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Does your breast hurt if you have breastcancer?

Does your breast hurt if you have breastcancer?

Not commonly: Breast cancer may often be a firm hard painless lump that is felt on breast examination. Pain alone is not necessarily a sign of breast cancer. You should see a doctor for an examination, and depending on your age and medical history, a mammogram or breast ultrasound may be indicated. ...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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Supposing you have a tumor on your breast. Does it mean you have breast cancer?

Supposing you have a tumor on your breast. Does it mean you have breast cancer?

No: Definition of tumor is a lump. Most breast lumps are not cancer but they should be evaluated properly, especially in they are changing. If you have any doubt about a breast lump, see your doc please. ...Read more

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What to do if I have breast implants and breast cancer?

What to do if I have breast implants and breast cancer?

Treat the cancer: The most important thing to do is treat the breast cancer. Often the breast implant goes along for the ride, but there are specific situations when it may need to be changed or removed. The first thing to do is to evaluate the breast cancer, regardless of your implants. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your left nipple hurt not breast just nipple and you can't sleep?

What does it mean when your left nipple hurt not breast just nipple and you can't sleep?

Pain: Nipple pain could be due to many possibilities including and not limited to friction, hormonal influences, inflammation, infection, or tumors. By far the most common cause is hormone influence with water retention and distention of the tissue. Check with your gynecologist for proper therapy and diagnosis. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you have breast cancer does the lump hurt when you touch it?

I wanted to know when you have breast cancer does the lump hurt when you touch it?

Not usually: Pain is not a common presenting symptom in patients with breast cancer. Though it can be, it is not common. A tender lump could be a cyst, or (also uncommon) an infection (more common in breastfeeding patients). Definitely a good idea to see your dr and have an exam, find out if you need any imaging done, . ...Read more

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What does it mean when your breast start to hurt including your nipple?

What does it mean when your breast start to hurt including your nipple?

Cycle related?: This could be as simple as cycle related pain and if so will likely resolve over the next couple of weeks. You should also consider the possibility of pregnancy as this is a common symptom. ...Read more

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If you have breast implants, can you still breast feed your baby? Does it make your breasts look weird?

If you have breast implants, can you still breast feed your baby?  Does it make your breasts look weird?

Yes but be informed: It is very safe but there are some concerns that I have addressed in the video link below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fybsihrevec;sns=em in fact it has been shown that women with silicone breast implants produce milk with less silicone than formula fed infants. There are other concerns about capsular contracture and ptosis which are discussed in the video. ...Read more

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If they take off your boob when you have breast cancer, what do they do with the nipple?

Removed or spared : Occasionally, the nipple and skin can be spared with a mastectomy, depending on the size of the breast, the size of the tumor, and how close the tumor is to the nipple. If there is tumor in close proximity to the nipple, the nipple and areola are removed with the breast tissue, and a new nipple and areola can be reconstructed later. ...Read more

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If i feel lumps in my breasts does that that is breast cancer?

If i feel lumps in my breasts does that that is breast cancer?

Need for evaluation: Lump in breast is a good reason to see your doctor for an evaluation. It is not feasible to tell what the lumps may be, without a physical examination and may be mammogram. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your armpit and part of your breast hurts but you don't have a lump?

What does it mean when your armpit and part of your breast hurts but you don't have a lump?

Infection.: I wold predict that ou have a swollen lymph node deep in your armpit that you can't feel, and this is causing the pain in your breast, wither through nerve channels or by direct connection. Don't go mucking about in your pit, as you could spread it. Have a physician examine you carefully. It won't hurt, except a little when he/she finds it. But don't delay. ...Read more

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Do breast lumps have anything to do with breast cancer?

Yes they can: Any lump in the breast is suspect for breast cancer. If you have this problem, have your self examined by your doctor. He/she may do a mammogram to check and verify. Breast cancer can occur in women their 30s...So do not ignore this matter. ...Read more

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Does your back hurt if you have colon cancer?

Does your back hurt if you have colon cancer?

Not in its early: Stages, but if it has metastases to vertebra or if there is direct extension to back, yes. Consult with your doctor if you have back pain and colon cancer. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your breast and nipples hurt?

What does it mean when your breast and nipples hurt?

Breast Pain: Constant, dull aching pain in the outer extremities of the breast is a normal problem and often results from changes in the breast tissue, often referred to as "fibrocystic" changes. Pain in the nipple may indicate infection, or it could result from injury or friction. Other causes of breast and nipple pain include benign tumors, mastitis and cancerous tumors (these usually do not cause pain). ...Read more

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If mammograms slightly increase my risks of breast cancer, why does everyone say to get them?

If mammograms slightly increase my risks of breast cancer, why does everyone say to get them?

Early diagnosis: Because early diagnosis saves lives. Mammogram is a cost effective screening method that has helped decrease cancer mortality from breast cancer by about 37% since 1990s when mammogram became widespread used. ...Read more

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Why do girls have nipples? Why does it hurt when you breast feed? A lot

Breast feeding: Both males and female mammals have nipples. In females they are the outlet for breast milk during lactation. Breast feeding does not hurt, when baby latches on properly. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which cells lining the inside of the breast grow ...Read more