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How does thermography for breast cancer work? It sounds sort of gimmicky.

How does thermography for breast cancer work?  It sounds sort of gimmicky.

No scientific value: Thermography, while it sounds promising to the lay population especially when one is searching for options to mammography, has never been show in any valid scientific study to have any value in screening or detecting breast cancer. The fda issued a safety warning against it and the people that promote it for financial gain. http://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/safety/alertsandnotices/ucm257259.htm. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Female) (Definition)

Breast cancer results when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. The growth occurs initially inside the ducts but eventually breaks outside into the breast tissue and ultimately spreads both to the lymph nodes in the armpit and via the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Because of the promoting affect of estrogen almost all breast cancer occurs in women and is a rarity in men. The unregulated growth is due to both inherited and acquired genetic defects. It is the most common malignancy in women but it 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 on an annual basis. ...Read more


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Detecting breast cancer appropriate to have thermography for women vs mammogram?

Detecting breast cancer appropriate to have thermography for women vs mammogram?

The use of: mammography as a screening test has been validated by many years of outcomes data. Thermography, not so much. ...Read more

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My aunt is recently diagnosed with secondary bone metastases from breast cancer, which sounds really bad?

My aunt is recently diagnosed with secondary bone metastases from breast cancer, which sounds really bad?

Treatable, incurable: I am sorry for your aunt. When the cancer has spread to other area beyond the primary organ-i.e.Breast- it is called stage iv. It is incurable, however treatable and there are many treatment options available-which will depend on the er/pr and her2neu status of the cancer.Bisphosphonates such as zometa or xgeva (denosumab) are available to decrease risk for fracture. Radiation tx is available to reduce pain. ...Read more

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I have the result of ultra sound of my right breast..And it shows features of fibroadenosis of right breast and multiple small well defined isoechoeic masses-fibro adenomas..What is mean of this..Is this the sign of breast cancer?

I have the result of ultra sound of my right breast..And it shows  features of fibroadenosis of right breast and multiple small well defined isoechoeic masses-fibro adenomas..What is mean of this..Is this the sign of breast cancer?

Benign: What is described on your ultrasound is a benign finding. However, it needs to be interpreted within the context of why the ultrasound was ordered--is there a palpable abnormality?...An abnormality seen on a mammogram?...Breast pain? The ultrasound report should include info which tells the ordering physician what the next step is (routine follow-up, close f/u, biopsy)--please talk to your dr. ...Read more

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I have the result of my right breast ultra sound and it shows..Features of fibroadenosis of right breast and multiple small well defined isoechoeic masses-fibro adenomas.What its mean; is this the sign of breast cancer? Pls I need your concerned..

I have the result of my right breast ultra sound and it shows..Features of fibroadenosis of right breast and multiple small well defined isoechoeic masses-fibro adenomas.What its mean; is this the sign of breast cancer? Pls I need your concerned..

Need 2 Ask Ur Dr. : What is described on your ultrasound is a benign finding. However, it needs to be interpreted within the context of why the ultrasound was ordered--is there a palpable abnormality?...An abnormality seen on a mammogram?...Breast pain? The ultrasound report should include info which tells the ordering physician what the next step is (routine follow-up, close f/u, biopsy)--please talk to your dr. ...Read more

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I had breast cancer in right breast. Had lump removed and radiation in july. Now I have bad pain. Mammo and ultra sound came out clear. What is wrong?

I had breast cancer in right breast. Had lump removed and radiation in july. Now I have bad pain. Mammo and ultra sound came out clear. What is wrong?

Radiation: Some patients experience chronic pain after radiation therapy. It could create a burn. Discuss this possibility with your doctor and maybe starting some neuropathic medications to treat this symptom. ...Read more

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I'm a primary breast cancer with MRI findings of T2 hyperintense T1 isointense atypical hemangioma lesions on T6 T7.. Does this sound like secondary C?

I'm a primary breast cancer with MRI findings of T2 hyperintense T1 isointense atypical hemangioma lesions on T6 T7.. Does this sound like secondary C?

Frist you can't: diagnose cancer of breast with MRI alone ,definitive diagnosis is established only after biopsy only, if you did not have biopsy it may not be a cancer till proved by biopsy. Speak to your doctor and find out further management ...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. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Breast carcinoma is a type of cancer where this uncontrolled growth of breast cells. Symptoms can include breast lumps, pain, and weight ...Read more