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Doctor insights on: Incidence Of Malignant Ovarian Cyst After Breast Cancer

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History of early stage breast cancer have septated ovarian cyst?

History of early stage breast cancer have septated ovarian cyst?

Need more details: I highly recommend you consult your oncology team and get evaluated by a gynecology oncologist. Since you are <50, it makes me concerned about a brca mutations (if you have not been tested, then get tested!). Ovarian cancer and breast cancer can be related, especially if brca is positive. If you have a estrogen positive tumor, then stopping the ovaries from making hormone may be beneficial. ...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


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What could replace tamoxiphen in second 5 years after breast cancer? Tamoxiphen caused me ovarian cyst and uterus thickening . Thanks

What could replace tamoxiphen in second 5 years after breast cancer? Tamoxiphen caused me ovarian cyst and uterus thickening .   Thanks

Letrozole: Tamoxifen for 5 years followed by Letrozole would be an option. However, technically you are still premenopausal so not an option. Another treatment which is controversial is to have your ovaries removes. There is data on 10 years of tamoxifen now but you may not want to do this. The other option would be observation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Breast cancer, lymphadema, ovarian cysts,fibroid, atrophic kidney, gallbladder polyps, diverticula, appendicitis, osteoprosis, ddd are they connected?

Breast cancer, lymphadema, ovarian cysts,fibroid, atrophic kidney, gallbladder polyps, diverticula, appendicitis, osteoprosis, ddd are they connected?

Muliple issues: I would suggest that you seek a comprehensive medical evalaution: some GI symptoms may be related; however breast cance, ovarian cysts, kidney diease are all separate issues. Get yourself in the hands of an expert or experts-ASAP. ...Read more

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What causes recurring hemorrhagic/proteinaceous breast cysts and do they increase the risk of breast cancer? My mom and material aunt have breast CA

What causes recurring hemorrhagic/proteinaceous breast cysts and do they increase the risk of breast cancer? My mom and material aunt have breast CA

Not common: At 49 y.o. cyst are not uncommon but most are clear with serous fluid, just enough to keep ducts open. Hemorrhagic cysts not that common and one must ascertain they are not developing into cytst lesions. Cytology of bloody fluid might be valuable along with MRI of breast if mammo neg. BRACA should also be tested to see if genetic changes familial. ...Read more

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Scans showed cysts in breast and focal fibrocystic change. Is fibrocystic change linked to breast cancer in anyway? Breasts aren't painful or tender.

Scans showed cysts in breast and focal fibrocystic change. Is fibrocystic change linked to breast cancer in anyway? Breasts aren't painful or tender.

NO: Fibrocystic breasts as they are now called(not F.C.disease,bc it is not a dse)occur in 50% of women betweenages 25 % 50. Thet are not precancerous unless something called "atypia"shows under the microscope. However,if any new "lump"is felt you need to get checked by your doctor. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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I'm 30 years old,have never had children. My mam had breast cancer when she was 44 I've got 27cm septated cyst in ovary & have typical ov/ca symptoms ?

I'm 30 years old,have never had children. My mam had breast cancer when she was 44 I've got 27cm septated cyst in ovary & have typical ov/ca symptoms ?

You need surgery...: Your family history, symptoms and size of ovarian cyst are worrisome. You need surgery to remove it. If your Ob/Gyn is worried about cancer, he/she may recommend that your surgery be done by a Gyn Oncologist (a specialist in female cancers) but this isn't always necessary. Ob/Gyns are trained to make this decision. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible cyst in the breast turn into breast cancer? What causes cyst in the breast? is the breast cyst dangerous? thank you

Depends: There are many types of cysts. Simple cysts rarely if ever are cancer. Complex cysts can be more dangerous. If you have a cyst, be sure to follow up with your doctor. They may want to do a needle aspiration and sample the fluid. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How common are breast cyst and could a 20 year old get breast cancer?

How common are breast cyst and could a 20 year old get breast cancer?

Common, possible: Breast cysts are fairly common and many women experience it during their life time. Cyst are generally benign, especially if they are designated as simple cysts. As far as breast cancer at age 20, it is rare but not impossible. If there is any question about an abnormal breast finding or symptom, it would be best to check with a breast care professional for appropriate work-up. ...Read more

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Pain&cyst in rt hip also had breast cancer is this anything to woot about?

Pain&cyst in rt hip also had breast cancer is this anything to woot about?

Probably not, but: Should be checked by your doctor. If it really is a cyst, it is unlikely to be anything serious. However, anyone with a history of cancer should have small things checked because sometimes cancer recurrence can present with minor symptoms. See your doctor to give yourself peace of mind and proper evaluation if necessary. ...Read more

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Cyst in breast does that correlate with possibility of a tumor ? My mom had breast cancer 1st person in the family to ever have it .

Cyst in breast does that correlate with possibility of a tumor ? My mom had breast cancer 1st person in the family to ever have it .

No - cysts are OK: Cysts in the breast are fluid balls that are not cancerous. They also do not increase your risk for cancer later. They are from fibrocystic changes (hormonal and glandular) in the breast that occur in some women. If the cyst is large or painful it can be drained, otherwise typically nothing is done. Your cancer risk is increased because of your mom, so you may need to begin mammograms early. ...Read more

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How to do a breast self exam? What do you look for? What does a breast cancer cyst feel like? How big or small is it? Also, is it painful?

How to do a breast self exam? What do you look for? What does a breast cancer cyst feel like? How big or small is it? Also, is it painful?

Learn your lumps: The most important thing in breast self exam is to learn what is a normal lump for you. Breasts are naturally lumpy but have a pattern. Anything that does not feel like your normal tissue, should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any proved research that taking hormonal-based contraceptive could cause or trigger breast cancer or cervix cancer as well as fallopian cyst?

Is there any proved research that taking hormonal-based contraceptive could cause or trigger breast cancer or cervix cancer as well as fallopian cyst?

No: hormonal activity can only act as a stimulus for an already existing cancer. Gasoline can stimulate a fire, it doesn't cause it. Breast and Cervix cancer have already been shown to be associated with certain viruses which induce the malignant transformation ...Read more

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I feel lumps in my breast should I be worried about breast cancer or cyst?

I feel lumps in my breast should I be worried about breast cancer or cyst?

Lumpy breasts: Ask your doctor to check them for you or refer you to a general surgeon who can provide expert help with that issue. ...Read more

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Can breast cancer cause breast cysts to develop? I know it's rare for cancer in a cyst, but can a tumor be the cause of a simple cyst?

Can breast cancer cause breast cysts to develop? I know it's rare for cancer in a cyst, but can a tumor be the cause of a simple cyst?

It's possible: A breast cancer may exist in a cyst if there is a mass in the cyst or in the wall of the cyst. A simple cyst is unlikely to be cancerous. Usually cancerous cysts are complex and may have separations within it. In any event either removal, aspiration with follow up, or repeat imaging my be needed to ensure the cyst is not cancerous. ...Read more

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I'm 25 years old. I just discovered I have a septated cyst sized 9*4 mm in breast. My grandmother and aunt just got breast cancer. What's your advice?

I'm 25 years old. I just discovered I have a septated cyst sized 9*4 mm in breast. My grandmother and aunt just got breast cancer. What's your advice?

It depends.: If the septation is thin, then the chance of malignancy is near zero. If the septation is thick, irregular, or vascular, then the lesion is more suspicious and biopsy may be necessary. So more information about the septated cyst is needed. ...Read more

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What distinguishes a cyst from a breast cancer lump?

What distinguishes a cyst from a breast cancer lump?

Mammography: Ultrasound and needle biopsy are ways of telling whether the mass is solid or cystic, benign or malignant. In some cases, MRI might be helpful. Consult your surgeon if you have a breast mass. Although unlikely, every lump is abnormal and could be cancer. ...Read more

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


Incidence (Definition)

...That is a measure of the risk of developing some new condition within a certain period of time. The incidence rate is the # of new cases per population that develop a disease over a period of time. So, in a population of 100, if 5 people develop the disease within 5 years, the incidence rate is 5% over 5 years. Compare to 'prevalence', which measures the total # ...Read more