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History of early stage breast cancer have septated ovarian cyst?

History of early stage breast cancer have septated ovarian cyst?

Need more details: I highly recommend you consult your oncology team and get evaluated by a gynecology oncologist. Since you are <50, it makes me concerned about a brca mutations (if you have not been tested, then get tested!). Ovarian cancer and breast cancer can be related, especially if brca is positive. If you have an estrogen positive tumor, then stopping the ovaries from making hormone may be beneficial. ...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


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What could replace tamoxiphen in second 5 years after breast cancer? Tamoxiphen caused me ovarian cyst and uterus thickening. Thanks

What could replace tamoxiphen in second 5 years after breast cancer? Tamoxiphen caused me ovarian cyst and uterus thickening.  Thanks

Letrozole: Tamoxifen for 5 years followed by Letrozole would be an option. However, technically you are still premenopausal so not an option. Another treatment which is controversial is to have your ovaries removes. There is data on 10 years of tamoxifen now but you may not want to do this. The other option would be observation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Breast cancer, lymphadema, ovarian cysts, fibroid, atrophic kidney, gallbladder polyps, diverticula, appendicitis, osteoprosis, ddd are they connected?

Breast cancer, lymphadema, ovarian cysts, fibroid, atrophic kidney, gallbladder polyps, diverticula, appendicitis, osteoprosis, ddd are they connected?

Muliple issues: I would suggest that you seek a comprehensive medical evalaution: some GI symptoms may be related; however breast cance, ovarian cysts, kidney diease are all separate issues. Get yourself in the hands of an expert or experts-ASAP. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged liver, spleen, gallstones and an ovarian cyst. Will be going for a breast biopsy because the dr's found something. Cancer?

I have an enlarged liver, spleen, gallstones and an ovarian cyst. Will be going for a breast biopsy because the dr's found something. Cancer?

Unkown: Your liver problem has nothing to do with the breast. Impossible to predict the biopsy result without seeing mammogram, ultrasound etc. ...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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Is it reasonable to have a mastectomy for early-stage breast cancer and not have chemo or radiation?

Is it reasonable to have a mastectomy for early-stage breast cancer and not have chemo or radiation?

It Depends: A mastectomy does not guarantee you won't need chemo or radiation. The tumor's "personality" determines that. After a mastectomy, you might need chemo if the tumor is aggressive. Chemo treats your whole body to kill cancer that may have traveled. You might need radiation if you have positive lymph nodes, or if cancer was near the incision site. Ask your oncologist. It's complicated! ...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 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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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 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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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 "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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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 a 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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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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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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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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8 years ago I had breast cancer and recovered from cancer, but now bone and the doctor told me that at a very early stage and gave me the pills hormo?

8 years ago I had breast cancer and recovered from cancer, but now bone and the doctor told me that at a very early stage and gave me the pills hormo?

If your cancer: Now is in your bones after 8 years, the treatment with anti-hormones can be quite successful in relieving symptoms, but does not cure the disease. Some biopsy the bone to prove that it is the same cancer, and re-test er/pr and her-2-neu status. Relapse after 8 years is no common, but not rare. Best wishes and good luck. ...Read more

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Mother had breast cancer in stage 3 8 years agoand now has a secondary bone cancer, said dr. It at an early stage and take the risk and give them only?

Mother had breast cancer in stage 3 8 years agoand now has a secondary bone cancer, said dr. It at an early stage and take the risk and give them only?

Sounds like mom: Has findings in bones compatible with recurrent breast cancer 8 years later. I would not call this an ealy stage. With long interval, best to biopsy, check er/pr/her-2-neu on the biopsy to guide therapy. If painful or weight bearing, single fraction XRT or cryotherapy. ...Read more

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Survival for 42yr. Woman, breast cancer both breasts, no smoking, drinking. 2 children. Pat. Grandmother and aunt died from it. Early stage. Nipple invert. Slowly from breast feeding over 9yrs. Saw dr.

Survival for 42yr. Woman, breast cancer both breasts, no smoking, drinking. 2 children. Pat. Grandmother and aunt died from it. Early stage. Nipple invert. Slowly from breast feeding over 9yrs. Saw dr.

Breast Cancer.: Breast cancer, even in both breasts, can be cured. It is difficult to give survival information without knowing stage and more details. But, this can be answered by your oncologist. ...Read more

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I'm 30 years old, have never had children. My mam had breast cancer when she was 44 I've got 27cm septated cyst in ovary & have typical ov/ca symptoms?

I'm 30 years old, have never had children. My mam had breast cancer when she was 44 I've got 27cm septated cyst in ovary & have typical ov/ca symptoms?

You need surgery...: Your family history, symptoms and size of ovarian cyst are worrisome. You need surgery to remove it. If your Ob/Gyn is worried about cancer, he/she may recommend that your surgery be done by a Gyn Oncologist (a specialist in female cancers) but this isn't always necessary. Ob/Gyns are trained to make this decision. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm 25 years old. I just discovered I have a septated cyst sized 9*4 mm in breast. My grandmother and aunt just got breast cancer. What's your advice?

I'm 25 years old. I just discovered I have a septated cyst sized 9*4 mm in breast. My grandmother and aunt just got breast cancer. What's your advice?

It depends.: If the septation is thin, then the chance of malignancy is near zero. If the septation is thick, irregular, or vascular, then the lesion is more suspicious and biopsy may be necessary. So more information about the septated cyst is needed. ...Read more

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How common are breast cyst and could a 20-year-old get breast cancer?

How common are breast cyst and could a 20-year-old get breast cancer?

Common, possible: Breast cysts are fairly common and many women experience it during their lifetime. Cyst are generally benign, especially if they are designated as simple cysts. As far as breast cancer at age 20, it is rare but not impossible. If there is any question about an abnormal breast finding or symptom, it would be best to check with a breast care professional for appropriate work-up. ...Read more

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Ways to reduce my risk of developing breast cancer? (family history of breast/ovarian cancer)

Ways to reduce my risk of developing breast cancer? (family history of breast/ovarian cancer)

Genetic testing: Probably the best way is for someone in your family get the brac/brca test to see if your family carriers the gene for breast and ovarian cancer. A low fat diet and not smoking are important for non genetic breast cancer. Regular self exams are important too. ...Read more

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What causes recurring hemorrhagic/proteinaceous breast cysts and do they increase the risk of breast cancer? My mom and material aunt have breast CA

What causes recurring hemorrhagic/proteinaceous breast cysts and do they increase the risk of breast cancer? My mom and material aunt have breast CA

Not common: At 49 y.o. cyst are not uncommon but most are clear with serous fluid, just enough to keep ducts open. Hemorrhagic cysts not that common and one must ascertain they are not developing into cytst lesions. Cytology of bloody fluid might be valuable along with MRI of breast if mammo neg. BRACA should also be tested to see if genetic changes familial. ...Read more

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Scans showed cysts in breast and focal fibrocystic change. Is fibrocystic change linked to breast cancer in any way? Breasts aren't painful or tender.

Scans showed cysts in breast and focal fibrocystic change. Is fibrocystic change linked to breast cancer in any way? Breasts aren't painful or tender.

NO: Fibrocystic breasts as they are now called(not F.C.disease, bc it is not a dse)occur in 50% of women betweenages 25 % 50. Thet are not precancerous unless something called "atypia"shows under the microscope. However, if any new "lump"is felt you need to get checked by your doctor. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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Is there any proved research that taking hormonal-based contraceptive could cause or trigger breast cancer or cervix cancer as well as fallopian cyst?

Is there any proved research that taking hormonal-based contraceptive could cause or trigger breast cancer or cervix cancer as well as fallopian cyst?

No: Hormonal activity can only act as a stimulus for an already existing cancer. Gasoline can stimulate a fire, it doesn't cause it. Breast and Cervix cancer have already been shown to be associated with certain viruses which induce the malignant transformation ...Read more

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Can breast cancer cause breast cysts to develop? I know it's rare for cancer in a cyst, but can a tumor be the cause of a simple cyst?

Can breast cancer cause breast cysts to develop? I know it's rare for cancer in a cyst, but can a tumor be the cause of a simple cyst?

It's possible: A breast cancer may exist in a cyst if there is a mass in the cyst or in the wall of the cyst. A simple cyst is unlikely to be cancerous. Usually cancerous cysts are complex and may have separations within it. In any event either removal, aspiration with follow up, or repeat imaging may be needed to ensure the cyst is not cancerous. ...Read more

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Cyst in breast does that correlate with possibility of a tumor? My mom had breast cancer 1st person in the family to ever have it.

Cyst in breast does that correlate with possibility of a tumor? My mom had breast cancer 1st person in the family to ever have it.

No - cysts are OK: Cysts in the breast are fluid balls that are not cancerous. They also do not increase your risk for cancer later. They are from fibrocystic changes (hormonal and glandular) in the breast that occur in some women. If the cyst is large or painful it can be drained, otherwise typically nothing is done. Your cancer risk is increased because of your mom, so you may need to begin mammograms early. ...Read more

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How to do a breast self exam? What do you look for? What does a breast cancer cyst feel like? How big or small is it? Also, is it painful?

How to do a breast self exam? What do you look for? What does a breast cancer cyst feel like? How big or small is it? Also, is it painful?

Learn your lumps: The most important thing in breast self exam is to learn what is a normal lump for you. Breasts are naturally lumpy but have a pattern. Anything that does not feel like your normal tissue, should be evaluated by your doctor. ...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


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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more