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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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Is redness a common sign of breast cancer?

Is redness a common sign of breast cancer?

Not in general: Redness is not a common sign of most breast cancers, but it can be seen in a rare but aggressive type called inflammatory breast cancer. Your doctor can help you distinguish this unfortunate cause of redness from allergic skin reactions or infection. ...Read more

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Is just breast enlargement a sign of male breast cancer?

Is just breast enlargement a sign of male breast cancer?

Yes: But it is also a sign of gynecomastia - a common source of benign breast enlargement. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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Is one month of breast pain a sign of breast cancer?

Is one month of breast pain a sign of breast cancer?

Not usually: A particular or focal area of pain should be investigated with mammogram and/or sonogram, but breast pain all over is usually fibrocystic/hormonal pain. Breast cancer is usually a painless, hard, non-movable lump. Anytime you are concerned about changes in your breast, consult your doctor to see if additional testing is needed. ...Read more

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Is bleeding from nipple a telltale symptom of breast cancer?

Is bleeding from nipple a telltale symptom of breast cancer?

~10% of the time: Bloody nipple discharge is usually secondary to a benign tumor or chronic inflammation within the duct, with breast cancer a distant third. Any woman with bloody discharge requires breast evaluation, which will include a diagnostic mammogram+/-ultrasound, physical examination, and nipple aspiration cytology. If the results remain equivocal, a surgical biopsy (terminal duct excision) may be done. ...Read more

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Is swelling a symptom of breast cancer?

Is swelling a symptom of breast cancer?

Not specifically: Breast swelling is not a specific sign or symptom of breast cancer. A breast mass may give the appearance of swelling depending on the size of the mass. Inflammatory breast cancer can cause breast swelling without an obvious mass. ...Read more

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Is severe cramping a sign of ovarian cancer?

Is severe cramping a sign of ovarian cancer?

most of the time: In the initial stages ovarian cancers will not have any symptoms, rare occasions possible to have ' severe craping ' but this is not usual presenting symptoms .Regular examination by your gynecologist is important for early diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is breast pain a sign of early pregnancy?

Is breast pain a sign of early pregnancy?

Perhaps: By the time you experience breast tenderness, your urine pregnancy test should be (strongly) positive. ...Read more

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Is bad ovulation pain a sign of ovarian cancer?

Is bad ovulation pain a sign of ovarian cancer?

No: Symptoms of ovarian cancer are non-specific and pain would be a late symptom. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cancer/ds00293. ...Read more

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Is breast hardening a sign of pregnancy?

Is breast hardening a sign of pregnancy?

No: Symptoms of early pregnancy include breast tenderness or fullness, nausea and or vomiting, fatigue, needing to urinate frequently. ...Read more

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Is a breast symptom usually a sign for breast cancer?

Is a breast symptom usually a sign for breast cancer?

Usually? no, but...: Most breast issues are not breast cancer. When all diagnoses are considered, breast cancer is not that common. However, if you give weight to those diagnoses you worry about, breast cancer becomes more prominent. Much depends on the breast symptom, age, genetic history, time from last mammogram, and physical exam. Please ask your OB to examine this issue. ...Read more

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Is breast discharge a symptom breast cancer?

Is breast discharge a symptom breast cancer?

Sometimes: Most are not cancerous, but sometimes they are. Especially worrisome are bloody discharges or any spontaneous discharge after menopause. If any discharge is persistent you should at least run it by your primary doc or ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Is breast itching a sign of pms?

Is breast itching a sign of pms?

Not a sign but can: Occur prior to periods due to fluid retention and breast engorgement that sometimes occur before the periods. ...Read more

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Are tender breasts a symptom of breast cancer?

Are tender breasts a symptom of breast cancer?

Pain not specific: Breast pain is not specific for breast cancer. Many time breast cancer is not painful at all. Breast pain could be indicative of almost anything - abscess, cyst, mastitis, muscle strain... See your doctor to be evaluated properly. ...Read more

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Is ovarian cancer always associated with a mass?

Is ovarian cancer always associated with a mass?

Sort of: Ovarian cancer will always increase the size of the ovary. Ovarian mass is a clinical term implying that an enlargement of the ovary can be perceived and that depends on the method of examination. Please consult this site for more info on this important topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/definition/CON-20028096 ...Read more

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Is breast heaviness sign of ovulation?

Is breast heaviness sign of ovulation?

It can be: Breast heaviness can occur due increased fluid retention. Heaviness or soreness can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period ; pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is pain a sign of cancer?

Yes/No: Some cancers present with pain depending on the organ/ location, and if there is any involvement of nerve roots or nerve plexus. On the other hand, many tumors do not presents with pain. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is breast tenderness a symptom of breast cancer?

I need your expertise, is breast tenderness a symptom of breast cancer?

Possibly: Breast cancer sx's can include a mass. Masses that are painless, irregular ; hard are more suggestive of cancer but they can also be tender, painful ; soft. Swelling of the breast; thickened, red, skin; non-milky nipple discharge; new retraction of nipple, puckering or irritation of skin or pain ; sometimes swollen lymph nodes under the arm(s). For risk factors seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Breast Pain (Definition)

Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or stabbing. It can be experienced in 1 or both breasts. Fibrocystic changes is the most common cause of breast pain. Hormonal medications (birth control, hormones) can cause pain as well. Infection ...Read more


Breast Tenderness (Definition)

Usually intermittent breast tenderness is due to fibrocystic changes (glands) in the breast, There are other causes, like pregnancy, so these should be ...Read more