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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Inflammatory Carcinoma (Overview)

The usually described "inflammatory carcinoma" is inflammatory breast cancer (ibc). Here is a link from mayo clinic: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/inflammatory-breast-cancer/ds00632 . A good person to follow on twitter for ibc is @teamoncology (dr. Ueno) at M.D. Anderson cancer center.


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I was diagnosed with inflammatory breast carcinoma and the path report indicates poorly differeriated invasive. Meaning?

I was diagnosed with inflammatory breast carcinoma and the path report indicates poorly differeriated invasive. Meaning?

Aggressive tumor: Inflammatory bc causes redness and swelling of the breast mimicking and often mistaken for infection initially. They block the lymphatics in the skin. Usually arising from the lining duct cells, they are usually "poorly differentiated"- loosing much of their semblance to more normal looking cells and behave badly. They need aggressive mulitmodality treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
18 doctors shared insights

Inflammatory Carcinoma (Overview)

The usually described "inflammatory carcinoma" is inflammatory breast cancer (ibc). Here is a link from mayo clinic: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/inflammatory-breast-cancer/ds00632 . A good person to follow on twitter for ibc is @teamoncology (dr. Ueno) at M.D. Anderson cancer center.


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Are there any effective herbal treatments for inflammatory carcinoma?

Are there any effective herbal treatments for inflammatory carcinoma?

NO, NO, HECK NO!: Inflammatory carcinoma of the breast is an aggressive malignancy that needs prompt attention. It is treated with chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation plus or minus endocrine therapy and herceptin (trastuzumab). There is no herbal substitute. Whoever tells you that is ignorant, criminal, or both. ...Read more

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Treating Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (Checklist)

Ask for STD testing
Once
Have your partner get STD testing
Once
Take all of your medication exactly as prescribed
Once
Use condoms when having intercourse to prevent STD transmission
Once
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Does anyone have inflammatory carcinoma?

Does anyone have inflammatory carcinoma?

Yes: Most likely you are referring to breast cancer. There is a type of very aggressive breast cancer that presents like infection/ inflammation. The skin is thick and looks like orange peel and the breast is swollen red and tender. Biopsy usually shows skin and lymphatics involvement by cancer cells and treatement usually is chemotherapy followed by surgery then radiation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: inflammatory carcinoma?

What is the definition or description of: inflammatory carcinoma?

IBC: The usually described "inflammatory carcinoma" is inflammatory breast cancer (ibc). Here is a link from mayo clinic: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/inflammatory-breast-cancer/ds00632 . A good person to follow on twitter for ibc is @teamoncology (dr. Ueno) at M.D. Anderson cancer center. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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Are there any effective herbal treatments for inflammatory carcinoma?

NO, NO, HECK NO!: Inflammatory carcinoma of the breast is an aggressive malignancy that needs prompt attention. It is treated with chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation plus or minus endocrine therapy and herceptin (trastuzumab). There is no herbal substitute. Whoever tells you that is ignorant, criminal, or both. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with inflammatory breast carcinoma and the path report indicates poorly differeriated invasive. Meaning?

Aggressive tumor: Inflammatory bc causes redness and swelling of the breast mimicking and often mistaken for infection initially. They block the lymphatics in the skin. Usually arising from the lining duct cells, they are usually "poorly differentiated"- loosing much of their semblance to more normal looking cells and behave badly. They need aggressive mulitmodality treatments. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Hyperplasia & metaplasia & chronic inflammatory cell infiltration into the stroma = carcinoma?

Hyperplasia & metaplasia & chronic inflammatory cell infiltration into the stroma = carcinoma?

Not yet: Hyperplasia is a lot of benign cells that are not yet malignant. Metaplasia is transformation of one benign cell type into another benign cell type. "dysplasia" or "atypical hyperplasia" would be a warning of premalignancy. The chronic inflammatory cells are not cancer. This is a benign biopsy -- either no cancer or it was not at the biopsy site. Please follow up as appropriate. ...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