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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

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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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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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