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Doctor insights on: Hypoplastic Breast Tissue Risk Of Breast Cancer

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Is axiliary breast tissue a symptom for breast cancer?

Is axiliary breast tissue a  symptom for breast cancer?

Not usually: Some women have breast tissue under their arms that enlarges when they become pregnant, or occasionally during the menstrual cycle. Cancer is unusual, but not unheard of. If a lump persists, have it checked. ...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


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Could dense breast tissue mean you must have breast cancer?

Could dense breast tissue mean you must have breast cancer?

No, not necessarily: Dense breasts are a common finding in mammograms of younger females. It is really a physiologic effect of hormones. As women age breasts become less dense. Breast cancer can be more difficult to detect in dense breasts, so an ultrasound examination is often added to mammography in order to get a more detailed look inside the breast. ...Read more

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Radical mastectomy is a type of surgery for breast cancer that involves removing all of the breast tissue, is this true?

Radical mastectomy is a type of surgery for breast cancer that involves removing all of the breast tissue, is this true?

Yes: A radical mastectomy is an older operation that is not performed anymore. It involved removing the entire breast, the pectoralis major muscle and all of the lymph nodes underneath the arm. A modified radical mastectomy might be what you are asking about. This operation removes the entire breast along with all of the lymph nodes underneath the arm. ...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?

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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If you remove the breast tissue , and replace it with saline implants. Will this take away the risk of getting breast cancer that is genetic ?

If you remove the breast tissue , and replace it with saline implants. Will this take away the risk of getting breast cancer that is genetic ?

Subcutaneous: Mastectomy almost always leaves breast tissue behind, and reduces but does not eliminate risk of cancer. I large expensive procedure for an incomplete guarantee, unproven by evidence and not covered by insurance. ...Read more

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Worried that the breast biopsy(which was benign breast tissue) i had which caused bruising and inflammation will lead to breast cancer. Can it?

Worried that the breast biopsy(which was benign breast tissue) i had which caused bruising and inflammation will lead to breast cancer. Can it?

No,: there is no evidence that indicates there is any chance of that. They ask about breast biopsies in risk assessment not because the biopsies themselves cause cancer, but because having breast biopsies indicates that the breasts themselves have suspicious or equivocal findings already. ...Read more

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I have been having twinges in my left breast. Have had mammo, ultrasound & mri. All normal. Breast tissue dense. Concerned about breast cancer. What followup do you recommend? Tests were done last August.

I have been having twinges in my left breast.  Have had mammo, ultrasound & mri.  All normal.  Breast tissue dense.  Concerned about breast cancer.  What followup do you recommend?  Tests were done last August.

Twinges: First it is great news that all of the testing has been normal to this point. I know it is frustrating not having an answer about the cause of the twinges. I would imagine repeating the mammogram in 3-6 months would be reasonable. If there is an early breast cancer (which there doesn't seem to be) you would be catching it early, when it's very treatable. Would need more info about twinges... ...Read more

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Breast cancer begins in what kind of tissue?

Breast cancer begins in what kind of tissue?

Breast ducts: Breast cancer usually begins in cells that line the ducts of the breast. This is ductal carcinoma, which is about 80% of breast cancers. Sometimes cancer starts in the breast lobules where milk is made. This is lobular breast cancer, which is about 15% of breast cancers. There are other subtypes of breast cancer that make up the rest. ...Read more

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Ive HAD breast cancer, doing great 10 yrs free but I have pain on left side where the breast was removed (scare tissue) what can I take for the pain ?

Ive HAD breast cancer, doing great 10 yrs free but I have pain on left side where the breast was removed (scare tissue)  what can I take for the pain ?

Congratulations: on your successful treament of breast cancer. Are you continuing your follow-ups with your doctors/surgeon? Are you continuing to do monthly self breast exams? You have been cancer free 10 years, lets keep it that way!! If you have not been seen by your doctor/surgeon since the pain began - GO TO THEM TO BE CHECKED!! Please!! If it is pain due to scar tissue, Aleve (naproxen) or Motrin should be adequate. ...Read more

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There is extra tissue mass in my breast. So may be I am suffering from breast cancer?

There is extra tissue mass in my breast. So may be I am suffering from breast cancer?

See your doc: You should alert your friendly primary care physician as to any new lesions of your breasts. ...Read more

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I've had breast pain for 2 months and tissue seems denser than other breast. If it were inflammatory breast cancer would symptoms be worse by now?

IBC: IBC is a very aggressive form of cancer causing redness and swelling, thus the name inflammatory. What you describe does not sound like inflammatory breast cancer (especially if to has not turned into a dreadful mess after those 2 months) but please see your doc for a good evaluation. And BTW, good to see you have never engaged in tobacco use. Good for you. ...Read more

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A friend was told to freeze her ovaries or ovarian tissue before her chemotherapy (for breast cancer), is this a common practice or still experimental?

Great option: This is a great option for women interested in having children. Your oncologist should send you to a infertility specialist who can work with your oncology team. Care can be coordinated so that treatment can begin while eggs are harvested. ...Read more

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Is there a chance of getting cancer in the tissue of the breast reconstruction? I am considering getting breast reconstruction after having a mastectomy. I am nervous about whether i could get breast cancer again. Is the tissue where incisions and cuts we

Is there a chance of getting cancer in the tissue of the breast reconstruction? I am considering getting breast reconstruction after having a mastectomy. I am nervous about whether i could get breast cancer again. Is the tissue where incisions and cuts we

Breast Cancer: Breast cancer will not develop in tissue that is used to perform breast reconstruction. Bc develops in tissue left behind or near the site of tumor removal. If there is concern about the ability to check for cancer recurrence such as when a tumor is close to the chest wall then i suggest the case be reviewed by the tumor board so that a clear plan for surveillance is understood before a recon! ...Read more

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Is alloderm with a tissue expander recommended at the time that my breast cancer tumor is removed? I am a 40-year-old woman diagnosed with right breast cancer. I do want to have the same size breasts again after treatment for breast cancer. Is preparation

Is alloderm with a tissue expander recommended at the time that my breast cancer tumor is removed? I am a 40-year-old woman diagnosed with right breast cancer. I do want to have the same size breasts again after treatment for breast cancer. Is preparation

Lots of options: There are a lot of reconstructive options available to you and you should understand what each option entails before finalizing your decision regarding how to be reconstructed. What is your best option will be different from another patient and depends upon your overall health, your body weight and the nature of your opposite breast. ...Read more

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If I had breast cancer, mastectomy, and implant on left side, will mammograms be able to pick up new tumor in leftover tissue?

If I had breast cancer, mastectomy, and implant on left side, will mammograms be able to pick up new tumor in leftover tissue?

Not needed: Mastectomies, by definition, involve removal of (almost) all of the breat tissue present. While it is true that microscopic amounts of breast tissue can be left behind, this is not amenable to mammographic evaluation, regardless of whether a reconstruction was done. Careful physical examination remains the best way to screen for local cancer recurrence following a mastectomy. ...Read more

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Recently got nipple piercings. Sleeps in bra to hold tissue on the nipple to get any blood that comes out. Woke up with pain in underarm. Can it be because of breast cancer?

Recently got nipple piercings. Sleeps in bra to hold tissue on the nipple to get any blood that comes out. Woke up with pain in underarm. Can it be because of breast cancer?

Here are some...: Be checked if there is inflammation of regional lymph node related with possible nipple-piercing infection. This is logical and the odd to have breast cancer in your scenario is almost next to zero. How to get all related things done correctly for good care? Follow advise in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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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


Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more