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39 yo extremely dense fibrocystic breasts w/well-circumscribed macrolobulated hypoechoic mass 11:00 left breast 3cm above nipple BIRAD 4? Cancer?
No easy answer: It is imperative that you talk with the physician who took care of you. There are many possibilities and I would have to know more about these findings to give you my best opinion. ...Read more
At 30 unlikely but: Age is no exception for cancer , breast cancer was described as young as 6 yr old but very very rare. Woman BRACA genetic mutations breast cancers can occur at early age. Regardless what age any breast lump should bring to the attention of a professional See your doctor ...Read more
2 breast lumps, movable, 34y/o, likely fibrocystic or breast cancer? No family history. Ultrasound scheduled this week.
My mom had lobular breast cancer at 52. Brca negative. Is lobular breast cancer more genetic based than ductal?
No its medullary: a quote from Lancethttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9167459: "The occurrence of invasive lobular carcinoma and invasive ductal carcinoma was not significantly different between carriers of BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations and controls. Medullary or atypical medullary carcinoma was, however, found more often in BRCA1 (13%, p ...Read more
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
It can be: Dcis, the earliest form of breast cancer, can be associated with brca mutations. 13% of women under 50 diagnosed with dcis had a brca mutation in retrospective (looking backwards) studies. Women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer or dcis before age 50 should have genetic counseling. For more info: http://clincancerres.Aacrjournals.Org/content/13/14/4306.Full. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pregnant- sent for breast us of thick tissue. diangosis fibrocystic. Breast surgeon agreed at her exam. How confident this is not cancer vs fibrocystic?
Breast lumps/preg: Pregnancy is a confounding factor when dealing with different medical diagnoses. Hormonal shifts of pregnancy will affect the breast and cause different symptoms (changes in exam /pain). Fibrocystic disease is very common among young women, but all abnormalities need to be followed up on. Whether its repeat exams, u/s, diagnostic tests that are safer in the latter stages- follow up is the key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
31 y/o h/o fibrocystic breasts. What are chances of stage 3 or 4 cancer being dx or missed bc doctor thinking lumps were fibrocystic breast disease?
Yes, but...: Every new finding needs to be considered as the most serious treatable illness until proved otherwise. A single large new dimple may be the result of injury and scar contraction, but you'd do well to have it seen in any case. The familiar orange-peel effect is also very concerning and should prompt a physician's office visit. If you have either of these, please seek evaluation without delay. ...Read more
69 yo woman 8 months post lumpectomy, chemo, radiation. Affected breast markedly swollen, hot, tender, reddened. Opinion?
Wsh I had more space: BRCA 1 and 2 are important genes that have the purpose of repairing damaged DNA and destroying the one that can't be repaired, amongst other things. When they get mutated (or changed) in specific places, they quit working so the damaged DNA is left in there, resulting in the development of cancer. ...Read more
What could a "7x4mm hypo-echoic vascular area" on breast sonogram be? Biopsy said benign breast tissue wit lactational change. Vascular?
See your Radiologist: The radiologist who performed your biopsy is familiar with the imaging features of what was biopsied & able to appropriately correlate imaging findings with pathologic results after a biopsy. Establishing concordance-careful imaging-pathology correlation & appropriated post-biopsy management is done after every breast biopsy. This could have been just normal breast tissue, but need to see imaging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
White, pink, purple.: .. Or even black. Usually, they are white, but you can't see the color until they are removed. Normally, breast cancer lumps after felt. Suspicious lumps are hard, fixed, hard to tell where the edges are and are often painless. Suspicious lumps should be brought to your doctor's attention for further evaluation. The best cure is removal after early detection. This is even more important for men. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sml lump left breast, phys exam by GP. U/S next wk. No dimpling of skin, redness or nipple discharge. Likely benign? No history b cancer in family
Scans showed cysts in breast and focal fibrocystic change. Is fibrocystic change linked to breast cancer in anyway? Breasts aren't painful or tender.
NO: Fibrocystic breasts as they are now called(not F.C.disease,bc it is not a dse)occur in 50% of women betweenages 25 % 50. Thet are not precancerous unless something called "atypia"shows under the microscope. However,if any new "lump"is felt you need to get checked by your doctor. Hope this answers your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer