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Doctor insights on: Inflammatory Breast Cancer Pictures Early Stages

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Is breast pain associated with inflamitory breast cancer?

Is breast pain associated with inflamitory breast cancer?

Symptom: It can be a symptom of such, but it is more common a symptom of several other conditions. Get an evaluation to be sure of what is causing any breast pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Inflammatory Breast Cancer (Definition)

Inflammatory breast cancer describes a particularly rare and aggresive form of breast cancer most commonly arising from the cells which line the milk ducts in the breasts. Quickly dividing cancer cells block the normal flow of blood and lymph fluid out of the breast causing trapped white blood cells to release inflammatory chemicals which cause the earliest symptoms of tender, warm, red and swollen breasts with ...Read more


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Should I feel pain during the early stages of breast cancer?

Should I feel pain during the early stages of breast cancer?

Not usually but it c: Most early stage breast cancers present as a painless lump. But pain itself does not mean much. It is the presence of a lump when you feel your breast with the flat part of your fingers that should alert you to a possibility of breast cancer. Any lump means that you need to see your doctor for examination in order to confirm it and guide you further. ...Read more

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Please post pictures of inflammatory breast cancer in early stages?

Please post pictures of inflammatory breast cancer in early stages?

Swelling, redness: You can google photos (images) for inflammatory breast cancer. There is not 1 picture. This is a hard diagnosis to make because there is not a mass. There is often redness, swelling, orange peel like changes. It is often confused with an infection. If you think anything is abnormal, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I check my breasts for lumps and early forms of breast cancer?

How can I check my breasts for lumps and early forms of breast cancer?

Self-examination: Regardless of age, all women can benefit from monthly breast self-examination. In addition, it is recommended to see a physician yearly for breast examination and to have yearly mammograms beginning at age 40. ...Read more

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How do I check my breasts for lumps to detect early forms of breast cancer?

How do I check my breasts for lumps to detect early forms of breast cancer?

Self-examination: Regardless of age, all women can benefit from monthly breast self-examination. In addition, it is recommended to see a physician yearly for breast examination and to have yearly mammograms beginning at age 40. ...Read more

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Dr I came to know that breast cancer causes misscarriage, is it true? Breast cancer causes early stage miscarriages?!

Dr I came to know that breast cancer causes misscarriage, is it true? Breast cancer causes early stage miscarriages?!

NO: But any treatment for breast cancer other than surgery could cause fetal abnormalities use ultrasound instead of mammogram to safely image the breast and guide biopsy if needed. ...Read more

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25, pain (like pressing on a bruise) in lower outer part of both breasts. 1st cousin diagnosed in early 20s with Breast cancer. Should I be worried?

25, pain (like pressing on a bruise) in lower outer part of both breasts. 1st cousin diagnosed in early 20s with Breast cancer. Should I be worried?

See your doctor: Given your family history and your symptoms it is advised that you go and see your primary care physician so he can examine you. It is unlikely that what you are experiencing is from cancer but you should absolutely be evaluated by your doctor to make sure. If these painful areas in your breast fluctuate relative to your period it is likely the milk producing part of your breast tissue changing. ...Read more

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Too young for a mammogram? Breast cancer runs in my family, and I'm really concerned about my own health. I'm only 17 — is it too early to get a mammogram?

Too young for a mammogram? Breast cancer runs in my family, and I'm really concerned about my own health. I'm only 17 — is it too early to get a mammogram?

It is too young: For a screening mammogram, but not too young for a risk profile if you have a strong family history. Has anyone in your family been tested for the BRCA gene? Sometimes screening begins in the 20s for BRCA carriers or other very high risk individuals. ...Read more

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How to know if I have early signs/symptoms of breast cancer?

How to know if I have early signs/symptoms of breast cancer?

Get a Mammogram: The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends getting a baseline mammogram by age 40. Please see your physician for a breast check and bilateral mammograms.
Breast cancer is usually silent with no signs/symptoms.
Some women do have a palpable lump which is often not painful.
Any bloody nipple discharge or any lump should be furthered evaluted with imaging and by your physician. ...Read more

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My mother was recently diagnosed with 3a breast cancer. I'm wondering if that's considered early?

My mother was recently diagnosed with 3a breast cancer. I'm wondering if that's considered early?

Not particularly: Check this site for more info: http://www.Cancer. Org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-survival-by-stage. ...Read more

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What does "early-stage" breast cancer mean?

What does "early-stage" breast cancer mean?

See full answer: Generally early stage refers to stage 0, i, or ii. Stage depends on the size of invasive cancer and whether there has been spread to underarm lymph nodes. Stage 0 is noninvasive, dcis. Stage i is any invasive cancer < 2cm and no spread to lymph nodes. Stage ii is 2-5cm cancer and/or spread to nodes. Stage iii is a larger cancer and spread to more nodes; stage IV is spread to other organs. ...Read more

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What does early-stage breast cancer actually mean?

What does early-stage breast cancer actually mean?

Stage I, 2 or 3A: Early stage breast cancer means breast cancer that is curable and has spread only to local lymph nodes. Stage 1, 2a, 2b, and 3a breast cancers are considered early stage. ...Read more

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What exactly does early detection mean when refering to breast cancer?

What exactly does early detection mean when refering to breast cancer?

Better outcome: Early detection means finding the cancer at a stage before larger growth of the cancer, or spread has occurred. It means there is a higher rate of cure with surgery/treatments, and better chance of successful treatment and survival. ...Read more

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What symptoms or tests you think help early detection of breast cancer?

What symptoms or tests you think help early detection of breast cancer?

Annual Mammography: A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well-established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women in the us comply. ...Read more

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How do you treat painful at all. What are the early signs of breast cancer?

How do you treat painful at all. What are the early signs of breast cancer?

See below: The first part of your question is unclear. You may consult this site for early signs of cancer, however, if you have any concern, it would be prudent to see your doctor. The usual signs are lump in the breast, nipple discharge, changes in skin over the breast, enlarged lymph glands in axilla etc.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some early signs and symptoms of breast cancer?

What are some early signs and symptoms of breast cancer?

None to lump: Most breast cancers are picked up on routine mammography in asymptomatic women. Others have lumps, pain, discharge, skin rash at nipple, axillary lumps (lymph nodes). Strong family hx important. ...Read more

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Which treatment does a woman with early breast cancer need?

Which treatment does a woman with early breast cancer need?

Varies: But commonly surgery is first done to remove the lump. Depends on if invasive or in situ, cell type, cancer stage, hormone receptors, etc. May need cchemotherapy or hormone therapy. May need radiation therapy. A medical oncologist can direct the best treatments. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms for early breast tumor/breast cancer?

Signs and symptoms for early breast tumor/breast cancer?

Usually None: There are usually no signs or symptoms for early breast cancer. It is important to perform your breast cancer screening as recommended by your physician. The best chance for a cure is with early detection. ...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. 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