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Ct neck shows scattered subcm short axis dimension lymph nodes anterior posterior cervical chains bilat. 2 x triple neg breast cancer surv. Biopsy?

Ct neck shows scattered subcm short axis dimension lymph nodes anterior posterior cervical chains bilat. 2 x triple neg breast cancer surv. Biopsy?

Imaging/biopsy: You have been through a lot. Imaging with ct scan provides information and helps guide next steps, but is not diagnostic. A biopsy obtains tissue for pathology to make the diagnose of lymph node. The timing of biopsy in relation to your overall health will be best addressed between you and your doc. Take family or friend with you. ...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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Is there a correlation between cervical dysplasia and breast cancer?

Is there a correlation between cervical dysplasia and breast cancer?

No: Cervical dysplasia is associated with the human papilloma virus (hpv). As far as we know, breast cancer is not associated with hpv or other viruses. ...Read more

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My chances of having both breast cancer and cervical cancer at the same time?

My chances of having both breast cancer and cervical cancer at the same time?

Low, but...: Both cancers are common in women. Symptoms or signs of one do not make it any less likely that you have the other. Both are generally treatable especially if caught early; be sure you allow both concerns to be addressed. ...Read more

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Is there any links between cervical cancer and breast cancer?

Is there any links between cervical cancer and breast cancer?

Ovarian cancer: And breast cancer are related in that certain genetic defects make a person more susceptible to develop both. No such correlation with cervical cancer. Causes of malignancy are multifactorial, and we are just beginning to understand them. ...Read more

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How high are the chances of having breast cancer and cervical cancer at the age of 24?

How high are the chances of having breast cancer and cervical cancer at the age of 24?

Mixed picture: Outside of genetic causes, breast cancer in a 24 year old is very uncommon, although it can occur. Cervical cancer, on the other hand is not uncommon in that age group, and would be much more of a concern. Fortunately, having regular pap smears is an excellent way of screening for the precursors of cervical cancer and should be part of your healthcare plan. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are my chances of having breast cancer and cervical cancer at the age of 24?

Could you tell me what are my chances of having breast cancer and cervical cancer at the age of 24?

Very low: Http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/breast. Html
less than 10% of all breast cancers occur between age 20-34. ...Read more

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At what age should you be screened for breast cancer or cervical cancer if grandmother and aunt had each at early age in 30s/40s? Brca testing? ;

At what age should you be screened for breast cancer or cervical cancer if grandmother and aunt had each at early age in 30s/40s? Brca testing? ;

See genetics: Early age breast cancer might signal an inherited gene mutation such as the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, for which screening would begin around the age of 25. See a geneticist to assess risk for an inherited cancer syndrome.
Cervical cancer screening begins by age 21. Family history may be a sign of shared environmental or lifestyle factors but inherited risk unlikely; tell your GYN the family history. ...Read more

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How common is it for breast cancer to spread to anterior cervical neck lymph nodes?

How common is it for breast cancer to spread to anterior cervical neck lymph nodes?

Not very common: Lymphatic drainage is predominantly towards axilla but could spread towards neck usually in late stages. ...Read more

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Does getting your first period at an age lower than 13 actually increase your risk of ovarian/cervical/breast cancer?

Does getting your first period at an age lower than 13 actually increase your risk of ovarian/cervical/breast cancer?

Minimal effect: Statistically speaking it may slightly increase the risk of breast cancer and Ovarian cancer. But in an individual person it makes no big difference, so I would not worry about it as there is a long life to make amends and live by a healthy lifestyle and overcome any such risks. If you eat healthy and exercise daily, the risk of cancer goes down considerably! ...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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Would metastatic cervical cancer in the breast appear the same as breast cancer on mammogram and ultrasound?

Would metastatic cervical cancer in the breast appear the same as breast cancer on mammogram and ultrasound?

Possibly on imaging: Cervical cancer (the tissue at the end of the vaginal canal) rarely metastasizes to the breast. Rather breast cancer may metastasize to many areas of body, such as bone, lung, brain, lymph nodes. That being said, any abnormal growth in the breast, though mostly breast tissue, could look similarly by mammogram or ultrasound. The bottom line is if there is an abnormality, must be biopsied. ...Read more

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Under my nipple my breast is sore to the touch and I mean hard to wear bra or anything. I have had a hyst. In 2008 so I know it could it be a sign of cancer my aunt had breast cancer and my mom cervical cancer

Under my nipple my breast is sore to the touch and I mean hard to wear bra or anything. I have had a hyst. In 2008 so I know it could it be a sign of cancer my aunt had breast cancer and my mom cervical cancer

Hello.: Hello. First off, I want to let you know that I cannot tell you the reason for your nipple soreness. A common reason for nipple pain is skin abrasion from friction. This can be due to a bra that doesn’t fit well or physical activity with a bra that is not adequately supportive or physical activity (like bouncing) without a bra. It doesn't really sound like this, since you were specific that the pain is deep to the nipple if this were the cause it should clear up within a couple of days. Other causes can be an abscess, infection of the duct, inflammation of the duct or possibly cancer. If you have redness, heat, swelling, a lump, bloody nipple discharge, fever or chills or the skin is cracking, then you should contact your doctor now. Take care. ...Read more

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Ct neck shows scattered subcm short axis dimension lymph nodes anterior posterior cervical chains bilat. 2 x triple neg breast cancer surv. Biopsy?

Imaging/biopsy: You have been through a lot. Imaging with ct scan provides information and helps guide next steps, but is not diagnostic. A biopsy obtains tissue for pathology to make the diagnose of lymph node. The timing of biopsy in relation to your overall health will be best addressed between you and your doc. Take family or friend with you. ...Read more

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.My mum had breast cancer at 35.My aunty had cervical cancer early 30s she had it 3 times. I have got pimple with fluid and lump under the nipple sore?

.My mum had breast cancer at 35.My aunty had cervical cancer early 30s she had it 3 times. I have got pimple with fluid and lump under the nipple sore?

Go to see MD: You should see your doctor to get yourself checked. Mammogram an ultrasound of the breast likely be needed to further evaluate the breast lump. It may be a cyst/fibrocystic disease of the breast- however due to your significant history of cancer in the family- it is definitely needed to be checked. Also discuss with your mother - the need for her to get a genetic testing for brca 1 and 2. ...Read more

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If you have high-grade cervical dysplasia, does that mean that you have cancer cells?

If you have high-grade cervical dysplasia, does that mean that you have cancer cells?

No: A high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (hsil) on pap smear typically equates to moderate to severe squamous dysplasia on cervical biopsy, a precursor to invasive cancer with high-grade lesions being more likely to progress (as opposed to low-grade lesions). Areas of high-grade dysplasia are typically surgically excised so that the chance of progression to invasive cancer is minimized. ...Read more

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If cervical dysplasia is present long enough will it turn into cancer?

If cervical dysplasia is present long enough will it turn into cancer?

Yes: Dysplasia is usually indicative of early cancer process. Cervical dysplasia is a premalignant squamous changes of the cervix. There are different terminology system now used in pap and biopsy. Generally, it includes low- and high grade dysplasia, representing low and high risk of progessing to cancer respectively. If you have dysplasia, you should see gyn oncologist for eval and managment. ...Read more

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If you have high-grade cervical dysplasia, do you have cancer cells?

If you have high-grade cervical dysplasia, do you have cancer cells?

Not likely: High grade dysplasia is pre-cancerous, but patients with high grade dysplasia are susceptible to developing cancer. Because of the very high risk of developing cancer in association with high grade dysplasia, most patients are treated by a procedure called leep/cone. However, the treatment process is a collaboration between the patient and gyn, and you could request a second pathology review. ...Read more

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I have cervical dysplasia. Should I be worried about cervical cancer?

I have cervical dysplasia. Should I be worried about cervical cancer?

Possibly.: Cervical dysplasia is considered a precursor to cervical cancer. However, many cases of cervical dysplasia spontaneously resolve without treatment. Most important is to repeat the pap smears as recommended by your gynecologist or family doctor to ensure that the dysplasia has resolved. ...Read more

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Does cervical dysplasia always turn into cancer?

Does cervical dysplasia always turn into cancer?

No, but need PAP smr: Cervical dysplasia is a risk factor for cervical cancer, but doesn't automatically guarantee cancer. You'll need regular PAP smears if cervical dysplasia is found - yearly surveillance. Make sure you inform your Gynecologist of any changes in your health. Some women don't want to be hassled with yearly visits, & choose to undergo a cone biopsy / cone resection (preserving fertility) or other surg ...Read more

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Does cervical dysplasia always turn into cancer?

Does cervical dysplasia always turn into cancer?

Great question: Without treatment, 30 - 50% of cases of severe cervical dysplasia progress to invasive cancer. The risk of cancer is lower for mild dysplasia. ...Read more

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Anyone ever have cervical dysplasia due to HPV and had it go to fatal cancer?

Anyone ever have cervical dysplasia due to HPV and had it go to fatal cancer?

Yes, rarely: A person who is infected with hpv, and has cervical dysplasia, could potentially develop cervical cancer. However, with good follow up with your doctor, the diagnostic tools and preventive techniques that we use today make this unlikely. Again, I stress the importance of regular follow up and care, if your doctor is concerned, they may do a colposcopy and biopsy, and remove concerning tissue. ...Read more

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Cervical Dysplasia HPV negative Very heavy periods for 7-10days Chge super plus every hour or less. 35yrs. One partner only in life. Cervical cancer?

Cervical Dysplasia HPV negative Very heavy periods for 7-10days Chge super plus every hour or less. 35yrs. One partner only in life. Cervical cancer?

Not necessarily: One can get dysplasia from more than just cancer--even mechanical irritation. Try your next pap when you have not use tampons for at least 2 weeks. ...Read more

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If I have cervical dysplasia, could it definitely progress to cancer?

Usually No: Most commonly the dysplasia will resolve on ts own, not, in fact, progress to cancer. The greater the level of dysplasia (graded i, ii, or iii) the more likely it will progress but even the most advanced dysplasia may not become cancer. Not smoking and taking Folic Acid regularly may help your body to eradicate the dysplasia naturally. But don't avoid seeing the doctor! ...Read more

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Will having sex make my cervical dysplasia develop into cancer more quickly?

Probably not.: Sexual activity and cervical dysplasia are each independent risk factors for developing cervical cancer. However, the latter is a significantly larger risk as this is the immediate precursor to cancer. Having sex may expose you to other types of hpv, this virus that causes cervical cancer, and that may increase your risk. So, protect yourself to minimize risk of re-infection with hpv. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for moderate cervical dysplasia to turn into cancer?

How long does it usually take for moderate cervical dysplasia to turn into cancer?

Varies: An important factor is age. The younger the person is, the greater the probability of resolution. The diagnosis is more ominous after age 40, but there is no set schedule or certainty of progress. ...Read more

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Can mild cervical dysplasia come back as cancer when they do a biopsy?

Well...,: The goal of doing a cervical biopsy is to rule out cancer. Anytime an abnormal pap leads to a biopsy there is a risk of finding cancer. In fact that is the whole point of doing the biopsy --diagnosis of and prevention of cervical cancer. That being said in the overwhelming majority of cases we do not find cancer. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between breast cancer and thyroid cancer or other hormone conditions?

Is there a correlation between breast cancer and thyroid cancer or other hormone conditions?

Rarely: There is no correlation with hypo or hyperthyroidism. Very rarely, there can be families with breast and thyroid cancer, but these families are very rare. Neith cancer causes the other in a given individual. ...Read more

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Can there be any correlation between breast cancer and lung cancer?

Can there be any correlation between breast cancer and lung cancer?

Not really: Both are malignancies
can be in anyone
both are high incidence
smokers more prevalent with lung
breast ca can metastasize to lung.
Lung metastasizes but not commonly to breast.
One of the oncologists may respond with some genome influences, but I am not aware
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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


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more