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How do you treat an intraductal papilloma of the breast?

How do you treat an intraductal papilloma of the breast?

It depends.: Intraductal papillomas are benign tumors found commonly within the nipple ducts. They are often responsible for bloody nipple discharge. Treatment depends on their location within the breast: if it is next to the nipple, it can often be safely watched. In contrast, those found within the periphery of the breast should be surgically removed since they are occasionally next to breast cancer. ...Read more

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How do you know the difference between a breast abscess and inflammatory breast cancer?

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How do you know the difference between a breast abscess and inflammatory breast cancer?

Different : Breast abscess is an infection that is presented with a thin walled area with pus accumulation- caused by bacteria. While on the other hand , inflammatory breast cancer is a type of agressive breast cancer that involves the skin and soft tissue underneath- with clinical presentation that mimics inflammation process- swelling, redness and pain ...Read more

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I need to know what is the cause of ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis)?

I need to know what is the cause of ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis)?

Genetic mutations: This is mostly a random event. There's a natural instability in the human genome even if you are never exposed to anything that's obviously a mutagen. The other factors that place you at risk for breast cancer (nulliparity, brca1 / brca2 mutations, etc.) are risk factors here, but no woman (and actually no man either) is immune. ...Read more

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What is the technical definition of pancreatic cancer and how do you get it?

Many causes: There are many risk factors: obesity, smoking, pancreatitis history, diabetes, family history (http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/wyntk/pancreas/page4). ...Read more

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How do you usually treat atypical hyperplasia in a breast biopsy?

How do you usually treat atypical hyperplasia in a breast biopsy?

Depends .: If the biopsy was a needle/core biopsy, most would surgically excise. There is a small (approximately 20%) chance of finding dcis at excision. Once excised, most patients are considered 'high risk'. These patients may benefit from chemoprevention (tamoxifen) and/or yearly mri. To further assess one's risk, they should see a breast professional. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics/symptoms of a lymph node in armpit/side of breast area? How do you know if it is cancerous or non-cancerous?

What are the characteristics/symptoms of a lymph node in armpit/side of breast area? How do you know if it is cancerous or non-cancerous?

See below: Usually a painless lump or mass in the armpit is felt. A doctor should examine the area to assess if it is suspicious for cancer. Commonly patients are treated with a course of antibiotics, and if the lymph node swelling does not subside, the lymph node is removed for a pathologist to look at to check for cancer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is the best time or age for screening of breast cancer?

Can you tell me exactly when is the best time or age for screening of breast cancer?

See below: Usually recommend yearly breast physical examination beginning in age 20's, yearly mammogram after age 40. Best to do mammograms a few weeks after the menstrual cycle for better visualization. ...Read more

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How do you "catch" the types of cervical cancer? Is it always by sex with an HPV carrier?

How do you "catch" the types of cervical cancer? Is it always by sex with an HPV carrier?

Sex: Unfortunately a condom is not as benificial with hpv exposure as it might for other std's. Infectious particles are often located outside the area covered by a condom & spread in a stealt fashion, so your only realistic ways to avoid hvp is to abstain or get the vaccine. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the minor salivary gland?

What can I do to treat mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the minor salivary gland?

Surgery: Salivary gland tumors are typically treated with surgery. This can entail removing the gland and possibly lymph nodes in the area. Depending on the extent of the cancer (stage), the surgical margins or pathology, radiation therapy may also be used. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/salivarygland/healthprofessional/page1. ...Read more

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After lumpectomy what are the best measures to practice to prevent one from having a lump or breast cancer.

After lumpectomy what are the best measures to practice to prevent one from having a lump or breast cancer.

Adjuvant treatment: For most breast cancers, after a lumpectomy adjuvant breast radiation is required to maximize local control and cure. If the tumor was more than 1cm depending on some other features, chemotherapy could be reccomended( often determined by molecular testing with oncotype dx). If the cells were hormone receptor positive then a hormone blocking pill can further decrease recurrence rates).Ask team. ...Read more

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What type of chemo is used to treat thyroid cancer and if you had breast cancer and a sarcoma ?

What type of chemo is used to treat thyroid cancer and if you had breast cancer and a sarcoma ?

None usually: The most common thyroid cancers such as papillary and follicular are treated with surgery followed by radioactive iodine. There are no chemotherapy agents that have been found to be effective for these thyroid cancers. One would consider being in a chemotherapy study if you had metastatic thyroid cancer that was not responding to radioactive iodine. ...Read more

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Currently treating HPV warts with Aldara. One of them is beginning to ulcerate. What is the best way to prevent infection or sepsis?

Currently treating HPV warts with Aldara. One of them is beginning to ulcerate. What is the best way to prevent infection or sepsis?

Good Hygiene: Good Hygiene means carefully and frequently daily washing of the wart site and if necessary a mid day change in underwear. If signs of secondary infection such as redness. swelling or pus are noted, see a MD immediately. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a way to prevent breast cancer, health issues, by removing breast tissue but leaving nerves and putting an implant?

Please let me know if there is a way to prevent breast cancer, health issues, by removing breast tissue but leaving nerves and putting an implant?

Yes, Many options av: Yes there are several ways to protect yourself from breast cancer depending on your family and personal history. A good oncologist can guide you. You have at least 3 options: be under close supervision of an expert who can screen and detect cancer early if it ever appears on the scene. Prophylactic mastectomy is an option but not recommended. Preventive medicines are available and are quite effect. ...Read more

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Before i go to a doctor,what are some of the signs for Oral HPV?And how is it spread?mean Oral Hpv

Before i go to a doctor,what are some of the signs for Oral HPV?And how is it spread?mean Oral Hpv

Usually asymptomatic: Oral HPV usually is acquired by performing oral sex on Most oral HPV causes no symptoms at all. Sometimes warts in or around the mouth. Throat cancer can occur due to HPV, but usually not before age 40. All oral HPV problems are more frequent in people with immune deficiency, such as advanced HIV infection.infected partners. See a doctor, as you are planning to do. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pancreas is contracted and ecogenic. Parapancreatic no collection or mass. Main pancreatic duct is not dilated. How can i get rid of this? Please sgst

Pancreas is contracted and ecogenic. Parapancreatic no collection or mass. Main pancreatic duct is not dilated. How can i get rid of this? Please sgst

There is: nothing to get rid of. An echogenic pancreas can be normal, particularly if it is not accompanied by enlargement. I'm not sure what they mean by contracted pancreas. The rest of it is essentially saying there are no abnormalities. ...Read more

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How often does eye cancer require removing the eye? I understand that taking out the eye is the best way to be sure you've gotten all of the eye cancer, but is that always the best options? Are there certain types or sizes of tumors that are likely to res

How often does eye cancer require removing the eye? I understand that taking out the eye is the best way to be sure you've gotten all of the eye cancer, but is that always the best options? Are there certain types or sizes of tumors that are likely to res

There : There are many different treatments for eye cancers and eye removal or enucleation is reserved for cases where vision and eye sparing techniques cannot be used successfully. Treatment is based on the cancer type, extent, and vision status of the eye. Additional factors may include whether a patient can tolerate the treatments based on health status. Finally social issues may play a role, i.e. If multiple treatments are offered can a patient successfully go to all the appointments, etc. ...Read more

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If you recover from breast cancer how likely is it that you will get cancer of the ovaries?

If you recover from breast cancer how likely is it that you will get cancer of the ovaries?

Rare: App. 10% of women with breast cancer have the hereditary form of breast cancer, who may have a 15-40% chance of also developing ovarian cancer. The other 90% of women with breast cancer should have no greater risk of ovarian ca (1.5%) as the general population. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are odds there is cancer in the breast if two ultrasounds show them clear (with an aggressive cancer)?

Please tell me what are odds there is cancer in the breast if two ultrasounds show them clear (with an aggressive cancer)?

Too complex : To answer. See your doctor. If you have family history or other risk factors for breast cancer, additional imaging may be needed. If you have a palpable lesion more imaging is needed. May need a diagnostic mammogram. Breast MRI is an option in certain cases. See womenshealth.Gov. ...Read more

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What is the cause of the growth of a man's breast and how to get rid of them ?

What is the cause of the growth of a man's breast and how to get rid of them ?

Hormonal imbalance: Hormonal imbalance or genetic predisposition can cause gynecomastia, but sometimes it may be a weight problem as well. If weight loss is not helping, then surgical intervention is the next step. Consider a consultation with a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of breast cancer? So my girlfriend can avoid them. Or is it one of those random cancers and not an acquired cancer?

What are the main causes of breast cancer? So my girlfriend can avoid them. Or is it one of those random cancers and not an acquired cancer?

10% are congenital: While 10% of breast cancers are congential, at least 90% are acquired, the major factor related to the MMTV virus. The long terminal repeat of the virus enters the Wnt1 gene within ductal mucosa causing overexpression of B-catenin and transformation of the cell to Ca. This holds true for lymphocytes and prostate tissue having the Wnt -1 gene and a high level of association with Br Ca. ...Read more

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