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High Esr Levels In Breast Cancer Patients
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
Food to avoid: No food is associated with exacerbating breast cancer. Enjoy what ever you want but in moderation of course
No: It is safe to breast feed after having breast cancer, although the affected breast may not produce milk following radiation therapy. Of course, any medication you take, including chemotherapy, may be passed to your child in the breast milk; therefore, your child's pediatrician needs to be aware of any medication you are taking before starting breastfeeding.See 1 more doctor answer
Can photoacoustic breast imaging solve the conventional challenge in diagnosing breast cancer for patients with dense breast tissues?
Unclear: The data is unclear on this. I do not think it is ready to prime time just yet.See 2 more doctor answers
There are Support g: Ample support is available from your oncologist, his/her onclogy nurses. Most oncology centers have support groups made up of cancer patients, so it is good to join a breast cancer support group with the help of your oncologist. American cancer society (acs) also offeres a lot of help and guidance to further guide you with your needs. You should call up the local branch of the acs in your locality.See 1 more doctor answer
Herceptin (trastuzumab): Herceptin (trastuzumab) is one of targetted therapy that we can use to treat a her2 positive breast cancer. There are other her 2 receptor inhibitors out there- such as lapatinib, Pertuzumab and hopefully tdm1. It is able to stop the cancer from growing and ultimately cause death to cancer cells that have the her2 receptors.See 1 more doctor answer
No way...: ...In God's creation I could know that. I hope someone took her to the hospital. Fainting spells with or without cancer need to be evaluated and one in which the patient is out "for days" sounds particularly serious.
Patients with advanced breast cancer, Has received chemotherapy, Is there any need for radiotherapy?
Breast Cancer: As you see on TV cancer Dx and Rx is very individualized. Some need radiation and some may not. So discuss this with your Dr.
What are the usual symptoms of male breast cancer, and how often do patients not have the usual symptoms?
Male breast cancer: Hard lump behind nipple, non painful usually, sometimes the nipple will invert or have discharge, older male usually.See 1 more doctor answer
Why are markers left in the chest of previous breast cancer patients? I can see them on X-rays and do they hurt?
Usually clips: If the marker were one used to define a non palpable lesion for localization of tumor it should have been resected with the lesion. If the patient underwent mastectomy, the radio opaque clips are vascular clips used to control chest wall blood vessels that were bleeding during the procedure and used to stop bleeding. They are permanent and do not cause any related symptoms. And are never removedSee 2 more doctor answers
If a patient has breast cancer and breastfeeds her child, do the stray cancer cells in the milk have any effect on her child?
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Interesting question: I do not know of any data that point to Albumin as an independent prognostic factor in early breast cancer. Patients with advanced cancer often develop malnutrition and cachexia which will lower the Albumin levels. Those patients will do poorly so indirectly it may give you a rough idea of prognosis in those advanced cases.
Much more often....: ...Than not. Thankfully, our tools for treating breast cancer have improved quite a bit over the past 20 years. Survival is not related to method of surgical rx (lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy); rather, it is dependent on the stage, type, and molecular features of the cancer. When caught very early, the chance for cure is better-than 90%. The best way to do that is yearly mammograms beginning at 40.See 1 more doctor answer
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
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