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Lymphedema Symptoms After Breast Cancer
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
Do not assume: This is best answered by your doctors who are members of you oncology team. You need an immediate appointment and imaging to get this figured out. It could be tumor or late radiation effects or other non breast cancer conditions. Good luck and please call your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many or none: Proper screening with self breast exams looking for new lumps, breast exams by your physician looking for skin or nipple chanes as well as masses or lymph nodes, and mammogram and ultrasound if needed are the best ways to pick up early stage breast cancer before it causes any symptoms. Once advanced it can cause many different symptoms throughout the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: No matter what treatment, cancer of the breast does not have 100 % results. So with lumpectomy and radiation cancer can still recurr. This is why patients need to follow with all their doctors for exams and x-rays. If there is a recurrence other options exist such as mastectomy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lymphedema after 6 years post bilat mastectomy with cervical node swelling breast MRI showed no cancer what can cause sudden lymphedema?
SImple blockage: The lymphatic system is a very fragile series of tubes that carry the lymph. Anything that impacts on these tubes can cause slowing up or complete stoppage of the lymphatics. Unfortunately, there is no timing as to the onset nor any real prevention especially in light of the history you provided. The key is to get to a lymphedema physician and certified therapist and get treated right away. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fibroadenoma or breast cancer - symptoms weight loss, itchy breast, abscess, breast pain fatigue ?
Breast cancer: Most breast cancers present as a painless lump within the breast. Your description of itchy painful breast would be an unusual presentation. Some advanced cases can present with skin involvement that can look like orange peel with redness. See you doctor for an exam, probably time for a mammogram as well. Best of luck. ...Read more
No: It is not a pre-malignant condition.Get a more detailed answer ›
Maybe none: Early breast cancer has no signs or symptoms. Breast cancer may later present as a painless firm breast lump. Rarely changes in color of the skin, sometimes nipple will get retracted or breast skin pulled inward. Best is to have yearly physical examination and mammogram after age 40 before these symptoms occur. Any breast lump, painful or not, should be examined by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A lump in the breast: This is how most women discover their breast cancer. However most such lumps turn out to be benign. If you do monthly breast self exam, you will be able to tell if you have any new lumps. They are often painless and grow in size if left unattended for more then 1 or 2 months. The tumor can also spread outside of the breast if not treated. Promptly. ...Read more
Would male breast cancer reoccur in thyroid after 8 years of mastectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy?
When dealing with breast cancer when are you considered cancer free? After mastectomy? After last chemo tx? After reconstruction?
Tissue Changes: Fibrosis is a synonym for scarring. Radiation can cause scarring in the treated areas many months to years after the end of treatment. For woman who have received breast radiation for breast cancer, there is usually some fibrosis of the treated breast which may make the breast a bit smaller and firmer. It can also scar a thin strip of lung under the breast which is usually asymptomatic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How soon after lumpectomy does radiation begin? How long is radiation treatment if stage 1 ductal breast cancer or dcis?
Surgeon said occult breast cancer spread to 2lymp nodes under arm no sign cancer in breast .Surgeon advises take out lymph glands, live breast .Should ?
Standard treatment: The surgeon is giving you the "best evidence" advice. Without detecting any tumor in the breast, it is safer, less mutilating, less painful, less expensive, and better psychologically to leave the breast in place. Usually the tumor is so tiny that it cannot be found. Often, chemotherapy (to kill any cancer cells elsewhere in the body) and radiation to the breast is done. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Could male breast cancer reoccur in the thyroid after eight years of mastectomy, radiotherapy and chemotherapy?
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
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