer?

If a 16-year-old man has a hard lump inside his nipple does that mean he has cancer?

Not necessarily: Hormonal changes in this age group can cause gynecomastia which is swelling of breast tissue. See your doctor for an examination to confirm. ...Read more

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If i have an itchy nipple does that mean i have breast cancer?

If i have an itchy nipple does that mean i have breast cancer?

Inflammatory breast: If you have itching for more than 3-4 weeks, see your doctor to rule out any serious pathology. ...Read more

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The side of my nipple is slightly dimpling was that mean I have a breast cancer?

See breast doctor.: Dimpling of the skin and/or nipple inversion are both breast changes that can be associated with breast cancer, therefore, i recommend that you see your primary care doctor for a referral to a breast specialist. Depending on your age and examination findings, they may want to get a mammogram +/- ultrasound. Of course, there are many false alarms, but it's better to prove that it's not a cancer. ...Read more

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Coulda sudden retracted nipple and slight burning mean breast cancer?

Yes: If the nipple retracts after it is formed, it's worrisome. A physician's office visit and/or imaging is in order. ...Read more

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Will a sudden retracted nipple and slight burning mean breast cancer?

Will a sudden retracted nipple and slight burning mean breast cancer?

Could be, but not: Necessarily. You need to have further tests, such as mammogram, ultrasound, and possibly a biopsy to tell for sure. Get to a doctor. ...Read more

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Does left nipple with a slight feeling of burning behind it mean breast cancer?

Does left nipple with a slight feeling of burning behind it mean breast cancer?

Burning: Sensation by itself does not mean cancer. But if there is an associated mass, it does. So show it to your doctor for real answer. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your nipple has a bloody and cracky it just the left? Breast cancer?

What does it mean when your nipple has a bloody and cracky it just the left? Breast cancer?

More info: This is best answered when evaluating you in person. You may need an ultrasound to make sure there is not a mass causing the discharge. A breast surgeon may need to evaluate you. ...Read more

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Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more