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Men Breast Cancer Nipples Pinched
No: Breast cancer is unrelated to nipple trauma. ...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
No: Men can get breast cancer. But not from stroking their nipples. ...Read more
No: Men should be examining their breast eery month like women. Breast cancer while rare in men, does occur. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: There are 100 female breast cancers for every 1male breast cancer. It is never normal to see nipple discharge in men. Although there may be benign causes, this calls for a prompt evaluation by a breast specialist such as a general surgeon. This may include blood tests, imaging studies such as mammography or ultrasound, and a careful history. Depending on the findings, a biopsy (tissue sample). ...Read more
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No: There is no known link between repeated trauma to the breasts and developing breast cancer in the future. ...Read more
I've been pinch last month by a friend in the nipple at hurts so much until now would I get breast cancer because of that?
Unlikely.: Nipple trauma is not known to cause breast cancer. If it is still bothersome you should see a doctor. ...Read more
Is nipple pinching causing breast cancer? Friends like to pinch mine so hard until it kind of swollen. Male 19.
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If a man gets breast cancer, does he first have to have a lump of non-cancerours breast gland material under the nipple (that later turns cancerous?)?
No: All men have breast tissue, yet this tissue may not be palpable as a defined lump under the nipple. Breast cancer begins at a microscopic level and does not require palpable breast tissue in order to form. Some men have a condition where there is pathologic enlargement of their breast tissue--gynecomastia. Although controversial, this does seem to predispose one to breast cancer. ...Read more
An eczema- like rash: That persists after a few wks should be biopsies but it sounds like chapping. ...Read more
No: Breast tissue is susceptible to injury as any tissue in the body is if there is sufficient trauma. This can manifest with similar symptoms to breast cancer on occasion (lumps, pain, bruising, etc). However, pressing on the breast and nipple-sucking (even if traumatic) does not cause breast cancer. ...Read more
If my nipples sometimes get crusty or flaky is this a sign or symptom of breast cancer? What should I do?
See your doctor: Flaking or crusting of the nipples may represent eczema; however, paget's disease of the breast looks very similar. A biopsy may be necessary to diagnose. If paget's disease is diagnosed, there could be an underlying breast malignancy. ...Read more
Probably not.: Most of the time this is dermatologic. There is a type of breast cancer known as paget's disease of the nipple that can present as an excoriated lesion on the nipple or areola. If this type if lesion is present and does not resolve, consider seeing a dermatologist or breast surgeon. Although unlikely, a biopsy would be a very quick, simple procedure. ...Read more
Probably not: M: most lumps in the breast are actually not cancerous, but I definitely advise that you call this to your doctor's attention so that appropriate testing can be done. You will need at least a sonogram and mammogram to check out the lump areas. If you have many lumps, that is also a good sign that it is likely not cancer. ...Read more
~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
Possibly: Most patients with breast cancer will have either no symptoms or a lump in the breast. The cancer can cause some architectural distortion of the breast, though, which can cause some changes in the nipple like nipple inversion, retraction, or otherwise alter the appearance of the nipple. This is not the most typical presentation, but it can happen. ...Read more
See breast doctor.: Dimpling of the skin and/or nipple inversion are both breast changes that can be associated with breast cancer, therefore, I recommend that you see your primary care doctor for a referral to a breast specialist. Depending on your age and examination findings, they may want to get a mammogram +/- ultrasound. Of course, there are many false alarms, but it's better to prove that it's not a cancer. ...Read more
Removed or spared: Occasionally, the nipple and skin can be spared with a mastectomy, depending on the size of the breast, the size of the tumor, and how close the tumor is to the nipple. If there is tumor in close proximity to the nipple, the nipple and areola are removed with the breast tissue, and a new nipple and areola can be reconstructed later. ...Read more
Is the change in direction of a nipple when its starting getting erected a sign of breast cancer?
Not likely: But breast or nipple changes should be examined by a doctor to be sure. Breast cancer may present as a firm lump or less commonly nipple inversion, and early breast cancer will have little or no findings. You cannot be sure until you see a doctor for a physical examination & possibly a mammogram. ...Read more
What happens if a woman had to have her breast removed, due to breast cancer, could she keep her nipple?
In some cases: Some women can have a skin and nipple sparing mastectomy. It depends on the size, stage & location of the breast cancer. It also requires a very knowledgeable surgical team with a breast cancer surgeon & a plastic surgeon working together. ...Read more
Behind my nipples, and when I push on them I get a sharp pain. Is it possible that I have breast cancer? What should I do?
My girlfriend is suffering from breast cancer but she love it when I kiss her breast in past. Can I still kiss her nipples?
Yes: Yes. Treat her with the same loving care you did before! ...Read more
When I press my right Brest just below the nipple I feel some pain and the pain started yesterday. Could it be breast cancer.
No cancer: cancer for the most part, when related to breast, starts in the ductal system and progresses to invade breast tissue with the appearance of a mass but no pain. This is followed by skin dimpling and again no pain. The latter is mostly induced by dilated milk ducts secondary to fibrocystic mastopathy. Have mammo to confirm. ...Read more
No: There is no association between breast/nipple trauma and the development of breast cancer. ...Read more
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
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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