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How Would You Know If You Have Breast Cancer
The breast is both a male and female organ. However its main function is in the delivery of milk to the newborn. Breast cancer occurs 95% of the time in women and 5% of the time in men. It is treated the same regardless of which sex it appears in. It comes in two forms invasive and non-invasive; distinction is important as ...Read more
I have been prescribed by urologist estrace 0.01% cream for vaginal discomfort? I've had breast cancer. Doctor knows it but says it would be safe .
Get evaluated to: Know. Breast cancer sx’s can include a mass. Masses that are painless, irregular ; hard are more suggestive of cancer but they can also be tender, painful ; soft. Swelling of breast; thickened, red, skin; non-milky nipple discharge; new retraction of nipple, puckering or irritation of skin or pain ; sometimes swollen lymph nodes under arm(s). Seek med eval if you have suspicious symptoms. ...Read more
Not usually: Pain is not a common presenting symptom in patients with breast cancer. Though it can be, it is not common. A tender lump could be a cyst, or (also uncommon) an infection (more common in breastfeeding patients). Definitely a good idea to see your dr and have an exam, find out if you need any imaging done, . ...Read more
Possibly: While stable calcifications over time (ie years) on a mammogram are less likely to be due to cancer, any changing calcifications are likely to come with the recommendation for a biopsy because of the correlation between changing calcifications and cancer. The pattern of calcifications is interpreted by the radiologist as suspicious or benign. ...Read more
Biopsy: In order to make a true diagnosis, a biopsy should be obtained. This can be done in an office or radiology center under local anesthesia. A core needle biopsy is performed using ultrasound or stereotactic (using a mammogram). The results are available in 24-72 hours. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rare: At 24 yrs of age a malignant lesion usually presents with a nodular mass and over a several yr. period of time the mass would have grown significantly in size to be easily identified if not associated with metastasis. Most lesions at your age are hormone dependent and grow rapidly with estrogen stimulation. Mammograms cant be performed due to density of tissue and sensitivity to RT.from mammo. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eat what you want: There is much nonsense written about "what foods are good for you with this-or-that". There's little scientific reason to think this sort of thing matters. A few years ago, a huge politically-driven study whose sponsors had hoped to show that "wholesome natural fruits and vegetables" improved prognosis in breast cancer was a complete and utter failure. Don't let your life be spoiled by fearmongers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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