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How to tell difference between gyno and breast cancer?

How to tell difference between gyno and breast cancer?

Easy: Gynecomastia, right? You probably want it removed surgically; the pathologist will take a look at it and you'll know for sure. Symmetric enlargement under a man's nipples is almost always gynecomastia; if it ulcerates or keep growing or is invading, then it's time for biopsy or wide excision. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (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 ...Read more


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How can you. Tell the difference between fibrocystic breasts and breast cancer?

How can you. Tell the difference between fibrocystic breasts and breast cancer?

Tissue biopsy: Definitively, pathology evaluation on tissue biopsy of the breast will differentiate fibrocystic disease versus breast cancer. ...Read more

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What is the difference between breast cancer and a tumor?

What is the difference between breast cancer and a tumor?

Definitions: A tumor is a general term for a lump or mass in any location in the body. It can be cancerous or noncancerous. Breast cancer refers to malignant cells found in the breast. There are many benign/noncancerous tumors that can be found in the breast. Usually a needle biopsy is performed to determin if cancer is present. ...Read more

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What is the difference between iva, ivb, and ivc breast cancer?

What is the difference between iva, ivb, and ivc breast cancer?

T Stages: I think you are talking about primary tumor stage (eg t stage). T4a is a breast tumor that has grown into the chest wall, t4b is one that basically invokves the skin, t4c involves both chest wall and skin, and t4d is inflammatory carcinoma where the entire breast is red and swollen due to extensive cancer. These are combined with the nodal (n) and metastasis (m) stages to give overall stage. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Paget's breast cancer & eczema?

What is the difference between Paget's breast cancer & eczema?

See your doc: There are subtle differences, but a good rule is that paget's should be excluded for any persistent rash in the nipple area. If the patient has known eczema in other parts of the body, she will usually recognize it as such. Eczema rarely starts out in the nipple area only. ...Read more

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What is the difference between breast cancer and simple lymph?

Cancer v. Node: Lymph node is a structure in the body that screens lymph that is being drained from surrounding tissue against infection. Breast cancer is a collection of cells from breast ducts/lobules (usually) that have become immortal and often rapidly proliferative whereby they invade surrounding tissues depriving normal cells the ability to co-exist. Cancer cells may find their way to nearby lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What is the difference between stage iva, ivb, and ivc breast cancer?

T Stages: I think you are talking about primary tumor stage (eg t stage). T4a is a breast tumor that has grown into the chest wall, t4b is one that basically invokves the skin, t4c involves both chest wall and skin, and t4d is inflammatory carcinoma where the entire breast is red and swollen due to extensive cancer. These are combined with the nodal (n) and metastasis (m) stages to give overall stage. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between regular breast lumps and breast cancer lumps?

I want to know what is the difference between regular breast lumps and breast cancer lumps?

Can't tell: Both cancer and normal lumps can feel the same. It is best to get it checked out. C ur doctor. ...Read more

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What is the difference between anti-estrogens and anti-aromatases for breast cancer?

What is the difference between anti-estrogens and anti-aromatases for breast cancer?

"cousin-drugs": Tamoxifen ("anti-estrogen") and aromatase inhibitors (ai) are both used for treating breast cancers that are estrogen-receptor +. Ai's are only suitable after menopause but may be slightly more effective; furthermore, they are not associated with any increased risk of uterine cancer like tamoxifen. ...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. 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