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Inflammatory Carcinoma In Children
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
No: The description you provided is not consistent with a diagnosis of carcinoma. It is more consistent with changes due to chronic inflammation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi could a 'high grade dyskaryosis' smear result be something simple like inflammatory reasons? So scared I've got cancer.
Get more details: Fear of the unknown is always the worst thing. So do not panic, yet you need to know the real facts. You need to give us some history of where this cytology report comes from?What did your doctor recommend you should do next? If it is from your cervix, there are other(better) tests like hpv testing which can help clarify the situation.Your report doe snot say you have cancer...Just abnormal cells... ...Read more
Does type 2 immunity, which is what repairs cells, cause cancer, or type 1, which kills microbes and is inflammatory? Which promotes cancer?
Can increase risk: Chronic inflammatory skin conditions such as those from autoimmune conditions tend to increase the risk of non melanoma skin cancers. Particularly squamous cell carcinoma. This risk is usually due to changes in the immune system together with immunosuppression from drugs being used to treat the disease. Also patients who have had lots of phototherapy are at an increased risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inflammation/Cancer: For investigative cutaneous biologists a link between inflammation and skin cancer is a topic frequently discussed when multi-stage chemical carcinogenesis and photocarcinogenesis models are presented. Indeed, the inflammatory process includes the release of cytokines, growth factors, chemotactic polypeptides, and prostaglandins, which have become favorite targets for prevention of chemical induce. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colonoscopy 4 years ago at 18, found 4 polyps one was 1.5 cm hyperplastic, 1 juvinile, 2 inflammatory. History of family cancer, repeat colonoscopy?
Yes, & genetic test:
You should get a repeat colonoscopy and discuss the desirability of getting genetic testing for colon cancer susceptibility with your doctor. You may wish to consult an oncologist.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, ...Read more
I'm 19 and they found 2 inflammatory polyps, .59 cm hyperplastic polyp, and rectal juvenile polyp in my colon. What's the risk of future colon cancer?
Genetics consult: 19 yo woman PMH sig for iron deficiency anemia with colonic polyps found on virtual colonoscopy. You need a referral for a standard colonoscopy where the polyps will be removed and examined pathologically. With your history, you may have Inflammatory Bowel Disease and or some type of familial polyposis which may give you a higher risk in future but your expert GI doc will always watch out for you ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk Factor For: Depending on the extent of disease, after 10 -15 years of either ulcerative colitis or crohn's (newer data also links crohn's) - they are considered risk factors for disease. Individuals with long standing ibd are at increased risk for colon cancer and other illnesses. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Does inflammatory vs malignancy in the remarks of CT scan of lungs with 203cc solid mass mean its cancer?
No: No. It is at times difficult to differentiate inflammation/infection from a malignancy on ct. Pet/ct may more helpful where there is suspicion. However, this may also limited in differentiating infection/ inflammation from cancer. That being said, imaging does not arrive at a pathological diagnosis. When possible, any suspicion of lung cancer requires pathological confirmation through a biopsy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 ...Read more
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