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How to tell between male breast cancer and temporary puberty boobs?

How to tell between male breast cancer and temporary puberty boobs?

See a doctor: The temporary puberty that you are referring to is called gynecomastia and can be common in men. It is seen at puberty but can also be seen in grown men who are overweight (the man boob) or due to medications.
Male breast cancer usually occurs on 1 side and is firm.
I recommend getting evaluated by your family doctor who can refer you to a surgeon for complete evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Precocious Puberty (Definition)

A condition in which development of secondary sex characteristics (breasts, testicular enlargement) occurs before age eight in girls and age nine in boys. Often times, especially in girls, the cause is unknown and not harmful to the child. However, all children with precocious puberty should see a doctor to rule out harmful causes such as cancer. Furthermore, early puberty can stunt growth due to premature closure of the growth plates. Early detection and intervention can prevent ...Read more


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How can I detect breast cancer early?

How can I detect breast cancer early?

Annual Exam: If +fm hx, prior chest irradiation or child hood malignancy as early as age 20, but 30-40 for others. Also, you need to learn your breast and self exam for changes. If you find something, time for professional confirmation. Mammo annual age 40. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of breast cancer?

What are the early symptoms of breast cancer?

Silence: In this country, breast cancer is most often detected by mammogram, before any symptoms. Other symptoms include a painless new lump, swollen lymph nodes in the armpit, dimpling in the skin of the breast, a newly inverted nipple, scaling or crusting of the nipple, or a sore on the breast that doesn't heal. ...Read more

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What are the chances a woman recovers from breast cancer if it is caught early?

What are the chances a woman recovers from breast cancer if it is caught early?

Recovery BreastCA TX: Most of our ladys with early breast ca will have breast conserving therapy, lumpectomy and radiation. Assuming no chemo is involved these ladys do very well. They will usually miss a few days work right after surgery and than work thur the radiation and be healed up about two to four weeks later. Always be the potential for long term tenderness at the lumpectomy site &rare risk lymphadema. ...Read more

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What are some early indicators of breast cancer?

What are some early indicators of breast cancer?

Signs+symptoms: The signs and symptoms of breast cancer include: a lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm that persists through the menstrual cycle; change in the size, shape, or contour of the breast; blood-stained or clear fluid discharge from the nipple; change in the feel or appearance of the skin on the breast or nipple (dimpled, puckered, scaly, or inflamed). ...Read more

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What treatment are there for early breast cancer?

What treatment are there for early breast cancer?

Don't forget genes!: I agree with the prior answer.
If you are 34 years old with breast cancer, do not make a decision about surgery until you have been tested for the brca gene!
(go to myriad. Com and click on the bracanalysis box). ...Read more

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What are some early signs and symptoms of breast cancer?

What are some early signs and symptoms of breast cancer?

None to lump: Most breast cancers are picked up on routine mammography in asymptomatic women. Others have lumps, pain, discharge, skin rash at nipple, axillary lumps (lymph nodes). Strong family hx important. ...Read more

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Which treatment does a woman with early breast cancer need?

Which treatment does a woman with early breast cancer need?

Varies: But commonly surgery is first done to remove the lump. Depends if invasive or in situ, cell type, cancer stage, hormone receptors, etc. May need cchemotherapy or hormone therapy. May need radiation therapy. A medical oncologist can direct the best treatments. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of early stage Her2 positive breast cancer?

What are the symptoms of early stage Her2 positive breast cancer?

Lump: Her2 cancers may tend to grow and spread faster than Her2 negative cancers. There are also specific medicines that can be used with Her2 positive cancers. However, there are really no symptoms specific for a Her2 cancer. Like all early stage cancers, there may be no symptoms (and the cancer is detected on mammogram or ultrasound), or there may be a palpable mass. ...Read more

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Can early breast development lead to higher risk of breast cancer?

Can early breast development lead to higher risk of breast cancer?

Indirectly: People who go thru puberty at an early age and/or menopause late in life have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer. We believe this is due to prolonged exposure to high estrogen levels. ...Read more

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Is it true that early menopause comes with a reduced breast cancer risk are linked. Early meaning age 46.?

Is it true that early menopause comes with a reduced breast cancer risk are linked. Early meaning age 46.?

Yes: Yes, late menarche and early menopause exposes the body to shorter period of female hormones and is associated with lower risk of breast cancer. ...Read more

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In early stage her-2 breast cancer, which is the best option:- is it taking drugs or a total removal of the breast?

In early stage her-2 breast cancer, which is the best option:- is it taking drugs or a total removal of the breast?

2 Different Issues: Mastectomy or Lump-x + Radiation RX are LOCAL treatments of breast cancer, with EQUAL survival rates. One or the other is necessary for all breast CA pt's. CHEMOTHERAPY ("drugs") are SYSTEMIC (whole body) RX's for certain breast cancers. Her2Neu (+) cancers are particularly sensitive to Herceptin (trastuzumab). Please meet with your oncologist to understand the different options you have. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of screening early for breast cancer?

What are the benefits of screening early for breast cancer?

Early detection: The earlier breast cancers are caught, the more likely they can be cured. Screening mammograms starting at age 40 can save 1 life for every 450-1000 mammograms done (depending on the study.) screening detects breast cancer at an early stage. ...Read more

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How early can you diagnose breast cancer?

How early can you diagnose breast cancer?

VERY early!: How? Regular mammograms. As many as a third of all breast cancers detected by mammography are stage 0 (dcis), with cure rates that approach 100%. Furthermore, cancers can often be detected on mammography years before they could ever be palpated. ...Read more

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What is "early-stage" breast cancer?

What is "early-stage" breast cancer?

Good prognosis: "early stage" means it was detected early. That generally means a relatively small (amenable to lumpectomy/breast conservation) with no or minimal lymph node involvement. The earlier a cancer is detected the more options for treatment and the better the prognosis. ...Read more

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What does "early-stage" breast cancer mean?

What does "early-stage" breast cancer mean?

See full answer: Generally early stage refers to stage 0, i, or ii. Stage depends on the size of invasive cancer and whether or not there has been spread to underarm lymph nodes. Stage 0 is noninvasive, dcis. Stage I is any invasive cancer < 2cm and no spread to lymph nodes. Stage ii is 2-5cm cancer and/or spread to nodes. Stage iii is a larger cancer and spread to more nodes; stage IV is spread to other organs. ...Read more

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How can early-stage breast cancer be treated?

How can early-stage breast cancer be treated?

Complex: Always surgery: mastectomy and lumpectomy. In either case, a sentinel node biopsy in the armpit (axilla) will be done and possibly a full axillary node dissection. Usually (if > 1cm and/or estrogen receptor negative) chemotherapy and/or hormonal blockade. Often radiotherapy: if no mastectomy or if mastectomy and + lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What does early-stage breast cancer actually mean?

What does early-stage breast cancer actually mean?

Stage I, 2 or 3A: Early stage breast cancer means breast cancer that is curable and has spread only to local lymph nodes. Stage 1, 2a, 2b, and 3a breast cancers are considered early stage. ...Read more

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How is early-stage breast cancer typically treated?

How is early-stage breast cancer typically treated?

Surgery first: Surgery comes first to remove the tumor and some lymph nodes in the armpit. Depending on the sub-type of breast cancer, chemotherapy (if necessary) comes next. Radiation comes next if breast-sparing surgery was done. Finally, if the tumor has the estrogen receptor, anti-estrogen pills are given for five years. ...Read more

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What is the best early detection for breast cancer?

What is the best early detection for breast cancer?

BreastCA detection: Breast cancer is best found and found early if the lady is performing monthly self exams, taking annual mammograms, and having her md check her once a year. Annual exams start in late 30s for the base line than annually from 40 on...Unless you feel something now. The physical will find one out of three cas that don't show up on mammography. ...Read more

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How to know if I have early signs/symptoms of breast cancer?

How to know if I have early signs/symptoms of breast cancer?

Get a Mammogram: The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends getting a baseline mammogram by age 40. Please see your physician for a breast check and bilateral mammograms.
Breast cancer is usually silent with no signs/symptoms.
Some women do have a palpable lump which is often not painful.
Any bloody nipple discharge or any lump should be further evaluted with imaging and by your physician. ...Read more

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How can I check my breasts for lumps and early forms of breast cancer?

How can I check my breasts for lumps and early forms of breast cancer?

Self-examination: Regardless of age, all women can benefit from monthly breast self-examination. In addition, it is recommended to see a physician yearly for breast examination and to have yearly mammograms beginning at age 40. ...Read more

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What exactly does early detection mean when refering to breast cancer?

What exactly does early detection mean when refering to breast cancer?

Better outcome: Early detection means finding the cancer at a stage before larger growth of the cancer, or spread has occurred. It means there is a higher rate of cure with surgery/treatments, and better chance of successful treatment and survival. ...Read more

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What symptoms or tests you think help early detection of breast cancer?

What symptoms or tests you think help early detection of breast cancer?

Annual Mammography: A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women in the us comply. ...Read more

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How do I check my breasts for lumps to detect early forms of breast cancer?

How do I check my breasts for lumps to detect early forms of breast cancer?

Self-examination: Regardless of age, all women can benefit from monthly breast self-examination. In addition, it is recommended to see a physician yearly for breast examination and to have yearly mammograms beginning at age 40. ...Read more

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How do you treat painful at all. What are the early signs of breast cancer?

How do you treat painful at all. What are the early signs of breast cancer?

See below: The first part of your question is unclear. You may consult this site for early signs of cancer, however, if you have any concern, it would be prudent to see your doctor. The usual signs are lump in the breast, nipple discharge, changes in skin over the breast, enlarged lymph glands in axilla etc.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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At what usual age does a woman start noticing the early signs/symptoms of breast cancer?

Older: The older a woman becomes the risks of breast cancer can increase there are no early symptoms of breast cancer. Early breast cancers are only seen on mammogram and are too small to feel and cause no symptoms. Start yearly mammograms at age 40 and have yearly physical exams. ...Read more

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Should somebody with a family history of breast cancer be more adamant about examination early in life?

Even with + fam: Hx, evidence does not support early mammo's, and they add radiation exposure. Adamant or not, the yield is so low that the risk outweighs it. It it were risk free and cheap, and there are ultrasound devices in development that might do this, there might be a case. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a person had early stage breast cancer 22 years ago and have been fine since how often do they need to have?

Can you tell me if a person had early stage breast cancer 22 years ago and have been fine since how often do they need to have?

Likely routine f/u: Hello-
after 22 years of being cancer free routine imaging and follow-up is likely to be sufficient. This means monthly self-breast exam following a menstrual cycle, an annual mammogram, and an annual breast exam by an md. If a gene that caused the breast cancer was identified then more rigorous screening may be indicated. This person should discuss it with their md. Thank you. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms for early breast tumor/breast cancer?

Signs and symptoms for early breast tumor/breast cancer?

Usually None: There are usually no signs or symptoms for early breast cancer. It is important to perform your breast cancer screening as recommended by your physician. The best chance for a cure is with early detection. ...Read more

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Is mammogram or ultrasound best for early breast cancer detection?

Mammogram: Mammograms are generally better at screening for breast cancer. Ultrasound is used more for a focus evaluation of an area of the breast that might be suspicious or appear abnormal. ...Read more

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Please post pictures of inflammatory breast cancer in early stages?

Please post pictures of inflammatory breast cancer in early stages?

Swelling, redness: You can google photos (images) for inflammatory breast cancer. There is not 1 picture. This is a hard diagnosis to make because there is not a mass. There is often redness, swelling, orange peel like changes. It is often confused with an infection. If you think anything is abnormal, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is herceptin (trastuzumab) licensed for use of advanced but not early breast cancer?

Why is herceptin (trastuzumab) licensed for use of advanced but not early breast cancer?

Used in both setting: For your information, Herceptin (trastuzumab) is used and indicated for both settings- for early breast cancer- at least is given for 1 year - as well as for advanced metastatic breast cancer. ...Read more

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Could you get ovarian cancer if you don't have family history and you never had breast cancer early.?

Could you get ovarian cancer if you don't have family history and you never had breast cancer early.?

Hereditary cancers: Only 10-15% of ovarian cancers are hereditary (passed through a family). So, most cases of ovarian cancer happen in women with no family history or personal history. ...Read more

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What do risk factors for breast cancer such as early menarche, late menopause, & nullipara have in common?

What do risk factors for breast cancer such as early menarche, late menopause, & nullipara have in common?

Hormone: Longer exposure to higher levels of estrogen hormones is suggested, but these statistical findings are a measurement of increased risks. The statistics are not meant to tell us why things happen, they only measure what is seen in the us population. See gail risk model measurements. ...Read more

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Dr I came to know that breast cancer causes misscarriage, is it true? Breast cancer causes early stage miscarriages?!

Dr I came to know that breast cancer causes misscarriage, is it true? Breast cancer causes early stage miscarriages?!

NO: But any treatment for breast cancer other than surgery could cause fetal abnormalities
use ultrasound instead of mammogram to safely image the breast and guide biopsy if needed. ...Read more

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25, pain (like pressing on a bruise) in lower outer part of both breasts. 1st cousin diagnosed in early 20s with Breast cancer. Should I be worried?

25, pain (like pressing on a bruise) in lower outer part of both breasts. 1st cousin diagnosed in early 20s with Breast cancer. Should I be worried?

See your doctor: Given your family history and your symptoms it is advised that you go and see your primary care physician so he can examine you. It is unlikely that what you are experiencing is from cancer but you should absolutely be evaluated by your doctor to make sure. If these painful areas in your breast fluctuate relative to your period it is likely the milk producing part of your breast tissue changing. ...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


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